2015 OregOn SPOrT FISHIng regulaTIOnS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Marine Zone Maps of Marine Gardens, Marine Reserves,
and Protected Areas........................................................95
Other Information:
Boats and Motors..................................................................3
Brook and Bull Trout Identification......................................69
Clam and Crab Identification.............................................100
Contact Information for ODFW Full-Service Offices..............2
Chinook and Coho Salmon Fin-clip Identification................13
Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit Information............17
Fish Measurements.............................................................12
Fish Species Codes (for Harvest Cards).............................18
Free Fishing Weekend........................................................63
Freshwater Angling Ethics...................................................12
Guides and Packers..............................................................3
Harvest Card Instructions....................................................18
Health Advisories................................................................16
Introduced Fish Species Identification.................................15
KORC - Fishing Line Recycling Stations Info......................69
Native Fish Species Identification.......................................14
Oregon State Police, Fish & Wildlife Division......................43
R & E - Restoration and Enhancement Program................30
Rockfish Species Identification............................................99
STEP - Salmon Trout Enhancement Program....................30
Stream Location Codes (for Harvest Cards).......................19
Sturgeon Tag Removal & Return Information.....................11
Transfer of Fish and Wildlife Form......................................83
WILLAMETTE
Pages 44 - 55
CENTRAL
Pages 56 - 62
SOUTHWEST
Pages 32 - 41
Licenses, Tags, Permits, Endorsements and Validations.....3
Licenses and Permits - Shellfish...........................................5
Catch and Possession Limits................................................5
Definitions..............................................................................6
Gear and Bait Restrictions....................................................8
General Restrictions..............................................................8
Hook and Weight Regulations...............................................9
Angling and Harvest Methods, Hours and Restrictions.........9
Angling Zones Map.............................................................10
Fish District Boundaries and Contacts................................11
Northwest Zone: Maps.......................................................20
Northwest Zone Regulations...............................................22
Southwest Zone: Maps......................................................32
Southwest Zone Regulations..............................................34
Willamette Zone: Maps......................................................44
Willamette Zone Regulations..............................................46
Central Zone: Maps.............................................................56
Central Zone Regulations....................................................58
Northeast Zone: Maps........................................................64
Northeast Zone Regulations................................................66
Southeast Zone: Maps.......................................................70
Southeast Zone Regulations...............................................75
Snake River Zone: Maps...................................................80
Snake River Zone Regulations............................................82
Columbia Zone: Maps........................................................84
Columbia Zone Regulations................................................88
Page
Marine Zone: Regulations...................................................92
NORTHWEST
Pages 20 - 30
STATEWIDE
Pages 3 - 19
Page
How To Use This Guide................................................2
General (Statewide) Regulations:
Spanish
Este libro incluye información importante sobre las leyes de pesca de Oregon.
Puede recibir multas o ir a la cárcel si infringe esas leyes. Haga que un lector
angloparlante que entienda cabalmente esta información y pueda interpretar
con exactitud el alcance legal de las leyes expresadas en este libro, se las
explique.
Ukrainian
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Ɉɪɟɝɨɧ. əɤɳɨ ȼɢ ɩɨɪɭɲɢɬɟ ɰɿ ɡɚɤɨɧɢ, ɡ ȼɚɫ ɦɨɠɭɬɶ ɫɬɹɝɧɭɬɢ ɲɬɪɚɮ ɚɛɨ
ɩɨɫɚɞɢɬɢ ɭ ɜɹɡɧɢɰɸ.Ȼɭɞɶ ɥɚɫɤɚ, ɩɨɩɪɨɫɿɬɶ ɥɸɞɢɧɭ, ɹɤɚ ɞɨɛɪɟ ɪɨɡɭɦɿɽ
ɚɧɝɥɿɣɫɶɤɭ ɿ ɦɨɠɟ ɬɨɱɧɨ ɩɟɪɟɞɚɬɢ ɸɪɢɞɢɱɧɟ ɡɧɚɱɟɧɧɹ ɰɿɽʀ ɤɧɢɝɢ, ɩɪɨɱɢɬɚɬɢ
ɿ ɩɨɹɫɧɢɬɢ ȼɚɦ ɰɿ ɩɪɚɜɢɥɚ.
Traditional Chinese
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Vietnamese
QuyӇn sách này bao gӗm nhӳng thông tin quan trӑng vӅ luұt ÿi săn cӫa
Oregon. Quý vӏ có thӇ bӏ phҥt tiӅn hoһc phҥt tù nӃu vi phҥm nhӳng luұt này.
Hãy nhӡ mӝt ngѭӡi thҥo tiӃng Anh, ngѭӡi có thӇ hoàn toàn hiӇu nhӳng thông
tin này và có thӇ giҧi thích chính xác ý nghƭa luұt pháp cӫa các quy chӃ nêu
trong sách, giҧi thích cho quý vӏ.
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⇯屲摚抨K彖岙ᇭ
Call the Department of Fish and Wildlife at 503-947-6000 for up-to-date information about fishing and regulations
changes or visit us on the Internet at: www.odfw.com. This Internet site also features a weekly recreation report, the
latest Department news releases and much more.
COLUMBIA
Pages 84 - 91
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MARINE
Pages 92 - 100
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Fish Division - Angling Regulations Coordinator
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302
Text highlighted in blue is new or changed from 2014
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
SNAKE RIVER
Pages 80 - 83
REGULATIONS MAY CHANGE
SOUTHEAST
Pages 70 - 79
Russian
Ⱦɚɧɧɚɹ ɤɧɢɝɚ ɫɨɞɟɪɠɢɬ ɜɚɠɧɭɸ ɢɧɮɨɪɦɚɰɢɸ ɨ ɡɚɤɨɧɚɯ ɲɬɚɬɚ Ɉɪɟɝɨɧ ɨ
ɪɵɛɧɨɣ ɥɨɜɥɟ. Ɂɚ ɧɚɪɭɲɟɧɢɟ ɷɬɢɯ ɡɚɤɨɧɨɜ ȼɵ ɦɨɠɟɬɟ ɛɵɬɶ
ɨɲɬɪɚɮɨɜɚɧɵ ɢɥɢ ɨɫɭɠɞɟɧɵ. ɉɨɠɚɥɭɣɫɬɚ, ɭɛɟɞɢɬɟɫɶ, ɱɬɨ ȼɵ ɩɨɥɧɨɫɬɶɸ
ɩɨɧɢɦɚɟɬɟ ɢɧɮɨɪɦɚɰɢɸ ɩɪɚɜɨɜɨɝɨ ɯɚɪɚɤɬɟɪɚ, ɢɡɥɨɠɟɧɧɭɸ ɜ ɷɬɨɣ ɤɧɢɝɟ.
NORTHEAST
Pages 64 - 69
English
This book includes important information about Oregon fishing laws. You can
be fined or jailed if you violate these laws. Please have an English reader who
fully understands this information and can accurately interpret the legal
meaning of the regulations in this book explain them to you.
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ODFW on the Internet:
www.odfw.com
E-mail us at:
[email protected]
ODFW Salem Hdqtrs:
503-947-6000
ODFW In-state toll-free:
800-720-6339
Information & Education:
503-947-6002
Licensing Services:
503-947-6100
Fish Division Hdqtrs:
503-947-6201
Wildlife Violations:
1-800-452-7888
Oregon
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Full Service Offices:
Central Zone
ODFW Headquarters Salem
61374 Parrell Rd
Bend, OR 97702
Ph: 541-388-6363
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302-1142
503-947-6044
Northeast Zone
107 20th Street
La Grande, OR 97850
Ph: 541-963-2138
Northwest Zone
17330 SE Evelyn Street
Clackamas, OR 97015
Ph: 971-673-6000
Southwest Zone
Information in this booklet
will be furnished in alternate
formats for people with
disabilities, if requested.
