North coastal Olympic Peninsula
Major Contributing Streams: Sol Duc, Bogacheil, Calawah
River Length: The Quillayute itself is only about 6 miles long, its longest tribuatary, the Sol Duc, is 78 miles long.
Drainage area: 850 sqaure miles
Main Tributary Length: Sol Duc, 78 miles
Secondary Tributary Length:Calawah, 31 miles, with perhaps 400 miles of perennial streams.
The Calawah has a summer and winter hatchery steelhead program.
The Bogacheil has a winter steelhead hatchery program.
The Sol Duc has a spring chinook, and summer and fall coho program.
Although habitat was badly degraded in the early days of logging, the upper rivers are now protected by the Olympic National Park, and the lower rivers are recovering due to better logging practices.
There are no dams on the Quillayute System
There is sport fishing harvest allowed on native fall Chinook, and native fall Coho. There is concern over potential hooking mortality on native winter steelhead due to the popularity of the fishery.
The Quileutae tribe commercially harvests all native species, this fishery amounts to close to 1 million pounds a year