Winter Steelhead Creel Survey
Quillayute System and Hoh River

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Bogachiel/Quillayute River

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.1-3 6 0 0 1 1 14.0 Six bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec.4-6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews. River out.
Dec.7-10 2 0 0 1 1 1.3 Two bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec.11-13 28 0 0 10 3 45.3 Twenty-eight bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec.14-17 55 0 1 8 3 181.8 44 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.18-20 66 0 1 12 0 191.0 60 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.21-24 30 0 0 18 0 102.3 27 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.25-27 128 0 5 61 2 548.3 101 bank anglers and 27 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.28-31 159 1 4 76 10 577.5 128 bank anglers and 31 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.1-3 145 0 1 37 0 639.0 109 bank anglers and 36 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus one whitefish and one cutthroat were released.
Jan.4-7 50 0 2 13 7 161.5 38 bank anglers and 12 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus one coho and two cutthroat were released.
Jan.8-10 123 0 3 27 9 541.3 89 bank anglers and 34 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus two cutthroat were released.
Jan.11-14 32 0 0 4 2 86.3 23 bank anglers and 9 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.15-17 80 0 6 7 2 282.5 60 bank anglers and 20 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.18-21 31 0 2 10 1 90.8 25 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.22-24 26 0 0 0 1 42.5 20 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.25-28 16 0 3 2 0 73.5 13 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.29-31 50 2 4 0 1 153.3 43 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed. Two wild steelhead kept for wild broodstock program.
Feb.1-4 27 0 1 3 1 85.8 22 bank anglers and 5 boat anglers were interviewed.
  0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb.5-7 58 0 1 0 3 201.0 46 bank anglers and 12 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.8-11 37 0 9 0 2 112.5 22 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.12-14 56 2 1 1 0 187.5 37 bank anglers and 19 boat anglers were interviewed. The two wild steelhead kept were illegal.
Feb.15-18 9 0 2 0 0 24.3 9 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.19-21 107 0 6 2 1 373.0 77 bank anglers and 30 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.22-25 22 2 4 0 0 76.5 19 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.26-28 200 8 30 3 4 1090.0 104 bank anglers and 96 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.29 6 0 0 0 0 16.5 6 bank anglers were interviewed. Data includes interviews on February 29 and March 1.
Mar.4-6 40 3 0 0 0 169.8 40 bank anglers were interviewed.
Mar.7-10 43 0 2 0 1 208.0 15 bank anglers and 28 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.11-13 34 2 0 0 0 181.5 32 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.14-17 40 0 0 0 0 208.3 24 bank anglers and 16 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.18-20 113 1 25 0 1 638.5 58 bank anglers and 55 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.21-24 19 0 2 0 0 53.5 17 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.25-27 113 4 17 0 0 409.0 80 bank anglers and 33 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.28-31 41 1 18 0 0 239.5 12 bank anglers and 29 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery Chinook retained and 3 cutthroat and 2 whitefish released.
Apr.1-3 80 1 69 0 1 602.0 19 bank anglers and 61 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.4-7 34 0 5 0 3 196.5 11 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.8-10 80 0 78 0 1 471.8 26 bank anglers and 54 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.11-14 17 0 1 0 0 96.3 6 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.15-17 68 2 32 0 0 351.8 30 bank anglers and 38 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.18-21 29 0 18 0 0 205.3 6 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.22-24 43 0 7 0 0 193.3 18 bank anglers and 25 boat anglers were interviewed.
TOTALS 2343 29 360 296 61 10124.4  


