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
TOTALS 1054 3 33 290 44 3818.0  


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.
TOTALS 454 0 84 123 33 1635.1  


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.
TOTALS 428 0 240 13 15 2156.5  


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.
TOTALS 244 0 30 39 14 1161.6  


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.
TOTALS 201 0 19 1 11 758.6