Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing ReportUpdated Nov 21st, 2016
OVERVIEW – The rivers are finally open!
Sol Duc, Bogie, Hoh, Calawha are ready to fish. The Queets reopens on the Dec 1, but you have plenty of options. Forecast is looking a little wet for Thanksgiving, but it’s definitely getting to be that time!
There majority of the fish in the rivers are dark salmon, but there have been quite a few bright steelhead coming in here and there. See you out there.
BOGACHIEL / CALAWAH
Bogie is open from Confluence at Lyendecker up to Mill Creek (the hatchery). The rest will open up Dec 1.
Calawha is open from confluence with bogie up to the 101 bridge. Dec 1 will mean its open from the bridge to forks, then the south fork only will also be open to the Park boundary.
Opens Dec 1
Still closed to all fishing but the river is finally FREE! With both dams completely removed, fish recovery is really taking off. There have a pretty fair number of steelhead spawning in the middle river this spring. All checked there have been wild and it seems the brood stock raised hatchery fish have all remained in the lower river.
Closed until June 1st
Some are starting to warm up to where the trout fishing has slowed a lot, but the bass have become quite active in lakes like Ludlow and Leland.
So many high lakes and so little time to get up there. The park is encouraging us to take all of the brook trout, so if you want a good trout dinner these are the guys to eat. Two solid months left, but it ends soon.
Been hearing more good reports about searun cut fishing than in recent years. Sequim Bay has been good and even the limited beach fishing around Port Angeles has been decent.