Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

November 23, 2015

Hoh River closes to fishing until Dec. 1

Action: Close the Hoh River to fishing.

Effective date: Nov. 24 through Nov. 30, 2015.

Species affected: All species.

Location: The Hoh River outside Olympic National Park.

Reason for action: Wild coho in the Hoh River require additional protection. The daily limit was reduced preseason for these rivers in anticipation of a weak return of wild coho, but indicators are pointing to the run returning at a still lower level than forecast preseason. The Hoh Tribe has closed their fishery until the end of November, and in combination with this sport closure, these actions will result in additional wild coho spawning.

Other information: The Hoh River will open back up for steelhead and other gamefish on Dec. 1, 2015.

Information contact: Mike Gross, District 16 fish biologist, (360) 249-1210.

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

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