Quillayute River System Tributaries To Close
Quillayute River system tributaries to close
Action: Closes the Sol Duc, Bogachiel, Calawah, and Dickey rivers and all their tributaries, and upper 475 yards of the Quillayute River to all fishing.
Effective date: Aug. 1, 2015, until further notice.
Species affected: All species.
Location: The Dickey River, Sol Duc River, Calawah River, Bogachiel River and all tributaries. The Quillayute River from the confluence of the Sol Duc and Bogachiel Rivers downstream 475 yards to fluorescent orange paint on rocks.
Reason for action: Low water and higher than normal water temperatures are causing a delay in migration and increased stress on wild salmon returning to the Quillayute system, making them more vulnerable to fishing pressure. This is likely to remain a problem until stream flows increase. The Quileute Tribe has also closed its fishery for two weeks, and will re-assess the situation at that time. These closures are needed to protect wild chinook and coho salmon.
Information contact: Mike Gross, District 16 Fish Biologist, (360) 249-1210 or David Low, Fish Biologist (360) 249-4628 ext. 1216