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 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.4-7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.8-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.11-13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.14-17 25 0 2 19 5 139.0 13 boat anglers and 12 bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec.18-21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.22-24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.25-26 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.27-31 86 0 5 42 0 523.5 25 boat anglers and 61 bank anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 wild jack steelhead and 1 wild coho adult released.
Jan.2-4 47 0 3 7 0 237.0 33 boat anglers and 14 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.5-7 2 0 0 0 0 8.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.8-11 2 0 0 0 0 5.5 1 boat angler and 1 bank angler were interviewed.
Jan.12-14 3 0 0 0 0 24.0 3 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.15-18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews.
Jan.19-21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews.
Jan.23-26 2 0 2 2 0 14.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.27-28 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Jan.29-31 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews. High flows.
Feb.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews.
Feb.2-4 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 2 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.5-8 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 boat angler was interviewed.
Feb.9-11 18 0 4 0 1 87.0 17 boat anglers and 1 bank angler were interviewed.
Feb.12-15 13 0 6 2 1 72.5 13 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.16-18 17 0 3 0 0 119.0 17 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack kept.
Feb.19-22 20 0 7 0 0 115.0 20 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.23-25 11 0 3 0 0 39.0 5 boat anglers and 6 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.26-28 20 0 6 3 1 100.0 16 boat anglers and 4 bank anglers were interviewed. Includes March 1.
Mar.2-4 69 0 39 0 1 442.5 65 boat anglers and 4 bank anglers were interviewed.
Mar.5-8 37 0 32 0 0 266.0 30 boat anglers and 7 bank anglers were interviewed.
Mar.9-11 63 0 11 2 1 438.5 60 boat anglers and 3 bank anglers were interviewed.
Mar.12-15 30 0 31 0 0 179.0 24 boat anglers and 6 bank anglers were interviewed.
Mar.16-18 16 0 6 0 1 118.5 16 boat anglers were interviewed.
TOTALS 484 0 160 77 11 2942.0  


Calawah 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 creel survey
Dec.4-7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.8-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.11-13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.14-17 12 0 0 14 0 66.0 12 bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec.18-21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.22-24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.25-26 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.27-31 49 0 4 10 1 193.0 6 boat anglers and 43 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.2-4 1 0 0 1 0 4.0 1 boat angler was interviewed.
Jan.5-7 3 0 4 3 0 22.5 3 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.8-11 8 0 0 0 0 23.5 3 bank anglers and 5 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.12-14 11 0 4 0 0 34.5 8 boat anglers and 3 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.15-18 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 2 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.19-21 2 0 0 0 0 10.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.23-26 13 0 8 0 0 52.5 10 boat anglers and 3 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.27-28 14 0 7 1 1 57.0 14 boat anglers were interviewed
Jan.29-31 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews. High flows.
Feb.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews.
Feb.2-4 6 0 5 0 0 23.0 6 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb.5-8 1 0 2 0 0 4.0 1 boat angler was interviewed.
Feb.9-11 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 bank angler was interviewed.
Feb.12-15 2 0 4 0 0 8.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.16-18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews.
Feb.19-22 2 0 1 0 0 8.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.23-25 2 0 2 0 0 8.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.26-28 11 0 17 0 0 42.0 11 boat anglers were interviewed. Includes March 1.
Mar.2-4 7 0 11 0 0 36.0 7 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.5-8 3 0 1 0 0 17.5 3 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.9-11 6 0 9 0 1 32.0 6 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.12-15 2 0 5 0 0 14.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.16-18 2 0 4 0 0 13.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
TOTALS 160 0 88 29 3 673.5  


Sol Duc River

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.4-7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.8-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.11-13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.14-17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort observed.
Dec.18-21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.22-24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.25-26 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.27-31 9 0 0 0 0 54.0 9 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.2-4 4 0 4 0 0 23.0 4 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 wild coho released.
Jan.5-7 31 0 12 0 0 179.5 29 boat anglers and 2 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.8-11 17 0 14 0 0 89.0 17 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.12-14 26 0 12 0 0 146.5 25 boat anglers and 1 bank angler were interviewed.
Jan.15-18 4 0 2 0 0 20.0 4 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.19-21 13 0 4 0 0 78.5 13 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.23-26 29 0 15 0 0 146.0 29 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.27-28 33 0 42 0 0 232.5 33 boat anglers were interviewed
Jan.29-31 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews. High flows.
Feb.1 19 0 16 0 0 109.0 17 boat anglers and 2 bank anglers were interviewed
Feb.2-4 87 0 56 0 0 484.8 78 boat anglers and 9 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.5-8 31 0 41 1 0 217.5 30 boat anglers and 1 bank angler were interviewed.
Feb.9-11 86 0 104 0 0 440.5 80 boat anglers and 6 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.12-15 25 0 23 1 0 178.5 1 bank angler and 24 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.16-18 100 0 52 1 0 581.0 7 bank anglers and 93 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.19-22 12 0 33 0 0 86.5 10 boat anglers and 2 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.23-25 40 0 53 0 0 240.0 36 boat anglers and 4 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.26-28 21 0 31 0 0 163.5 21 boat anglers were interviewed. Includes March 1.
Mar.2-4 29 0 42 0 0 164.0 24 boat anglers and 5 bank anglers were interviewed.
Mar.5-8 21 0 23 0 0 100.0 14 boat anglers and 7 bank anglers were interviewed.
Mar.9-11 6 0 2 0 0 27.0 3 boat anglers and 3 bank anglers were interviewed.
Mar.12-15 5 0 11 0 0 36.5 5 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.16-18 4 0 2 0 0 40.0 4 boat anglers were interviewed.
TOTALS 652 0 594 3 0 3837.8  


