Calawah River

Calawah River from the boat launch at HWY 101 Bridge.

Located in Forks, WA


Calawah River Fishing:

The Calawah river is part of the Quillayute river system and is known for prime time fishing. The Calawah offers several excellent Lunker opportunities with cookie cutter winter run Steelhead averaging 8-10 pounds. The Calawah also has a pretty good Salmon run as well with plenty of Silvers, and once in a while Kings and Sockeye. Calawah river fishing access is abundant and there are several places you can put in for drift boat fishing or hoof it to some choice bank fishing spots. For Calawah River fishing access see maps below.


Salmonid Species:

Silver Salmon

Coho Salmon




When to Fish:

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Preferred Fishing Tackle:


Tackle: Corky and yarn, spinners


Bait: Salmon Eggs, Sand Shrimp


Stink: Salmon Eggs and Sand Shrimp


Tackle Tips:


Top Recommendation for this location is plunking or drifting sand shrimp or eggs. next possibly a steelhead jig, or corky and yarn and lastly spinners.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Sniper.  Not a lot of competition for bank fishing, You’ll mostly find guys in drift boats!



Calawah River Water levels


USGS Water-data graph for site 12043000


Calawah River Discharge Rate


USGS Water-data graph for site 12043000



Calawah River Water Levels are provided by the United States Geological Survey data system.


Calawah River Fishing Access:

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