Fishing Season: Hoh:Sep 16-March 31st, Bogachiel & Calawah First Sat Jun-Mar 31st, Sol Duc:Year-Round Except April

Hoh - WA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

41

Keith Allison's Tip of the Week

Nada

Directions open in app

Map of Hoh

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Chrome Chasers Fly Fishing

5-Day Outlook as of 4/29/21

Rivers are closed. Sol Duc will open May 1st, waiting for update on other river openings likely June 1st.

Techniques & Tips as of 4/29/21

N/A

Current Conditions as of 4/29/21

Rivers are closed. Sol Duc will open May 1st, waiting for update on other river openings likely June 1st.

Local Species Available Hoh:Sep 16-March 31st, Bogachiel & Calawah First Sat Jun-Mar 31st, Sol Duc:Year-Round Except April

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    Steelhead

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    Salmon and Sea Run Cutthroat

Keith Allison's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Bead Head Flash Zonker Pink/Orange
Showgirl Blue/Black
Egg Fly Orange Varies
Elk Wing Caddis N/A
Trout Beads Orange/Pink 8mm-14mm
Flash Flies Pink/Red/Chartruese
Freshwater Clouser Chartruese, Blue or Red
Robinson's Psychedelic Smurf Stone N/A

Bead Head Flash Zonker

When fishing for bass, this pattern fills the need for an all-purpose big fish fly.

Keith Allison's Recommended Gear

Description: About Hoh

The Hoh River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula is glacier fed from Mount Olympus within Olympic National Park meandering through a valley of temperate rain forest. Large gravel bars with long runs, log jambs and braided side channels dominate this river. It's one of the premier rivers for large winter run steelhead on the west coast. Steelhead are present year round and Salmon run April thru November. Sea Run Cutthroat are present summer and fall. The Quillayute Basin includes the Bogachiel, Calawah and Sol Duc Rivers in and around Forks, WA. The Bogachiel is a clear freestone river originating from Bogachiel Peak in the Olympic National Park and has numerous tributaries. Below the hatchery the Calawah joins the Bogachiel and adds considerable flow during fall and winter months. The Sol Duc also joins the Bogachiel at Three Rivers forming the Quillayute River to the Pacific. Be advised the Calawah and Sol Duc are technical white water rivers.

Nearest Airport:

Seatle Tacoma International Airport

Hatches:

N/A

Best Time to Fish:

Water warms mid-day

Best Stretch:

Upper Hoh River National Park Campground to Parkline

Best Access:

Upper Hoh Rd. within the national park boundary, there are numerous parking areas and trailheads