Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

October 20, 2017

Hoh and South Fork Hoh rivers to re-open to fishing

Action: Re-open the Hoh and South Fork Hoh rivers outside of Olympic National Park waters to fishing.

Fishing regulations are as listed in WDFW?s 2017-18 "Sport Fishing Rules" pamphlet.

Effective date: Oct. 21, 2017.

Species affected: All species.

Location: The Hoh and South Fork Hoh rivers outside Olympic National Park.

Reason for action: Recent rainfall has increased flows, allowing salmon to migrate upstream to spawning areas.

Further Information: The Olympic National Park is also re-opening waters in the Hoh River within the Park's boundaries at the mouth of the river. For Park regulations, visit: https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/fishing.htm.

Information contact: WDFW Region 6 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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