Northern coastal river winter steelhead catch fairly good, dominated by wild fish

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 hatchery steelhead for 53.0 hours fished; 32 bank anglers and 16 boat anglers Dec.5-8 kept 38 hatchery steelhead, and released one hatchery steelhead, one wild coho and one wild jack steelhead for 213.0 hours fished; eight bank anglers and 15 boat anglers Dec. 9-11 kept 12 hatchery steelhead, and released one wild steelhead, one wild jack steelhead and one wild coho for 129.0 hours fished; 21 bank anglers and 32 boat anglers Dec. 12-15 kept 32 hatchery steelhead, and released two wild steelhead and one wild coho for 225.5 hours fished; 31 bank anglers and 70 boat anglers Dec. 16-18 kept 43 hatchery steelhead, and released four hatchery steelhead, two wild steelhead, three hatchery jack steelhead and one wild jack steelhead for 577.0 hours fished; 13 bank anglers and 25 boat anglers Dec. 19-22 caught 11 hatchery steelhead, and released two wild steelhead two hatchery jack steelhead for 193.0 hours fished; six bank anglers and 13 boat anglers Dec. 23 (one day check only during Dec. 23-25 period) caught eight hatchery steelhead, and released two wild steelhead and three hatchery jack steelhead for 207.0 hours fished; six bank anglers and 19 boat anglers Dec. 26-29 caught five hatchery steelhead and nine hatchery jack steelhead for 109.5 hours fished; 31 bank anglers and 35 boat anglers Dec. 30-31 caught nine hatchery steelhead and four hatchery jack steelhead, and released one wild steelhead for 245.0 hours fished.

Four bank anglers and 11 boat anglers Jan. 2-5 caught five hatchery steelhead and four hatchery jack steelhead for 83.5 hours fished; 14 bank anglers and 18 boat anglers Jan. 2-5 caught four hatchery…

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