Calawah River

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.1-3 7 0 0 8 0 27.5 Seven bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec.4-6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews. River out.
Dec.7-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews.
Dec.11-13 10 0 0 3 0 24.8 10 bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec.14-17 26 0 0 5 1 74.0 Twenty-three bank anglers and 3 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.18-20 38 0 0 15 1 146.3 36 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.21-24 13 0 2 15 2 61.8 7 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.25-27 33 0 1 19 0 102.3 31 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.28-31 54 0 0 14 11 175.3 54 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.1-3 31 0 0 10 0 142.5 31 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.4-7 8 0 1 7 3 33.8 8 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.8-10 37 0 0 15 7 146.8 37 bank anglers were interviewed. Plus one cutthroat was released.
Jan.11-14 18 0 6 4 2 74.5 10 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.15-17 39 0 9 3 2 119.5 32 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.18-21 20 0 11 2 2 80.0 11 bank anglers and 9 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.22-24 29 0 12 1 0 111.5 8 bank anglers and 21 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.25-28 22 0 5 2 0 89.0 17 bank anglers and 5 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.29-31 43 0 10 0 1 137.0 15 bank anglers and 28 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead jack released.
Feb.1-4 26 0 27 0 1 88.5 14 bank anglers and 12 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus one hatchery steelhead jack released.
Feb.5-7 41 0 22 1 0 138.8 18 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.8-11 16 0 9 1 0 77.8 9 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.12-14 59 0 11 3 1 230.8 30 bank anglers and 29 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.15-18 41 0 27 1 0 219.5 3 bank anglers and 38 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.19-21 100 2 43 0 0 397.0 36 bank anglers and 64 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.22-25 19 0 18 1 0 90.8 6 bank anglers and 13 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.26-28 35 0 15 0 1 103.8 29 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.29 15 0 7 0 0 53.0 13 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed. Data includes interviews on February 29 and March 1.
Mar.4-6 18 0 7 0 0 65.5 2 bank anglers and 16 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.7-10 42 0 44 0 0 174.0 42 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.11-13 12 0 6 0 0 52.0 12 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.14-17 8 0 5 0 0 41.8 3 bank anglers and 5 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.18-20 28 0 24 0 0 143.3 11 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.21-24 21 0 20 0 0 88.0 13 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.25-27 16 0 8 0 0 63.0 9 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.28-31 4 0 0 0 0 9.3 3 bank anglers and 1 boat angler were interviewed.
Apr.1-3 4 0 2 0 0 9.0 4 bank anglers were interviewed.
Apr.4-7 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 Two bank anglers were interviewed.
Apr.8-10 2 0 2 0 0 5.5 Two bank anglers were interviewed.
Apr.11-14 3 0 10 0 0 22.0 Three boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.15-17 3 0 2 0 0 17.0 One bank angler and two boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.18-21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Apr.22-24 3 0 2 0 0 15.0 3 bank anglers were interviewed.
TOTALS 946 2 368 130 35 3653.0  


