Private Water Adventures

Quinault River Guide and Queets River Guide

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The Quinault Indian reservation is located on the west coast of Washington State, on the Olympic peninsula, between the Pacific ocean and the Pacific Northwest Olympic mountains. The rivers and streams of the Quinault reservation have always been known to be some of the best fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. The Quinault River originates on the west side of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. The Anderson Glacier Ice Caves, the origin of the river. The North and East Forks merge several miles above Lake Quinault. The Quinault Indian Reservation extends from the Pacific Ocean to Lake Quinault. The 33 miles of the Quinault river on the reservation are home to 6 species of salmon and both summer and winter run steelhead. There are 2 hatcheries on the Quinault watershed.

The temperate rainforest of the Quinault Indian reservation has an average rainfall of over 200 inches each year. The giant Western Cedar, Douglas Fir, and Sitka Spruce, make for an excellent watershed, ensuring a high return rate for wild Salmon and Steelhead for fishing trips.

Salmon Fishing

No State License Required

The Queets and Quinault rivers are not open to public fishing, or boating, and require an Quinault tribal guide for sports fishing. The Quinault tribe regulates these rivers, not Washington state. State regulations regarding bag limits, releasing wild Chinook and wild Steelhead, and hook restrictions do NOT apply! Quinault River Fishing and Queets River Fishing at its best!

Our rivers are open all year under normal conditions. Spring Chinook and "Blueback" Sockeye run during the spring months. Steelhead run in the summer, fall, winter months. Jack Salmon and Coho (Silver) run during the fall months and Chinook run during the fall and winter months.

If your interested in a fishing trip please contact me.

The Quinault Indian Reservation also boasts one of the highest black bear populations in the United States. Check out our sister web site www.northwestblackbear.com where you can find out information on seasons and rates. If you are interested in a salmon/bear combination contact us by using contact information provided on both sites.

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