Winter Steelhead Creel Survey
Quillayute System and Hoh River

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Bogachiel/Quillayute River

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.4-7 184 0 1 66 4 993.0 98 bank anglers and 86 boat anglers interviewed.
Dec.9-11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High water.
Dec.12-14 101 0 1 14 3 495.5 66 bank anglers and 35 boat anglers interviewed.
Dec.15-18 76 0 1 10 0 386.5 39 bank anglers and 37 boat anglers interviewed on Dec. 17 and 18.
Dec.19-21 51 0 1 5 2 171.5 49 bank and 2 boat anglers interviewed. River out on Sunday.
Dec.22-25 38 0 0 6 7 156.5 34 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers interviewed on Dec. 22 and 23. Plus 1 steelhead jack released.
Dec.26-28 161 0 6 27 9 654.0 107 bank anglers and 54 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 steelhead jacks kept and 1 cutthroat released.
Dec.29-31 120 0 8 36 12 513.5 71 bank anglers and 49 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 steelhead jack kept.
Jan.1-4 124 3 10 25 12 573.0 71 bank anglers and 53 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 steelhead jack kept. The 3 wild steelhead kept were illegal.
Jan.5-8 52 0 1 24 4 191.0 40 bank anglers and 12 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.9-11 132 0 16 27 11 579.3 78 bank anglers and 54 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack and 2 cutthroat released.
Jan.12-15 51 1 6 3 6 222.5 36 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed. Catch includes one wild steelhead kept for broodstock.
Jan.16-18 86 0 2 11 5 483.5 48 bank anglers and 38 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 hatchery steelhead jack released.
Jan.19-22 11 1 1 1 2 38.5 7 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers were interviewed. Catch includes one wild steelhead kept for broodstock.
Jan.23-25 40 1 3 0 1 145.3 32 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed.The one wild steelhead kept was illegal.
Jan.26-29 30 1 1 0 0 88.8 22 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed. Catch includes one wild steelhead kept for broodstock. Plus 1 cutthroat was released.
Jan.30-31 111 0 45 9 8 544.5 38 bank anglers and 73 boat anglers were interviewed. Correction:Plus three wild steelhead kept for broodstock and 2 hatchery steelhead jacks were released.Catch report includes interviews on February 1.
Feb.2-5 23 0 7 2 1 100.5 6 bank anglers and 17 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 cutthroat and 1 whitefish were released.
Feb.6-8 10 0 3 0 1 25.5 10 bank anglers were interviewed. High river flows during the weekend.
Feb.9-12 51 0 4 5 3 283.0 17 bank anglers and 34 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.13-15 140 0 27 5 8 631.0 69 bank anglers and 71 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 4 whitefish, 1 jack steelhead, and 4 cutthroat were released.
Feb.16-19 119 6 12 2 4 608.5 54 bank anglers and 65 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 steelhead jack and 2 whitefish were released.
Feb.20-22 181 1 18 11 8 1076.5 90 bank anglers and 91 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 6 cutthroat and 2 whitefish were released.
Feb.23-26 32 0 7 0 3 178.5 14 bank anglers and 18 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.27-28 155 5 68 5 7 920.0 Catch report includes March 1. 65 bank anglers and 90 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 steelhead jacks, 2 cutthroat, and 1 trout were released.
TOTALS 2079 19 249 294 121 10060.4  


Calawah River

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.4-7 58 0 1 32 9 229.0 58 bank anglers interviewed.
Dec.9-11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High water.
Dec.12-14 30 0 0 17 3 96.0 27 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers interviewed.
Dec.15-18 32 0 1 24 16 162.5 24 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers interviewed on Dec. 17 and 18.
Dec.19-21 33 0 1 14 0 137.5 Plus 1 jack steelhead and 1 cutthroat released.River out on Sunday.
Dec.22-25 25 0 0 10 5 111.0 23 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers interviewed on Dec. 22 and 23. Plus 3 whitefish, 1 cutthroat, and 1 steelhead jack released.
Dec.26-28 51 0 2 20 3 212.0 41 bank anglers and 10 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.29-31 30 0 1 21 6 113.0 28 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 steelhead jacks kept.
Jan.1-4 36 0 2 33 18 144.0 34 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 3 steelhead jacks were released.
Jan.5-8 25 0 5 12 2 130.5 20 bank anglers and 5 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.9-11 48 0 11 12 5 197.0 38 bank anglers and 10 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.12-15 15 0 3 1 0 55.5 15 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.16-18 15 0 3 1 7 46.5 13 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 5 hatchery steelhead jacks released.
Jan.19-22 9 0 6 1 1 43.5 5 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.23-25 22 0 4 2 3 83.0 15 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus one jack kept and 3 jacks released.
Jan.26-29 14 0 12 0 1 63.0 3 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 cutthroat, 3 whitefish, and 1 hatchery jack released.
Jan.30-31 7 0 9 0 2 22.0 4 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers were interviewed. Catch report includes interviews on February 1.
Feb.2-5 7 0 6 1 1 31.0 1 bank angler and 6 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.6-8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No anglers were interviewed. High river flows during the weekend.
Feb.9-12 16 0 27 0 1 78.0 1 bank angler and 15 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.13-15 77 0 22 4 0 312.0 45 bank anglers and 32 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 10 cutthroat were released.
Feb.16-19 14 0 15 0 3 87.5 8 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 4 steelhead jacks were released.
Feb.20-22 24 0 3 0 2 73.5 22 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.23-26 3 0 4 0 0 20.5 1 bank angler and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.27-28 23 0 8 0 1 88.0 Catch report includes March 1. 15 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 cutthroat and 1 whitefish were released.
TOTALS 614 0 146 205 89 2536.5  


