Every fall the Salmon River sees epic runs of Chinook (King) and Coho Salmon. From September through November, anglers can try their hand at some of the largest freshwater game fish in the world. Our King Salmon range up to 30 pounds, with many fish pushing past 20 pounds.
As the Kings and Cohos begin to spawn, our dime-bright steelhead begin to enter the river. These acrobatic fish bring anglers from all over the world trying to land one of these trophies. Our steelhead season lasts from October until late spring, when the fish drop back to the lake after spawning.
Summer-run steelhead, also called Skamania, show up around June, and are most abundant after heavy rains.
Come to the Tailwater Lodge. Go home with a fishing story you’ll tell again and again.