Action: Opens Hoh River.

Effective dates: May 14 and May 15, 2011.

Species affected: Salmon and gamefish.


The Hoh River from Olympic National Park boundary upstream to the DNR Oxbow Campground boat launch.
From the DNR Oxbow Campground boat launch upstream to Willoughby Creek.

Reasons for action: The spring chinook fishery is open Wednesdays through Sundays. The normal opening day of May 16, falls on a Monday this year. As a result of discussions with the Hoh Tribe the starting date was moved to Saturday, May 14, offering a full opening on the weekend for both salmon and gamefish. The remainder of the recreational fishery will proceed as listed in the 2011-12 Fishing in Washington fishing pamphlet.

Information contact: Mike Gross, Region 6 biologist, 360-249-1210.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license. Check the current WDFW “Fishing in Washington” rules pamphlet or the Fishing section of the WDFW webpage at for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing regulations are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500; press 2 for recreational rules; call the Shellfish Rule Change hotline, (360) 796-3215, or toll free 1 (866) 880-5431.

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