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Title: Willapa River Newb
Post by: carlyoungs on September 22, 2020, 08:30:16 PM
Heading to willipa bay this weekend for a family camping trip. Was there for the elk opener and saw a lot of people fishing the river for silvers. Just curious what people are catching them on from the bank? 6 silvers a day is crazy to think about. If you guys could give me some pointers that would be awesome.  Thank you!!
Title: Re: Willapa River Newb
Post by: gee_unit360 on September 22, 2020, 08:34:05 PM
How’d ya do elk hunting. See any animals?
Title: Re: Willapa River Newb
Post by: carlyoungs on September 22, 2020, 08:44:17 PM
Saw like 50 elk . In the wrong places I couldn't hunt of course
Title: Re: Willapa River Newb
Post by: kisfish on September 22, 2020, 09:24:50 PM
If we get all the rain that are predicting on wens and Thurs the river will be blown out. If it's fishable I will tell you a few spots to try.
Title: Re: Willapa River Newb
Post by: BigGoonTuna on September 22, 2020, 09:25:38 PM
6 fish is pretty optimistic, being how WDFW has set out to destroy the fishing in every river in willapa bay under their new management strategy.

the same things that work for them everywhere else will work there, still a bit early though.  usually more kings than silvers in there until you get into october.  access is pretty spotty for the most part, most of them are pretty obvious and right off the highway.
Title: Re: Willapa River Newb
Post by: kisfish on September 22, 2020, 09:41:23 PM
They are doing a great job of ruining the fishing down here.
Title: Re: Willapa River Newb
Post by: The Gobble-stopper on September 24, 2020, 04:04:19 PM
Was there tuesday the chinooks are in. A very few silvers. Its a little early for them, usually in october. And remember the six fish limit is only two adults, the rest have to be jacks, between 12 and 20 inches. It can be done. I got a six fish limit back in the 80's.
Title: Re: Willapa River Newb
Post by: SteelheadTed on September 24, 2020, 05:14:38 PM
eggs down low.  Spinners, spoons and eggs up higher.  Jigs work at certain flows for silvers but isn't a consistent producer for me  Like others said, access is tough and most of the spots are obvious.