Quillayute and Hoh winter steelhead creel surveys

Historical data for steelhead caught on the Hoh River and Quillayute system, based on interviews with boat and bank anglers.

Wild Steelhead Retention Rules:

  • Release All Wild Steelhead and Wild Rainbow Trout 
  • Only 1 barbless hook with up to 3 points may be used.

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2018-2019

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Bogachiel/Quillayute River

Dates No. of Anglers Interviewed Wild steelhead kept Wild steelhead released Hatchery steelhead kept Hatchery steelhead released Total hours fished Comments
Dec. 27 13 0 0 0 0 59.0 13 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec. 28 - 30 36 0 0 12 1 195.5 23 bank and 13 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec. 31 8 0 0 2 0 23.0 6 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 unknown origin steelhead released.
Jan. 5 - 6 21 0 0 14 0 68.0 21 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan. 7 - 8 11 0 0 8 0 51.0 11 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan. 11 - 13 36 0 0 0 1 125.5 24 bank anglers and 12 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 10 4 0 0 0 0 19.0 2 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 14 - 17 39 0 21 0 0 264.5 39 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 20 - 21 27 0 39 0 1 180.5 1 bank angler and 26 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 wild steelhead jacks released.
Feb. 23 - 24 37 0 6 1 0 254.0 5 bank and 32 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack released.
Feb. 25 - 28 44 0 28 0 2 308.5 44 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack released.
Mar. 15 - 17 34 0 16 0 0 158.5 34 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead jack released.
Mar. 18 - 21 26 0 8 0 0 179.0 4 bank anglers and 22 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack released.
Mar. 22 - 24 54 0 38 0 0 426.0 2 bank anglers and 52 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 25 - 28 26 0 20 0 0 209.5 26 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 29 - 31 24 0 11 0 0 172.0 2 bank anglers and 22 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 wild steelhead jacks released.
April 1 - 4 18 0 20 0 0 142.0 18 boat anglers were interviewed.  
April 5 - 7 4 0 2 0 0 38.0 4 boat anglers were interviewed.
April 8 - 11 9 0 5 0 0 75.5 9 boat anglers were interviewed.
April 12 - 14 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Sol Duc River

Dates No. of Anglers Interviewed Wild steelhead kept Wild steelhead released Hatchery steelhead kept Hatchery steelhead released Total hours fished Comments
Dec. 27 8 0 0 0 0 37.5 8 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec. 31 4 0 0 0 0 28.0 4 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan. 7 - 8 16 0 9 0 0 60.0 16 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan. 11 - 13 34 0 34 0 0 201.5 6 bank anglers and 28 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 10 1 0 1 0 0 7.0 One boat angler was interviewed.
Feb. 14 - 17 11 0 8 0 0 87.0 11 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 20 - 21 7 0 5 0 0 42.0 7 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 23 - 24 17 0 24 0 0 124.0 17 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 25 - 28 8 0 13 1 0 62.0 8 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 15 - 17 35 0 54 0 0 278.0 35 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 5 wild steelhead jacks released.
Mar. 18 - 21 15 0 28 0 0 97.0 1 bank angler and 14 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 22 - 24 23 0 31 0 0 173.5 23 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 25 - 28 17 0 31 0 0 103.5 17 boat anglers were interviewed
Mar. 29 - 31 26 0 49 0 1 182.0 2 bank anglers and 24 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead jack released.
April 1 - 4 12 0 21 0 0 91.0 12 boat anglers were interviewed.  Plus 1 hatchery Chinook kept.
April 5 - 7 15 0 18 0 0 119.0 15 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 hatchery Chinook kept.
April 8 - 11 3 0 4 0 0 25.5 3 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus I hatchery Chinook kept and 1 wild steelhead jack released.
April 12 - 14 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Calawah River

Dates No. of Anglers Interviewed Wild steelhead kept Wild steelhead released Hatchery steelhead kept Hatchery steelhead released Total hours fished Comments
Dec. 27 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No interviews.
Dec. 28 - 30 9 0 0 1 1 38.0 9 bank anglers were interviewed. Plus one wild steelhead jack released.
Dec. 31 11 0 1 0 0 52.0 7 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan. 5 - 6 8 0 0 1 0 23.0 8 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan. 7 - 8 1 0 0 0 0 7.0 One boat angler was interviewed.
Jan. 11 - 13 12 0 2 0 1 49.0 12 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 14 - 17 2 0 2 0 0 10.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 20 - 21 2 0 3 0 0 8.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 23 - 24 1 0 4 0 0 6.0 1 boat angler was interviewed.
Feb. 25 - 28 2 0 3 0 0 12.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 15 - 17 2 0 3 0 0 10.0 Two boat anglers were checked.
Mar. 18 - 21 2 0 3 0 0 14.0 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 22-24 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Mar. 25 - 28 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Mar. 29 - 31 0 0 0 0 0 0  
April 1 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 0  
April 5 - 7 9 0 16 0 0 67.5 9 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead jack released.
April 8 - 11 2 0 7 0 0 14.0 2  boat anglers were interviewed.
April 12 - 14 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Lower Hoh River - Oxbow Campground to Barlow's

