Nemah River during the Fall

Located in Pacific County, WA


Nemah River Fishing:

The Nemah river is a definite hotspot for Salmon and Steelhead fishing. The river gets pretty stacked anglers when the fish are running, so combat fishing is to be expected. Nemah river fishing access is available but not many public access locations. For exact Nemah river fishing access locations,  see our Nemah river fishing access map below.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon

Silver Salmon

Coho Salmon


Chum Salmon




When to Fish

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The Nemhah river generally open for Salmon fishing from August to the end of January. Steelhead from June through March.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 6 Salmon per day but only 2-3 may be adult fish depending upon the time of the season. Steelhead 2 hatchery fish per day allowed.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.


Preferred Fishing Tackle:

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



Sand Shrimp, Salmon Eggs, and Worms



Sand Shrimp, and Salmon 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.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended!


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