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 11 0 0 11 0 53.0 9 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.5-8 48 0 1 38 1 213.0 32 bank anglers and 16 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead and 1 wild coho released.
Dec.9-11 23 0 1 12 0 129.0 8 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack and 1 wild coho released.
Dec.12-15 53 0 2 32 0 225.5 21 bank anglers and 32 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 wild coho released.
Dec.16-18 101 0 2 43 4 577.0 31 bank anglers and 70 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 3 hatchery steelhead jacks and 1 wild steelhead jack released.
Dec.19-22 38 0 2 11 0 193.0 13 bank anglers and 25 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 hatchery steelhead jacks released.
Dec.23-25 19 0 2 8 0 207.0 Friday report only. 6 bank anglers and 13 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 3 hatchery steelhead jacks released.
Dec.26-29 25 0 0 5 0 109.5 6 bank anglers and 19 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 9 hatchery steelhead jacks kept.
Dec.30-31 66 0 1 9 0 245.0 31 bank anglers and 35 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 4 hatchery steelhead jacks kept.
Jan.2-5 15 0 0 5 0 83.5 4 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 4 hatchery steelhead jacks kept.
Jan.6-8 32 0 2 4 0 153.0 14 bank anglers and 18 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 13 hatchery steelhead jacks kept and 3 released.
Jan.9-12 5 0 0 0 1 14.0 5 bank anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack, 1 rainbow trout, and 1 cutthroat released.
Jan.13-15 33 0 5 1 1 203.0 13 bank anglers and 20 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 5 hatchery steelhead jacks kept and 4 hatchery steelhead jacks released.
Jan.16-19 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan.20--22 9 0 0 0 0 39.0 2 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.23-26 15 0 5 0 1 71.0 5 bank anglers and 10 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.27-29 54 0 15 2 2 200.8 30 bank anglers and 24 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.30-2 17 0 4 1 1 60.5 7 bank anglers and 10 boat anglers were interviewed. Fishing reporting period Jan. 30- Feb. 2.
Feb.3-5 19 0 3 1 2 75.0 6 bank anglers and 13 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.6-9 9 0 5 0 0 17.5 7 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.10-12 26 0 0 0 0 156.0 18 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.13-16 13 0 2 0 1 47.0 5 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.17-19 60 0 4 1 0 235.3 49 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers were interviewed.
TOTALS 691 0 56 184 14 3307.6  


Calawah River

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.1-3 9 0 0 3 0 45.5 6 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack and 1 wild coho released.
Dec.5-8 27 0 0 31 3 93.5 25 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.9-11 29 0 0 16 1 112.5 29 bank anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack released.
Dec.12-15 21 0 0 20 2 90.0 17 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.16-18 13 0 0 10 0 55.0 13 bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec.19-22 14 0 1 7 0 60.0 12 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.23-25 6 0 0 4 0 26.0 Friday report only. 6 bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec.26-29 33 0 1 8 0 147.0 23 bank anglers and 10 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 7 hatchery steelhead jacks kept.
Dec.30-31 29 0 1 7 0 124.0 24 bank anglers and 5 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 3 hatchery steelhead jacks kept and 2 released and 1 wild steelhead jack released.
Jan.2-5 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 bank angler interviewed.
Jan.6-8 3 0 0 0 0 5.0 3 bank anglers interviewed.
Jan.9-12 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 bank angler was interviewed.
Jan.13-15 2 0 1 0 0 2.0 2 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.16-19 3 0 7 0 2 17.0 3 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.20--22 18 0 10 0 0 67.0 4 bank anglers and 14 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.23-26 3 0 0 0 0 1.5 3 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.27-29 7 0 1 2 0 24.0 5 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.30-2 10 0 12 0 0 34.5 6 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers were interviewed. Fishing reporting period Jan. 30- Feb. 2.
Feb.3-5 19 0 3 0 1 65.0 5 bank anglers and 14 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.6-9 7 0 0 0 0 15.0 7 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.10-12 18 0 6 1 0 56.3 11 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.13-16 14 0 14 0 0 52.3 6 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.17-19 62 0 14 0 0 233.0 29 bank anglers and 33 boat anglers were interviewed.
TOTALS 349 0 71 109 9 1329.1  


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 No interviews.
Dec.5-8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews.
Dec.9-11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews.
Dec.12-15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews.
Dec.16-18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews.
Dec.19-22 4 0 0 0 0 27.0 4 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.23-25 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews.
Dec.26-29 2 0 1 0 0 16.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.30-31 11 0 2 1 0 77.0 11 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.2-5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan.6-8 2 0 1 0 0 18.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.9-12 5 0 4 0 0 37.0 5 boat anglers were interviewed. Caution: Large tree across bridge piling by Leyendecker's.
Jan.13-15 3 0 2 0 0 17.0 1 bank angler and 2 boat anglers were interviewed. Caution: Large tree across bridge piling by Leyendecker's.
Jan.16-19 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan.20--22 45 1 38 0 0 259.0 17 bank anglers and 28 boat anglers were interviewed.One wild fish kept illegally.
Jan.23-26 34 0 46 1 0 223.5 5 bank anglers and 29 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.27-29 60 0 37 0 0 348.0 9 bank anglers and 51 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.30-2 23 0 21 0 0 104.5 9 bank anglers and 14 boat anglers were interviewed. Fishing reporting period Jan. 30- Feb. 2.
Feb.3-5 91 0 50 1 0 520.5 17 bank anglers and 74 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.6-9 21 0 16 0 0 99.0 6 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.10-12 33 0 9 0 0 127.0 19 bank anglers and 14 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.13-16 31 0 41 0 0 183.3 8 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.17-19 87 0 36 0 0 520.5 20 bank anglers and 67 boat anglers were interviewed.
TOTALS 452 1 304 3 0 2577.3  


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 No creel survey.
Dec.5-8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.9-11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.12-15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.16-18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.19-22 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.23-25 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.26-29 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.30-31 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.2-5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.6-8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.9-12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.13-15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.16-19 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan.20--22 8 0 0 0 0 11.8 8 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.23-26 25 0 3 0 1 82.5 9 bank anglers and 16 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.27-29 90 0 19 0 1 399.8 35 bank anglers and 55 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.30-2 32 0 3 0 1 108.3 17 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed. Fishing reporting period Jan. 30- Feb. 2.
Feb.3-5 12 0 0 0 0 46.8 4 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.6-9 18 0 1 0 0 76.3 10 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.10-12 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.13-16 11 0 2 0 0 41.3 3 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.17-19 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 bank anglers and 0 boat anglers were interviewed.
TOTALS 198 0 28 0 3 769.8  


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 No creel survey.
Dec.5-8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.9-11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.12-15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.16-18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.19-22 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.23-25 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.26-29 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Dec.30-31 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.2-5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.6-8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.9-12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.13-15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.16-19 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan.20--22 11 0 0 0 0 37.3 11 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.23-26 35 0 5 0 2 162.5 15 bank anglers and 20 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.27-29 65 0 11 1 0 250.3 42 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.30-2 36 0 15 0 0 161.0 18 bank anglers and 18 boat anglers were interviewed. Fishing reporting period Jan. 30- Feb. 2.
Feb.3-5 39 0 2 0 0 148.8 24 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.6-9 8 0 0 0 0 22.0 8 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.10-12 21 0 1 0 0 110.8 18 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.13-16 31 0 4 0 0 142.8 16 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.17-19 23 0 0 0 0 69.5 23 bank anglers and 0 boat anglers were interviewed.
TOTALS 269 0 38 1 2 1105.0