7 Best Salmon Rivers in Washington

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1. Columbia River The Columbia River's salmon runs are one of the best and largest in the entire world.

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Chinook, coho, chum, pink, and sockeye salmon can be found in the Columbia River. 

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2. Sol Duc River The Sol Duc offers excellent fishing opportunities and is open for fishing year-round, making it a desirable destination for salmon enthusiasts.

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All five Pacific salmon types can be found in the Sol Duc River, with king and coho being the most popular species. 

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3. Chehalis River The Chehalis is another popular salmon fishery in the state of Washington and offers excellent fall fishing opportunities.

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King, coho, chum, and pink salmon can be targeted on this river. 

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4. Cowlitz River This river is one of the Columbia River's bigger tribs and offers exceptional spring anf fall salmon fishing opportunities. 

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4. Cowlitz River The Cowlitz has major king and coho salmon runs. 

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5. Humptulips River This renowned river is known for its gigantic salmon catches and mile-long stretches with plenty of great spots. 

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Both chum, coho, and really BIG king salmon can be caught in the Humptulips River!

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6. Satsop River The Satsop is a destination for targeting salmon during winter, as the river gets major runs from October through January. 

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You can catch king, coho, and chum on the Satsop River. 

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7. Snohomish River The Snohomish is a gateway river fro salmon migrating toward the Skykomish or Snoqualmie River, which means plenty of action during September and October!

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Both king, coho, chum, and pink salmon can be targeted on the Snohomish. 

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Get even more tips on Washington's very best salmon rivers via the link below!

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