Chehalis River

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Chehalis River

Chehalis River from behind Top Foods in Aberdeen , WA

Located in Grays Harbor, County,  WA


Chehalis River Fishing:

The Chehalis River is home to several species of Lunkers, most notably Salmon. Originating in mountains of southwestern Lewis County the Chehalis drains into Grays Harbor bay. The Chehalis river is a major river system that offers some of the best Salmon and Steelhead fishing in the state. River like the Skookumchuck, Wynoochee, Satsop, Van Winkle and several more all drain into the Chehalis and are premier fishing destinations as well. For Chehalis River Fishing access see map below.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon

Silver Salmon

Coho Salmon


Chum Salmon




When to Fish

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Salmon season opens in May and ends in January!

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2-4 Salmon per day, depending on the season.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.


Preferred Fishing Tackle:

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


Herring, Shrimp, and Eggs.


Herring, Shrimp, and Eggs.


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.


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Combat Fishing Rating:

Open Space. Still eye protection recommended! Preferably Polarized.



Chehalis River Fishing Access:

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