Willapa River in Raymond, WA

South Fork of Willapa River near Raymond, WA

Located in Pacific County, WA


Willapa River Biography:

The Willapa River originates in the Willipa hills and flows through Pacific county draining out into Willipa Bay. The Willapa is home to a large variety of Salmon as well as Steelhead which makes the Willapa river a great place for catching Lunkers. For Willapa river fishing access see our Willapa river fishing access map below.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook (King Salmon)

Silver Salmon

Coho (Silver Salmon)


Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)


When to Fish

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Salmon season generally runs from August through January. Steelhead season runs from June through April.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

Daily limit 6 Salmon per day, up to 3 adults may be retained. Release wild Chinook and Chum. Steelhead up to 2 hatchery Steelhead 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 good old 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!


Willapa River Fishing Access:

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