Fisheries & Fish Industry

Fairly good winter steelhead fishing on northern Olympic coastal rivers

Fairly good winter steelhead fishing on northern Olympic coastal rivers

Here is the state Fish and Wildlife creel data taken for the 2016-2017 northern Olympic coastal winter steelhead fishing season (release all wild steelhead and wild rainbow trout, and only one barbless hook with up to three points may be used):

BOGACHIEL AND QUILLAYUTE RIVERS

Nine bank anglers and two boat anglers Dec.1-3 kept 11 hatchery steelhead for 53.0 hours fished; 32 bank anglers and 16 boat anglers Dec.5-8 kept 38 hatchery steelhead, and released one hatchery steelhead, one wild coho and one wild jack steelhead for 213.0 hours fished; eight bank anglers and 15 boat anglers Dec. 9-11 kept 12 hatchery steelhead, and released one wild steelhead, one wild jack steelhead and one wild coho for 129.0 hours fished; 21 bank anglers and 32 boat anglers Dec. 12-15 kept 32 hatchery steelhead, and released two wild steelhead and one wild coho for 225.5 hours fished; 31 bank anglers and 70 boat anglers Dec. 16-18 kept 43 hatchery steelhead, and released four hatchery steelhead, two wild steelhead, three hatchery jack steelhead and one wild jack steelhead for 577.0 hours fished; 13 bank anglers and 25 boat anglers Dec. 19-22 caught 11 hatchery steelhead, and released two wild steelheand two hatchery jack steelhead for 193.0 hours fished; six bank anglers and 13 boat anglers Dec. 23 (one day check only during Dec. 23-25 period) caught eight hatchery steelhead, and released two wild steelhead and three hatchery jack steelhead for 207.0 hours fished. Season total – 293 anglers kept 155 hatchery steelhead, and released five hatchery steelhead and 10 wild steelhead for 1,597.5 hours fished.

CALAWAH RIVER

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Six bank anglers and three boat anglers Dec.1-3 kept three hatchery steelhead, and released one hatchery jack steelhead and one wild coho for 45.5 hours fished; 25 bank anglers and two boat anglers Dec.5-8 kept 31 hatchery steelhead, and released three hatchery steelhead for 93.5 hours fished; 29 bank anglers Dec. 9-11 kept 16 hatchery steelhead, and released one hatchery steelhead and one wild jack steelhead for 112.5 hours fished; 17 bank anglers and four boat anglers Dec. 12-15 kept 20 hatchery steelhead, and released two hatchery steelhead for 90.0 hours fished; 13 bank anglers Dec. 16-18 kept 10 hatchery steelhead for 55.0 hours fished; 12 bank anglers and two boat anglers Dec. 19-22 caught seven hatchery steelhead for 60.0 hours fished; six bank anglers Dec. 23 (one day check only during Dec. 23-25 period) caught four hatchery steelhead for 26.0 hours fished. Season total – 119 anglers kept 91 hatchery steelhead, and released six hatchery steelhead and one wild steelhead for 482.5 hours fished.

SOL DUC RIVER

No anglers interviewed Dec. 1-3 for 0.0 hours fished; no anglers interviewed Dec. 5-8 for 0.0 hours fished; no anglers interviewed Dec. 9-11 for 0.0 hours fished; no anglers interviewed Dec. 12-15 for 0.0 hours fished; no anglers interviewed Dec. 16-18 for 0.0 hours fished; four boat anglers Dc. 19-22 caught no fish for 27.0 hours fished; no anglers interviewed Dec. 23-25 for 0.0 hours fished. Season total – Four anglers caught no fish for 27.0 hours fished.

LOWER HOH RIVER FROM OXBOW CAMPGROUND TO BARLOW’S

No creel survey taken Dec. 1-3 for 0.0 hours fished; no creel survey taken Dec. 5-8 for 0.0 hours fished; no creel survey taken Dec. 9-11 for 0.0 hours fished; no creel survey taken Dec. 12-15 for 0.0 hours fished; no creel survey taken Dec. 16-18 for 0.0 hours fished; no anglers interviewed Dec. 19-22 for 0.0 hours fished; no anglers interviewed Dec. 23-25 for 0.0 hours fished. Season total – No creel surveys taken for 0.0 hours fished.

LOWER HOH RIVER FROM OXBOW CAMPGROUND TO OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARY

No creel survey taken Dec. 1-3 for 0.0 hours fished; no creel survey taken Dec. 5-8 for 0.0 hours fished; no creel survey taken Dec. 9-11 for 0.0 hours fished; no creel survey taken Dec. 12-15 for 0.0 hours fished; no creel survey taken Dec. 16-18 for 0.0 hours fished; no anglers interviewed Dec. 19-22 for 0.0 hours fished; no anglers interviewed Dec. 23-25 for 0.0 hours fished. Season total – No creel surveys taken for 0.0 hours fished.

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