Please call 503-947-6002 or
e-mail [email protected] to
request an alternate format.
ODFW prohibits discrimination
on the basis of race, color,
national origin, age, sex or
disability. If you believe you
have been discriminated
against as described above in
any ODFW program, activity or
facility, or if you desire further
information, please contact:
Deputy Director,
Fish & Wildlife Programs,
Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife,
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive
SE, Salem, OR 97302-1142; or
call 503-947-6000; or write to:
Civil Rights Coordinator for
Public Access,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mail Stop: WSFR-4020
4401 N. Fairfax Drive,
Arlington, VA 22203.
ODFW allows appropriate
advertising in this booklet to
help offset printing costs.
ODFW neither endorses
products or services listed nor
accepts any liability arising
from the use of products or
services listed.
Front cover:
“Fly Fishing the South Fork
McKenzie River”
Photo by Greg Yamada,
Eugene, Oregon
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Office of the Director:
4192 N Umpqua Hwy
Roseburg, OR 97470
Ph: 541-440-3353
Marine Zone
2040 SE Marine Science Dr.
Newport, OR 97365
Ph: 541-867-4741
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission:
Bobby Levy (Chair)........................................ Echo
Michael Finley (Vice-Chair)...................... Medford
Holly Akenson...................................... Enterprise
Laura Anderson.......................................Newport
Bob Webber.........................................Port Orford
Greg Wolley............................................. Portland
HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
This guide contains information you need to
legally fish throughout Oregon.
Note: Regulations may change on short notice during the year or season. If you want the latest on
regulations or other fishing information, you may
call the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
at 503-947-6000 during normal business hours or
visit us at our Internet site: www.odfw.com.
Oregon has three types of regulations for all
fishing waters:
1. General Regulations – Include information
on licenses, tags/harvest cards, permits,
catch and possession limits, definitions, gear
and bait restrictions, and harvest methods
and hours.
2. Zone Regulations – Apply to entire geographical areas. There are nine zones in
Oregon. See page 10.
3. Special Regulations – Apply to specific
bodies of water or portions of water within
a zone. If a body of water or specific references to species, catch limits, length limits,
seasons, or other specifications are not
made in the Special Regulations for the
zone, then Zone Regulations apply.
Before you fish any body of water, always:
1. Check the Special Regulations first. If the
waterbody you intend to fish is listed, then
follow the Special Regulations but also
check in the Zone Regulations for additional regulations which apply.
2. If a body of water is not listed in the Special
Regulations for the zone, check the Zone
Regulations.
3. Regardless of where you fish, be certain to
review and follow the General Regulations.
Let’s try an example. You want to go fishing at
Crescent Lake in Central Oregon.
1. First, determine the zone where Crescent
Lake is located. You locate the lake on the
Central Zone map on page 57.
2. Next, determine if there are any special fish-
ing regulations for Crescent Lake.
• You find Crescent Lake listed on page 59.
• Crescent Lake has a trout daily catch limit
that may include only one lake trout that
must be at least 30 inches in length.
• You then turn back to page 58 and review
the Zone Regulations for the Central
Zone.
• By reading the Zone Regulations, you
learn you may catch and keep only five
trout per day with a minimum size limit of 8
inches, of which only one may be over 20
inches.
• Thus, if you catch and keep one lake trout
that is at least 30 inches in length, you may
still catch four other trout in Crescent Lake
that are 20 inches or less.
3. Can you fish Crescent Lake all year?
• On page 58, you note that the season
column states lakes in the Central Zone
are open to fishing for trout all year.
4. What do you need to legally catch a trout in
Crescent Lake?
• You note there are no other restrictions
listed in Special or Zone Regulations.
• So you turn to pages 3-10 to review the
General Regulations.
5. In the General Regulations you learn:
• You need an angling license;
• You may not use live fish to catch fish in
Crescent Lake; and
• You may only use one fishing rod, except
by permit.
Please continue to thoroughly read the General
Regulations for other information regarding
harvest methods and hours.
Note: Text highlighted in blue throughout this
guide is new or has changed from last year.
Text highlighted in blue is new or changed from 2014
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
OTHER INFORMATION
from Oregon State Marine Board, 435
Commercial Street NE, Salem, OR 97301,
503-378-8587.
Travel Information: Oregon Tourism,
Telephone: 1-800-547-7842.
www.boatoregon.com or Oregon State
Marine Board, 435 Commercial Street NE,
Salem, OR 97301, 503-378-8587, and
Marine Board agents.
Guides and Packers: Information on
guides and packers can be obtained
GENERAL (STATEWIDE) REGULATIONS
Instructions:
1. Read the Special Regulations for the zone in which you will be fishing. Special Regulations apply to specific bodies of water
or portions of water within a zone. If specific references to a body of water, species, catch limits, length limits, seasons, or other
specifications are not made in the Special Regulations for this zone, then Zone Regulations apply.
2. Read the section entitled Regulations for this zone for the zone in which you will be fishing.
3. Always read the following General Regulations, which apply to all zones, for information about licenses; tags/harvest cards, and
permits; definitions; catch and possession limits; gear and bait restrictions; and harvest methods and hours, before going fishing.
4. Emergency or permanent rules adopted since these rules were printed supersede these regulations. Anglers may call ODFW
headquarters or field offices at the numbers shown on page 2, or check ODFW’s web site, www.odfw.com for sport fishing regulations
updates.
Licenses, Tags, Permits, Endorsements and Validations:
1. Licenses, tags and permits can be obtained at license agents throughout the state of Oregon, via the Internet (www.dfw.state.or.us/
online_license_sales/index.asp), or through the headquarters office in Salem by mail, fax, or in person. Licenses and tags may be
purchased for you by a family member or friend.
2. State and federal laws require a Social Security Number to obtain most hunting and fishing licenses.
3. All persons 14 years or older must have in possession a valid Oregon angling license to angle for or take or assist another in angling
for or taking of any fish for personal use, except:
• During “Free Fishing Weekend” (June 6-7, 2015) when no license or tag is required;
• When taking smelt, crayfish, or bullfrogs;
• Oregon resident landowners and members of their immediate family may angle for fish on land they own and reside upon;
• When angling in the Pacific ocean within 3 miles of shore between Cape Falcon, Oregon and Leadbetter Point, Washington either
a resident Washington license or an Oregon license is valid. Persons other than Washington residents must have a valid Oregon
license to land fish in Oregon which were caught in the ocean.
4. All persons 14 years or older must have in possession a valid Oregon shellfish license to take any shellfish for personal use, except:
• During “Free Fishing Weekend” (June 6-7, 2015) when no license is required;
• When taking crayfish; and
• Oregon resident landowners and members of their immediate family may take shellfish on land they own and reside upon.
5. All anglers, regardless of age, need in possession a valid Combined Angling Tag to angle for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon or Pacific
halibut. Anglers may purchase only one Combined Angling Tag (authorizing harvest of 20 salmon or steelhead) per year. Any
salmon or steelhead may be recorded on the Combined Angling Tag.
6. Anglers may purchase multiple Hatchery Harvest Tags to record adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon or adipose fin-clipped
steelhead harvested, in lieu of recording those fish on the Combined Angling Tag. Only adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon or
adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be recorded on the Hatchery Harvest Tag.
7. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem
Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River.
