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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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OP summer run tips

I’m thinking of planning a 1 or 2 day trip to the OP to fish for summer runs. I’m coming from Vancouver area so really the closer the better. My main question is what are some of the better rivers for access? No drift boat so something fairly easy to wade would be nice.
Don’t need anybody’s big secrets but if I get pointed in the general diriction I’m happy to explore

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Very low and even fewer fish, but go explore!

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The OP doesn't have much in the way of summer steelhead fishing. There are some native summer runs in the Quinault and Queets and Hoh Rivers, but they are very few and very far between. As in, if it were productive in the least, I'd be out there every week all summer long, and I haven't been there at all this year. There are hatchery summer steelhead stocked in the Bogachiel River from the Calawah rearing ponds. The best place to find these fish is the first 2 or 3 pools below the confluence and the lower 3 pools in the Calawah, which is the size of a small creek this time of year. Good luck if you go.
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Jim Kerr has the Hoh dialed in for summer run Steelhead on dry flies - give him a call at Raincoast Guides.

its prime time now to sight fish for them in the low skinny water.

they are not easy to catch though.
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