North River

North River near grays harbor, WA

Located in Pacific/Grays Harbor County, WA


North River Fishing:

North river originates in the Olympic mountains and drains out into the Pacific ocean. Known for rich runs of Chinook as well as Coho and Steelhead the North river is a true fishermans destination and is close to Smith Creek for those interested in additional angling opportunities. For North river fishing access see our North river fishing access map below.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon

Silver Salmon

Coho Salmon




When to Fish

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Salmon season on the North River generally Opens October through December , Steelhead season goes from June through February.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 6 salmon per day but only 2-3 may be adults depending on the time of the season. Steelhead 2 hatchery fish a day allowed.

**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 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!


North River Fishing Access:

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