By Wayne Kruse
State steelhead creel checks on Forks-area rivers Jan. 1-3 showed the following:
— Bogachiel, 109 bank and 36 boat anglers with 37 hatchery fish kept and one wild fish released. The best check was Dec. 28-31, when 159 had 91 fish.
— Calawah, 31 bank anglers with 10 hatchery fish. Best, Dec. 21-24, 13 with 19 fish.
— Sol Duc, eight bank and 11 boat fishermen had 14 wild fish and three hatchery fish released, and two hatchery fish kept.
— Lower Hoh, 36 bank and 24 boat fishermen had three wild released, one hatchery released, eight hatchery kept.
— Upper Hoh, 52 with four wild fish released.