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Marine Area 2-1
WILLAPA BAY

Marine Area 2-1 includes Willapa Bay east of a line from Cape Shoalwater to Leadbetter Point.

Willapa Bay is a very popular small boat fishery especially for large Chinook salmon.Major access points include Tokeland and South Bend.Some anglers also launch at North River.The protected nature of bay allows small boats access to some exceptional salmon fishing.Most fishing occurs in August and early September before the commercial fishery commences.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Chinook salmonNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Coho salmonNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
LEGEND
Fishing Expectation

Excellent

Excellent Good Good Fair Fair Poor Poor
Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.


Access Sites / Boat Launches

WDFW Water Access Sites

Other Access and Boat Launches