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March 19, 2013 at 12:58 PM

State Fish and Wildlife northern coastal river steelhead reports

LOsteelhead_mh4987 (2)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.

Dec. 10-13: 28 bank anglers and 46 boat anglers caught 48 steelhead and released two for 291.0 hours fished.

Dec. 14-16: 71 bank anglers and 72 boat anglers caught 59 steelhead and released four for 640.0 hours fished.

Dec. 17-20: 25 bank anglers and eight boat anglers caught 19 steelhead and released one for 102.5 hours fished. High river flows during the week.

Dec. 21-23: 60 bank anglers and 61 boat anglers caught 60 steelhead and released seven for 571.5 hours fished.

Dec. 24-27: 33 bank anglers and 48 boat anglers caught 45 steelhead and released 13 for 420.5 hours fished.

Dec. 28-31: 68 bank anglers and 52 boat anglers caught 61 steelhead and released one for 610.0 hours fished.

Jan. 1-3: 19 bank anglers and 18 boat anglers caught eight steelhead and released six for 212.0 hours fished.

Jan. 4-6: 12 bank anglers and 37 boat anglers caught 23 steelhead and released 23 for 265.0 hours fished.

Jan. 7-10: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Jan. 11-13: 25 bank anglers and seven boat anglers caught six steelhead and released one for 118.0 hours fished.

Jan. 14-17: 27 boat anglers caught 17 steelhead and released eight for 187.0 hours fished.

Jan. 18-20: Eight bank anglers and 35 boat anglers caught nine steelhead and released 15 for 234.5 hours fished.

Jan. 21-24: One bank angler and 14 boat anglers caught five steelhead and released six for 89.0 hours fished. A slide along a section of Undi Road has increased turbidity in the Bogachiel. Visibility in the Bogachiel improves downstream of the mouth of the Calawah River.

Jan. 22-27: 10 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers caught one steelhead and released one for 141.5 hours fished.

Jan. 28-31: 10 bank anglers and six boat anglers caught one steelhead and released one for 65.5 hours fished.

Feb. 1-3: Eight bank anglers and 30 boat anglers caught 16 steelhead and released eight for 211.0 hours fished.

Feb. 4-7: One bank angler and 11 boat anglers caught two steelhead and released six for 60.5 hours fished.

Feb. 8-10: Three bank anglers and 24 boat anglers caught two steelhead and released 10 for 151.0 hours fished.

Feb. 11-14: Nine boat anglers caught two steelhead and released two for 70.0 hours fished.

Feb. 15-17: Two bank anglers and 54 boat anglers caught 18 steelhead and released 24 for 354.0 hours fished.

Feb. 18-21: Three bank anglers and 40 boat anglers caught eight steelhead and released 11 for 301.5 hours fished.

Feb. 22-24: 21 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers caught two steelhead and released one for 178.5 hours fished.

Feb. 25-28: Nine boat anglers caught two steelhead and released seven for 57.5 hours fished.

March 1-3: 27 bank anglers and four boat anglers caught two steelhead and released eight for 157.0 hours fished. High water flows during the weekend.

March 4-7: Two bank anglers and 30 boat anglers caught three steelhead and released six for 150.5 hours fished.

March 8-10: Seven bank anglers and 31 boat anglers caught four steelhead and released 10 for 269.0 hours fished.

March 11-14: Four bank anglers and 18 boat anglers caught three steelhead and released eight for 148.0 hours fished. High flows beginning midday March 12.

March 15-17: 18 bank anglers and five boat anglers caught three steelhead and released one for 125.5 hours fished.

Totals: 1,462 anglers caught 520 steelhead and released 179 for 7,734.0 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.

Dec. 10-13: Four boat anglers caught one steelhead for total of 12.0 hours fished.

Dec. 14-16: Five bank anglers and two boat anglers caught no fish for total of 30.5 hours fished.

Dec. 17-20: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Dec. 21-23: Four boat anglers caught one steelhead for 12.0 hours fished.

Dec. 24-27: Three bank anglers released one steelhead for 3.0 hours fished.