Sol Duc River

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.4-7 13 0 0 0 0 26.0
Dec.9-11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High water.
Dec.12-14 1 0 0 0 0 0.5 One bank angler interviewed.
Dec.15-18 11 0 2 0 0 84.0 3 bank anglers and 8 boat anglers interviewed on Dec. 17 and 18.
Dec.19-21 14 0 1 0 0 83.0 4 bank and 10 boat anglers interviewed. Three cutthroat were released. River out on Sunday.
Dec.22-25 4 0 2 1 0 19.5 4 bank anglers interviewed on Dec. 22 and 23. Plus 2 cutthroat released.
Dec.26-28 34 0 6 5 0 199.5 9 bank anglers and 25 boat anglers were interviewed.
Dec.29-31 30 1 6 3 0 193.0 5 bank anglers and 25 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead kept illegally, 2 cutthroat released, and 5 cutthroat kept.
Jan.1-4 55 0 28 14 0 307.5 31 bank anglers and 24 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 3 steelhead jacks kept and 3 cutthroat released.
Jan.5-8 22 0 13 1 0 113.0 13 bank anglers and 9 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 cutthroat were released.
Jan.9-11 73 0 93 2 4 452.5 24 bank anglers and 49 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 3 cutthroat released.
Jan.12-15 48 0 37 2 9 271.0 17 bank anglers and 31 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.16-18 57 0 33 3 1 295.5 22 bank anglers and 35 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 3 cutthroat were released.
Jan.19-22 21 0 22 6 1 122.0 6 bank anglers and 15 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.23-25 62 0 42 4 1 317.3 22 bank anglers and 40 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.26-29 52 0 38 2 1 298.8 22 bank anglers and 30 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 4 whitefish and 3 cutthroat were released.
Jan.30-31 70 0 43 0 2 296.0 20 bank anglers and 50 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 coho and 1 hatchery steelhead jack were released. Catch report includes interviews on February 1.
Feb.2-5 41 0 39 1 2 247.0 11 bank anglers and 30 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 whitefish and 1 trout were released.
Feb.6-8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No anglers were interviewed. High river flows during the weekend.
Feb.9-12 42 0 62 0 0 250.0 14 bank anglers and 28 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 cutthroat were released.
Feb.13-15 174 1 103 9 0 980.0 52 bank anglers and 122 boat anglers were interviewed. The one wild steelhead kept was illegal.
Feb.16-19 67 4 35 0 1 370.0 24 bank anglers and 43 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 4 cutthroat and 3 whitefish were released.
Feb.20-22 131 7 56 2 0 612.5 66 bank anglers and 65 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 3 whitefish and 8 cutthroat were released.
Feb.23-26 33 6 14 2 1 193.0 9 bank anglers and 24 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.27-28 62 1 58 3 4 315.5 Catch report includes March 1. 32 bank anglers and 30 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 4 cutthroat and 2 whitefish were released.
TOTALS 1117 20 733 60 27 6047.1  


