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Fishing Closures in Olympic National Park Rivers to Protect Wild Steelhead

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Date: February 25, 2022
Contact: Jerald Weaver, Olympic National Park, 360-565-3005

Fishing in the Hoh, South Fork Hoh, Bogachiel, Dickey, and Quillayute river systems within Olympic National Park will close to fishing beginning March 1, 2022. This closure is in response to information provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, which indicates that wild steelhead runs are returning in numbers much lower than anticipated. A complete closure of recreational fisheries is warranted due to their declining trends and to eliminate the hooking of wild steelhead. These regulation changes to recreational fishing are being implemented in cooperation with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Fishing in many rivers, streams, and Lake Crescent within the park is expected to reopen on June 1, 2022.

Hoh, South Fork Hoh, Bogachiel, Dickey, and Quillayute River Systems

· Closed to recreational fishing March 1 – May 31, 2022

For current fishing regulations and information, please visit the park website.

Last updated: February 25, 2022

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