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Lewis River Fishing Guides

Lewis River Fishing Guides

Columbia River Fishing Guides provides Lewis River Salmon Fishing Trips in Washington.

This is one of the best rivers in the enitre state. There are salmon and steelhead in the Lewis River all year around.

Spring salmon start entering the Lewis River in early April and run through May. As soon as the spring salmon start to slow down, the summer run steelhead start showing up in huge numbers. These silver bullets start in early June and run through August.

This summer run steelhead is the best run in the whole state of Washington. Then, just as the summer steelhead run starts to slow in early August, the huge fall chinook salmon enter the Lewis River. These fall Chinook run through November. Then in December, the winter steelhead start running, and these winter beasts are some of the largest steelhead anywhere.

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Lewis River Steelhead

The Lewis is one of only a handful of systems in the region that historically hosted roughly equal numbers of both wild summer and winter steelhead. It also supported strong returns of the "springer," which are among the most celebrated in the region.

Until lower Columbia River tributaries fell on hard times during the early 1990s, the East Fork of the Lewis River and North Fork of the Lewis River both typically ranked among the Top 10 winter steelhead rivers in the state. The Lewis River System is also well known for the size of its fish. The Washington record winter steelhead is a 32-pound 12-ounce East Fork behemoth taken in 1980.

During the 1999/2000 season, the Lewis System was the fifth most productive in Washington. In recent years, about 100,000 winter steelhead smolts have been released into the East Fork, and the North Fork has received between 100,000 and 125,000 smolts.

The Lewis River is a tributary of the Columbia River, about 95 miles (153 km) long, in southwestern Washington in the United States. It drains part of the Cascade Range north of the Columbia River.

The Lewis River rises in the Cascades in northeastern Skamania County, high on the west flank of Mount Adams, approximately 75 miles (121 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon. It flows generally southwest through Gifford Pinchot National Forest, across central Skamania County, passing south of Mount St. Helens.

The Lewis River offers great fishing, beautiful scenery, mountains, and waterfalls.


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