Does anyone have any idea when the Elwha River will reopen for fishing? All I could find was info about the removal of the dams. When this all started I thought the river was planned to open in 2017. I have talked to a couple of the states environmental people and was told the fish are coming back faster than expected and they were going upstream past where the upper dam was, but that was a few years ago. I am thinking fly fishing only, selective gear rules and catch and release for a while once it does reopen.