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Salmon fishing in Washington is fantastic. No other place in the
world offers the diversity of angling experiences that Washington
does, whether its chasing big Chinook on the open ocean from a
charter boat or fishing for sockeye salmon on Lake Washington from a
float tube, you can find a fishery that satisfies your desires. This
webpage is dedicated to all the salmon anglers that want to fish in
Washington. Itís one-stop shopping for all your salmon fishing
FISHING GUIDES WASHINGTON
FOR SALMON & STEELHEAD
There are sever rivers lakes and streams where
you can catch fish in Washington State. Salmon, Steelhead Trout
Sturgeon Shad Bass and Walleye are some of the favorites. Off the
coast in the Pacific Ocean you can land Halibut, Tuna, deep sea bass
bottom fish yellow eye and many other fish in Washington State.
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they operate charters and charter boats.
Popular cities offer nearby fishing spots such
as Seattle Vancouver, Washington Kennewick Pasco Richland Spokane
Tacoma Wenatchee and popular areas like Neah Bay as well as nearby
cities like Portland, Oregon.
Trolling the Columbia River
from Astoria to the north border of Canada would offer on many
opportunities for catching fish. Use of popular baits and fresh
Salmon Eggs and Herring one can catch Salmon Sturgeon Steelhead
Smallmouth Bass Walleye Shad and numerous other popular Columbia
River fish. There are many tributaries and popular fisheries up and
down the Columbia river like Bonneville Pool Drano Lake, Wind River
and the fishing at Sandy River the Cowlitz the mouth of the Lewis
River the Kalama River trolling near Biggs for Walleye upriver
brights fishing and Spring Chinook Salmon or many like Fall Chinook
Salmon fishing with the best Columbia River fishing guides in
River Guide Service catches lots of fish and all kinds of
Salmon all year long. Big River Guide Service fishes all the popular
areas of the Columbia River including the popular Hanford Reach
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Coastal rivers offer a much different salmon fishing experience than
most other rivers. These rivers tend to have far fewer anglers and
tend to be less developed, resulting in a more remote, wilderness
type of experience, although large crowds can still be found near
the hatcheries. Fishing can be terrific, especially in the Quilayute
River system, Hoh River, Humptulips River, Chehalis River, Willapa
River, and Naselle River.
Columbia River and Tributaries
Year in and year out, more salmon are caught in the Columbia River
and its tributaries than any other region in the state. Spring
chinook start showing in March and run through May. When open,
summer chinook are available in June, July and August. Fall chinook
and coho start showing up at Buoy 10 in mid-August, when the stateís
most popular salmon fishery busts loose. Coho can be caught clear
through December in some streams. As with other areas of the state,
salmon regulations on the Columbia system change year to year, or
even weekly if in-season updates indicate a particular run is weaker
or stronger than anticipated. So be sure to check the regulations
and make sure the area you want to fish is open.
Salmon caught in Illwaco, Westport, LaPush, and Neah Bay (Marine
Areas 1 - 4) are mostly Columbia River stocks. Chinook are the
primary salmon caught early, with coho coming on strong in August
and September, although coho can be abundant at Illwaco early.
Willapa Bay (Area 2-1) and Grays Harbor (Area 2-2) provide
opportunity on mostly local stocks. Be sure to check the regulations
before heading out. In inner Puget Sound marine areas, local stocks
of chinook, coho, pink (odd numbered years) and chum provide most of
the opportunity. Chinook generally return in July and August, coho
in September and October, pink in August and September, and chum in
November and December.
Puget Sound Rivers
Salmon fisheries in Puget Sound rivers are limited by the amount of
allowable mortality on Endangered Species Act listed chinook salmon.
Chinook salmon opportunities are limited to those rivers with heavy
hatchery production. There are no directed fisheries on wild stocks
of chinook salmon. Nonetheless, many Puget Sound rivers provide
excellent opportunities for coho, chum, and in odd-numbered years,
pink salmon. Rivers like the Skagit, Snohomish, and Puyallup, kick
out thousands of salmon each year in the heart of metropolitan
Washington. When the population is healthy enough to allow a
fishery, the Lake Washington sockeye fishery is probably the most
popular urban salmon fishery in the world.
Strait of Juan de Fuca and Hood Canal Rivers
Salmon fisheries in Strait of Juan de Fuca and Hood Canal rivers are
limited by the amount of allowable mortality on Endangered Species
Act listed chinook salmon and summer chum. Chinook salmon
opportunities are limited to those areas with heavy hatchery
production, namely the Skokomish River and Hoodsport Hatchery Zone.
There are no directed fisheries on wild stocks of chinook salmon.
Nonetheless, many rivers provide excellent opportunities for coho
and chum salmon. Rivers like the Dungeness, Quilcene, and Skokomish
kick out thousands of salmon each year. Look for less crowded
opportunities on the smaller rivers like the Dewatto River or the
during Free Fishing
Anglers are reeling in salmon
and sturgeon from the Columbia River, lingcod from Puget Sound, and
trout from lakes and ponds throughout the state. Starting June 1,
fishing seasons will also open for trout in hundreds of rivers
across the state.
Sound like fun? Prospective
anglers who are interested in fishing but donít have a fishing
license can get in on the action during Free Fishing Weekend,
scheduled June 8-9.
During those two days, no
license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters
open to fishing in Washington state. In addition, no vehicle access
pass or Discover Pass will be required that weekend to park at any
of the 650 water-access sites maintained by the Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
"Free Fishing Weekend is a
great time to revive an old hobby or to introduce friends and family
to fishing," said Craig Burley, WDFW Fish Division manager. "Adults
can take kids fishing on a wide variety of waters around the state."
