Quileute River System
Bogachiel, Calawah and Sol Duc Rivers, Washington
The Quileute System on the famed Olympic Peninsula is made up
of three major tributaries, the Calawah, Bogachiel, and the Sol Duc Rivers.
All three are classic winter run steelhead fisheries offering
excellent fly water for wild native steelhead.
the Sol Duc and the Bogachiel join one another close to the Pacific
Ocean to form the Quilleute River, each has its own personality.
Click the following links to go to each rivers respective page:
Sol Duc River
marks the arrival of hatchery born steelhead on these three rivers.
These steelhead ascend on this system in very strong numbers although
their size is generally smaller than that of the natives that will
arrive later. January is normally when the native steelhead start
to make their upriver migration towards spawning grounds. These
large, bright and incredibly strong fish will trickly into these
three rivers until late April. Many of these can be very sizable,
nearly 20 pounds and occasionally even larger. These beauties are
the reason so many fly anglers consider the Olympic Peninsula the
mecca for steelhead in the lower 48 states.
number of summer run steelhead arrive in May and remain in the Quilleute
system until late fall. Chinook and Coho salmon also find their
way into the Sol Duc along with the steelhead providing a good summer
source of fly angling.
trips to these scenic rivers can include combinations of both drift
boating and hiking days to provide optimal fly-fishing opportunities
as well as the most memorable experience possible.
Menu options for full day trips -- Lunch
Clothing and equipment list -- Summer, Winter
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