Hoh River located in the Olympic Peninsula

Hoh River Fishing

The Hoh river is one of the true hotspots for Salmon and especially Steelhead fishing. Located in the Olympic Peninsula rain forest the Hoh has provided anglers some great fishing for generations. Hoh river fishing access is about 12 miles outside of Forks, WA and is known to be one of the best steelhead fishing spots in the state.


Salmonid Species:

Chinook Salmon
Silver Salmon
Coho Salmon

When to Fish

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The Hoh river offers Sumer and Winter run Steelhead and Fall Salmon was well. Salmon season generally runs from May to November and November through Feb is prim steelhead fishing.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 6 Salmon per day, 1-2 adults depending on the time of the season. Min size of 12″ in length. Steelhead 2-3 per day depending on the season.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.



Preferred Fishing Tackle:

One single point barbless hook. Corky and yarn, Jigs or spinners,



Sand Shrimp and Salmon Eggs.



Sand Shrimp and Salmon Eggs.


Tackle Tips:
Top Recommendation for this location is a steelhead jig, next is an orange corky and yarn and lastly an orange or pink blue fox spinner #4.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Sniper! Maybe you see other fishers Maybe not.




Hoh River Water levels


USGS Water-data graph for site 12041200


Hoh River Discharge Rate


USGS Water-data graph for site 12041200


Hoh River Water Levels are provided by the United States Geological Survey data system.



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