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Wilson River

Rating - Poor   

Saturday, Aug 31 2019
Summer steelhead are available throughout the system, but reports are that fishing has been slow and it appears to be a below average run. These fish can be challenging to catch, but are great fighters and good table fair for those who are successful. The Wilson offers plenty of bank access, especially on the upper river. The river is low and clear, so fishing light tackle and early starts are keys to success in this fishery. Bobber fishing with jigs/bait/beads, casting lures, and drift fishing are great techniques to catch a summer steelhead.Trout fishing should be fair to good throughout the river. This time of year there can be some good opportunity for sea-run cutthroat in the upper tidewater and lower River. These are aggressive fish and fun fighters on light gear.Spring Chinook season closed on July 31. Fall Chinook salmon season legally opened on Aug. 1, but it will be quite some time before we would expect to see any in the river. Anglers are reminded that this years bag limit for wild Chinook is 1 per day and 5 per year from the North coast aggregate (Necanicum River to Salmon River).




Saturday, Aug 31 2019



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Chinook, Coho, and Cutthroat trout

Wilson River

Rating - Poor

Summer steelhead are available throughout the system, but reports are that fishing has been slow and it appears to be a below average run. These fish can be challenging to catch, but are great fighters and good table fair for those who are successful. The Wilson offers plenty of bank access, especially on the upper river. The river is low and clear, so fishing light tackle and early starts are keys to success in this fishery. Bobber fishing with jigs/bait/beads, casting lures, and drift fishing are great techniques to catch a summer steelhead.Trout fishing should be fair to good throughout the river. This time of year there can be some good opportunity for sea-run cutthroat in the upper tidewater and lower River. These are aggressive fish and fun fighters on light gear.Spring Chinook season closed on July 31. Fall Chinook salmon season legally opened on Aug. 1, but it will be quite some time before we would expect to see any in the river. Anglers are reminded that this years bag limit for wild Chinook is 1 per day and 5 per year from the North coast aggregate (Necanicum River to Salmon River).


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