Winter Steelhead Creel Survey
Quillayute System and Hoh River

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Wild Steelhead Retention Rules
One wild winter steelhead may be retained per license year from one of the river sections listed in the following retention regulations.

North Coastal Rivers-Wild Winter Steelhead Retention Regulations 2012-2013

 

Bogachiel/Quillayute River

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.1-2 23 0 0 0 0 112.5 23 bank anglers interviewed.
Dec.3-6 49 0 0 36 10 237.5 26 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers interviewed
Dec.7-9 196 0 2 70 0 1102.0 81 bank anglers and 115 boat anglers interviewed.Plus one unknown origin steelhead released.
Dec.10-13 74 0 1 48 1 391.0 28 bank anglers and 46 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 1 bull trout and 1 cutthroat released.
Dec.14-16 143 0 1 59 2 640.0 71 bank anglers and 72 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack released, 1 hatchery steelhead jack kept, and 1 unknown origin steelhead released.
Dec.17-20 33 0 1 19 0 102.5 25 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers interviewed. High river flows during the week.
Dec.21-23 121 0 6 58 0 571.5 60 bank anglers and 61 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 hatchery steelhead jacks kept and 1 hatchery steelhead jack released.
Dec.24-27 81 0 3 43 10 420.5 33 bank anglers and 48 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 2 hatchery steelhead jacks kept.
Dec.28-31 120 0 1 57 0 610.0 68 bank anglers and 52 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 4 hatchery steelhead jacks kept.
Jan.1-3 37 0 3 8 1 212.0 19 bank anglers and 18 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 hatchery steelhead jacks released.
Jan.4-6 49 0 9 21 0 265.0 12 bank anglers and 37 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack kept, 2 hatchery steelhead jacks released, 1 wild steelhead jack kept, and 1 unknown origin adult steelhead released.
Jan.7-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High flows during the week.
Jan.11-13 32 0 1 6 0 118.0 25 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan.14-17 27 0 7 14 0 187.0 27 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 3 hatchery steelhead jacks kept and 1 wild steelhead jack released.
Jan.18-20 43 0 9 9 3 234.5 8 bank anglers and 35 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 3 unknown origin steelhead released.
Jan.21-24 15 0 1 5 2 89.0 1 bank angler and 14 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 3 hatchery steelhead jacks released. Slide along a section of Undi Road has increased the turbidity in the Bogachiel. Visibility in the Bogachiel improves downstream of the mouth of the Calawah River.
Jan.25-27 25 0 0 1 1 141.5 10 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan.28-31 16 0 4 0 1 65.5 10 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.1-3 38 0 7 16 1 211.0 8 bank anglers and 30 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.4-7 12 0 6 2 0 60.5 One bank angler and 11 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.8-10 27 0 8 2 2 151.0 3 bank anglers and 24 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.11-14 9 0 0 2 1 70.0 9 boat anglers interviewed. Plus one unknown origin steelhead released.
Feb.15-17 56 4 8 14 16 354.0 2 bank anglers and 54 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.18-21 43 7 8 1 3 301.5 3 bank anglers and 40 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.22-24 38 2 1 0 0 178.5 21 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.25-28 9 2 6 0 0 57.5 9 boat anglers interviewed. Plus one wild steelhead jack released.
Mar.1-3 31 1 6 1 1 157.0 27 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers interviewed. Plus one wild steelhead jack released. High river flows during the weekend.
Mar.4-7 32 2 6 0 1 150.5 2 bank anglers and 30 boat anglers interviewed.
Mar.8-10 38 1 10 3 0 269.0 7 bank anglers and 31 boat anglers interviewed. Plus one wild steelhead jack released.
Mar.11-14 22 3 4 0 3 148.0 4 bank anglers and 18 boat anglers interviewed. Plus one wild steelhead jack released. High river flows beginning mid-day on March 12.
Mar.15-17 23 3 1 0 0 125.5 18 bank anglers and 5 boat anglers interviewed.
Mar.18-21 22 2 21 0 2 144.0 22 boat anglers interviewed. Plus one wild steelhead jack released.
Mar.22-24 72 8 25 1 0 429.5 5 bank anglers and 67 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 wild steelhead jacks released.
Mar.25-28 34 4 36 4 2 257.0 34 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 3 hatchery steelhead jacks, 1 wild steelhead jack, and 1 sockeye released.
Mar.29-31 59 15 42 3 0 392.5 3 bank anglers and 56 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 wild steelhead jacks released.
TOTALS 1649 54 244 503 63 8957.0  


