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Sol Duc River

Tuesday, August 30, 11:42 a.m. PDT


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What to Expect in August

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When we get rain, the Sol Duc can be an excellent August steelhead choice. Of course, we might not get any rain in August.

You can camp at Sol Duc Hot Springs, then hike upriver and fish. Both steelhead and sea-run cutthroat should be available. When you're done pursuing them, return to the campground and soak your casting arm and leg muscles in the Hot Springs. That's not a bad life.

The Sol Duc's summer steelhead are more scattered than the fish in the Calawah and Bogachiel. As on all rivers, small flies and light leaders will be needed due to low, clear water.

Sea-run cutthroat will be moving into the system this month. When pursuing sea-runs, use bright size 8-10 streamers or Spruce flies. Retrieve them through slack water, backeddies, or slow water that is overhung by alders. You can also pick up sea-runs on nymphs, such as beadhead Pheasant Tails or Cased Caddis.

This river gets the earliest run of coho on the Peninsula, and some could move into the river in late August if we get some rain.

For more on August tactics and flies, see the Rivers in General forecast

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Other Info Sources

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The Avid Angler 206-362-4030

Creekside Angling Company 425-392-3800
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The Evening Hatch 509-962-5959
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Gig Harbor Fly Shop 253-851-3474

Orvis Seattle 425-452-9138

Pacific Fly Fishers 425-742-2402

Patrick's Fly Shop 206-325-8988

Puget Sound Fly Co. 253-472-2420
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Waters West 360-417-0937
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