Naselle River Salmon Fishing 2023

The Naselle River is a river in Southwest Washington that drains the low-lying coastal mountain range north of the Columbia River but south of the Willapa River watershed. The river winds it’s way through the town of Naselle and eventually dumps into the southern end of Willapa Bay.

Runs of salmon and steelhead are typically abundant within the Naselle River and this page provides some of the trip planning information that might help you make a salmon fishing trip to the Naselle River in 2023.

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Washington coastal rivers salmon limit reduced, November 2023

WDFW just announced on Nov 3rd, 2023 that the adult salmon limit would be reduced to one fish across many Washington coastal rivers and chinook retention would be eliminated. The reason cited is fewer numbers of unclipped and clipped coho salmon returning than forecasted. I’m curious about this for a few reasons…

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Epic PNW Adventure for Salmon and Mushrooms October 2023

I recently got back from a coastal river, where my plan was to take part in three epic PNW harvest opportunities, all within a short distance of each other. Where else can all three of these activities be done outside the Pacific Northwest? I love that we can plan a day like within a few … Read more

Washington Coastal Steelhead update after Oct 2023 Townhall

Bright chrome coastal steelhead

Last night was the first of several meetings that included the public, on the topic of the 2023-2024 winter steelhead season for the coastal rivers of Washington. In this blog post I will share what I learned and my overall impression of things.

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How to get started big game hunting for deer and elk

Spike deer with eye guards shot in 2023

You already come to this website for fishing tips and a few other topics, but I’m telling you, you’ve got to get into hunting. Hunting is an integral part of the PNW harvest lifestyle. You need red meat in your freezer, and I’m not just talking about coho salmon here folks!

Hunting is practically a civic responsibility, vital for conservation and an important part of connecting you to the forests and mountains not just the rivers and seas!

But how does one get started? I’ve spent the last 5 years learning how to effectively big game hunt and I’m hoping this blog article gets you well on your way towards getting started. Highlighting easy approaches for beginners, tips and techniques I’ve learned and of course all the gear you will need.

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Puget Sound Winter Crab Season October 2023

Good crab pot pull

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today that many Puget Sound marine areas will reopen for recreational crab fishing beginning Oct. 1.

Openings were approved based on preliminary harvest estimates using catch record card information from the 2023 summer season and what is expected to occur during the winter season.

Waters reopening to sport crabbing Oct. 1 include:

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Are you ready for more Washington Steelhead drama prior to the 2023-2024 season?

Steelhead breaking surface

Hopefully you are right in the middle of a great run of salmon on your local river as chinook, pinks and coho all steam into streams all over Western Washington.

While, summer seems to have just ended (emphatically) with the latest edition of the atmospheric river arriving this weekend and continuing into next week, it’s never too early to start previewing what we can expect during the 2023-2024 winter steelhead season.

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