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On this page, you will find Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) license fees for steelhead and salmon fishing for both residents and non-residents.

You will also find a general overview of the regulations for the rivers of the area as they pertain to our fishing trips (regulations vary during other times of the year). Remember to always check the regulations before you fish, they change often, and this page may not reflect any emergency regulations!!

There ought to be a law against guiding in this cold-weather special outfit!

 

2015 License Fees

Freshwater Saltwater Shellfish  Seaweed Combo 2 Day
Resident Adult $20 $18 $7 $36 $6
Non-Resident $45 $36 $20 $72 $6
Resident Senior $5 $5 $5 N/A N/A
Youth - Resident or Non N/A N/A N/A $5 N/A
Disability N/A N/A N/A $5 N/A

Please make sure you get a free catch record card and access decal when purchasing your license!!

General river regulations for the Forks area rivers pertaining to the fall and winter fisheries:

  • Hoh River:

Open for fall salmon from Morgan's Crossing downstream to mouth, limit two adults.

Open for winter steelhead fishing from Olympic National Park downstream to Oxbow Campground. Limit 2 hatchery steelhead, wild steelhead release and selective fishery regulations from December 1 through April 15.

Open for winter steelhead from Hwy 101 to mouth. Limit 2 steelhead, no more than one wild fish daily / annually.

  • Bogachiel River

Open for fall salmon from Hwy 101 downstream, limit four adults (any combo king / silver for first two, third & fourth must be clipped (hatchery) coho).

Open for winter steelhead fishing from National Park boundary downstream to Hwy 101. Limit 2, wild steelhead release and selective fishery regulations.

Open for winter steelhead fishing from Hwy 101 to mouth. Limit 2 steelhead, no more than one wild fish daily / annually.

  • Calawah River

Open for fall salmon from Hwy 101 downstream, limit four adults (any combo king / silver for first two, third & fourth must be clipped (hatchery) coho).

Open for winter steelhead fishing from the forks downstream to Hwy 101. Limit 2, wild steelhead release and selective fishery regulations.

Open for winter steelhead fishing from Hwy 101 to mouth. Limit 2 steelhead, no more than one wild fish daily / annually.

  • South Fork Calawah River

Closed for salmon fishing

Open for winter steelhead fishing from National Park Boundary to the forks until February 28. Limit 2, wild steelhead release and selective fishery regulations.

  • Sol Duc River

Open for fall salmon from salmon hatchery pump station downstream, limit four adults (any combo king / silver for first two, third & fourth must be clipped (hatchery) coho).

Open for winter steelhead fishing from Hwy 101 bridge downstream of Snider Creek to salmon hatchery pump station. Limit 2, wild steelhead release, selective fishery regulations.

Open for winter steelhead fishing from salmon hatchery pump station to mouth. Limit 2 steelhead, no more than one wild fish daily / annually.

There, do you have all that? Remember, regulations change often, so make sure you keep the game warden happy and check for and obey all emergency regulations.


 

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