Blue water stretches out to the horizon under distant dark mountains and white clouds

Refuge waters include portions of Willapa Bay and the Bear River. Fishing season is year-round. Available saltwater species include chum salmon and sturgeon. Fishing, from boat or bank, is permitted only on Willapa Bay. No fishing is permitted in the freshwater streams, impoundments or sloughs. Boats are required for access to Long Island. Shellfish (clams and oysters) may be harvested from two areas of the Long Island Oyster Reserve on the west side of the island. All state regulations apply. These tidelands are boat-access only. Please respect private and commercial shellfish beds, which are closed to the public.

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