Small stream river with a fly fishing only section for winter Steelhead and Sea Run Cutthroat Trout. This river is too small to float and there are no boat launches, and is best fished on foot. Fishing downstream of the bridge can be productive but remember that the water directly downstream of the hatchery is closed for 100’. Check regs for details. River flows can vary throughout the year. During winter steelhead season the river is best fished when flows are under 600 cfs. To access the river turn south off of Hwy. 112 onto Hoko-Ozette Rd. The road follows the river for 7 miles to the bridge providing a lot of access. The river above the bridge is catch and release and fly fishing only for wild winter steelhead. Sea-run Cutthroat trout also call this river home and fishing for them in summer through fall can be very good.
This river is closed for a 5-10 year moratorium on all fishing while the once famous runs of steelhead and salmon are restored after the historic removal of two dams on the river.