The Humptulips River hosts both winter and summer steelhead, as well as some incredible salmon fishing for Chinook, Coho and Chum salmon. Access is fair for the bank angler, but this river is much better suited to fishing out of a drift boat.
The Humptulips River originates in the Olympic
National Forest as the East and West Fork. The
name comes from the Humptulips Indians, part of
the Chehalis tribe. Some say the word "humptulips"
means "hard pole" why others say it means chilly
Either way the Humptulips river to us means " Big
Fall Chinook Salmon!" This is one of our favorite fall
fisheries due to the large number of big Fall
Chinook, hard fighting silvers, and the aggressive
The Humptulips Salmon fishery normally starts mid
September and runs through December. The
Chinook fishery is best up to Mid-November and
Fresh Coho keep showing up through December!
This is a great chance to catch a trophy King
Salmon, a trophy Coho Salmon, and alot of hard
Humptulips, Copalis Crossing, Pacific Beach, and
Ocean Shores are some of the small towns
surrounding the Humptulips River. The nearest
cities are Aberdeen and Hoquiam, located at the
mouth of the Chehalis River on Grays Harbor. Don't for get your clam shovels, the Humptulips River is just a short drive to the Ocean Beaches!