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December 26, 2013 at 11:18 AM

State Fish and Wildlife northern Olympic coastal river steelhead checks

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

Bogachiel/Quillayute River

Dec. 1-5: 11 bank anglers and seven boat anglers caught two steelhead for total of 70.0 hours fished.

Dec. 6-8: 12 bank anglers and 51 boat anglers caught 17 steelhead for total of 305.5 hours fished.

Dec. 9-12: Seven bank anglers and 24 boat anglers caught 21 steelhead for a total of 187.0 hours fished.

Dec. 13-15: 92 bank anglers and 41 boat anglers caught 22 steelhead, and released six steelhead, seven cutthroat trout and one coho for a total of 581.0 hours fished.

Dec. 16-19: 23 bank anglers and 27 boat anglers caught 17 steelhead, and released one steelhead and one cutthroat trout for a total of 285.5 hours fished.

Totals: 295 anglers caught 79 steelhead and released four for 1,429.0 hours fished.

Calawah River

Dec. 1-5: Three bank anglers caught no fish for total of 13.5 hours fished.

Dec. 6-8: Four bank anglers caught one steelhead for total of 14.0 hours fished.

Dec. 9-12: Five bank anglers caught no fish for a total of 5.0 hours fished.

Dec. 13-15: 11 bank anglers caught seven steelhead, and released two steelhead, one coho and six whitefish for a total of 36.5 hours fished.

Dec. 16-19: Five bank anglers released one steelhead for a total of 24.0 hours fished.

Totals: 28 anglers caught eight steelhead and released three for 93.0 hours fished.

Sol Duc River

Dec. 1-5: One bank angler caught no fish for total of 0.5 hours fished.

Dec. 6-8: Two boat anglers caught one steelhead for total of 6.0 hours fished.

Dec. 9-12: No fishing effort.

Dec. 13-15: 10 bank anglers and four boat anglers released four steelhead and 12 coho for a total of 57.0 hours fished.

Dec. 16-19: No fishing effort.

Totals: 17 anglers released two steelhead for 63.5 hours fished.

Lower Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Barlow’s

Dec. 1-5: Three bank anglers caught one steelhead and released one steelhead for total of 5.0 hours fished.

Dec. 6-8: 45 bank anglers and 39 boat anglers caught 32 steelhead, and released three steelhead, 29 bull trout and two coho for total of 412.5 hours fished.

Dec. 9-12: 16 bank anglers and 22 boat anglers caught 20 steelhead, and released one steelhead, 22 bull trout and two coho for a total of 175.5 hours fished.

Dec. 13-15: 88 bank anglers and 81 boat anglers caught 31 steelhead, and released three steelhead, 11 bull trout, three whitefish, three chinook, two cutthroat trout and one coho for a total of 613.5 hours fished.

Dec. 16-19: 21 bank anglers and eight boat anglers caught 13 steelhead, and released five steelhead, two bull trout, one whitefish and one chinook for a total of 143.0 hours fished.

Totals: 323 anglers caught 97 steelhead and released 16 steelhead for 1,349.5 hours fished.

Upper Hoh River from Oxbow Campground to Olympic National Park Boundary

Dec. 1-5: No anglers interviewed.

Dec. 6-8: Three bank anglers and five boat anglers released one steelhead, one bull trout and one cutthroat trout for total of 23.0 hours fished.

Dec. 9-12: One bank angler and two boat anglers released two steelhead, 12 whitefish and two cutthroat trout for a total of 19.0 hours fished.

Dec. 13-15: 10 bank anglers and 12 boat anglers released two steelhead, 10  bull trout and 17 whitefish for a total of 95.5 hours fished.

Dec. 16-19: Four bank anglers and two boat anglers caught no fish for a total of 23.5 hours fished.

Totals: 39 anglers released five steelhead for 179.5 hours fished.

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