Calawah River

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort due to high river flows.
Dec.3-6 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 One bank angler interviewed. River flows high during this time period.
Dec.7-9 1 0 0 1 0 0.5 One bank angler interviewed.
Dec.10-13 4 0 0 1 0 12.0 4 boat anglers interviewed.
Dec.14-16 7 0 0 0 0 30.5 5 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers interviewed.
Dec.17-20 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows during the week.
Dec.21-23 4 0 0 1 0 12.0 4 boat anglers interviewed.
Dec.24-27 3 0 1 0 0 3.0 3 bank anglers interviewed.
Dec.28-31 5 0 0 0 0 29.0 5 bank anglers interviewed. Plus 2 hatchery steelhead jacks released.
Jan.1-3 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 2 bank anglers interviewed.
Jan.4-6 3 0 0 0 0 10.0 1 bank angler and 2 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan.7-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High flows during the week.
Jan.11-13 2 0 2 0 0 12.0 2 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan.14-17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan.18-20 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan.21-24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan.25-27 2 0 0 0 0 8.0 2 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan.27-31 4 0 1 0 0 20.0 4 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.1-3 4 0 1 0 0 20.0 4 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.4-7 4 0 5 0 0 19.0 4 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.8-10 4 0 0 0 0 13.0 4 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 cutthroat released.
Feb.11-14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Feb.15-17 3 0 1 0 0 12.0 3 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.18-21 2 0 1 0 0 7.0 Two boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.22-24 8 2 7 0 0 50.0 8 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.25-28 6 2 10 0 0 34.0 6 boat anglers interviewed.
Mar.1-3 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 Two bank anglers interviewed.High river flows during the weekend.
Mar.4-7 12 3 6 0 0 56.0 2 bank anglers and 10 boat anglers interviewed.
Mar.8-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar.11-14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows beginning mid-day March 12.
Mar.15-17 9 2 10 1 1 62.5 9 boat anglers interviewed.
Mar.18-21 5 0 15 2 0 27.0 5 boat anglers interviewed.
Mar.22-24 24 2 15 0 0 132.0 24 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead jack released.
Mar.25-28 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mar.29-31 4 0 4 0 0 20.0 4 boat anglers interviewed.
TOTALS 125 11 79 6 1 598.5  


Sol Duc River

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort due to high river flows.
Dec.3-6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort due to high river flows.
Dec.7-9 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 One bank angler interviewed.
Dec.10-13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dec.14-16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dec.17-20 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows during the week.
Dec.21-23 8 0 0 0 2 29.5 3 bank anglers and 5 boat anglers interviewed.
Dec.24-27 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dec.28-31 9 0 2 0 0 39.0 3 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan.1-3 4 0 0 0 0 16.0 4 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan.4-6 12 0 5 1 0 75.0 1 bank angler and 11 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan.7-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High flows during the week.
Jan.11-13 76 0 49 8 0 477.0 12 bank anglers and 64 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 4 cutthroat released.
Jan.14-17 25 0 30 5 2 188.0 2 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack released and 1 hatchery steelhead jack kept.
Jan.18-20 18 0 8 2 0 117.0 1 bank angler and 17 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan.21-24 13 0 16 1 1 89.0 13 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 1 unknown origin steelhead released.
Jan.25-27 39 0 16 4 4 242.5 1 bank angler and 38 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 1 unknown origin steelhead kept.
Jan.27-31 53 1 49 5 4 375.0 The one wild steelhead kept was illegal. 3 bank anglers and 50 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 wild steelhead jacks, 1 hatchery steelhead jack, and 1 unknown origin steelhead released.
Feb.1-3 23 0 18 3 0 141.0 8 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.4-7 34 0 27 5 0 247.5 One bank angler and 33 boat anglers interviewed. Plus one unknown origin steelhead kept and one unknown origin steelhead released.
Feb.8-10 46 0 19 3 0 296.5 6 bank anglers and 40 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.11-14 17 0 29 1 0 113.0 3 bank anglers and 14 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.15-17 49 4 28 4 1 310.5 3 bank anglers and 46 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 4 wild steelhead jacks released.
Feb.18-21 15 0 22 1 2 93.5 2 bank anglers and 13 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.22-24 40 8 22 6 1 325.0 One bank angler and 39 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.25-28 51 5 48 6 1 312.5 4 bank anglers and 47 boat anglers interviewed.
Mar.1-3 20 0 1 0 0 78.0 14 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers interviewed. High river flows during the weekend.
Mar.4-7 75 2 149 5 1 582.5 9 bank anglers and 66 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 wild steelhead jacks released.
Mar.8-10 22 0 21 1 0 163.0 22 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 wild steelhead jacks released.
Mar.11-14 14 0 28 1 0 92.0 One bank angler and 13 boat anglers interviewed. High river flows beginning mid-day on March 12.
Mar.15-17 109 2 131 3 0 804.0 11 bank anglers and 98 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 1 unknown origin steelhead kept and 1 trout kept.
Mar.18-21 37 3 35 1 0 246.5 One bank angler and 36 boat anglers interviewed.
Mar.22-24 87 11 119 0 0 719.5 4 bank anglers and 83 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead jack released.
Mar.25-28 28 5 28 0 0 189.0 2 bank anglers and 26 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 1 wild steelhead jack released.
Mar.29-31 39 3 14 1 0 239.5 2 bank anglers and 37 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 wild steelhead jacks released.
TOTALS 964 44 914 67 19 6605.5  