Licenses, Tags, Permits,
Endorsements and Validations - Fish
Resident Annual Licenses:
Angling License
Angling License with Columbia River Basin
Endorsement
Combination Angling/Hunting License
Combination Angling/Hunting License with
Columbia River Basin Endorsement
Juvenile Angling License
Juvenile Angling License with Columbia River
Basin Endorsement
(Juvenile is 14 through 17 years of age)
Fee
$33.00
$42.75
$58.00
$67.75
$9.00
$18.75
Qualifications
• See also: definition of “Resident” at the bottom of page 7.
• A person who has resided in Oregon for at least 6 consecutive months
immediately prior to the date of making application for a license, tag
or permit.
• A non-resident member of the uniformed services may purchase
licenses, tags, and permits at resident rates.
• A Youth Under 14 Angling License is valid only for youths age 13
or younger. Youths wishing to continue angling after turning age 14
must first purchase a Juvenile Angling License prior to angling.
Note: Angling licenses may be exchanged for Combination Licenses or
Sports Pac Licenses within 90 days from original purchase.
Youth Under 14 Angling License
Free
$25.50
Senior Citizen Combination Angling/Hunting
License
Senior Citizen Combination Angling/Hunting
License with Columbia River Basin
Endorsement
Senior Citizen Angling License
Senior Citizen Angling License with Columbia
River Basin Endorsement
$35.25
• Must be at least 70 years of age and have lived in Oregon for more
than 5 years and for at least 6 consecutive months immediately before
buying a license.
• Available from license agents.
$15.00
$24.75
Text highlighted in blue is new or changed from 2014
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
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STATEWIDE
Pages 3 - 19
Other Information - Boats and Motors:
Only those boating regulations restricting
sport fishing are listed in this booklet.
General Boating Regulations:
Information on general boating regulations
can be obtained from the web at:
GENERAL (STATEWIDE) REGULATIONS
Licenses, Tags, Permits,
Endorsements and Validations - Fish
Fee
Resident Annual Licenses (continued):
$164.75
Sports Pac License
$174.50
Sports Pac License with Columbia River Basin
Endorsement
$55.00
Juvenile Sports Pac License
Juvenile Sports Pac License with Columbia River $64.75
Basin Endorsement
(Resident only, ages 12 through 17)
Resident Disabled Veteran Angling and Hunting
Free
License
Resident Pioneer Angling and Hunting License
Free
$17.00
or less
Duplicate License or Tag:
Non-resident Annual Licenses:
Angling License
Angling License with Columbia River Basin
Endorsement
Non-resident Juvenile Angling License
Non-resident Juvenile Angling License with
Columbia River Basin Endorsement
(14 through 17 years of age)
Non-resident Youth Under 14 Angling License
Daily Licenses:
1-Day Angling License
1-Day Angling License with Columbia River
Basin Endorsement
$106.25
$116.00
Qualifications
• Includes: combination angling/hunting license; shellfish license;
combined angling tag, spring turkey, cougar, general or controlled
bear tag, elk and deer tags; upland bird and waterfowl validations.
• Includes: combination angling/hunting license; shellfish license;
combined angling tag, spring turkey, cougar, general or controlled
bear tag, elk and deer tags; upland bird and waterfowl validations.
• Available only at ODFW offices.
• Must have resided in Oregon for at least 6 consecutive months
immediately before applying for a license and provide written
certification of at least 25 percent disability from Veterans Affairs or
a branch of the Uniformed Services.
• Available only at ODFW offices.
• Must be at least 65 years of age and have lived in Oregon for at least
50 years and for at least 6 consecutive months immediately before
applying for a license.
• Duplicate tags available only at ODFW offices.
• Duplicate tags are $17.00 or their original cost, whichever is less.
• No residency requirements.
$20.25
$30.00
• No residency requirements.
Free
• No residency requirements.
$16.75
$17.75
• Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Pacific halibut tag (Combined
Angling Tag) is included with daily licenses, and all retained fish
must be recorded on the tag.
• The same fees apply to both residents and non-residents.
2-Day Angling License
2-Day Angling License with Columbia River
Basin Endorsement
3-Day Angling License
3-Day Angling License with Columbia River
Basin Endorsement
4-Day Angling License
4-Day Angling License with Columbia River
Basin Endorsement
7-Day Angling License
7-Day Angling License with Columbia River
Basin Endorsement
Tags:
Combined Angling Tag (Adult: 18 and older)
(Annual Tag to fish for salmon, steelhead,
sturgeon and Pacific halibut.)
$31.50
$33.50
$26.50
• The same fees apply to both residents and non-residents.
• Anglers may purchase only one Combined Angling Tag per year.
• It is unlawful to alter entries on tags or licenses and to possess an
Combined Angling Tag (Juvenile: ages 14-17)
(Annual Tag to fish for salmon steelhead,
sturgeon and Pacific halibut.)
Combined Angling Tag (Juvenile: up to age 13)
(Annual Tag required to fish for salmon
steelhead, sturgeon and Pacific halibut.)
Note: A Juvenile Combined Angling Tag that
was purchased with the Youth Under 14
Angling License is valid for the remainder of
the calendar year with the purchase of the
Juvenile Angling License. Youths up to age
13 must first obtain a free Youth Under 14
Angling License prior to purchasing this tag.
$8.50
• Entries must be recorded in ball point pen. No erasures allowed.
• Adult salmon or steelhead, legal size sturgeon and Pacific halibut
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$46.25
$49.25
$58.00
$62.00
$59.75
$66.75
• Non-resid­ents only.
altered tag or license.
$8.50
Free
must immediately upon removal from the water, be recorded on
the Combined Angling or Hatchery Harvest Tag in the chronological order caught, except during Free Fishing Weekend (June 6-7,
2015) when no licenses or tags are required. Jack salmon are not
required to be tagged.
• The angler who landed the fish must record the fish on his or her tag
irrespective of who hooked the fish.
• See pages 18 and 19 for instructions and codes.
Text highlighted in blue is new or changed from 2014
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Licenses, Tags, Permits,
Endorsements and Validations - Fish
Tags (continued):
Hatchery Harvest Tag
(Annual Tag to record adult hatchery salmon
or hatchery steelhead)
Fee
$16.50
Two-Rod Validation
$17.00
Columbia River Basin Endorsement
$11.75
Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit
(Permit holders must still acquire the appropriate license and tags. See Qualifications on
page 17.)
Free
Licenses and Permits - Shellfish
Fee
Resident Annual Shellfish License
$7.00
Nonresident Annual Shellfish License
Disabled Veteran Shellfish License
$20.50
Free
Nonresident 3-day Shellfish License
Disabled Clam Digger Permit
• A person may assist a disabled clam digger,
provided:
1. Both diggers have their own containers for
clams; and
2. The disabled clam digger is within 100 feet
of the assistant while the assistant is digging;
and
3. The disabled clam digger has one of the permits or licenses listed in possession on the
clam beds; and
4. The person assisting the clam digger holding
one of the permits or licenses listed has a
copy of said permit or license in possession
on the clam beds.
$11.50
Free
Abalone Harvest Permit / Scallop Harvest Permit
Free
Qualifications
• Angler must purchase Combined Angling Tag, which, along with
all purchased Hatchery Harvest Tags, must be in possession and
presented when requested while angling. Each Hatchery Harvest Tag
purchased authorizes the harvest of a combined total of 10 adipose
or otherwise fin-clipped salmon or adipose fin-clipped steelhead.
• No limit on the number of Hatchery Harvest Tags an angler may
purchase per year.
• Only adipose or otherwise fin-clipped adult salmon or adipose finclipped steelhead may be recorded on the Hatchery Harvest Tags.