Sol Duc River

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dec.4-6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews. River out.
Dec.7-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dec.11-13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dec.14-17 6 0 0 0 0 27.0 Three boat anglers and three bank anglers were interviewed. Twelve coho were released.
Dec.18-20 5 0 0 0 0 8.8 Five bank anglers were interviewed. Seven cutthroat were released.
Dec.21-24 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 Two boat anglers were interviewed. One whitefish was released.
Dec.25-27 15 0 1 0 0 42.3 10 bank anglers and 5 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.28-31 12 0 4 0 0 37.5 9 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.1-3 19 0 14 2 3 89.3 8 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 wild coho, 2 cutthroat, and 2 whitefish were released.
Jan.4-7 9 0 4 1 0 53.3 5 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.8-10 32 0 6 2 2 95.8 26 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.11-14 18 0 4 2 1 88.8 9 bank anglers and 9 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.15-17 78 0 68 5 3 447.8 25 bank anglers and 53 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.18-21 33 0 36 0 1 233.3 3 bank anglers and 30 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.22-24 19 0 0 0 0 69.0 13 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.25-28 65 0 44 1 2 402.5 12 bank anglers and 53 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.29-31 56 0 10 0 0 215.8 37 bank anglers and 19 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.1-4 59 0 49 0 3 333.3 19 bank anglers and 40 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 12 cutthroat and 10 whitefish were released.
Feb.5-7 94 0 48 0 0 641.3 24 bank anglers and 70 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.8-11 74 0 84 0 2 466.0 11 bank anglers and 63 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 cutthroat were released.
Feb.12-14 39 0 4 0 0 197.5 24 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.15-18 7 0 0 0 0 18.0 6 bank anglers and 1 boat angler were interviewed.
Feb.19-21 191 1 106 4 3 1096.0 35 bank anglers and 156 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.22-25 87 2 63 0 0 538.0 11 bank anglers and 76 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 10 cutthroat and 5 whitefish were released and 1 hatchery spring Chinook was kept.
Feb.26-28 178 0 66 0 0 816.5 99 bank anglers and 79 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.29 70 2 39 2 0 397.3 10 bank anglers and 60 boat anglers were interviewed. Data includes interviews on February 29 and March 1.
Mar.4-6 50 0 9 0 0 231.3 12 bank anglers and 38 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.7-10 136 1 129 2 0 973.3 11 bank anglers and 125 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.11-13 52 0 17 0 0 233.8 25 bank anglers and 27 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.14-17 56 1 15 0 0 311.8 15 bank anglers and 41 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.18-20 176 4 115 0 0 1132.5 45 bank anglers and 131 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.21-24 61 3 43 0 0 384.5 14 bank anglers and 47 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery Chinook kept.
Mar.25-27 96 1 41 0 0 461.8 42 bank anglers and 54 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.28-31 33 1 25 1 0 222.5 5 bank anglers and 28 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery Chinook kept and 8 cutthroat and 2 whitefish were released.
Apr.1-3 67 3 69 0 0 406.3 20 bank anglers and 47 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 cutthroat released and 1 hatchery Chinook kept.
Apr.4-7 32 0 39 0 0 225.3 3 bank anglers and 29 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.8-10 48 0 16 1 0 163.5 36 bank anglers and 12 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.11-14 18 1 17 0 0 127.0 4 bank anglers and 14 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.15-17 33 0 24 0 1 240.8 10 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus one wild Chinook released and one hatchery Chinook kept.
Apr.18-21 11 0 8 0 0 75.5 2 bank anglers and 9 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 4 hatchery Chinook were kept.
Apr.22-24 45 0 33 1 0 250.5 21 bank anglers and 24 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 7 hatchery Chinook kept and 1 wild Chinook released.
TOTALS 2082 20 1250 24 21 11767.5  


Lower Hoh River - Oxbow Campground to Barlow's

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dec.4-6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows. No fishing activity observed.
Dec.7-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows. No fishing activity observed.
Dec.11-13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows. No fishing activity observed.
Dec.14-17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows. No fishing activity observed.
Dec.18-20 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows. No fishing activity observed.
Dec.21-24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows. No fishing activity observed.
Dec.25-27 10 0 0 1 0 37.5 10 bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec.28-31 21 0 0 2 0 88.5 21 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.1-3 62 0 3 8 1 294.8 38 bank anglers and 24 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 bull trout were released.
Jan.4-7 21 0 3 5 1 81.0 12 bank anglers and 9 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.8-10 95 0 17 23 7 536.0 45 bank anglers and 50 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.11-14 19 0 5 0 4 74.8 10 bank anglers and 9 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.15-17 6 0 1 0 0 19.0 6 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.18-21 4 0 0 0 0 7.0 4 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.22-24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort. River out.
Jan.25-28 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort. River out.
Jan.29-31 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 2 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.1-4 4 0 1 0 1 19.0 4 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.5-7 6 0 0 0 0 17.3 6 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.8-11 11 0 0 0 0 30.8 10 bank anglers and 1 boat angler were interviewed.
Feb.12-14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort.
Feb.15-18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort.
Feb.19-21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort.
Feb.22-25 20 0 1 0 0 62.8 13 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.26-28 128 4 13 1 0 367.3 87 bank anglers and 41 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.29 18 0 0 0 0 26.5 7 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers were interviewed. Data includes interviews on February 29 and March 1.
Mar.4-6 1 0 0 0 0 2.3 One bank angler was interviewed.
Mar.7-10 10 0 0 0 0 12.3 5 bank anglers and 5 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.11-13 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 Two bank anglers were interviewed.
Mar.14-17 29 0 0 0 0 58.3 9 bank anglers and 20 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.18-20 189 0 49 0 2 838.0 81 bank anglers and 108 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.21-24 20 0 0 0 0 50.8 18 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.25-27 91 0 12 0 0 296.8 53 bank anglers and 38 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.28-31 88 0 76 0 0 536.8 33 bank anglers and 55 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.1-3 189 0 99 2 1 1091.7 73 bank anglers and 116 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.4-7 45 1 15 0 0 272.5 17 bank anglers and 28 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.8-10 166 4 81 0 0 1030.5 55 bank anglers and 111 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.11-14 65 0 57 0 1 320.0 32 bank anglers and 33 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.15 25 0 47 0 0 208.8 25 boat anglers were interviewed.
TOTALS 1347 9 480 42 18 6387.1  


