Black River Near Little Rock , WA

Black River on School Land Rd. near Little Rock , WA

Thurston County, Washington


Balck River Fishing:

 The Black river is located in Thurston County and originates at Black Lake just outside of Tumwater. Approximately 25 miles in length the Black River drains out into the Chehalis River and is home of several species of Salmon and Trout.

The key attraction for anglers on the Black River is the robust Coho salmon runs that occur every year. Salmon season on the Black river generally go from (October-January) offering Silvers at above average size.

This fishery is still a relatively hidden gem and does not require full combat fishing gear, but polarized glasses are still recommended. Black River fishing access can be found in our fishing maps below. Although there are only a few public Fishing areas on the Black river if you like Coho it’s well worth the trip.


Salmoniod Species:

Silver Salmon

Coho (Silver) Salmon

Coho (Silver Salmon)


When to Fish

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The Black River offers a nice long salmon season that generally begins in October and ends in January.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 6 Coho per day, but only 2 may be adults, Min size of 12″ in length.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.


Recommended Fishing Gear!


One single point barbless hook. Corky and yarn, Jigs or spinners,


Not Allowed!


Not Allowed!

Tackle Tips.

Top choice on this Lunker location is orange corky and yarn and Blue Fox spinner #4.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Pillow Fight! There is no major competition for a spot to fish at this location.




Black River Fishing Access:

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