Skykomish River (8)

Skykomish at Lewis Park near the boat Ramp.

Located in Snohomish County, WA


Skykomish River Fishing:

The Skykomish river is a popular Washington fishing destination that originates in the Cascade mountains and drains out into the Snohomish river.  Home to several species of Lunker’s, the Skykomish is known for excellent Steelhead fishing. The Skykomish also has a healthy runs of Chinook, Coho, Pinks and Chum. Also referred to as the Sky, this river is near and dear to our hearts and was one of the inspirations for this website. The 20+lb Steelhead that is the banner for our website, was caught on the Skykomish river by Bill Snyder and the boy in the picture is Mike Taylor. This photo is a family heirloom and was an honor to place on our website. The Skykomish offers some excellent public fishing access to view our Skykomish river fishing access map see map below.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook (King Salmon)

Silver Salmon

Coho (Silver Salmon)


Pink (Humpy Salmon)


Chum (Dog Salmon)


Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)


When to Fish

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The Skykomish opens up for Salmon June – July and then again August – December. June – Jan for Trout.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2-4 salmon per day, depending on the time of the season.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.

Skykomish River Water levels


USGS Water-data graph for site 14302480


Skykomish River Discharge Rate


USGS Water-data graph for site 14302480




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





Recommended Fishing Tackle:

Single point barbless hooks. 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 steelhead jig, or corky and yarn and lastly spinners.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Powder Puff. Expect company, but they won’t be all up in your space. Eye protection still recommended!


Skykomish River Fishing Access:

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