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Fishing

Photo by Robyn Unruh

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 Robyn Unruh.

DUNGENESS CRAB

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

RAZOR CLAMS

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


FISHING CHARTERS

Sea Breeze Charters

Address:
185 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA
Phone:
360.642.2300 or 800.204.9125

Pacific Salmon Charters, Inc.

About:
Call us to arrange special voyages for birding, Lewis & Clark trips, Lower Columbia scenic tours, or burials at sea.
Address:
191 Howerton Way SE, Ilwaco, WA
Phone:
360.642.3466 or 800.831.2695

Shake N Bake Sportfishing

Address:
165 Howerton Ave, Ilwaco, WA
Phone:
360.562.0333

CoHo Charters, Inc

Address:
237 Howerton Way SE Ilwaco, WA
Phone:
360.642.3333 or 800.339.2646

Beacon Charters

Address:
332 Elizabeth St, Ilwaco, WA
Phone:
360.642.2138

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.

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