Upper Hoh River - Oxbow Campground to Olympic National Park Boundary

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dec.4-6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows. No fishing activity observed.
Dec.7-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows. No fishing activity observed.
Dec.11-13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows. No fishing activity observed.
Dec.14-17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows. No fishing activity observed.
Dec.18-20 3 0 0 0 0 6.0 Three bank anglers were interviewed. One whitefish and one bull trout were released.
Dec.21-24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows. No fishing activity observed.
Dec.25-27 10 0 0 0 1 31.0 8 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.28-31 21 0 0 0 0 69.0 17 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers were interviewed. 9 bull trout and 6 whitefish were released.
Jan.1-3 50 0 4 0 0 195.0 27 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.4-7 15 0 2 1 5 89.5 2 bank anglers and 13 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.8-10 54 0 8 0 5 206.3 28 bank anglers and 26 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.11-14 19 0 4 0 0 90.0 8 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.15-17 17 0 1 0 0 39.0 17 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.18-21 11 0 0 0 0 28.0 11 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.22-24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort. River out.
Jan.25-28 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort. River out.
Jan.29-31 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort observed.
Feb.1-4 1 0 0 0 0 4.8 1 bank angler was interviewed.
Feb.5-7 37 0 11 0 0 121.0 32 bank anglers and 5 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.8-11 55 0 15 0 0 267.5 33 bank anglers and 22 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.12-14 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 Two bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.15-18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort.
Feb.19-21 16 0 2 0 0 55.3 14 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.22-25 52 0 19 0 0 295.3 23 bank anglers and 29 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.26-28 161 0 49 0 0 816.3 77 bank anglers and 84 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.29 43 0 19 0 0 265.0 18 bank anglers and 25 boat anglers were interviewed. Data includes interviews on February 29 and March 1.
Mar.4-6 7 0 0 0 0 9.0 7 bank anglers were interviewed.
Mar.7-10 27 0 6 0 0 144.8 22 bank anglers and 5 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.11-13 3 0 0 0 0 4.0 Three bank anglers were interviewed.
Mar.14-17 43 0 20 0 2 298.8 11 bank anglers and 32 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.18-20 165 0 45 0 1 639.5 95 bank anglers and 70 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.21-24 66 0 9 0 0 317.5 41 bank anglers and 25 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.25-27 99 0 28 0 0 472.8 40 bank anglers and 59 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.28-31 39 0 14 0 0 160.3 18 bank anglers and 21 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.1-3 71 0 18 0 0 256.5 49 bank anglers and 22 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.4-7 48 0 6 0 0 194.0 25 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.8-10 34 0 1 0 0 106.0 23 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.11-14 15 0 7 0 0 64.0 8 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTALS 1184 0 288 1 14 5248.2