Good catch and release fishing for wild steelhead on northern coast rivers

A freshly caught hatchery steelhead lies on the rocky beach behind a row of sports fishermen at the hatchery hole on the Bogachiel River.

Here is the state Fish and Wildlife creel data taken for the 2016-2017 northern Olympic coastal winter steelhead fishing season (release all wild steelhead and wild rainbow trout, and only one barbless hook with up to three points may be used): BOGACHIEL AND QUILLAYUTE RIVERS Nine bank anglers and two boat anglers Dec.1-3 kept 11...

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