Quinault River

Quinault River

Located in The Olympic Peninsula, WA


Quinault River Fishing:

The Quinault river originates in the Olympic Mountains and drains out at Taholah. The Quinault runs through areas of the national park as well as the Quinault reservation and offers many access points for anglers to get a good chance at chinook, coho and steelhead. To fish the lower Quinault on tribal lands you’ll need to hire a guide unless you are a tribal member. The upper however is on Olympic National forest lands and does not require a license but Notional Parks fishing regulations must be adhered to. For Quinault river fishing access see map below.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon

Silver Salmon

Coho Salmon




When to Fish

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Salmon season on the Quinault is usually July through November and Steelhead June through April.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 6 Salmon per day but only 2 can be adults. Steelhead 2 a 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, 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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