Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
Take advantage of Pacific County’s fabulous fisheries, including the richest razor clam grounds in the Pacific Northwest and some of the region’s most-celebrated oystering, crabbing, and fishing. The Pacific Ocean, Columbia River, Willapa Bay, and surrounding tributaries make Washington’s southwestern corner a national fishing and foraging hot spot.
SALMON, ALBACORE & MORE
Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River and Willapa Bay, the Long Beach Peninsula and Pacific County are home to some of the richest fisheries on the west coast. Chinook and CoHo salmon, albacore tuna, halibut, sturgeon and much more dwell just beneath the water’s surface.
Black Lake and Loomis Lake are stocked with trout, perch, and bass as well.
Photo by Drew Foster.
Drop a crab pot from the Port of Peninsula or hop on a charter with CoHo Charters and experience the thrill of crabbing first hand. Recreational crab fishing is a year-round activity around the Long Beach Peninsula. Let us introduce you to “the friendliest catch” on the Pacific coast.
Crabbing Information: Willapa Bay | Columbia River | Pacific Ocean
The Long Beach Peninsula’s razor clam season typically lasts from fall to spring. The annual Razor Clam Festival is held in April when the community comes together to celebrate the historic tradition of clam digging.
Razor Clam Information: General Info | Current Season
Play it safe at the beach. Follow these important guidelines while exploring the Washington coast.
Pacific Salmon Charters, Inc.
Shake N’ Bake Sportfishing
Sea Breeze Charters
PORTS & RESOURCES
PORT OF CHINOOK
Chinook, WA – 360.777.8797
- Sport fishing and recreational boating.
- Fuel dock, restrooms,
- Commercial and charter fishing for salmon, tuna, black cod, halibut, sturgeon, and crab.
PORT OF ILWACO
Ilwaco, WA – 360.642.3143
- Charter fishing for crab, sturgeon, salmon, albacore tuna, halibut, or bottom fish.
- 800-slip marina, boat launch, pavilion, restrooms.
PORT OF PENINSULA
Nahcotta, WA – 360.665.4547
- Public boat launch ramp, boat sling to lift boat into and out of Willapa Bay (30′ feet and under).
- Power and water, boat sewage pumpout station, commercial fueling facility.
PORT OF WILLAPA HARBOR
Raymond, WA – 360.942.3422
- Includes the Raymond Port Dock as well as several marinas, industrial parks, and the Willapa Harbor Airport.
WA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
Get up to date and accurate information on licensing for shellfish, fishing, and hunting.
BUOY 10 – NATIONAL DATA BUOY CENTER
Current conditions at the mouth of the Columbia River.