ONP seems to be the BOMB!

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  1. Jac

    Jac New Member

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    Hello gents,
    I am going to ONP for business commitment for 6 days but only have 1 day to fish ( flyfish) That day is May 6 or 7th. I'd prefer to wade fish ( Ill bring waders) a river. What would you recommend a "first timer" to ONP and Forks, Washington. The Hoh is closed to Steelhead it seems...open from June to april 15h. Any location specific ideas would sure help..I'm pumped, what a beautiful area. I'm so looking forward to seeing the ONP!!!
    Jac
     
  2. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    I do believe that all rivers up there are closed. I could be wrong. Someone will know more on that.
     
  3. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    sol duc and quillayute will be open for spring chinook and hatchery steelhead.... everything within the national park will be closed
     
  4. Jac

    Jac New Member

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    Crap! Does this sound as bad as I thought? Hmmm am I just a novice...close your rivers? Ok, still open to suggestions, flyfishing lakes or streams/rivers
     
  5. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    Fish the Sol Duc for early summer steelhead. That's about your best bet. Just don't blame the rivers, the fish, or the seasons. You're the one who chose May 6/7.

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  6. Jac

    Jac New Member

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    Salmo,
    Point well taken, dissapointed I guess...Will do on the Sol Duc, Any particular area of the river that you ( or anyone else) favors?
    Thanks for reminding me, that I should be happy to just get out and enjoy, and quit my whining ( that's what I tell my kids anyway)
     
  7. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Jac -

    The road follows the Sol Duc for an extended section. Pick a spot with access (bridge or other public access) and give it a shot.

    D
     
  8. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    Fish the Sol Duc below (downstream) of highway 101.
     
  9. Cruik

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    I think 101 crosses the Sol Duc like 5 times...But yeah, it would probably be best to fish below the lowest 101 bridge. I think it's only open in May up to the salmon hatchery anyway.