Dates No. of Anglers Interviewed Wild steelhead kept Wild steelhead released Hatchery steelhead kept Hatchery steelhead released Total hours fished Comments
Jan. 15 - 23 15 0 0 0 0 68.5 12 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan. 26 - 27 41 0 2 0 0 156.0 15 bank anglers and 26 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 bull trout released.
Jan. 28 - 31 40 0 15 0 0 169.8 4 bank anglers and 36 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 2 - 3 23 0 3 0 0 37.0 7 bank anglers and 16 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 4 - 7 39 0 11 0 0 203.5 7 bank anglers and 32 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 whitefish released.
Feb. 8 24 0 9 0 1 147.0 3 bank anglers and 21 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 4 whitefish and 2 bull trout were released.
Feb. 9 - 10 31 0 7 0 0 133.8 11 bank anglers and 20 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 14 9 0 4 0 0 47.3 3 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 15 - 17 59 0 20 0 0 293.3 22 bank anglers and 37 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 20 - 21 50 0 4 0 0 234.3 14 bank anglers and 36 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 23 - 24 65 0 13 0 0 254.8 27 bank anglers and 38 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 25 - 28 63 0 12 0 0 382.8 26 bank anglers and 37 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 1 - 3 58 0 6 0 0 394.5 31 bank anglers and 27 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack released.
Mar. 4 - 6 70 0 15 0 0 297.5 24 bank anglers and 46 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 5 bull trout were released.
Mar. 8 - 10 35 0 6 0 0 234.5 14 bank anglers and 21 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 4 bull trout were released.
Mar. 11 - 14 29 0 13 0 0 291.0 14 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 15 - 17 41 0 8 0 0 276.5 26 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 18 - 21 50 0 18 0 0 370.5 15 bank anglers and 35 boat anglers were interviewed
Mar. 22 - 24 76 0 16 0 0 403.75 32 bank anglers and 44 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 25 - 28 33 0 10 0 0 188.5 17 bank anglers and 16 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 29 -31 73 0 18 0 0 453.5 20 bank anglers and 53 boat anglers were interviewed. 
April 1 - 4 44 0 11 0 0 276.75 8 bank anglers and 36 boat anglers were interviewed.
April 5 - 7 3 0 0 0 0 10.0 3 bank anglers were interviewed.
April 8 - 11 28 0 3 0 0 136.0 5 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers were interviewed.
April 12 - 24 14 0 0 0 0 39.0 7 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed.

Upper Hoh River - Oxbow Campground to Olympic National Park Boundary

Upper Hoh River - Oxbow Campground to Olympic National Park Boundary

Dates No. of Anglers Interviewed Wild steelhead kept Wild steelhead released Hatchery steelhead kept Hatchery steelhead released Total hours fished Comments
Jan. 15 - 23 24 0 2 0 0 82.8 15 bank anglers and 9 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan. 26 - 27 13 0 10 0 0 103.5 5 bank anglers and 14 boat anglers interviewed.
Jan. 28 - 31 71 0 13 0 1 285.0 22 bank anglers and 49 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 3 bull trout and 1 whitefish were released.
Feb. 2 - 3 54 0 22 0 0 250.0 20 bank anglers and 34 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 4 - 7 19 0 2 0 0 54.5 4 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 8 16 0 2 0 0 57.8 9 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 9 - 10 17 0 9 0 0 37.0 2 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 bull trout released.
Feb. 14 7 0 1 0 0 29.5 5 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 15 - 17 67 0 17 0 0 336.8 25 bank anglers and 42 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 20 - 21 29 0 3 0 0 95.0 9 bank anglers and 20 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead jack released.
Feb. 23 - 24 51 0 17 0 0 245.3 14 bank anglers and 37 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb. 25 - 28 32 0 2 0 0 124.8 17 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 1 - 3 30 0 8 0 0 100.0 10 bank anglers and 20 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 bull trout were released.
Mar. 4 - 6 8 0 1 0 0 56.5 1 bank angler and 7 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 8 - 10 16 0 10 0 0 100.0 6 bank anglers and 10 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 bull trout was released.
Mar. 11 - 14 9 0 1 0 0 29.0 5 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 15 - 17 9 0 0 0 0 39.5 9 bank anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 18 - 21 28 0 1 0 0 129.5 12 bank anglers and 16 boat anglers were interviewed
Mar. 22 - 24 71 0 27 0 0 375.25 38 bank anglers and 33 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 25 - 28 27 0 15 0 0 116.5 8 bank anglers and 19 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar. 29 - 31 34 0 22 0 0 146.75 11 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers were interviewed. 
April 1 - 4 22 0 25 0 0 132.5 8 bank anglers and 14 boat anglers were interviewed. 
April 5 - 7 17 0 4 0 0 124.5 9 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed. 
April 8 - 11 45 0 22 0 0 260.5 14 bank anglers and 31 boat anglers were interviewed. 
April 12 - 14 21 0 13 0 0 108.0 9 bank anglers and 12 boat anglers were interviewed.