Snoqualmie River

Snoqualmie River at NE Tolt Hill Rd. Bridge in Carnation

Near Carnation,  WA


Snoqualmie River Fishing:

The Snoqualmie is a great Salmon and Steelhead river originating in the cascades and dumping out into the Snohomish the Snoqualmie is considered to be one of the greats. Snoqualmie River Fishing Access is abundant and offers excellent bank access for those who don’t have a boat. Several species of salmonoids spawn in the Snoqualmie river, but what you’re allowed to keep is dependent upon the fishing regulation for the year. Coho and pinks are usually open but Kings and Chum are generally catch and release.  Still the Snoqualmie is a fine Lunker Location that offers tons of action. For Snoqualmie river, fishing access 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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This river generally opens up June through Feb for Trout and Sept – December for Salmon.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2-4 Salmon per day depending on the season.

**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 drifting a corky and yarn, spinners and twitchen Jigs.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended!


Snoqualmie River Water levels


USGS Water-data graph for site 12144500


Snoqualmie River Discharge Rate


USGS Water-data graph for site 12144500



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


Snoqualmie River Fishing Access:

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