While no licenses are required
on Free Fishing Weekend, other rules such as season closures, size
limits and bag limits will still be in effect. For example, no crab
fishing will be allowed in Puget Sound during Free Fishing Weekend,
because no areas will be open for crabbing at that time.
In addition, all anglers will
be required to complete a catch record card for any salmon,
steelhead, sturgeon or halibut they catch that weekend. Catch record
cards and WDFW's Fishing in Washington rules pamphlet are available
free at hundreds of sporting goods stores and other license dealers
throughout the state. The rules pamphlet is available online at
Of course, this monthís fishing
opportunities don't begin or end with Free Fishing Weekend. For
Fatherís Day, WDFW hatchery crews are stocking 10,000 extra triploid
trout in 20 popular lakes during the weekend of June 15-16. Other
key dates for anglers include:
June 1 - Portions of the Skagit, Cascade and
Skykomish rivers open to fishing for hatchery chinook salmon.
June 8 - Selective fisheries for hatchery chinook
salmon begin off the coast of Ilwaco and Westport in marine
areas 1 and 2.
June 16 - Fishing for summer chinook and sockeye
salmon opens on the Columbia River from the Megler Astoria
Bridge upstream to Priest Rapids Dam.
June 22 - Selective fisheries for hatchery
chinook salmon begin off the coast of La Push and Neah Bay in
marine areas 3 and 4.
July 1 - Crab fisheries open in most areas of
Puget Sound, including the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
For more information about
fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing available this month, see the
Weekender Regional Reports posted on WDFWís website at
. These reports are
updated throughout the month to provide up-to-date information about
recreational opportunities around the state.
Lower and Middle Yakima River Water Access Sites
WDFW is offering a Spring chinook fishery on the lower and middle
Yakima River and at Ringold on the Lower Columbia beginning May 1.
Not all water access site shown here are open during the Spring
Chinook season, check the Fishing Regulations Pamphlet for more
In some years, spring Chinook fishing is open on the lower and
middle Yakima River and at Ringold on the Lower Columbia. The spring
Chinook season may not be open adjacent to all water access sites
shown here. Please check the Sport Fishing Regulation Pamphlet and
the Emergency Rules to determine if the river is currently open for
spring Chinook fishing and which areas are open.
STEELHEAD - STURGEON -
BASS - WALLEYE
SHAD - KEEPER STURGEON
This is by far my favorite subject, there is nothing better then
spending a day on the river chasing after these fish. Oregon has the
largest population of White Sturgeon in the world. The Columbia
River from Bonneville dam to the Estuary in Astoria is prime habitat
for the fish to grow to huge sizes fish to 14' have been caught
during the oversize season.
Depending on the time of year you fish will determine what type of
fishing we will do. From January-May we are below Bonneville Dam
going after Keeper size Sturgeon, a keeper is a fish between 42 and
60 inches! Its not uncommon to catch 50 plus fish a day while after
your keepers with the average running 35-40 inches. From May-Aug we
will move to the Estuary in Astoria and chase keepers, this is prime
keepers season with limits being the rule!
Also during this time the Oversize Sturgeon are below Bonneville
dam, the average oversize will be in the area of 8', with fish to 12
feet caught from time to time. These fish are here to spawn so there
is no retention on them, but a 20 minute fight with one of these is
Sturgeon fishing is my most popular trip, so if you are ready to
test your strength against a 10' monster of get some tasty treat to
take home, call me and we will arrange a trip to your requirements!
Salmon fishing is one thing Oregon is well known for, weather you
are catching Silver's and the lightning fast runs or Chinook and
their strong hard fights we've got you covered!
In the Spring its the Ocean fresh Spring Chinook we are after, we
will be fishing either the mainstream of the Columbia River of the
Willamette around Portland, these fish average 20-25lbs and are
"See What You've Been Missing"
Washington fishing guides also fish the Willamette
River below Willamette Falls, and the Columbia River
from Bonneville Dam to the mouth near Astoria, for
Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Shad, and
Sturgeon-both keeper & Oversize. Typically a 24' sled will
accommodate 4-6 fisherman in safety and comfort, and
give you the opportunity for the trophy of a lifetime.
Willamette River Fishing Guides
are booking trips on the
Upper & Lower Columbia River, including Buoy 10,
Willamette River, Tillamook Bay, Nehalem Bay & Clackamas
River for Salmon/Steelhead, Shad & Sturgeon.
Many fishing guides on the Willamette river specialize in Oversize sturgeon, these fish range in
size from 6 feet to ? and often break the surface of the
water to make for an excellent photo. Youíll be fishing
with Coast Guard licensed guides in comfortable boats
with all the bait and gear
provided for the species of fish you are going after,
with hot coffee and lunch provided.
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- Olympic Peninsula Rivers
Local Streamflow Levels:
East Fork Lewis near Heisson North Fork Lewis at Ariel Cowlitz at
Mayfield Dam 14,200
Cowlitz at Castle Rock South Fork Toutle at
Toutle Klickitat at Pitt White Salmon at Underwood
Lower Columbia at Bonneville Dam 144,860
Willamette at Portland Washougal at Hathaway Park Grays near mouth
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Salmon fishing for Coho and Silvers or
Fall Chinook is great sport so call fishing guides from Washington
all the way from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon and a
Columbia River Fishing Guide to book half day trips or fishing
vacations at fabulous fishing resorts.
Neah Bay charter boats Astoria
Sturgeon Fishing Guides Buoy 10 Salmon runs Fall Chinook Salmon.
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