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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

December 13, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Northern coastal winter steelhead catch figures

Here are the latest state Fish and Wildlife sport fishing winter steelhead checks from the northern Olympic coastal rivers:

Bogachiel/Quillayute River

Dec. 1-2: 23 bank anglers caught no fish for total of 112.5 hours fished.

Dec. 3-6: 26 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers caught 36 steelhead and released 10 for total of 237.5 hours fished.

Dec. 7-9: 81 bank anglers and 115 boat anglers caught 70 steelhead and released two for total of 1,102.0 hours fished.

Totals: 268 anglers caught 106 steelhead and released two for 1,452.0 hours fished.

Calawah River

Dec. 1-2: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Dec. 3-6: One bank angler caught no fish for total of 1.0 hours fished. River flows high.

Dec. 7-9: One bank angler caught one steelhead for total of 0.5 hours fished.

Totals: Two anglers caught one steelhead for 1.5 hours fished.

Sol Duc River

Dec. 1-2: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Dec. 3-6: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Dec. 7-9: One bank angler caught no fish for total of 4.0 hours fished.

Totals: One angler caught no steelhead for 4.0 hours fished.

Lower Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Barlow’s

Dec. 1-2: 12 bank anglers caught no fish for total of 69.0 hours fished. Little fishing effort due to high flows.

Dec. 3-6: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Dec. 7-9: 12 bank anglers and three boat anglers released two bull trout for total of 50.0 hours fished.

Totals: 27 anglers caught no steelhead for 119.0 hours fished.

Upper Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Olympic National Park Boundary

Dec. 1-2: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Dec. 3-6: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Dec. 7-9: Nine bank anglers and three boat anglers released two bull trout for total of 73.5 hours fished.

Totals: 12 anglers caught no steelhead for 73.5 hours fished.

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