• Entries must be recorded in ball point pen. No erasures allowed.
• Adult (18 and older) and juvenile (14-17 years of age) anglers must
possess a valid Angling License in order to purchase a Two-Rod
validation. Anglers under age 14 may use two rods where allowed
without a Two-Rod validation.
• A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession
when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem
Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their
tributaries that flow into the Columbia River.
• Issued by ODFW Salem (Disabilities Permit application and updated
information can be found at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/
hunting/disability/permit.pdf).
Qualifications
• Same qualifications as Resident Annual Angling License (see page
3 under Licenses, Tags and Permits).
• No residency requirements.
• Available only at ODFW offices.
• Must have resided in Oregon for at least 6 consecutive months
immediately before applying for a license and provide written
certification of at least 25 percent disability from Veterans Affairs or
a branch of the Armed Forces.
• No residency requirements.
• Applications available at ODFW offices in Newport, Charleston
or Astoria or online at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/shellfish/
regulations.asp.
• Written certification from a licensed physician that the applicant
meets one of the following criteria:
1. Severely limited mobility because of paralysis or loss of use of
some or all of a person’s legs or arms;
2. Loss of vision or substantial loss of visual acuity or visual field
beyond correction; or
3. Unable to walk without an assistive device or unable to walk more
than 200 feet.
• The doctor’s certification must state whether the condition is
permanent or temporary and, if temporary, the date when assistance
would no longer be required.
• A Disabled Veterans License, a Oregon Disabilities Hunting and
Fishing Permit, Wheelchair Angler License, or a Blind Angler License,
issued by ODFW, may be used instead of the Disabled Clam Digger
Permit.
• A shellfish license is required in addition to this permit.
• Issued by ODFW Newport, Charleston or Astoria offices.
Catch and Possession Limits (continued on next page):
Catch and
Possession
Limits:
Daily Limit:
Annual Limit:
Catch and possession limits apply to all waters and across Zone boundaries and apply to all fish and shellfish
in possession regardless of condition. This includes fish and shellfish which are fresh, and when lawful, frozen,
canned, smoked or otherwise processed.
Maximum number of fish or shellfish which may be legally caught and reduced to possession in one day. An
angler may take daily limits of several types of fish per day.
Applies to abalone, Pacific halibut, salmon, steelhead and white sturgeon only. The annual catch limits are:
abalone 5; white sturgeon - see Zone Regulations; Pacific halibut 6; and 20 for salmon and steelhead, in any
combination, when recorded on the Combined Angling Tag. Adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon or adipose
fin-clipped steelhead legally recorded on a Hatchery Harvest Tag do not count toward this annual limit.
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GENERAL (STATEWIDE) REGULATIONS
Catch and Possession Limits (continued):
Possession Limit:
Size Limit:
Maximum number or amount of a type of fish or shellfish that a person may lawfully possess in the field or forest,
or in transit to the place of permanent residence. The possession limit is: 2 daily limits for all species, including
jack salmon except 1 daily limit for abalone, 1 daily limit on the vessel or three daily limits on land for Pacific
halibut, and no possession limit for adult salmon and steelhead. Anglers are restricted to 1 daily catch limit and 1
annual catch limit for all fish species from the Columbia River, even if licensed in Oregon and Washington.
It is unlawful to take or have in possession any fish or shellfish that are smaller than the minimum size or larger
than the maximum size limits. All undersized, oversized, prohibited species or unwanted fish or shellfish taken
must be immediately released unharmed and should not be removed from the water.
Definitions:
Adipose FinClipped Fish
A hatchery salmon, steelhead or trout with a clipped adipose fin and having a healed scar at the location of the
fin. The adipose fin is the small fatty fin on salmon, steelhead, and trout located between the dorsal fin and the
tail (see page 13).
Aggregate
The total sum or number; as in 15 fish in aggregate. Generally used where several species make up a combined
daily catch limit.
Angling
To take or attempt to take fish for personal use by hook and line.
Artificial Fly
A fly is a hook, dressed with conventional fly tying materials. The affixed materials may be natural or synthetic.
Tied in conjunction with other materials, the following items may be part of the fly: wire (lead or other metal) used
for weighting the fly, dumbbell eyes or beads (metal, glass or plastic). A fly is not a hook to which sinkers, molded
weights, spinners, spoons or similar attractors are attached.
Attractor
A hookless device attached to an angler’s fishing line in advance of the primary lure, fly, or baited hook that
provides added motion or other visual attraction to the primary lure, fly, or bait. Typical attractors include lake trolls
such as Ford fenders, willow leaf, or cowbell flashers; dodgers; or spreader bars with any number of hoochies,
artificial rubber or molded plastic (soft or hard) attractors.
Anti-snagging
Except when fishing with a buoyant lure (with no weights added to the line or lure), or trolling from a moving
Regulation
vessel or floating device, terminal fishing gear is restricted to an artificial fly, lure, or bait with one singlepoint hook. Hooks must measure 3/4-inch or less from point to shank, and must be attached to or below the
lure or bait. Weights may not be attached below or less than 18 inches above the lure or bait. See Special
Regulations where anti-snagging regulation is in place.
Bait
Any item used to attract fish which is not an artificial fly, lure, or attractor. Molded soft plastic or rubber imitation
worms, eggs, or other rubber or soft plastic imitation baits are considered bait. Scent is not considered bait.
Bank Angling
Angling from the mainland or island shore or from docks physically attached to the shore.
Barbless­­Hook
A hook manufactured without barbs or a hook with the point barb removed or bent down to the shank.
Bobber
A hook-less, floating device that is attached to or slides along the mainline or leader above the hook(s) for the
purpose of suspending hook(s) (which are part of the bait, lure or artificial fly) off of the bottom of the stream and
visually signaling (from the surface of the water) a fish’s strike at the hook(s).
Carcass
A fish carcass is entrails, gills, head, skin, fins, and backbone.
Chumming
Depositing in the water any substance, not attached to a hook, which may attract fish.
Fin Clip
A healed scar where a fish fin has been clipped.
Fly Angling
Angling with a fly rod, fly reel, (no spinning or fixed spool reel(s)), floating or sinking fly line, leader, any type of
backing line, and an artificial fly. In waters restricted to “Fly Angling Only” no additional weights or attractors shall
be attached to the hook, leader, or line, and no metal core lines may be used.
Game Fish
Are defined as follows: Trout, salmon when taken by angling, steelhead, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, other sunfish, catfish, walleye, yellow perch, hybrid bass (white x striped cross), whitefish, sturgeon
and shad when taken by angling, mullet, grayling and striped bass.
Groundfish Group Includes: lingcod, rockfish, greenling, cabezon, skates, flatfish other than Pacific halibut, and all other marine fish
species not listed on pages 92-93.
Herring Jig
A series of single point hooks that are no larger than 3/8-inch gap between point and shank. Herring jigs are typically used to catch species such as herring, sardine, and anchovy. A herring jig may have any number of hooks.
Immediate Family A landowner’s immediate family is the landowner’s spouse, domestic partner, children and parents who reside on
the landowner’s property.
In the Field,
Anywhere other than a permanent residence.
Forest or Transit
Lake
The slack water portion of all lakes, ponds and reservoirs; excluding beaver ponds and tide-gate sloughs.
Leader
A section of line, other than the mainline, extending from the lowermost hook (part of bait, lure, or fly) to the first
swivel, weight, bobber, or any other attachment.
