Cutthroat Trout are available year-round with July through September being the best.
If people are crazy about Steelhead then then they are absolutely nutty about Spring Kings. They are highly prized for their table fare. They average in the teens and will top 30 pounds. I find them April through July with a variety of techniques.
Starting in June and running through September this is one of my favorite fish to catch. Weather is no longer an issue, the rivers are uncrowded and the summer steelhead fight well.
They enter the Sol Duc from June until August and offer a productive fishery. They make up for their lack of size by biting well and tasting even better.
We catch these in late July and early August. They are mostly hatchery fish and smaller than their fall brethren but have more body fat stored up to survive the extra time they will spend in the river and provide excellent table fare.
This is the fish that draws people to our rivers from all around the world. Starting in December and running through April, fish in excess of 20 and at times even 30 pounds enter our rivers. If you're looking to catch and release a huge wild Steelhead in the continental US this is the place to be.
Fall Kings start entering the rivers during September and run into November. They are large, hard fighting fish that top 50 pounds at times. We tend to release most to continue on their way to the spawning beds.
Rivers in the Forks area provide the opportunity to catch trophy class winter Steelhead, fish in excess of 30lbs cruise our rivers each winter. We are one of the few areas that still have healthy runs of Wild Steelhead.
HATCHERY WINTER STEELHEAD
Hatchery Winter Steelhead are available from mid-November through January.
We have good runs of hatchery and wild Coho in the fall. Our silvers are large, some topping 20 pounds. They fight well and are fun to catch.
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