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.1-2 12 0 0 0 0 69.0 12 bank anglers interviewed.Little fishing effort due to high river flows.
Dec.3-6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort due to high river flows.
 7-9 15 0 0 0 0 50.0 12 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 bull trout released.
Dec.10-13 26 0 0 0 0 116.5 23 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 5 bull trout released.
Dec.14-16 38 0 1 0 0 197.5 36 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers interviewed.Plus one coho released.
Dec.17-20 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows during the week.
Dec.21-23 7 0 0 0 0 21.0 7 bank anglers interviewed.
Dec.24-27 12 0 0 1 0 57.0 12 bank anglers interviewed.
Dec.28-31 76 0 4 4 0 351.0 39 bank anglers and 37 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 6 bull trout and 2 whitefish released.
Jan.1-3 22 0 0 1 0 78.0 14 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan.4-6 86 0 7 7 1 372.5 60 bank anglers and 26 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 5 bull trout, 2 wild steelhead jacks, and 2 whitefish released.
Jan.7-10 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 High flows during the week.
Jan.11-13 20 0 0 1 0 87.0 16 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan.14-17 35 0 10 1 2 152.0 13 bank anglers and 22 boat anglers were interviewed.Plus 8 bull trout released.
Jan.18-20 143 2 32 19 7 767.0 55 bank anglers and 88 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 15 bull trout and 14 whitefish released. The 2 wild steelhead kept were illegal.
Jan.21-24 22 0 4 1 1 111.0 9 bank anglers and 13 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan.25-27 62 1 5 1 0 259.0 32 bank anglers and 30 boat anglers interviewed. The one wild steelhead kept was illegal. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack and 3 bull trout released.
Jan.27-31 9 0 0 0 0 31.0 5 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.1-3 75 2 12 2 0 366.5 The two wild steelhead kept were illegal.33 bank anglers and 42 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 5 whitefish and 2 bull trout released.
Feb.4-7 9 0 0 0 0 30.0 3 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.8-10 129 1 43 3 2 582.5 The one wild steelhead kept was illegal. 75 bank anglers and 54 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead jack released.
Feb.11-14 12 0 14 1 0 82.0 Interviews on Thursday only. 3 bank anglers and 9 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.15-17 178 9 27 1 4 1048.5 86 bank anglers and 92 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead jack and 11 bull trout released.
Feb.18-21 69 0 28 0 3 366.5 21 bank anglers and 48 boat anglers interviewed. Plus one hatchery steelhead jack released.
Feb.22-24 43 0 3 0 0 161.5 31 bank anglers and 12 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.25-28 29 1 10 1 0 194.5 7 bank anglers and 22 boat anglers interviewed.
Mar.1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort due to high river flows.
Mar.4-7 27 0 10 0 0 157.5 10 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers interviewed. Plus one bull trout released.
Mar.8-10 200 10 85 4 2 1124.5 65 bank anglers and 135 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 7 bull trout released.
Mar.11-14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows beginning mid-day on March 12.
Mar.15-17 7 0 0 0 0 20.5 7 bank anglers interviewed.
Mar.18-21 11 0 2 0 0 37.0 9 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers interviewed.
Mar.22-24 45 1 14 1 0 236.0 23 bank anglers and 22 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 1 whitefish released.
Mar.25-28 68 2 54 1 0 392.5 18 bank anglers and 50 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 3 bull trout and 2 cutthroat released.
Mar.29-31 157 11 38 1 1 939.5 57 bank anglers and 100 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead jack, 1 bull trout, 1 cutthroat, and 1 trout released.
Apr.1-4 40 5 30 1 0 244.0 12 bank anglers and 28 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 2 whitefish and 1 bull trout released.
Apr.5-7 3 0 0 0 0 3.5 Three bank anglers interviewed. High river flows during the weekend.
Apr.8-11 11 0 2 0 0 59.5 7 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers interviewed.
Apr.12-14 37 0 1 0 0 169.5 20 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers interviewed.
TOTALS 1736 45 436 52 23 8936.5  