Lower Hoh River - Oxbow Campground to Barlow's

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.4-7 13 0 0 0 0 19.5 13 bank anglers interviewed.
Dec.9-11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High water.
Dec.12-14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dec.15-18 6 0 0 0 0 10.3 6 bank anglers interviewed on Dec. 17 and 18. Two bull trout released.
Dec.19-21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort observed.
Dec.22-25 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort observed on Dec. 22 and 23.
Dec.26-28 19 0 0 0 0 90.5 19 bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec.29-31 22 0 0 0 0 68.3 21 bank anglers and 1 boat angler were interviewed. Plus one bull trout released.
Jan.1-4 32 0 0 0 0 57.0 30 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 bull trout released.
Jan.5-8 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.9-11 20 0 1 0 0 44.8 20 bank anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 bull trout released.
Jan.12-15 6 0 0 1 0 5.8 3 bank anglers and 3 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.16-18 12 0 0 0 0 33.3 10 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.19-22 7 0 1 0 0 36.5 7 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.23-25 6 0 0 0 0 7.5 6 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.26-29 9 0 0 0 0 16.5 4 bank anglers and 5 boat anglers were interviewed.
Jan.30-31 73 0 9 0 1 237.5 26 bank anglers and 47 boat anglers were interviewed. Includes interviews for February 1.
Feb.2-5 15 0 2 0 0 65.5 2 bank anglers and 13 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 bull trout was released.
Feb.6-8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No anglers were interviewed. High river flows during the weekend.
Feb.9-12 3 0 1 0 0 8.5 3 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.13-15 66 0 4 0 0 256.8 40 bank anglers and 26 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 bull trout was released.
Feb.16-19 84 0 31 0 3 334.0 26 bank anglers and 58 boat anglers were interviewed.
Feb.20-22 261 3 55 5 9 1284.5 114 bank anglers and 147 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 bull trout, 6 whitefish, and 4 wild steelhead jacks were released.
Feb.23-26 88 2 42 4 8 563.3 21 bank anglers and 67 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 wild steelhead jack and 2 bull trout were released.
Feb.27-28 212 4 64 1 3 1182.0 Catch report includes Monday March 1. 77 bank anglers and 135 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 6 bull trout and 2 wild steelhead jacks were released.
TOTALS 956 9 210 11 24 4325.1  


Upper Hoh River - Oxbow Campground to Olympic National Park Boundary

Dates No. of Anglers
Interviewed
Wild Steelhead Hatchery Steelhead Total Hours
Fished
Comments
Kept Released Kept Released
Dec.4-7 2 0 0 0 0 0.5 Two bank anglers interviewed.
Dec.9-11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 High water.
Dec.12-14 5 0 0 0 0 21.3 3 bank anglers and 2 boat anglers interviewed. One wild coho released.
Dec.15-18 7 0 0 0 0 28.5 3 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers interviewed on Dec. 17 and 18. One bull trout, 1 wild coho, and 4 whitefish released.
Dec.19-21 3 0 0 0 0 7.3 3 bank anglers interviewed. River out on Sunday.
Dec.22-25 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No fishing effort observed on Dec. 22 and 23.
Dec.26-28 4 0 0 0 0 15.8 4 bank anglers were interviewed.
Dec.29-31 22 0 3 0 0 94.5 12 bank anglers and 10 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 bull trout and 11 whitefish were released.
Jan.1-4 20 0 0 0 0 68.3 9 bank anglers and 11 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 5 bull trout released.
Jan.5-8 5 0 0 0 0 15.3 4 bank anglers and 1 boat angler were interviewed. Plus 2 whitefish were released.
Jan.9-11 10 0 0 0 0 18.8 10 bank anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 cutthroat, 1 bull trout, 1 whitefish, and 1 coho were released.
Jan.12-15 9 0 7 0 1 24.3 5 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 10 whitefish released.
Jan.16-18 22 0 9 0 0 92.3 18 bank anglers and 4 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 2 bull trout and 1 whitefish were released.
Jan.19-22 11 0 3 0 0 53.0 5 bank anglers and 6 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 3 bull trout and 7 whitefish were released.
Jan.23-25 7 0 0 0 0 11.0 7 bank anglers were interviewed.
Jan.26-29 12 0 4 0 0 63.5 5 bank anglers and 7 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 3 whitefish and 1 bull trout were released.
Jan.30-31 61 1 45 0 4 297.3 22 bank anglers and 39 boat anglers were interviewed. The one wild fish kept was illegal. Plus 3 bull trout, 15 whitefish, and 1 unmarked coho were released. Includes interviews for February 1.
Feb.2-5 24 0 16 0 3 111.5 10 bank anglers and 14 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 bull trout, 12 whitefish, 1 cutthroat, and 1 trout were released.
Feb.6-8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 No anglers were interviewed. High river flows during the weekend.
Feb.9-12 14 0 2 0 0 36.0 14 bank anglers were interviewed.
Feb.13-15 70 0 16 0 0 342.3 36 bank anglers and 34 boat anglers were interviewed. One bull trout, 1 cutthroat, 2 trout, and 25 whitefish were released.
Feb.16-19 70 0 31 0 0 369.5 20 bank anglers and 50 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 3 bull trout were released.
Feb.20-22 139 0 45 0 1 602.3 71 bank anglers and 68 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 bull trout, 43 whitefish, and 2 cutthroat were released.
Feb.23-26 37 0 29 0 1 171.0 17 bank anglers and 20 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 1 bull trout and 2 whitefish were released.
Feb.27-28 62 0 42 0 1 276.5 Catch report includes Monday March 1. 28 bank anglers and 34 boat anglers were interviewed. Plus 6 bull trout and 2 wild steelhead jacks were released.
TOTALS 616 1 252 0 11 2720.8