Chinook fishing to open on Chehalis River starting May 1

  • Thu Apr 19th, 2018 1:30am
  • Sports

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will open the Chehalis River to chinook fishing effective May 1 through June 30, according to a press release on Tuesday.

The location of the opening is from the mouth of the river at the Hwy 101 bridge to the Hwy 6 bridge in Adna.

The daily bag limit is one chinook with a minimum size of 12 inches.

According to the WDFW, the reason for the opening was due to a”forecasted abundance of spring chinook returning to the Chehalis River basin is sufficient to support this fishery.”

Steelhead and other gamefish fisheries will remain as described in the 2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

For more information, contact Mike Scharpf, Region 6 at 360-249-1205.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW “Fishing in Washington” rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change (See: Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at 360-902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call 360-796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone 360-902-2349, TTY 360-902-2207, or email ( For more information, see