Length
The length of any fish (except Pacific halibut and sturgeon) is the shortest distance measured in a straight line
between the tip of the tail and the tip of the snout while the fish is lying on its side, on a flat surface, with its tail in
a normal position (see sketch, page 12). The length of a Pacific halibut is measured in a straight line from the tip
of the lower jaw with the mouth closed to the extreme end of the middle of the tail (see sketch, page 12). The fork
length of a sturgeon is measured in a straight line from the tip of the nose to the fork in the caudal fin (tail), with
the fish laying on its side, on a flat surface (see sketch, page 12).
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Definitions (continued):
Lure
Metal Core Line
Nongame Fish
Offshore Pelagic
Species
Permanent
Residence
Resident
Rockfish
Salmon
Shellfish
Snagging
Steelhead
Stream
Strike Indicator
Sunfish
Take
Tidewaters
Tributary
Trout
Two-Rod
Validation
An artificial device, complete with hooks, intended to attract and entice fish; excluding artificial flies or attractors.
Corkies, spin-n-glos, go-glos, birdy drifters, lead-head jigs, etc., are considered lures. Molded soft plastic or
rubber imitation worms, eggs, or other rubber or soft plastic imitation baits are considered bait.
Line which when bent sharply and then released remains bent.
Are defined as all fish except those which are defined as Game Fish. See species listed as Nongame in the
Harvest Methods, Hours and Restrictions table starting at the bottom of page 9.
Includes all species of tuna and mackerel (family Scombridae), swordfish, all species of bill fish (family
Istiophoridae), all species of the family jacks (family Carangidae), opah, dorado, Pacific pomfret, and all species
of shark except leopard shark, spiny dogfish, and soupfin shark which are classified as “groundfish.”
Retention of white shark, megamouth shark, oceanic whitetip shark, and basking shark is prohibited.
A residential dwelling where a person normally lives, with associated features such as address, telephone number,
utility account, etc.
A person who has resided in Oregon for at least 6 consecutive months immediately prior to the date of making
application for a license, tag or permit. Resident license and tags may also be purchased by:
1. Members of the uniformed services of the United States who:
• Are permanently assigned to active duty in this state, and their spouse and dependent children.
• Reside in this state while assigned to duty at any base, station, shore establishment or other facility in this state.
• Reside in this state while serving as members of the crew of a ship that has an Oregon port or shore
establishment as its home port or permanent station.
• Uniformed services includes Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, or their reserve
components; the National Guard or Oregon National Guard, commissioned corps of the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, and the United States Public Health Service detailed with the Army or
Navy.
2. Aliens attending school in Oregon under a foreign student exchange program.
3. A non-resident member of the uniformed services may purchase licenses, tags, and permits at resident rates,
with the exception of controlled hunt tags.
All genera and species of the family Scorpaenidae which include Sebastes, Sebastolobus, and that occur in Oregon.
Refer to ODFW’s website or contact ODFW’s Marine Resources Program office in Newport (ph: 541‑867‑4741)
for a listing of Oregon’s Rockfish species, descriptions and photographs.
Includes 5 species: Chinook, coho, chum, sockeye and pink. Adult salmon are coho over 20 inches in length, all
sockeye regardless of size are considered adults, and any other salmon species over 24 inches in length, except
in the ocean where all legal size salmon are considered to be adults. Jack salmon are coho between 15 and 20
inches in length and any other salmon species (except sockeye) between 15 and 24 inches in length when in
fresh-water or bays. Jack salmon are not a separate species of salmon, but a life-history stage of various species
of salmon that return to fresh-water and become sexually mature after only a short period in the ocean. Thus,
there are jack coho and jack Chinook salmon, for example. See exception to salmon minimum length limits for
Sections 2-4 of the Columbia River and the Umatilla River.
Abalone, clams, crabs, crayfish, mussels, oysters, piddocks, scallops, shrimp and other marine invertebrates with
shells.
Taking or attempting to take a fish with a hook and line in a way or manner where the fish is not enticed to
voluntarily take the hook(s) in its mouth. Gamefish which are hooked other than inside of its mouth must be
released immediately unharmed.
Sea-run rainbow trout over 20 inches in length except in Northwest and Southwest zone streams where rainbow
trout over 16 inches in length are defined as steelhead.
The free-flowing portion of all rivers and creeks, including beaver ponds and tide-gated sloughs.
A hookless, unscented floating device attached to the line or leader for the purpose of signaling a strike at the fly.
The point of attachment must be at least 18 inches from the fly. Strike indicators are not considered an “attachment” or an “attractor” and are therefore permitted in fly angling and artificial fly waters, except the North Umpqua.
Largemouth and smallmouth bass; bluegill; crappie; green sunfish; redear sunfish; Sacramento perch; pumpkinseed; warmouth and all hybrids of these species.
To kill, reduce to possession or control or attempt to possess or control which incudes catch-and-release
angling.
Stream or estuary waters affected by daily ebb and flow of tides.
A stream flowing into a larger stream or a lake.
All rainbow (except steelhead); cutthroat; brook; brown; bull; golden and lake trout; Atlantic salmon and kokanee.
Coho salmon are always considered salmon regardless of size and Chinook salmon are considered trout in some
areas (see Special Regulations and Zone Regulations).
A validation which allows an angler with a current resident or non-resident fishing license to angle with two rods
or lines when angling on standing water bodies which include lakes, ponds, and reservoirs including Snake River
impoundments above Hell’s Canyon Dam but excludes the Columbia River and its impoundments. Seasonal or
permanent backwaters and sloughs of rivers, streams or creeks and bays, estuaries and ocean waters are also
excluded from the Two-Rod Validation. See exceptions in Special Regulations which prohibit Two-Rod angling
in coastal lakes during wild coho salmon seasons.
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GENERAL (STATEWIDE) REGULATIONS
Gear and Bait Restrictions:
Use of Fish for Bait
1. It is unlawful to: transport live fish into, within or out of this state; hold any live fish in the waters of this state; or release or attempt to
release any live fish into the waters of this state; except as provided by OAR 635-007-0600(3)(a) for aquaria fish intended for aquaria
use and those holding a valid Fish Transport Permit.
2. Live fish may not be used or held for use as bait, except live nongame fish may be used in the ocean, bays and tidewaters when taken
from the waterbody in which they will be used.
3. Dead fish, preserved fish, or parts of fish, shellfish and fish eggs may be used as bait. Goldfish may not be used as bait or in angler’s
possession while angling.
4. It is unlawful to use lamprey as bait in any recreational fishery.
5. Live crayfish may not be used as bait and live crayfish taken for bait may not be released into Oregon waters except in the waterbody
in which they were taken.
6. Live leeches may not be used as bait or in angler’s possession while angling.
General Restrictions:
The following activities are unlawful:
1. Use of more than one rod or one line when angling for any fish except:
a. A person with a current Two-Rod Validation may use two rods or lines when angling on standing water bodies which include lakes,
ponds, and reservoirs but exclude reservoirs on the Columbia River and the Snake River below Hells Canyon Dam. Seasonal or
permanent backwaters and sloughs of rivers, streams or creeks and bays, estuaries and ocean waters are also excluded from the
Two-Rod Validation. See exceptions in Special Regulations which prohibit Two-Rod angling in coastal lakes during wild coho
salmon seasons.
b. Any number of rods or lines are allowed outside of three miles from shore when angling for offshore pelagic species and only if no
species other than offshore pelagic species have been retained.
c. Rods or lines must be closely attended.
2. Use of gurdies, winches or reels affixed to a boat to land fish (rod or line must be held in hand) except when used for retrieving crab
rings or pots.
