As the state has so many great salmon waters to explore, I have written this complete angler’s guide to give you a quick and informative overview.
If you are looking for helpful information about salmon fishing in Washington or are in the middle of planning your next fishing trip to one of the state’s popular rivers, this article is for you!
King salmon are the biggest of the salmon family, reaching a maximum weight of about 125lb and a length of 60 inches. The smallest member, the pink salmon, can reach a maximum size of 15lb and about 30 inches.
Salmon can migrate several thousand miles through the ocean to reach their freshwater spawning grounds. Depending on the size of their natal river, they can cover additional dozens or hundreds of miles swimming upstream.
Both Pacific and Atlantic salmon are anadromous fish, which means that they are born in freshwater, spend most of their lives in saltwater, and then return to freshwater for spawning.