River King Salmon

(Slideshow is ALL River Fishing)


Drift boat $500 for two people ($250 each)  $400 for one person private boat and $750 for three anglers

We fish two people per boat most days

Washington’s Olympic peninsula offer some of the best king fishing anywhere. The salmon action combined with a peaceful float through the woods  is a tough experience to match. The coastal kings start trickling into the rivers in early September and are there in good numbers most years by the 3rd week of September. The peak of the season is from Oct 1 to Nov 15. By the end of November most of the kings are gone.

The costal kings average 15 to 35 pounds with fish in the upper 40’s possible.

The regulations very from river to river and year to year but are usually 1 king per day and one other salmon (Coho) or two Coho

All our river trips  are by drift boat. We usually meet before daylight  and fish until dark most days.

Although the best method to catch kings  can change with the conditions (water height, water color, time of year and temperature) the following are a few of my favorite techniques:

Egg & bobber, divers and eggs, back bouncing eggs, pulling plugs, casting spinners.

On a normal day we will hook several kings with some silvers & chums mixed in

We normally fish two people at a time in our drift boats ( you can buy a privet trip if you would like to have the boat  to yourself  or a 3rd person can be added if the combined weight of the 3 people  is less then 500 pounds. you will want to bring good rain gear tops and bottoms and water poof boots (if you have waders I would strongly suggest you bring them) we may have to get out of the drift boat if water conditions are low or if there is a tree across the river. It is also nice to get out of the boat and fish from the bank at times. Please dress warm it can get cold in the drift boats in fall and winter even with a heater. I would also recommend some glovers hand warmers  and a water proof hat.

You will want to bring a lunch and drinks also. please pack light there is not much room in our drift boats and extra weight makes it harder to row and anchor the boat.

Here is a  list of rivers I like to fish  for salmon:

Humptulips, Satsop, Wynoochee, Chehalis,  Clearwater (WA), Hoh, Bogachiel, Sol Duc

Custom areas and trips available by request

If you do not see the trip you are looking  for contact us, we may be able to accommodate you and if not we will likely be able to point you in the right direction

Call (253) 208-9142 or email todd@qualstamp.com

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