Dec. 28-31: Five bank anglers released two steelhead for 29.0 hours fished.

Jan. 1-3: 19 bank anglers and 18 boat anglers caught eight steelhead and released six for 212.0 hours fished.

Jan. 1-3: Two bank anglers caught no fish for 4.0 hours fished.

Jan. 4-6: One bank angler and two boat anglers caught no fish for 10.0 hours fished.

Jan. 7-10: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Jan. 11-13: Two boat anglers released two steelhead for 12.0 hours fished.

Jan. 14-17: No fishing effort.

Jan. 18-20: No fishing effort.

Jan. 21-24: No fishing effort.

Jan. 25-27: Two boat anglers caught no fish for 8.0 hours fished.

Jan. 28-31: Four boat anglers released one steelhead for 20.0 hours fished.

Feb. 1-3: Four boat anglers released one steelhead for 20.0 hours fished.

Feb. 4-7: Four boat anglers released five steelhead for 19.0 hours fished.

Feb.8-10: Four boat anglers caught no fish for 13.0 hours fished.

Feb. 11-14: No fishing effort.

Feb. 15-17: Three boat anglers released one steelhead for 12.0 hours fished.

Feb. 18-21: Two boat anglers released one steelhead for 7.0 hours fished.

Feb. 22-24: Eight boat anglers caught two steelhead and released seven for 50.0 hours fished.

Feb. 25-28: Six boat anglers caught two steelhead and released 10 for 34.0 hours fished.

March 1-3: Two bank anglers caught no fish for 4.0 hours fished. High water flows during the weekend.

March 4-7: Two bank anglers and 10 boat anglers released six steelhead for 56.0 hours fished.

March 8-10: No angling reported.

March 11-14: High flows beginning midday March 12.

March 15-17: Nine boat anglers caught three steelhead and released 11 for 62.5 hours fished.

Totals: 92 anglers caught 13 steelhead and released 46 for 419.5 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.

Dec. 10-13: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Dec. 14-16: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Dec. 17-20: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Dec. 21-23: Three bank anglers and five boat anglers released two steelhead for 29.5 hours fished.

Dec. 24-27: No fishing effort.

Dec. 28-31: Three bank anglers and six boat anglers released two steelhead for 39.0 hours fished.

Jan. 1-3: Four bank anglers caught no fish for 16.0 hours fished.

Jan. 4-6: One bank angler and 11 boat anglers caught one steelhead and released five for 75.0 hours fished.

Jan. 7-10: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Jan. 11-13: 12 bank anglers and 64 boat anglers caught eight steelhead and released 49 steelhead and four cutthroat trout for 477.0 hours fished.

Jan. 14-17: Two bank anglers and 23 boat anglers caught six steelhead and released 33 for 188.0 hours fished.

Jan. 18-20: One bank angler and 17 boat anglers caught two steelhead and released eight for 117.0 hours fished.

Jan. 21-24: 13 bank anglers caught one steelhead and released 18 for 89.0 hours fished.

Jan. 25-27: One bank anglers and 38 boat anglers caught five steelhead and released 20 for 242.5 hours fished.

Jan. 28-31: Three bank anglers and 50 boat anglers caught seven steelhead (one was an illegally caught wild steelhead) and released 57 for 375.0 hours fished.

Feb. 1-3: Eight bank anglers and 15 boat anglers caught three steelhead and released 18 for 141.0 hours fished.

Feb. 4-7: One bank angler and 33 boat anglers caught six steelhead and released 28 for 247.5 hours fished.

Feb. 8-10: Six bank anglers and 40 boat anglers caught three steelhead and released 19 for 296.5 hours fished.

Feb. 11-14: Three bank anglers and 14 boat anglers caught one steelhead and released 29 for 113.0 hours fished.

Feb. 15-17: Three bank anglers and 46 boat anglers caught eight steelhead and released 33 for 310.5 hours fished.

Feb. 18-21: Two bank anglers and 13 boat anglers caught one steelhead and released 24 for 93.5 hours fished.

