Skokomish River at a favorite Lunker Location.

Skokomish River at a favorite Lunker Location.

Located Near Union, WA


Skokomish River Fishing:

The Skokomish river has been an upper tier fishery for generations, offering ample salmon and steelhead opportunities. This river is in the top ten for salmon and steelhead returns in the Puget Sound area and is well worth the trip if you’re looking to take home some grade A meat or play catch and release. For Skokomish river, fishing access, refer to the fishing access map below.


Salmonoid Species:


Chinook (King) Salmon

Chinook (King Salmon)

Silver Salmon

Coho (Silver) Salmon

Coho (Silver Salmon)


Chum (Dog) Salmon

Chum (Dog Salmon)


Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)

Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)


When to Fish

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This river opens up in the fall for salmon but for the last few years has closed before the steelhead run get’s rolling.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2-6 Salmon per day depending upon the season.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.


Preferred Fishing Tackle:

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



Generally Salmon eggs or sand shrimp will do the trick on the Skok,



Shrimp, or Salmon eggs scent.

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!



Skokomish River Water levels


USGS Water-data graph for site 12061500


Skokomish River Discharge Rate


USGS Water-data graph for site 12061500



Skokomish River Water Levels are provided by the United States Geological Survey data system.


Skokomish River Fishing Access:

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