LEWIS RIVER FISHING

SPRING SALMON on the North Fork of the Lewis River

Lewis river fishing guides prime spring salmon season begins in the month of April through the month of June focusing on King salmon. These fish range from 15-50+ Ibs. Spring salmon tend to be the most sought after and best tasting salmon on the west coast. The salmon are within hours of the salt water making them one of the hottest fighting fish you will ever catch. The local area Lewis River fishing guide have over 15 years of knowledge fishing spring salmon on the Lewis river. With their many years of experience they know habits and instincts of these fish to make your trip the most successful.

Spring Salmon caught on the Lower Lewis River.

FALL SALMON on the Lewis River in SW Washington

Robert begins fishing Fall Salmon on August 15 and it runs through December 31st. The fish range 10 to 30 lbs. with an occasional 40 to 50 pounder. These fish are very good biters which makes for an action packed day. Robert begins fishing for Fall King Salmon on the Rogue and Lewis river August 15 through the end of September. This time of year is usually fairly warm and only requires a T-shirt and shorts most of the time. Both of these rivers are big scenic rivers with beautiful fall colors. He then moves on to the Coquille and Coos rivers from the first of October through November 15th. The mornings and evenings are cool but for the most part of the day the weather is still warm. As some of the early winter rains start to come he begins fishing the Elk and Sixes rivers from November 15 through December 31st. These fish are some of the hottest hard fighting fall salmon to be found anywhere. Keep in mind this is Washington and rain gear may be needed.

Dated material:

February 15, 2017

Spring chinook must be released on the Lewis River

Action: Lewis River anglers must release all spring chinook.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Effective date: March 1, 2017, until further notice.

Location: Lewis River from the mouth upstream to Merwin Dam.

Reason for action: The pre-season forecast is for a return of 700 adult spring chinook to the Lewis River in 2017 compared to a hatchery escapement goal of approximately 1,350 fish. The closure is necessary to provide the hatchery with as many returning fish as possible to minimize the shortfall.

Other information: Lewis River spring chinook returns will be closely monitored and adjustments to these regulations may be made if information shows more spring chinook returning than expected.

Lewis River will remain open to fishing for hatchery steelhead, except Johnson Creek upstream to Merwin Dam will be closed to all fishing May 1-May 31. Under permanent rules, fishing for hatchery steelhead and other gamefish will re-open from Johnson Creek upstream beginning June 1or earlier if in-season information shows the hatchery will meet its spring chinook escapement goal.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

Fall Salmon caught on the Sixes Rivers In southern Washington

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