Skokomish

A popular salmon fishery exists on the Lower River. Can be very crowded at times. Though Kings, Chums, and Coho are most commonly targeted, the river also supports a run of sea-run cutthroat trout.

USGS Water-data graph for Skokomish River

North Fork Skokomish

A fun trout fishery exists in Summer for trout in Olympic National Park. There is a fee to park inside the National Park. Best access is just inside the park near Staircase Rapids Campground at the trailhead parking lot. You can cross the river over the bridge and hike upstream giving you access to miles of river. The river hosts a moderate population of 7-12” rainbow trout. Starting in mid-July dry flies are effective. River sometimes closes early in August to protect spawning Bull Trout so check your regs for seasons and call the park. In the town of Hoodsport, turn West on Hwy 119.

USGS Water-data graph for F Fork Skokomish River

Hamma Hamma River

A small stream summer trout fishery. Please practice catch and release on all small stream trout as wild fish populations are sensitive. The river hosts a moderate population of 6-11” rainbow trout. A great river to fish dry flies once the water drops from runoff. Decent access to the river at the campgrounds and off the main road. Additionally, if you cross the bridge after the Hamma Hamma Campground and go south there is good access to additional water. To get to the N Hamma Hamma Road take a left exactly two miles after crossing the Hamma Hamma River going Northbound on US-101.

Close by: Bring a float tube along and if fishing at the Hamma Hamma is slow there are a handful of lakes close by: Elk Lake, Upper Elk Lake, and Jefferson Lake. All three lakes have fish (rainbow trout and brook trout). To get to these lakes go over the bridge after the Hamma Hamma Campground and head south. Go 2.3 miles and turn left on NF-2441. Elk Lake will be the first lake at 2.6 miles. ½ mile past Elk lake the road splits. Go to the left and then ½ mile to Upper Elk Lake or go to the right and drive 3.3 miles to Jefferson Lake.

Dosewallips River

A small stream summer trout fishery. Please practice catch and release on all small stream trout.

Click for non-embeddable flow chart data for Dosewallips River from Washington State Department of Ecology.

Duckabush River

A small stream summer trout fishery. Please practice catch and release on all small stream trout.

Quilcene River

A small stream summer trout fishery. Please practice catch and release on all small stream trout. Also has a seasonal Coho fishery.

Click for non-embeddable flow chart data for Big Quilcene River from Washington State Department of Ecology.