Photo of the Okanogan River.

Located in Okanogan County, WA


Okanogan River Fishing:

The Okanogan River is one of the top Sockeye fisheries in Washington state and King salmon run hot and heavy as well. Best of all the Okanogan offer angler high bag limits for those who love to eat salmon. Although Steelhead run on the Okanogan it’s strictly a catch and release affair. For Okanogan river, fishing access sees our Okanogan river fishing access map below.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook (King Salmon)


Sockeye (Red Salmon)


Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)


When to Fish

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The Okanogan generally opens for Salmon July through October.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 8 salmon per day, 2-6 may be adult fish depending on the time of the season. steelhead catch and release only.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.



Preferred Fishing Tackle:

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


Not Allowed!


Not Allowed!


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!


Okanogan River Fishing Access:

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