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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2019-2020

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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. 2-5, 2019             No survey
Dec. 6-8             No survey
Dec. 9-12 39 0 0 12 0 190.75 29 boat anglers and 10 bank anglers were interviewed. Plus 6 coho released.
Dec. 13-15 53 0 1 22 0 266.50 29 bank anglers and 24 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead released and 1 hatchery jack released.
Dec. 16-19 59 0 0 23 0 366.00 25 boat anglers and 34 bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec. 20-22 16 0 0 9 0 69.00 4 boat anglers and 12 bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec. 23-26 27 0 0 7 0 101.50 3 boat anglers and 24 bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec. 27-29 119 0 1 16 2 543.00 64 boat anglers and 55 bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec. 30-31 19 0 0 9 3 100.50 14 boat anglers and 5 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan. 1-2, 2020             No survey
Jan. 3-5 17 0 0 6 0 59.50 17 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan. 6-9 10 0 0 13 0 28.00 10 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan 10-12 6 0 0 8 0 32.50 6 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan 13-16 7 0 0 5 0 30.00 7 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan 17-19 4 0 0 4 0 17.00 1 boat angler and 3 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan 21-23 3 0 0 2 0 3.50 3 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan 24-27 0         0.00  
Jan 28-31 0         0.00  
Feb 1-6 1 0 0 0 0 2.00 1 bank angler interviewed.
Feb 7-9 0         0.00 No anglers interviewed.
Feb 10-13 3 0 0 0 0 12.00 3 boat anglers interviewed.
Feb 14-16 7 0 0 0 0 47.00 5 boat anglers and 2 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb 17-20 2 0 0 0 0 7.00 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb 21-23 22 0 4 1 2 115.00 20 boat anglers and 2 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb 24-27 30 0 8 0 0 192.50 25 boat anglers and 5 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb 28-29; Mar 1 60 0 13 0 0 348.00 60 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar 2-5 20 0 3 0 0 140.00 20 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar 6-8 47 0 6 0 0 309.50 41 boat anglers and 6 bank anglers were interviewed.
Mar 9-12 30 0 26 0 0 213.50 30 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar 13-15 38 0 27 0 0 256.00 38 boat anglers were interviewed.

Calawah River

Dates No. of Anglers Interviewed Wild steelhead kept Wild steelhead released Hatchery steelhead kept Hatchery steelhead released Total hours fished Comments
Dec. 2-5, 2019             No survey
Dec. 6-8             No survey
Dec. 9-12 11 0 0 0 0 47.00 9 boat anglers and 2 bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec. 13-15 22 0 0 9 0 111.00 14 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed.  Plus 1 hatchery Chinook released.
Dec. 16-19 11 0 0 3 0 27.50 11 bank anglers were interviewed.  
Dec. 20-22 11 0 0 7 0 69.00 11 bank anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack released.
Dec. 23-26 2 0 0 3 0 10.50 2 bank anglers were interviewed. 
Dec. 27-29 19 0 0 4 0 45.50 19 bank anglers were interviewed. 
Dec. 30-31 7 0 0 3 0 31.00 7 bank anglers were interviewed. 
Jan. 1-2, 2020             No survey
Jan. 3-5 28 0 0 11 0 141.50 28 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan. 6-9 2 0 0 0 0 4.00 2 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan 10-12 9 0 0 5 1 34.00 9 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan 13-16 6 0 1 1 0 23.50 2 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers were interviewed.  
Jan 17-19 1 0 0 0 0 2.50 1 boat angler was interviewed.  
Jan 21-23 23 0 3 0 0 63.00 2 bank anglers and 21 boat anglers were interviewed.  
Jan 24-27 22 0 3 0 0 56.00 2 bank anglers and 20 boat anglers were interviewed.  
Jan 28-31 4 0 1 0 0 21.00 1 bank angler and 3 boat anglers were interviewed. 
Feb 1-6 35 0 15 0 1 153.00 35 boat anglers were interviewed. 
Feb 7-9 6 0 2 0 0 17.00 4 boat anglers and 2 bank anglers were interviewed. 
Feb 10-13 3 0 11 0 0 16.00 3 boat anglers were interviewed. 
Feb 14-16 2 0 5 0 0 12.00 2 boat anglers were interviewed.  
Feb 17-20 2 0 2 0 0 10.00 2 boat anglers were interviewed.  
Feb 21-23 4 0 11 0 0 23.00 4 boat anglers were interviewed.  
Feb 24-27 11 0 18 0 0 57.50 10 boat anglers and 1 bank angler were interviewed.  
Feb 28-29; Mar 1 10 0 13 0 0 53.00 10 boat anglers were interviewed.  
Mar 2-5 8 0 4 0 0 44.00 8 boat anglers were interviewed.  
Mar 6-8 6 0 10 0 0 34.00 6 boat anglers were interviewed.  
Mar 9-12 5 0 10 0 0 37.00 5 boat anglers were interviewed.  
Mar 13-15 4 0 5 0 0 20.00 4 boat anglers were interviewed.  

