Quillayute River

Quillayute River at the Richwine Sandbar.

Located in La Push, WA


Quillayute River Fishing

The Quillayute river at the mouth runs through part of the Olympic national park to the confluence of both the Bogachiel and Sol Duc Rivers. Although a small river system the Quillayute is rich with Summer and Fall Salmon as well as winter Steelhead,  providing Washington state with some of the most dynamic salmon and steelhead fishing opportunities year round. Best of all The Quillayute is known for big fish, such as 20lb Steelhead and 40lb Kings.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon

Silver Salmon

Coho Salmon


Sockeye Salmon




When to Fish

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Salmon and Steelhead fishing are pretty much year round see, Washington regs for closures.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 6 Salmon per day, but only 2 may be Adults. Steelhead is generally 2 per day as well

**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, Sand Shrimp


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


Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended!


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