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.4-7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.8-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.11-13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.14-17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.18-21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.22-24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.25-26 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.27-31 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Jan.2-4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.5-7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.8-11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.12-14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.15-18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.19-21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No anglers observed.
Jan.22-25 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No anglers observed.
Jan.26-28 9 0 1 0 0 23.5 9 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.29-31 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No anglers observed. High water.
Feb.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No anglers observed. High water.
Feb.2-4 6 0 0 0 0 12.0 6 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.5-8 14 0 9 0 0 57.0 6 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.9-11 77 0 16 1 1 425.8 50 bank anglers and 27 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.12-15 64 0 50 0 0 470.0 14 bank anglers and 50 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.16-18 36 0 4 0 0 136.3 9 bank anglers and 27 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.19-22 15 0 14 0 0 71.3 2 bank anglers and 13 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.23-25 86 0 16 0 0 522.3 36 bank anglers and 50 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.26-28 49 0 17 0 1 220.8 13 bank anglers and 36 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel scheduled.
Mar.2-4 68 0 35 0 1 449.3 21 bank anglers and 47 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.5-8 34 0 27 0 0 202.5 10 bank anglers and 24 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.9-11 97 0 29 0 1 588.8 27 bank anglers and 70 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.12-15 66 0 17 0 1 320.0 35 bank anglers and 31 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.16-18 50 0 13 0 0 386.8 10 bank anglers and 40 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.19-22 88 0 22 1 0 493.0 38 bank anglers and 50 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.23-25 45 0 19 0 0 314.3 13 bank anglers and 32 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.26-29 28 0 2 0 0 79.3 11 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.30-31 49 0 14 0 0 251.8 26 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.1 20 0 7 0 0 94.0 11 bank anglers and 9 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.2-5 31 0 31 0 0 221.5 15 bank anglers and 16 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.6-8 3 0 0 0 0 14.0 1 bank angler and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.9-12 1 0 1 0 0 6.5 1 bank angler was interviewed.
TOTALS 936 0 344 2 5 5360.8  


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.4-7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.8-10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.11-13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.14-17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.18-21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.22-24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.25-26 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Dec.27-31 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey
Jan.2-4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.5-7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.8-11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.12-14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.15-18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel survey.
Jan.19-21 7 0 2 0 0 36.5 4 boat anglers and 3 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.22-25 12 0 3 0 0 48.8 3 boat anglers and 9 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.26-28 18 0 0 0 0 64.5 14 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.29-31 1 0 0 0 0 2.3 1 bank angler interviewed.
Feb.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews.
Feb.2-4 43 0 4 0 0 176.5 26 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.5-8 19 0 3 0 0 91.3 10 bank anglers and 9 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.9-11 69 0 21 0 0 325.3 42 bank anglers and 27 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.12-15 12 0 2 0 0 42.0 10 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.16-18 78 0 12 0 0 349.3 39 bank anglers and 39 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.19-22 12 0 11 0 0 46.7 7 boat anglers and 5 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.23-25 49 0 11 0 0 240.0 31 bank anglers and 18 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.25-28 36 0 38 0 1 156.8 9 bank anglers and 27 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No creel scheduled.
Mar.2-4 20 0 1 0 0 54.8 15 bank anglers and 5 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.5-8 22 0 8 0 0 118.8 14 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.9-11 67 0 16 0 0 308.8 32 bank anglers and 35 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.12-15 24 0 7 0 0 84.0 10 bank anglers and 14 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.16-18 29 0 9 0 0 120.5 18 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.19-22 21 0 27 0 0 132.5 9 bank anglers and 12 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.23-25 43 0 9 0 0 226.0 19 bank anglers and 24 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.26-29 32 0 10 0 0 133.5 16 bank anglers and 16 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar.30-31 33 0 32 0 0 174.5 12 bank anglers and 21 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.1 10 0 3 0 0 29.5 3 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.2-5 35 0 33 0 0 172.0 15 bank anglers and 20 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.6-8 16 0 3 0 0 58.0 9 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed.
Apr.9-12 13 0 0 0 0 52.5 4 boat anglers and 9 bank anglers were interviewed.
TOTALS 721 0 265 0 1 3245.4