West-end Olympic Peninsula rivers closures.

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  1. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
    600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
    http://wdfw.wa.gov


    October 13, 2017

    Hoh River to close Oct. 16 due to low river flows impeding salmon migration

    Action: Closes the Hoh and South Fork Hoh Rivers outside of Olympic National Park to all fishing.

    Effective date: Oct. 16, 2017 until further notice.

    Species affected: All species.

    Location: The Hoh River System

    Reason for action: Unusually low river flows in recent weeks have created difficult migrating conditions for returning salmon, impeding their movement upstream. The closure is intended to protect these fish until flow conditions change sufficiently to enable normal salmon migration and the attainment of escapement goals.

    These rivers will re-open when flows have normalized sufficiently to allow consistent, unimpeded migration.

    Further Information: The Hoh Tribe is closing fisheries until river flows improve and Olympic National Park is closing waters within the park boundaries.

    Information contact: 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.
    Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email ([email protected]). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html.

    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
    600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
    http://wdfw.wa.gov


    October 13, 2017

    Quillayute River and most tributaries
    to close Oct. 16 due to low river flows


    Action: Closes the Quillayute, Sol Duc, and Dickey rivers to all fishing.

    Closes sections of the Bogachiel and Calawah rivers to salmon fishing and other sections of those rivers to all fishing.

    Effective date: Oct. 16, 2017 until further notice.

    Locations and affected species:

    • Quillayute River: Closed to all fishing.
    • Sol Duc River: Closed to all fishing.
    • Dickey River: Closed to all fishing.
    • Bogachiel River, downstream of Wilson's boat launch and upstream of the Highway 101 bridge: Closed to all fishing.
    • Bogachiel River, between Highway 101 and Wilson's boat ramp: Closed to salmon retention but remains open to fishing for trout and hatchery summer steelhead.
    • Calawah River, upstream of the Highway 101 bridge: Closed to all fishing.
    • Calawah River, downstream of the Highway 101 bridge: Closed to salmon retention but remains open to fishing for trout and hatchery summer steelhead.
    Reason for action: Unusually low river flows in recent weeks have created difficult migrating conditions for returning salmon, impeding their movement upstream. The closure is intended to protect these fish until flow conditions change sufficiently to enable normal salmon migration and the attainment of escapement goals.

    These rivers will re-open when flows have normalized sufficiently to allow consistent, unimpeded migration.

    Further Information: The Quileute Tribe is closing fisheries in the Quillayute River until flows improve and Olympic National Park is closing waters within the park boundaries.

    Information contact: 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.
    Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email ([email protected]). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html.
     
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  2. skyrise

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    Bob, don’t fret too much. Forecast this week is for rain Tuesday to the weekend. Maybe it will open those rivers in 5-10 Days. Didn’t we go through this same thing about 10 years ago ? I can see snow now on Mt Pilchuck and others. It’s coming.
     
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    Why close for few day now... it's been low for months
     
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    Have to ensure the Gill netters get theirs.
     
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    Because Coho, especially wild, are pouring in and getting blocked below Leyendecker. The opener for netting only happened recently and they can (and did) hoover up every fish. Good call by the Quilleutes on closing before the next big netting day on Monday. My understanding from corresponding with a WDF bio was that this was the Quill's decision.

    http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/tribal/#quillayute

    I drove by Leyendecker and Richwine yesterday late afternoon to see it for myself. T0tal carnage and that was just the sportfishers (and snaggers). I'm happy they closed it even though it kills the trip I had planned with my daughter and have been looking forward to for the last 6 months.
     
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    The Hoh is flowing 18000 CFS. Perfect timing.
     
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    A shutdown weeks ago would have made sense. Then again the quill didn't have enough pillaging in yet. They will say when their done and they just have. They even spoke for you. You're done too. Welcome to Washington where the tail wags the dog. Of course it's the quills decision. Then again it's just the elephant in the room nobody wants to address.
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Update, they are opening up the rivers in the park after the recent rain, this was on King5 news tonight !
     
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    Nices... few day break for the fish
     
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    Nothing from WDFW yet. I read on another forum that a fish buyer bought 58,000 lbs from the tribes one day last week on the Quillayute. I hope that was a typo.
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    The news story reported that it was for fishing in the park only
     
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    Still WDFW has to issue a regulation change and there is none as of yet.

    I'm spitting mad that the tribes so decimated the run during the low water that WDFW is even considering not re-opening. That is an ungodly amount of salmon for that system. So much for being good stewards of the resource. It's all about the Benjamin's.
     
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    Creatch'r Heavies...

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    You mean like the hoh river spring chinook?
     
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    I blame it on the guides too....
     
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