3. Sale or purchase of fish or shellfish, or parts thereof, which have been taken for personal use. Except the skeletal remains of ocean food
fish may be sold; and eggs from ocean-caught salmon may be sold to a licensed wholesale fish or bait dealer.
4. Catching all or part of another person’s catch limit, except as provided for by a Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit. See
page 17.
5. Trespassing on a fishway, weir or fish trap; and angling within 200 feet above and 200 feet below a weir or the entrance or exit of a
fishway or fish trap either public or private.
6. Taking or attempting to take fish from state or federal hatchery facilities.
7. Removal, alteration or possession of ODFW signs.
8. Angling through a human-made ice hole larger than 12 inches diameter or length.
9. Transporting live fish or live eggs from one waterbody to another or into the state without a permit from ODFW.
10. Wasting fish, shellfish or marine intertidal invertebrates.
11. Angling on private land without permission.
12. Denying ODFW employees, peace officers or landowners opportunity to inspect license, catch and gear. It is also unlawful for any
person licensed by ODFW to fail to comply with the directions of authorized Department personnel related to the collection of sampling
data or material from salmon or other fish. It is also unlawful for any such person to fail to relinquish to the Department any part of
a salmon or other fish containing coded-wire tags, including but not limited to, the snouts of those salmon that are marked by having
clipped adipose fins.
13. Taking or attempting to take any fish by means of chumming, or knowingly angle with the aid of chum, except chumming is allowed
when fishing for offshore pelagic species outside of three miles from shore and only if no species other than offshore pelagic species
have been retained.
14. Continuing to angle for the same type of fish after taking and retaining a catch or possession limit. Exceptions are provided for in bass
fishing tournament regulations and while anglers are providing assistance to a disabled angler (see page 17). Anglers may continue
to angle for sturgeon provided all subsequent fish are released.
15. Dispose of a fish carcass into waters other than where the fish was caught. Anglers must retain enough of the carcass to identify the
size, species and any fin clip. A fish carcass is defined as entrails, gills, head, skin, fins, and backbone.
16. To attach a tag or physically mark any fish in Oregon waters without a scientific taking permit except that adipose or otherwise finclipped fish may be tagged as part of angling tournament activities authorized under Department tournament permits. Contact ODFW
in Salem for an application.
17. Take a fish which has had a radio tag inserted (a fish with an antenna trailing from its mouth or body) except radio-tagged fish may
be retained, when otherwise legal, (consistent with all other existing regulations and applicable laws) in the mainstem Columbia River
and its tributaries.
18. Unless authorized by a specific permit issued by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, no person may angle for or possess any
of the following species of fish: Goose Lake lamprey; Pacific lamprey; River lamprey; Western brook lamprey; Miller Lake lamprey;
Klamath lamprey; Pit-Klamath lamprey; Klamath Basin lamprey; Goose Lake tui chub; Warner Basin tui chub; Alvord chub; Catlow
tui chub; Oregon lakes tui chub; Sheldon tui chub; Summer Lake Basin tui chub; Borax Lake chub; Oregon tui chub of Hutton Spring;
Oregon chub (Willamette Basin); California roach; Millicoma dace; Foskett Springs speckled dace; Lahonton redside shiner; Goose
Lake sucker; Modoc sucker; Tahoe sucker; Lost River sucker; short nose sucker (mullet) of Klamath County; Jenny Creek sucker;
Warner sucker; Malheur mottled sculpin; margined sculpin; pit sculpin; grass carp; caribe or piranha; walking catfish; Snake River
Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon; Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon; Columbia River Coho Salmon.
Note: Fish listed under state or federal endangered species acts may be harvested under “incidental take permits,” which are reconsidered annually.
Check regulations to see under what circumstances these fish may be taken.
19. Snag or attempt to snag gamefish.
20. Take, possess, or remove from streams salmon and steelhead carcasses or parts thereof not legally taken.
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Hook and Weight Regulations:
1. No more than two hooks may be used while angling for Pacific halibut. No more than two single point barbless hooks may be used
while angling for salmon or steelhead in the ocean or when a salmon or steelhead is on board a vessel in the ocean (see Marine
Zone regulations page 92). No more than three hooks may be used while angling for other species except herring jigs may be used
for marine food fish species (defined on page 10) except Pacific halibut. A double or treble point hook is classified as one hook. When
angling with two rods (where allowed and with a current Two-Rod Angling Validation), the general hook rule applies to each rod.
2. Measure hook gap from point to shank (see sketches at right).
3. When angling for sturgeon, anglers are restricted to one single-point barbless hook in all Oregon waters.
4. When angling for salmon or steelhead, (except in the ocean or as listed under Special Regulations for specific bodies of water) the
following regulations apply:
• Single-point hooks larger than 1 inch and multiple-point hooks larger than 9/16inch gap are prohibited.
• All weight, if not part of a conventional lure, must be attached above the hooks.
When using single-point hooks larger than 5/8‑inch gap or multiple-point hooks,
the attachment of the weight must be 18 inches or more above uppermost hook.
5. When angling for salmon or steelhead in the ocean, anglers must refer to Marine Zone Regulations for Salmon and Steelhead,
page 93.
6. Barbless hooks are required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in some areas of the following angling zones: Columbia,
Northwest, and Willamette (see pages 88, 22, and 46 respectively). Barbless hooks are advised for fisheries where the release of
fish is anticipated.
Angling and Harvest Methods, Hours and Restrictions:
1. Fish, shellfish or marine invertebrates may be taken only by the method or gear and during hours listed on the following pages.
Species
Harvest Method
Restrictions
Game Fish:
Angling only
Salmon, Shad,
Steelhead, Sturgeon,
Trout, Whitefish,
Largemouth Bass,
Smallmouth Bass,
Hybrid Bass, Striped
Bass, Bluegill, Catfish,
Crappie, Sunfish,
Yellow Perch, Walleye
and Mullet
Unlawful to:
1. Angle for or take salmon, shad, steelhead, sturgeon, trout or whitefish except in
daylight hours (one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset). See exceptions
for specific waterbodies: Southwest Zone (Rogue River, Section 3); Southeast
Zone (Miller Lake and Lake-of-the-woods); and Columbia Zone (McNary Dam to
Oregon-Washington border);
2. Attempt to snag, spear, gaff, net, trap, club, shoot or ensnare any game fish. A
hand-held landing net may be used to land legally hooked fish. A gaff may not be
used to land hooked salmon, steelhead or other freshwater game fish in inland or
ocean fisheries;
3. Take game fish other than those hooked inside the mouth;
4. Remove eggs from any salmon, steelhead or sturgeon without retaining the carcass
while in the field;
5. Possess in the field game fish dressed or mutilated so that size, species or fin clip
cannot be determined until the angler has reached their automobile or principle
means of land transportation and has completed their daily angling;
6. Angle for sturgeon with lures in waters closed to salmon or steelhead angling;
7. Gaff or penetrate sturgeon in any way while landing or releasing it;
8. Remove oversize sturgeon totally or in part from the water;
9. Take or possess suckers (mullet) in Klamath County; or
10. Continue to angle for jack salmon after retaining a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.
Nongame Fish and Shellfish - Freshwater:
Bullfrogs
Crayfish
Freshwater Clams
and Mussels
Pacific Lamprey
Angling, Hand, Bow
& Arrow, Spear, Gig,
Spear Gun, Dip Net
Hand, Baited Lines
(no hooks allowed),
Net, Rings and Traps
Harvest prohibited
• No angling license is required to take bullfrogs.
Hand or handpowered tools
1. May be taken at Willamette Falls only.
2. Must have in possession both a Personal Use Permit and a Possession Permit
• Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required.
