Olympic National Park released its sport fishing regulations for 2013-2014 on May 14, announcing the closure of recreational fishing in the Hoh River watershed effective immediately. Fisheries biologists work with the State of Washington and eight treaty tribes each year to establish harvest and gear regulations. Resident Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee, Yellow Perch, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Bullhead and Northern Pikeminnow are present, and various anadromous species migrate through the lake. The primary objectives of the fisheries management program at Olympic National Park are to preserve and restore native fishes and their habitats and provide recreational fishing opportunities for the enjoyment of park visitors. Government Contacts. Olympic National Park (360) 565-3130. nps.gov/olym/ Accommodations. OLYMPIA — Olympic National Park will open up some waterways to recreational fishing beginning Monday as the region moves toward loosened COVID-19 restrictions. He owns Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing guide services (360-796-0101). The proposed changes apply only to non-tribal recreational angling within the park and are aimed at improving clarity of the regulations and better protecting park resources while providing high-quality recreational fishing opportunities for the public. Doug Rose is the author of Steelhead Fly Fishing on the Olympic Peninsula and Fly Fishing the Olympic Peninsula (Amato). To better protect wild steelhead, Olympic National Park is implementing the following in-season changes: Queets River: Closes to recreational fishing on Feb. 1, 2021; The early sport fishing closure in the Queets River system is designed to allow for opportunity to harvest early timed hatchery steelhead while better protecting the wild run. Fishing in the park’s rivers and streams opens on June 1. Olympic National Park lakes opened for fishing on April 25, with the exception of Lake Crescent that opens for fishing on June 1. Please check fishing regulations. In a move intended to help wild populations of steelhead trout, fishing regs in Olympic National Park in Washington state are being tweaked.. Of particular concern is the forecasted low return of Queets River wild steelhead.The 2020-21 forecast for Queets wild steelhead is expected to be well below the escapement goal of 4,200 fish. Olympic National Park invites the public to review and comment on three proposed changes to the park's fishing regulations. Anglers should consult the new fishing regulations for complete information on fishing opportunities within the park. (i) Possession limit. Olympic National Park has exclusive jurisdiction over recreational fisheries in the park. Olympic National Park is managed as a natural area. (a) Fishing - (1) General Provisions. Fishing: No licenses are needed for fishing in Olympic National Park. Boat launches are located at the Lake Ozette campground, and at Swan Bay. 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