The Kalama River in Cowlitz County

Located in Cowlitz County, WA


Kalama River Fishing:

The Kalama river has been offering anglers pure fishing joy for generations. One of the true hotspots in the Columbia region the Kalama is sure to please any salmon and steelhead angler. For Kalama river fishing access as our 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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This river offers year-round steelhead fishing and salmon season generally runs year round as well.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 6 salmon per day, With a 1-2 adult limit depending on the time of the season. Steelhead limit is 2 hatchery fish per day.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.



Preferred Fishing Tackle:

One single point barbless hook. Corky and yarn, Jigs or spinners,



Sand shrimp and salmon eggs.


sand shrimp and eggs!


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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