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The large wild winter-run steelhead of the Northwest part of Washington are why Forks is often called the Steelhead Fishing Capitol of the World. Supporting the last stronghold of wild steelhead in the country, Olympic Peninsula rivers such as the Hoh, Bogachiel, Sol Duc, and Calawah are home to the largest strain of winter-run steelhead in the world!

The first showings of the wild fish in the Forks area rivers usually occur in mid-December, while the hatchery fish are still running in full force, as the season progresses in January, more and more wild fish appear, and by mid- to late January, the wild fish comprise the bulk of our catches.

Charlie and one of those giants that the area is famous for!

Peak fishing season for the wild fish is generally latter January through early April. The season runs through the end of April with good numbers of fish usually available through the season closure on most of the area's streams.

The wild fish usually average 10-12 pounds, with regular catches of fish in the upper teens. Trophy-class steelhead of twenty-pounds or more are caught  every few days by our clients in peak season ... with some of these fish possibly nearing 30 pounds or more!

Our fishing for the wild migratory rainbows is strictly catch-and-release, any late-run hatchery fish you catch may be retained!

Another 20+ pound Olympic Peninsula wild steelhead!

Make sure to bring your camera along ... but don't fret if you forget yours, we always have one on board to capture that steelhead of a lifetime you might catch during your guided trip.

 

As wild fish tend to be more aggressive than their hatchery counterparts, this is also the most popular time for fly anglers to try their luck, visit out winter steelhead flyfishing page for more info!

This is an extremely popular time for repeat (and new) clients to book trips. Most days are full several months in advance ... so make your plans early for the world's finest winter steelhead fishing!

Sol Duc steelhead coming to hand.


 

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