Hoh River

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Sean Beauchamp, May 30, 2013.

  1. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    Wups posted on accident
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  2. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    A+ thread. Would read again
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  3. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    I read it 3 times! Lets get this thread going...
  4. Steve Simoneaux New Member

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    Great insight! Fantastic. Must read. Hah
  5. JesseC Active Member

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    Where is the Hoh River location and what are the flies that are to work?!!
  6. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Purple mountain grass shrimp nymphs are a staple foodsource.
  7. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    The road to the river is blown out. Otherwise you just have to walk up to the bank and say, "Here, fishy fishy" and they jump right into your arms.
  8. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    My head always goes into the gutter when I think of the Hoh River.
  9. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    I was going to post some links to the hoh river closure and ask for a little email writing assistance and thought "wait maybe I should check the main page to see if someone already did..."

    Accidentally hit Create thread instead. Wups.

    Did everyone fire off an email or at least read some of what Kerr and Steinbaugh had to say?
  10. Dave Boyle Active Member

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    My head briefly rises out of the gutter when I think of Hoh...
  11. orangeradish Bobo approved

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    Yep. Got a few buddies to do the same.
  12. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    When I hear "hoh" I think about a truly amazing and diverse river system that's only excuse for not meeting escapement goals is over harvest and poor management philosophy. And I also think about chinook grabs.

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  13. Richard Torres Active Member

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    Ahhh yes........ spring is here.....now I'm interested.

    And I should flag you for posting a filthy picture such as that...

    I hate you! :)
  14. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    I liked this thread better when it wasn't about anything.
  15. Jeff Sawyer Active Member

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    How about Humptwolips?
  16. Jeff Sawyer Active Member

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    Double post.
  17. HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    I think it is ironic that they claim they closed the river in the spring summer to protect the very fish posted in a hero shot in this thread that weren't supposed to be targeted. I ain't judging, but it is obvious that unofficial c&r fisheries exist and wdfw doesn't like it at all.
  18. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    May 16-August 31 salmon season. Release Wild chinook.

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  19. HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    I thought that the stretch of river that was listed in the regs as legal to fish for salmon still is. I thought the part that was always illegal to target salmon is now closed to all fishing, even for trout. Therefore, the location in which you are holding that fish should still be open because it isn't inside the park boundary where the new closure takes effect and where salmon fishing has always been illegal. I am probably wrong about this, keeping all these rules straight is damn near impossible.

    I'm not trying to ruffle any feathers here. I just know a lot of people intentionally target kings while "trout" fishing out there and it pisses off WDFW. I am no judge in this. I may be a bit guilty of this myself, I just keep it on the DL when I am steelhead fishing and hook into a nice king or three.
  20. Chris Bellows The Thought Train

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    the closure of the hoh inside the national park isn't because people are "targeting" kings while "trout" fishing. it's a feel good measure that will result in approx. zero saved kings. i agree with the piling on the wdfw and the tribe for their management of the lower river, but letting the park off the hook for closing their sportfishery is imo a mistake.

    they know closing the upper watershed will not save any kings from hooking mortality.