KlickitatRiver (2)

Located in Klickitat County, WA


Klickitat River Fishing:

The Klickitat river is yet another great fishery out of the Columbia river estuary. If salmon and steelhead are your business, then on the Klickitat river business will be good. The Klickitat not only offers several species of lunkers, but high bag limits as well. With runs of  summer steelhead and summer and fall Chinook as well as Fall Coho. Most years salmon are taken at the mouth due to salmon fishing closures in the main stem. Steelhead fishing is however open throughout the entire river system with liberal bag limits of three hatchery stelhead per day.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook (King Salmon)

Silver Salmon

Coho (Silver Salmon)


Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)

When to Fish

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Salmon and steelhead seasons generally run from April to January.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 6 salmon per day with 2- 3 adult fish allowed depending on the time and 2 hatchery steelhead per day.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.


Required Tackle:

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


Sand shrimp, and salmon eggs.



sand shrimp and salmon eggs!


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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