This change in regulation allows for recreational fishing and retention of hatchery salmon. Wild Chinook and wild coho salmon must be released.
The Salmon River was previously closed to fishing due to low-water conditions. Recent rains have resulted in increased river flows and triggered migrations of hatchery coho salmon in Salmon River, and these fish represent a harvest opportunity for anglers.
All other emergency river closures remain in effect. The following river systems within Olympic National Park are closed: Elwha, Hoh, South Fork Hoh, Bogachiel, South Fork Calawah, Sol Duc, North Fork Sol Duc, Dickey, Queets, Salmon, Quinault, and North Fork Skokomish Rivers (including East and North Forks) and their tributaries and Cedar, Goodman, Kalaloch, and Mosquito Creeks in the Pacific Coastal area.
The mouth and coastal section of the Quillayute River within Olympic National Park remains open for recreational fishing, as do Lake Crescent, Lake Ozette and the park's many high country lakes.