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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2009, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Oregonian headed up to Olympic Park in WA next week

I got a new Sage rod, new lines, and I'm burnin to get into some water. I'm taking my wife (7 months pregnant) on a road trip through ONP and on to San Juan Islands.

There are lots of campgrounds in the ONP and I'd like to get a few mornings/evenings of swinging but don't know the rivers up there. I've heard of good things from the Hoh. It's primarily a leisure trip rather than a fishing trip (did I mention my wife is 7 months pregnant?) but I'd still like to make it into the river.

Any recommendations? Go inland or near the coast and drive to spots. Is access an issue? And is it really true you don't have to have a license in the park, just a punch card?

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many thanks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 12:43 AM
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A WA state punch card is required in ONP, but there is no separate ONP fishing permit. The Hoh might well be out from glacial melt next week if the weatherman is right about the weather forecast, so it may not be your best bet.

If the Hoh is in, I'd fish it upstream of Hwy 101. Access is not a problem, especially once you reach the park several miles upstream of Hwy 101. Plus, your wife will enjoy seeing the Hoh Rain Forest, so domestic tranquility can be preserved.

Personally, I'd look at fishing one of the rivers closer to Forks (especially the one that flows virtually through town but I'd fish it a bit further west, or the one that Hwy 101 runs along on the way from Forks to Port Angeles) because they are rain fed and aren't subject to glacier melt. Access is not a problem on these either.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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coo. thanks flytyer. Domestic tranquility a definite plus. I think we'll be travelling through Forks as we'll be hitting several campsites on our way to the San Juan Islands. I'm looking forward to checking out new rivers.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 12:00 PM
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if you really want some excitement the cohos are thick at Neah Bay right now. You could run out there for a morning and rent a boat for about $50/half day and catch fish til your arms fall off. Lots and lots of fish in the rips around Waddah(sp?) island.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2009, 06:50 PM
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Fishing the OP

Google Doug Rose flyfishing. I fished with Doug last year for 3 days and he is a suuperb guide. AND, on the next 9 days we fished by ourselves, Doug had us call him every morning and he gave us the latest info on which river might be best. He does not float, but drives to different spots on different rivers he thinks will be productive with the current water conditions. Thus, you get a lot of knowedge about the different rivers quickly. A great guy to be around and VERY knowedgeable about the area. also the author of some very good books about the OP.
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