Hoquiam River and the coastal areas of Hoquiam’s waterfront can provide sports fisherman and amateur anglers a variety of experiences in terms of fishing. As we all know angling is a very relaxing activity and most people go fishing to relieve stress and re-energize from the hustle and bustle of city life, while giving individuals a chance to commune with nature and test their patience and understanding of their fishy friends.
If you are looking for a good enough experience of fishing in Hoquiam River, it will be a good idea to get some assistance from Hoquiam residents who are willing and able to accompany you in your fishing trip or better yet seek out professional fishing guides and for just a few dollars maximize your fishing experience. The river is stocked from hatcheries with steelhead smolts and has salmon during the fall season. Though the river cannot be described as teeming with both species the Hoquiam River offers good enough numbers to satisfy any would be angler.
In the fall season, the Hoquiam River offers good Salmon fishing opportunities both for Chinook and Coho Salmon. Make yourself aware of local fishing regulations specifically for Salmon and do try to secure the most current salmon fishing rules since some changes may have been made from season to season.
Salmon can only be taken with single barbless hooks in the fall season only. Such rules are to be followed to the letter with individuals found to be not following such rules being punishable with fines and maybe more serious sanctions. Make it a point that you get a copy or clear with knowledgeable residents the exact rules and regulations regarding salmon fishing in the River Hoquiam.
Chinook and Coho like all salmon are migratory fish that spawn in fresh water but grow and live most of their lives in the ocean. The amazing thing about salmon is their ability to find the exact freshwater rivers where they were laid as eggs and fertilized, swimming against the current to spawn and in most species die.
The Hoquiam waterfront offers fishing adventures also, aside from the other possible water activities that can be done in this marine environment. Fish that can be had in the area are perch, striped sea perch and other fish that inhabit the historical pilings of the piers and various abutments that litter the entire waterfront. Those who are seeking a more challenging species can go after sea-run cutthroats that give more fight but be mindful of the regulations when taking in your catch since only fish that are fourteen inches in length can be taken and a maximum of two fish a day can be taken home. The rest should be catch and release to maintain healthy breeding numbers.
While in Hoquiam town, you can visit the other attractions that the city has to offer aside from it wonderful nature and amazing flora and fauna, there’s the Hoquiam Castle bed and breakfast that is a historical heritage site, same as the 7th Street Theater and the Olympic Stadium, history preserved and still serving the residents of Hoquiam and if that is not enough history then the Polson House Museum is a must visit. The Polson Museum is a treasure trove of Hoquiam heritage both in terms of its industry and its people. Hoquiam city also host the internationally renowned Loggers Play day where various competitions about lumber cutting and the various skills of lumberjacks are displayed.
Accessing the Hoquiam River can be done through a boat ramp near the mouth of the Hoquiam River at 28th street in Aberdeen.