Olympic Peninsula Fishing
Sunset on lower
Quillayute, late November Forks, Washington, located in the
northwest corner of Washington at the very edge of
the spectacular Olympic National Park, is roughly three
hours west of Seattle. It is the headquarters for most Olympic
Peninsula fishing and home to some of the best runs of
salmon and steelhead. This is where
you can drift and experience the white water rivers cascading
out of the Olympic mountains through lush green rain forests.
And on occasion you can marvel at a spectacular sunrise or
The Hoh, Bogachiel, Sol Duc, Calawah, and Quillayute rivers
are considered as some of America's most beautiful and productive
salmon and steelhead fishing waters. These
unspoiled and spectacular rivers are home to steelhead (sea-going rainbow
trout) that will take your breath away. We have world-class
fishing on strong runs of some of the largest, and
last, of the wild steelhead in the lower 48 states.
The chinook is a mighty fish that will
also test a fisherman and his equipment. They will range from
15 to 40 pounds, but can exceed 60 pounds. Cohos will range from 6 pounds to
over 20 pounds. Fall salmon season begins with the
onset of the fall rains and runs from late September through
November. There is an overlap of salmon and steelhead in the
month of November.
III rapids, upper Sol DucOur rivers are best known for the
large runs of winter steelhead that return to spawn in the
rivers and streams of the Olympic Peninsula. Each year rods
will bend and endurance will be tested by native steelhead in
excess of 30 pounds. Many over 20 pounds (considered a trophy)
are caught by our clients each season. Hatchery steelhead
provide good fishing from November through January. In
January, the larger native steelhead begin to appear in the
rivers and provide good fishing from January through April.
Take a look at our chart for the best times to fish for fall
salmon and winter steelhead.
We fish from a heated 16'
Willie Drift Boat that can accommodate two clients for the
white water trips.
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