The weekend of November 10 and 11, I fished the Hoh River on the Olympic Peninsula. Fishing was good. Caught a lot of Mountain White Fish up in the fly fish only area on pegged eggs with an adjustable indicator above. Fished lower in the river later in the day above the canyon. Caught 2 nice Cohos: one on a blue and chartreuse Intruder and the other on a black egg-sucking leach with a chartreuse egg. Most guides I saw had limits or close to limits in their boats. Bright Coho are still showing. Fished the river down low on Sunday at Nolan and didn't hook anything. Fish were shooting through really fast. Most fish were moving upriver in a hurry to get to spawning beds. Stayed at the Forks Motel - a good place to stay with a reasonable price - it does the job.
On November 2 and 3, I went to the Olympic Peninsula with friends from Trout Unlimited and checked out the Sol Duc River. Didn't see any fish rolling. The river was fairly clear, about 2-1/2 feet of visibility. Good level, not too high, but no fish. Talked to some guides out there and it was tough fishing.
Then we went to the Bogachiel River. Fished up by the steelhead ponds. No fish showing up there. Saw a couple of guides go through and they didn't catch anything either.
So we went down to the fish park gravel bar on the Quillayute River. We got a nice 5 pound Coho and saw three other nice 5-10 pound Coho caught. Fishing was slow in the whole system. Look for a few more pushes in the next week or so. There are still some late Coho to come through.
In the next 2-3 weeks, look for early winter run steelhead to come trickling in. We fished Saturday down at the fish park gravel bar as well. Only managed to catch a small one salt steelhead.