Wind River in Skamania County, WA

Wind River in Skamania County, WA

Located in Skamania County, WA


Wind River Fishing:

The Wind river offers some great salmon and steelhead fishing opportunities with a spring and fall run of Salmon of Chinook salmon, Fall Coho and summer run steelhead. With limited access, most fish are taken at the mouth. Some fish are taken in the main stem but very little access is available. For wind river fishing access see map below.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook (King Salmon)

Silver Salmon

Coho (Silver Salmon)


Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)


When to Fish

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Spring/Summer Season is Generally March – July allowing only 1 Salmon or 1 hatchery Steelhead per day. Fall Season for Salmon anglers are allowed 6 Salmon per day but only 2 may be adults.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits


This fishery generally allows 4 Coho per day, Min size of 12″ in length.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.



Required Tackle:


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon and steelhead on the Wind river.


bait fish, shrimp and roe.



Natural scents tend to work the best.


Effective Techniques:

Trolling plugs at the mouth are very effective. Drift fishing from the bank or floating bait or jigs under a bobber are effective as well. Also throwing hardware like spoons and spinners can produce results.

Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended!


Wind River Fishing Access:

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