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Contact: Penny Wagner, 360-565-3005
PORT ANGELES, WA: Olympic National Park is reopening the Hoh, Quillayute, and Dickey Rivers to recreational fishing within park boundaries on Saturday, October 21. Recent rain events over the last 48 hours drastically increased river flows, allowing for unimpeded upstream migration of salmon and the re-opening of sport fishing.
The closure on October 16 was designed to maximize protection of salmon in the lower portions of each river due to concerns about low river flows impeding salmon migration. The Hoh River was at historically low flows during the closure and the Hoh Tribe closed its treaty fishery during this low flow period. The Quileute Tribe and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife also closed treaty and sport fisheries in the Quillayute and Dickey Rivers.
For more information about fishing in Olympic National Park, including a complete copy of the current fishing regulations, please visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/fishing.htm.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing closure information is posted at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/.
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