Feb. 22-24: One bank angler and 39 boat anglers caught 14 steelhead and released 23 for 325.0 hours fished.

Feb. 25-28: Four bank anglers and 47 boat anglers caught 11 steelhead and released 49 for 312.5 hours fished.

March 1-3: 14 bank anglers and six boat anglers released one steelhead for 78.0 hours fished. High water flows during the weekend.

March 4-7: Nine bank anglers and 66 boat anglers caught seven steelhead and released 150 for 582.5 hours fished.

March 8-10: 22 boat anglers caught one steelhead and released 21 for 163.0 hours fished.

March 11-14: One bank angler and 13 boat anglers caught one steelhead and released 28 for 92.0 hours fished. High flows beginning midday March 12.

March 15-17: 11 bank anglers and 98 boat anglers caught six steelhead and one trout, and released 131 for 804.0 hours fished.

Totals: 773 anglers caught 87 steelhead and released 737 for 5,211.0 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.

Dec. 10-13: 23 bank anglers and three boat anglers released five bull trout for total of 116.5 hours fished.

Dec. 14-16: 36 bank anglers and two boat anglers released one steelhead and one coho for total of 197.5 hours fished.

Dec. 17-20: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Dec. 21-23: Seven bank anglers caught no fish for 21 hours fished.

Dec. 24-27: 12 bank anglers caught one steelhead 57.0 hours fished.

Dec. 28-31: 39 bank anglers and 37 boat anglers caught four steelhead and released four steelhead, six bull trout and two whitefish for 351.0 hours fished.

Jan. 1-3: 14 bank anglers and eight boat anglers caught one steelhead for 78.0 hours fished.

Jan. 4-6: 60 bank anglers and 26 boat anglers caught seven steelhead, and released 10 steelhead, five bull trout and two whitefish for 372.5 hours fished.

Jan. 7-10: One bank angler caught no fish for 1.0 hours fished. Not much fishing effort due to high river flows.

Jan. 11-13: 16 bank anglers and four boat anglers caught one steelhead for 87.0 hours fished.

Jan. 14-17: 13 bank anglers and 22 boat anglers caught one steelhead, and released 12 steelhead and eight bull trout for 152.0 hours fished.

Jan. 18-20: 55 bank anglers and 88 boat anglers caught 23 steelhead, and released 39 steelhead, 15 bull trout and 14 whitefish for 767.0 hours fished.

Jan. 21-24: Nine bank anglers and 13 boat anglers caught one steelhead and released five for 111.0 hours fished.

Jan. 25-27: 32 bank anglers and 30 boat anglers caught three steelhead, and released five steelhead and three bull trout for 259.0 hours fished.

Jan. 28-31: Five bank anglers and four boat anglers caught no fish for 31.0 hours fished.

Feb. 1-3: 33 bank anglers and 42 boat anglers caught six steelhead (two were an illegally caught wild steelhead) and released 12 steelhead, five whitefish and two bull trout and for 366.5 hours fished.

Feb. 4-7: Three bank anglers and six boat anglers caught no fish for 30.0 hours fished.

Feb. 8-10: 75 bank anglers and 54 boat anglers caught four steelhead (one wild steelhead illegally kept), and released 45 steelhead, five whitefish and two bull trout for 582.5 hours fished.

Feb. 11-14: Three bank anglers and nine boat anglers caught one steelhead and released 14 for 82.0 hours fished.

Feb. 15-17: 86 bank anglers and 92 boat anglers caught 10 steelhead and released 32 steelhead and 11 bull trout for 1,048.5 hours fished.

Feb. 18-21: 21 bank anglers and 48 boat anglers released 32 steelhead for 366.5 hours fished.

Feb. 22-24: 31 bank anglers and 12 boat anglers released three steelhead for 161.5 hours fished.

Feb. 25-28: Seven bank anglers and 22 boat anglers caught two steelhead and released 10 for 194.5 hours fished.

March 1-3: No effort due to high water flows.

March 4-7: 10 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers released 10 steelhead and one bull trout for 157.5 hours fished.

