Hoko River

Hoko River from Hoko Ozzette Rd.

Hoko River from Hoko Ozzette Rd.

Located near Sekui, WA

 

Hoko River Fishing:

Although several species of salmon and trout run this river system, the Hoko river is most known for it’s excellent steelhead fishing. With healthy hatchery runs of approximately 25,000 fish annually during the peak of the season it’s hard to miss.

During the months of December and January generally is when the steelhead fishing is at it’s best in the lower portions of the Hoko river. Anglers can retain game fish from Bridge downstream to the rivers mouth anything above is a catch and release fishery. Also at this time salmon retention is not allowed on the Hoko river, so don’t be surprised if you have to release a few salmon back into the river.

 

 

Salmonid Species:

steelhead

Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)

 

When to Fish

 

The Hoko river is open generally open to sport fishing from June to March, but December and January are the most productive for steelhead fishing.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.

 

Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2 fish per day, Min size of 14″ in length.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.

 

Preferred Fishing Tackle:

In the upper reaches flyfishing gear is all that is allowed. Conventional tackle may be used in the lower portion.

Bait:

Salmon eggs, sand shrimp, and worms

Scent:

Salmon egg, and Shrimp.

 

Tackle Tips: Drifting Eggs or sand shrimp or a jig under a float can be very productive on this river. Drifting the pink worm off the bottom, casting and retrieving spoons and spinners can also produce decent results.

Combat Fishing Rating:

SNIPER! Pretty much all alone while you pick them off, with the occasional local stopping by to say hi.

Hoko River Fishing Access:

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