Note: For more information visit the crayfish identification page: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/
conservationstrategy/invasive_species/docs/Crayfish_Comparison.pdf.
• It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams.
issued from the ODFW Northwest Region Office in Clackamas when harvesting
lamprey.
3. Must have a Possession Permit to possess lamprey. Possession Permit does not
authorize harvest of lamprey.
4. Season, Harvest Hours and Possession Limits established by the Oregon Fish and
Wildlife Commission are printed on Personal Use Permit.
5. Lamprey Harvest Permit with completed catch information must be turned in to the
Northwest Region Office within 30 days of the end of season. Failure to report annual
catch may jeopardize your ability to obtain a Lamprey Harvest Permit in the future.
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Species
Harvest Method
Restrictions
Nongame Fish and Shellfish - Freshwater (continued):
Smelt
See Restrictions.
First 25 pounds per
day.
Suckers, Northern
Pikeminnow, Carp,
Chub, Sculpin, and
other Nongame
Freshwater Fish
Angling, Hand, Bow
& Arrow, Crossbow,
Spear, Spear Gun,
Gaff & Snag Hook
• May be taken by cast net, angling, and angling with herring jigs. Herring jigs may
have any number of hooks. Separate container required for each angler. Unlawful
to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters including: bays, estuaries,
rivers and streams.
Note: See Marine Sport Fish Identification Key at: www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/FishID.
• Unlawful to take or attempt to take suckers (mullet) in Klamath and Lake Counties.
Food Fish and Shellfish - Marine:
Food Fish
Herring, Anchovy,
Sardines and Smelt
Angling, Dip Net, Cast • Unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters including bays,
Net & Herring Jig with
estuaries, rivers and streams. See ODFW website for smelt identification guide.
any number of hooks Note: Regulations for Marine Shellfish; Marine Invertebrates and other marine species are
Lingcod, Rockfish,
Cabezon, Greenling,
Flounder, Sole, Perch,
other Nongame
Marine Fish and Offshore Pelagic species
Pacific Halibut
Angling, Hand, Bow & • Unlawful to mutilate fish so that size or species cannot be determined prior to
Arrow, Spear, Spear
landing or to transport mutilated fish across state water.
Gun, Gaff & Snag
Hook and Herring Jig
listed on pages 92-98. For Licensing Requirements see pages 3-5.
Single Line, no more
than 2 hooks; Spears
Marine Shellfish and See Marine Zone
Marine Invertebrates
• See Marine Zone pages 92-98 and License Requirements pages 3-5.
Angling Zones
Astoria
COLUMBIA
Columbia
UMATILLA
Pendleton
Marine
Newport
SH
E
CLACKAMAS
Willamette
Salem
POLK
UNION
Northeast
La Grande
GILLIAM
WASCO
WHEELER
MARION
BAKER
LINN
Eugene
WALLOWA
MORROW
Sn
MULTNOMAH
YAMHILL
LINCOLN
Northwe
st
Zone
WASHINGTON
HOOD
RIVER
AN
Portland
RM
TILLAMOOK
ake
CLATSOP
JEFFERSON
GRANT
Central
Bend
CROOK
LANE
DESCHUTES
Burns
Coos
Bay
COOS
Roseburg
DOUGLAS
MALHEUR
LAKE
Southwest
CURRY
JACKSON
HARNEY
Southeast
KLAMATH
JOSEPHINE
Gold Beach
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Klamath
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Fish District Boundaries and Contacts
Fish Districts
CLATSOP
Watershed Districts
Grande Ronde
Watershed
Counties
COLUMBIA
North Coast
NWWD Coast Range
Chris Knutsen
Tom Murtagh
503-842-2741
North
Coast
Watershed
UMATILLA
Umatilla
(971)673-6000
WASH.
TILLAMOOK
HOOD
RIVER
N. Willamette
Watershed
LINCOLN
Mid-Coast
John Spangler
541-265-8306
Rod French
541-296-4628
Elise Kelley
BENTON
Jeff Neal
LINN
Deschutes
Watershed
541-575-1167
GRANT
CROOK
541-388-6363
DESCHUTES
DOUGLAS
Malheur Watershed
CoosCoquille
Umpqua
Mike Gray
Laura Jackson
541-888-5515
541-440-3353
CURRY
Tim Bailey
541-963-2138
Brett Hodgson
Jeff Ziller
COOS
BAKER
La Grande
Deschutes
Upper
Willamette
541-726-3515
WHEELER
JEFFERSON
S
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m ee tt tt ee
W
W aa tt ee rr ss hh ee dd
LANE
WALLOWA
John Day
Watershed
John Day
Mid-Columbia
MARION
541-757-4186
541-426-3279
WASCO
971-673-6000
Mid Willamette
Jeff Yanke
541-276-2344
MORROW
SHERMAN
Todd Alsbury
POLK
Wallowa
Bill Duke
UNION
GILLIAM
NWWD Cascade Unit
YAMHILL
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GENERAL (STATEWIDE) REGULATIONS
Southeast
Dave Banks
541-573-6582
Umpqua
Watershed
Klamath
Mike Harrington
HARNEY
541-883-5732
MALHEUR
JACKSON
South
Coast
Todd Confer
541-247-7605
Upper Rogue
Dan VanDyke
541-826-8774
KLAMATH
LAKE
Klamath Watershed
JOSEPHINE
Rogue Watershed
Please return sturgeon tags, they provide important biological information!
Do not remove tags from fish not being retained, but record the following:
•  Tag number and color.
•  Fork length measurement.
•  Date and location of catch.
•  Your name and address.
Mail tags and/or information to:
Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
17330 SE Evelyn St.
Clackamas, OR 97015
or
Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
2108 Grand Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661
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Freshwater Angling Ethics
Catch and Release
Enjoying angling in Oregon’s waters brings with it some responsibilities. To ensure viable fish populations and continued fishing
opportunities, all Oregonians are encouraged to make a personal
commitment to the care of the state’s fish and their habitats.
Positive voluntary efforts can reduce the necessity for future
mandatory regulations.
Using Tackle
x Use barbless hooks so you can
easily release your catch. Use
pliers to pinch down barbs.
x Use tackle strong enough to bring
your fish in quickly and gently.
Removing Hooks
x Land fish as carefully as possible.
x Avoid removing fish from the
water, but if you must, use a cotton
or rubber net – not nylon
x Keep your hands wet when
handling fish.
x If taking a photo, cradle the fish at
water level and quickly take the
picture.
x Remove the hook quickly and
gently while keeping the fish under
water.
x Use long-nosed pliers or
hemostats to back out the hook.
x If a fish is hooked deeply, cut the
line near the hook, which will
dissolve.
Reviving Fish
x Point the fish into a slow current or
move it back and forth until its gills
are working and it maintains its
balance on its own. Be patient!
x When possible, let it swim out of
your hands.
Here are some guidelines to consider when pledging a personal
code of ethics one that reflects your values and your respect for
Oregon’s natural places.
x Know and follow all state angling rules and regulations. Call: 1503-947-6000 or visit ODFW’s website at: www.dfw.state.or.us.
x Protect Oregon’s waters from pollutants and waste. Dispose of all
trash, including fishing line and tackle, at collection stations or
disposal sites.
x Ask first! Do not trespass on private land.
x Be courteous to other anglers, boaters, hikers and campers.
x Remember that warm water conditions can stress salmon,
steelhead and trout. Seek cooler waters during summer months,
especially early in the day.
x Clean angling equipment and boats. Disinfect wading boots to
prevent the spread of aquatic “hitch hikers” such as weeds and
diseases. See page 69 for details.
x Report angling violations to the Oregon State Police at: 1-800452-7888.
x Avoid actively spawning fish.
x Teach future generations how to enjoy and conserve Oregon’s
fish and their habitats.
