Nasselle River at The boat Launch.

Nasselle River at The boat Launch.

Located in Pacific/Wahkiakum Counties


Naselle River Fishing:

The Naselle River originates in the Willapa Hills and flows through the heart of  Pacific and Wahkiakum county before draining out into Willapa Bay. The Naselle is prime time spawning grounds for a variety of Salmon as well as Steelhead which make the Naselle a great place for catching Lunkers. For Naselle river fishing access see our Naselle river fishing access map below.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon

Silver Salmon

Coho Salmon





When to Fish

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Salmon season generally runs from August through January. Steelhead season runs from June through April.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits

Daily limit 6 Salmon per day, up to 3 adults may be retained. Release wild Chinook and Chum. Steelhead up to 2 hatchery Steelhead per day.


**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.



Preferred Fishing Tackle:

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



Salmon Eggs, Sand Shrimp, and good old worms.



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:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended!



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