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

June 5, 2020

Hoh River closed to all fishing

Action: Closes the Hoh River to all fishing

Effective date: June 6, 2020 through September 15, 2020

Species affected: All fish, including gamefish and salmon


Hoh River (Jefferson County), from Olympic National Park boundary near the mouth upstream to Olympic National Park boundary above Morgans Crossing boat launch.

South Fork of the Hoh River (Jefferson County) from mouth upstream to Olympic National Park boundary.

Reason for action: To support the conservation of wild summer-run Chinook salmon.

Additional information:

This closure is in effect starting on June 6 and lasts through September 15. It will be reflected in the 2020/21 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet beginning July 1, 2020.

Pre-season forecasts for Hoh River summer-run Chinook indicate a run size of 804 fish, which is 96 fish short of the escapement goal for this run. This year is expected to be the seventh time in the last ten years that wild summer-run Chinook have not met escapement goals.

Also, refer to regulation updated in waters within the Olympic National Park online at http: //www.windsox.us/VISITOR/ONPS_Fishing/Fishing_Regulations.html

Information contact: Region 6 Montesano office, 360-249-4628.

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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