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. 2-5, 2019             No survey
Dec. 6-8             No survey
Dec. 9-12 2 0 0 0 0 3.00 2 bank anglers were interviewed.  
Dec. 13-15 0           No anglers interviewed.
Dec. 16-19 0           No anglers interviewed.
Dec. 20-22 0           No anglers interviewed.
Dec. 23-26 0           No anglers interviewed.
Dec. 27-29 2 0 0 0 0 11.00 2 boat anglers were interviewed.  
Dec. 30-31 0         0.00 No anglers interviewed.
Jan. 1-2, 2020 0           No survey
Jan. 3-5 0         0.00 No anglers interviewed.
Jan. 6-9 0         0.00 No anglers interviewed.
Jan 10-12 6 0 1 0 0 40.50 6 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan 13-16 11 0 7 0 0 85.00 11 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan 17-19 38 0 38 0 1 220.00 6 bank anglers and 32 boat anglers were interviewed.  
Jan 21-23 4 0 4 0 0 28.00 4 boat anglers were interviewed.  
Jan 24-27 1 0 0 0 0 7.00 1 boat angler was interviewed.  
Jan 28-31 37 0 19 0 0 174.00 35 boat anglers and 2 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb 1-6 14 0 13 0 0 71.00 12 boat anglers and 2 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb 7-9 33 0 11 0 1 187.00 33 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb 10-13 35 0 84 0 0 270.50 34 boat anglers and 1 bank angler were interviewed.
Feb 14-16 94 0 127 0 0 699.75 5 bank anglers and 86 boat anglers were interviewed. 
Feb 17-20 15 0 28 0 0 110.50 15 boat anglers were interviewed. 
Feb 21-23 52 0 64 0 0 391.00 52 boat anglers were interviewed. 
Feb 24-27 42 0 58 0 0 296.00 42 boat anglers were interviewed. 
Feb 28-29; Mar 1 29 0 15 0 0 188.00 28 boat anglers  and 1 bank angler were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery Chinook kept.
Mar 2-5 20 0 21 0 0 156.50 20 boat anglers were interviewed. 
Mar 6-8 56 0 63 0 0 442.50 56 boat anglers were interviewed. 
Mar 9-12 22 0 49 0 0 165.00 22 boat anglers were interviewed. 
Mar 13-15 17 0 11 0 0 131.00 17 boat anglers were interviewed. 

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
Dec. 2-5, 2019             No survey
Dec. 6-8             No survey
Dec. 9-12             No survey
Dec. 13-15             No survey
Dec. 16-19             No survey
Dec. 20-22             No survey
Dec. 23-26             No survey
Dec. 27-29             No survey
Dec. 30-31             No survey
Jan. 1-2, 2020             No survey
Jan. 3-5             No survey
Jan. 6-9             No survey
Jan 10-12             No survey
Jan 13-16             No survey
Jan 17-19             No survey
Jan 21-23             No survey
Jan 24-27             No survey
Jan 28-30 0         0.00 High flows
Jan 31 0         0.00 High flows
Feb 1-2 0         0.00 High flows
Feb 3-6 0         0.00 High flows
Feb 7-9 2 0 0 0 0 1.50 Only 2/9 surveyable due to high flows, 2 bank anglers were interviewed
Feb 10--13 5 0 0 0 0 1.75 1 bank angler and 4 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb 14-16 44 0 3 0 0 170.25 19 bank anglers and 28 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb 17-20 12 0 3 0 1 83.50 6 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb 21-23 111 0 26 1 0 627.25 44 bank anglers and 67 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb 24-27 71 0 13 0 0 276.25 24 bank anglers and 47 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb 28-29; Mar 1 60 0 12 0 1 262.50 23 bank anglers and 37 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar 2-5 22 0 5 0 0 85.50 5 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar 6-8 77 0 21 0 0 369.25 18 bank anglers and 59 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar 9-12 60 0 25 0 0 267.00 16 bank anglers and 44 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar 13-15 94 0 47 0 0 556.75 15 bank anglers and 79 boat anglers were interviewed.

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
Dec. 2-5, 2019             No survey
Dec. 6-8             No survey
Dec. 9-12             No survey
Dec. 13-15             No survey
Dec. 16-19             No survey
Dec. 20-22             No survey
Dec. 23-26             No survey
Dec. 27-29             No survey
Dec. 30-31             No survey
Jan. 1-2, 2020             No survey
Jan. 3-5             No survey
Jan. 6-9             No survey
Jan 10-12             No survey
Jan 13-16             No survey
Jan 17-19             No survey
Jan 21-23             No survey
Jan 24-27             No survey
Jan 28-30 0         0.00 High flows
Jan 31 0         0.00 High flows
Feb 1-2 0         0.00 High flows
Feb 3-6 0         0.00 High flows
Feb 7-9 9 0 1 0 0 23.00 Only 2/9 surveyable due to high flows, 9 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb 10--13 38 0 6 0 0 168.00 19 bank anglers and 19 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb 14-16 62 0 20 0 0 334.00 32 bank anglers and 30 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb 17-20 11 0 11 0 0 59.50 Only surveyed 2/18, 3 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb 21-23 103 0 36 0 0 480.25 45 bank anglers and 58 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb 24-27 67 0 42 0 0 384.75 17 bank anglers and 50 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb 28-29; Mar 1 74 0 17 0 0 375.75 31 bank anglers and 43 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar 2-5 13 0 10 0 0 79.50 Only surveyed 3/2, 3 bank anglers and 10 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar 6-8 80 0 37 0 0 443.00 31 bank anglers and 49 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar 9-12 49 0 39 0 0 211.25 13 bank anglers and 36 boat anglers were interviewed.
Mar 13-15 74 0 22 0 0 259.75 32 bank anglers and 42 boat anglers were interviewed.