March 8-10: 65 bank anglers and 135 boat anglers caught 14 steelhead and released 87 for 269.0 hours fished.

March 11-14: High flows beginning midday March 12.

March 15-17: Seven bank anglers caught no fish for 20.5 hours fished.

Totals: 1,364 anglers caught 74 steelhead and released 317 for 6,855.o 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.

Dec. 10-13: Seven bank anglers and two boat anglers released five bull trout for total of 26.0 hours fished.

Dec. 14-16: Six bank anglers and 13 boat anglers released three steelhead and 18 bull trout for total of 110.0 hours fished.

Dec. 17-20: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Dec. 21-23: One bank angler and one boat angler released one steelhead for 12.5 hours fished.

Dec. 24-27: Two bank anglers and three boat anglers released one steelhead and two bull trout for 31.5 hours fished.

Dec. 28-31: 16 bank anglers and 29 boat anglers caught three steelhead (one wild steelhead illegally kept) and released 16 steelhead, five bull trout, six whitefish and one coho for 223.0 hours fished.

Jan. 1-3: One bank angler and four boat anglers caught no fish for 17.0 hours fished.

Jan. 4-6: 21 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers caught one steelhead, and released 20 steelhead, 15 bull trout, 19 whitefish and one cutthroat trout for 158.0 hours fished.

Jan. 7-10: No fishing effort due to high river flows.

Jan. 11-13: 28 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers caught one steelhead and released seven steelhead, five bull trout and nine whitefish for 161.0 hours fished.

Jan. 14-17: 13 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers caught seven steelhead, and released 17 steelhead, five bull trout and 24 whitefish for 124.0 hours fished.

Jan. 18-20: 19 bank anglers and 25 boat anglers caught two steelhead, and released 13 steelhead, two bull trout and four whitefish for 211.5 hours fished.

Jan. 21-24: Seven bank anglers and nine boat anglers caught one steelhead, and released six steelhead, seven whitefish and two bull trout for 77.5 hours fished.

Jan. 25-27: 12 bank anglers and 30 boat anglers caught released 15 steelhead,12 whitefish and nine bull trout for 211.0 hours fished.

Jan. 28-31: 21 bank anglers and seven boat anglers released 15 steelhead, three bull trout and three whitefish for 101.0 hours fished.

Feb. 1-3: 38 bank anglers and 51 boat anglers caught one steelhead, and released 26 steelhead and three bull trout for 421.0 hours fished.

Feb. 4-7: Eight bank anglers and 12 boat anglers caught one steelhead and released 10 steelhead and one bull trout for 105.5 hours fished.

Feb. 8-10: 19 bank anglers and 53 boat anglers released 19 steelhead, three bull trout and 13 whitefish for 402.0 hours fished.

Feb. 11-14: Three bank anglers and one boat angler caught no fish for 11.5 hours fished.

Feb. 15-17: 35 bank anglers and 23 boat anglers released 14 steelhead, one cutthroat trout, three whitefish and one bull trout for 231.0 hours fished.

Feb. 18-21: 11 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers released 16 steelhead, one bull trout and three whitefish for 130.5 hours fished.

Feb. 22-24: 11 bank anglers and 26 boat anglers released 14 steelhead and one bull trout for 215.0 hours fished.

Feb. 25-28: 29 bank anglers and 32 boat anglers released 24 steelhead, one bull trout and 14 whitefish for 262.0 hours fished.

March 1-3: Three bank anglers and three boat anglers caught no fish for 17.5 hours fished. High water flows during the weekend.

March 4-7: 12 bank anglers and 20 boat anglers released 13 steelhead for 154.0 hours fished.

March 8-10: 21 bank anglers and 46 boat anglers released 26 steelhead, one bull trout and six whitefish for 356.5 hours fished.

March 11-14: High flows beginning midday March 12.

March 15-17: Seven bank anglers and eight boat anglers caught no fish for 80.0 hours fished.

Totals: 821 anglers caught 17 steelhead and released 276 for 3,924.0 hours fished.

(Photo by Mark Harrison, Seattle Times staff photographer)

 

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