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.1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort due to high river flows.
Dec.3-6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort due to high river flows.
Dec.7-9 12 0 0 0 0 73.5 9 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 bull trout released.
Dec.10-13 9 0 0 0 0 26.0 7 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 5 bull trout released.
Dec.14-16 19 0 3 0 0 110.0 6 bank anglers and 13 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 18 bull trout and 6 whitefish released.
Dec.17-20 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows during the week.
Dec.21-23 2 0 0 0 1 12.5 1 bank and 1 boat angler interviewed.
Dec.24-27 5 0 1 0 0 31.5 2 bank and 3 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 bull trout released.
Dec.28-31 45 1 16 2 0 223.0 16 bank anglers and 29 boat anglers interviewed. One wild steelhead kept illegally. Plus 5 bull trout, 6 whitefish, and 1 coho released. Boat anglers should be careful of log jams: one near Spruce Creek, one approximately one mile downstream of Morgan's Crossing and two downstream of Minnie Peterson's.
Jan.1-3 5 0 0 0 0 17.0 1 bank angler and 4 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan.4-6 36 0 20 1 0 158.0 21 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 15 bull trout, 19 whitefish, and 1 cutthroat released.
Jan.7-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High flows during the week.
Jan.11-13 39 0 7 1 0 161.0 28 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 5 bull trout and 9 whitefish released.
Jan.14-17 30 0 15 7 2 124.0 13 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 5 bull trout and 24 whitefish released.
Jan.18-20 44 0 12 2 1 211.5 19 bank anglers and 25 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 2 bull trout and 4 whitefish released.
Jan.21-24 16 0 6 1 0 77.5 7 bank anglers and 9 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 2 bull trout and 7 whitefish released.
Jan.25-27 42 0 15 0 0 211.0 12 bank anglers and 30 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 9 bull trout and 12 whitefish released.
Jan.27-31 28 0 15 0 0 101.0 21 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 3 bull trout and 3 whitefish released.
Feb.1-3 89 0 24 1 2 421.0 38 bank anglers and 51 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 3 bull trout released.
Feb.4-7 20 0 8 1 2 105.5 8 bank anglers and 12 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 1 bull trout released.
Feb.8-10 72 0 19 0 0 402.0 19 bank anglers and 53 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 3 bull trout and 13 whitefish released.
Feb.11-14 4 0 0 0 0 11.5 Interviews on Thursday only. 3 bank anglers and 1 boat angler interviewed.
Feb.15-17 58 0 14 0 0 231.0 35 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 1 cutthroat, 3 whitefish, and 1 bull trout released.
Feb.18-21 28 0 16 0 0 130.5 11 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers interviewed. Plus one bull trout and 3 whitefish released.
Feb.22-24 37 0 14 0 0 215.0 11 bank anglers and 26 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 1 bull trout released.
Feb.25-28 61 0 24 0 0 262.0 29 bank anglers and 32 boat anglers interviewed. Plus one bull trout and 14 whitefish released.
Mar.1-3 6 0 0 0 0 17.5 3 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers interviewed. High river flows during the weekend.
Mar.4-7 32 0 13 0 0 154.0 12 bank anglers and 20 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 bull trout released.
Feb.8-10 67 0 26 0 0 356.5 21 bank anglers and 46 boat anglers interviewed. Plus one bull trout and 6 whitefish released.
Mar.11-14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High river flows beginning mid-day on March 12.
Mar.15-17 15 0 0 0 0 80.0 7 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers interviewed.
Mar.18-21 19 0 8 0 0 112.0 4 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 11 whitefish released.
Mar.22-24 81 0 38 0 0 451.0 25 bank anglers and 56 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 5 whitefish and 1 wild steelhead jack released.
Mar.25-28 62 0 30 0 0 306.0 13 bank anglers and 49 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 2 bull trout, 9 whitefish, and 2 trout released.
Mar.29-31 48 0 11 0 0 253.0 17 bank anglers and 31 boat anglers interviewed. Plus one trout released.
Apr.1-4 31 0 22 0 0 170.0 10 bank anglers and 21 boat anglers interviewed. Plus 3 cutthroat and 1 whitefish released.
Apr.5-7 8 0 0 0 0 18.0 Five bank anglers and 3 boat anglers interviewed. High river flows during the weekend.
Apr.8-11 21 0 4 0 0 120.5 4 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers interviewed.
Apr.12-14 50 0 41 0 0 335.5 6 bank anglers and 44 boat anglers interviewed.Plus 18 whitefish and 1 bull trout released.
TOTALS 1141 1 422 16 8 5690.0  


Upper Hoh River in Olympic National Park - National Park Service Upper Campground Downstream to National Park Boundary Near Boat Ramp

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
No Reports Available.
TOTALS  

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