Skookumchuck River in Centrailia , WA

Skookumchuck River in Centrailia , WA

Located in Lewis/Thurston County, WA


Skookumchuck River Fishing:

The Skookumchuck river is one of the best steelhead fisheries in the state, known for big fish with the average steely weighing in at about 10lbs. The Coho run pretty well on this river as well and the state allows decent bag limits for Coho. Skookumchuck river fishing access is ample and offers several nice spots to plunk in. See our map below for exact skookumchuck river fishing access points.


Salmonid Species:

Silver Salmon

Coho Salmon




When to Fish

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Salmon season on the Skookumchuck generally runs from October through Feb and Steelhead June through April.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows daily limit of 6 Salmon per day with 2-3 adults allowed depending on the time of the season. Steelhead 2 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 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.


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