The Bogachiel River and surrounding rivers have one of the strongest winter steelhead runs in the Pacific Northwest, with up to 19,000 fish return to these rivers. The river begins near Bogachiel Peak and flows through the Olympic National Park before it reaches the coastal region by joining the Sol Duc River. The steelhead here can be large (~15 pounds) but the river also supports Chinook and Coho salmon. The steelhead run is best in the late winter and early spring. February is best for fishing the middle section to the tidal waters but venture higher into the system come March. The river is not glacier-fed and therefore does not experience the blow-outs of other rivers in the same area. This gives the Bogachiel a longer fishing season.