Chehalis River Fall Salmon

The Chehalis River is one of the best Rivers in Western Washington for Fall Salmon.  We also fish this river upstream for steelhead and in the estuary for Sturgeon.  The Chehalis, pronounced, sha-hay-lis, is made up of several tributaries.

The Chehalis River begins at the confluence of the east and west forks of the Chehalis River.  The first major stream to enter the Chehalis is the Newaukum River near Chehalis Washington.  The next river is the Skookumchuck River near Centralia Washington. Then the Chehalis is met by the black river flowing out of the Capital Forest.  Finally the Chehalis makes it's way to Grays Harbor County where the Satsop River, Wynoochee River and Wishkah River flow into the Chehalis and become the Grays Harbor Estuary.

The Chehalis River is accessible by both Drift Boat or Jet Sled.  This makes a great opportunity to bring extra friends and family fishing.  

The Chehalis River is also very close to the Pacific Ocean beaches.  We recommend booking a Fall Salmon Trip to coincide with clam digging tides.

Commonly used boat ramps on the Chehalis include the Mary's River Launch, Keyes Rd Launch, Porter Launch and Cosmopolis.