FISH MEASUREMENTS
Sturgeon
Legal Measurement
*
Sturgeon length measurements are taken by fork
length. Fork length is measured in a straight line from
the tip of the nose to the fork in the caudal fin (tail),
with the fish laying on its side, on a flat surface.
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Chinook and Coho Salmon Identification
Chinook (King) Salmon
most reliable Feature: lower jaw is
dark or mottled from outside gums
through base of teeth to inside gums.
Secondary Feature: Tail fin rays are
smooth along length of rays.
less Dependable Feature: round,
black spots may be present on both
upper and lower lobes of tail.
extremely variable in saltwater.
Coho (Silver) Salmon
most reliable Feature: lower jaw is
banded from dark outside teeth, to
white at base of teeth, to dark inside
teeth.
Secondary Feature: Tail fin rays are
ribbed with prominent crosshatching along
length of rays.
less Dependable Feature: round
black spots may be present on
upper lobe of tail. extremely
variable in saltwater
Salmon Adipose Fin Clip Identification
Not Fin-Clipped (Unmarked)
Fin-clipped (Marked)
Fin-clipped salmon are
marked by removing their
adipose fin. During markselective salmon seasons, fish
caught with an intact adipose
fin should be handled as
carefully as possible and
released unharmed.
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NATIVE FISH SPECIES
Rainbow Trout
Redband Trout
Coastal Cutthroat Trout
Westslope Cutthroat Trout
Chinook Salmon (King, Blackmouth)
Coho Salmon (Silver)
Kokanee/Sockeye spawning colors
Kokanee/Sockeye pre-spawning colors
Steelhead
Bull Trout
White Sturgeon
Green Sturgeon
Northern Pikeminnow
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Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Yellow Perch
Walleye
American Shad
Striped Bass
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INTRODUCED FISH SPECIES
Channel Catfish
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Lake Trout
Atlantic Salmon
Illustrations on this and previous page are taken from Game Fish Identification Charts, by Oregon artist Ron Pittard, published and
copyrighted by Windsor Nature Discovery, LLC. See their web site www.nature-discovery.com or call 1-800-635-4194.
Or visit 1000 S. Bertelsen Rd. #13, Eugene, OR.
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OREGON FISH ADVISORIES
Fish advisories are designed to help you gain the health benefits of eating fish while protecting you
and your family from contaminants sometimes found in fish. Please refer to the chart below for local
fish advisories. Please note: Not all of Oregon’s waters have been sampled for contaminants in fish.
For more information about fish advisories in Oregon, or contaminants in fish and their health effects,
call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-877-290-6767 or visit www.heathoregon.org/fishadv.
Waterbody
Contaminant
Bonneville Dam at Bradford Island (extends one mile upstream to Ruckel Creek)
PCB
All resident fish
0
0
Mid-Columbia River — from Ruckel Creek to McNary Dam
Hg
All resident fish
4
4
Applegate Lake
Hg
Large and smallmouth bass and
yellow perch
2
5
Panfish (bluegill and crappie)
4
13
Cooper Creek Reservoir
Hg
All resident fish
1
4
Emigrant Reservoir
Hg
All resident fish except rainbow trout
1
3
Galesville Reservoir
Hg
All resident fish
1
4
Plat I Reservoir
Hg
All resident fish
2
6
All resident fish
1
3
Brown trout (16 inches or longer)
0
1
SOUTHWEST
Zone
COLUMBIA
Affected fish species
MEALS PER MONTH
Vulnerable Everyone
population*
else
CEN-
TRAL
SOUTHEAST
East Lake
Hg
Antelope Reservoir from Antelope Reservoir to the creek’s confluence with the
Owyhee River
Hg
All resident fish
0
1
Jordan Creek (from Antelope Reservoir to the creek’s confluence with the
Owyhee River)
Hg
All resident fish
0
1
Owyhee Reservoir
Hg
All resident fish
1
3
Owyhee River (upstream to Three Forks)
Hg
All resident fish
2
6
Phillips Reservoir
Hg
Yellow perch
2
5
Columbia Slough
PCB
All resident fish
2
2
Hg
0
1
Dorena Reservoir
All resident fish except stocked,
fin-clipped rainbow trout (12 inches
or less)
1
4
Portland Harbor - Lower Willamette River (from Sauvie Island south to the
Fremont Bridge
PCB
All resident fish; avoid eating carp,
bass and catfish
0
1
Cottage Grove Reservoir
WILLAMETTE
SNAKE
RIVER
Willamette River mainstem (from its mouth on the Columbia River southward to
Eugene. Includes: Coast Fork to Cottage Grove Reservoir. Does not apply to:
Middle Fork, North Fork of the Middle Fork, or to any other tributary emptying
into the Willamette)
Hg
All resident fish
1
4
Snake River (from just south of Adrien, OR north to the WA border. Includes:
Brownlee Reservoir and Powder River arm)
Hg
All resident fish
3
8
*Vulnerable population includes children under age 6, women of childbearing age and people with thyroid or immune system problems.
PCB = PCBs, dioxins and/or certain pesticides
Hg = Mercury
“Resident” fish spend their entire lives within a certain territory, and do not migrate. “Migratory” fish such as salmon, steelhead, shad and
lamprey, spend most of their lives at sea, and contain less localized contaminants. In general, smaller, younger fish have fewer contaminants.
Contaminants and their health effects: Mercury and PCBs accumulate in our bodies over time and are passed on to developing fetuses
through the placenta. Children’s brains go through extraordinary development in the womb and during the first six years of life. Mercury and
PCBs can interfere with normal brain development and cause lifelong learning disabilities. PCBs can also cause cancer in children and adults.
What is a meal?
A meal is about the size and
thickness of your hand, or
1 oz. uncooked fish for
every 20 lbs. of body weight.
Follow these guidelines to reduce your exposure
to PCBs and other fat-soluble contaminants‡:
• Throw away the skin, fat and organs. Some
contaminants, like PCBs, collect in the fatty
parts of fish.
• Grill, bake or broil the fish so fats can drip off.
‡
Mercury cannot be removed by cooking or cleaning.
Remove
the skin
Cut away the fat
along the back
Cut away fatty area
along the side of the fish
Trim off
belly fat
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
In order to be considered a person with a disability under the wildlife laws, a person shall provide either:
1. Written certification from a licensed physician, which states that the applicant:
a. Is permanently unable to walk without the use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device,
wheelchair, scooter or walker, full time;
b. Is restricted by lung disease to the extent that the person’s forced expiratory volume for one second, when
measured by a spirometer, is less than 35 percent predicted, or arterial oxygen tension is less than 55 mm/Hg
on room air at rest;
c. Has a cardiac condition to the extent that the person’s functional limitations are classified in severity as Class
III or Class V, according to standards established by the American Heart Association;
d. Has a permanent, physical impairment that prevents the person from holding or shooting a firearm or bow or
from holding a fishing rod in hand; or
e. Has central visual acuity that permanently does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with corrective lenses, or
the widest diameter of the visual field is no greater than 20 degrees; or
2. Written proof that the last official certification of record by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
or any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States shows the person to be at least 65 percent disabled
(ORS 496.018).
The “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit” is not a license or tag. Anglers must still obtain an angling license
and/or Combined Angling Tag (if angling for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon or pacific halibut). Hunters also must still
obtain a hunting license and apply for and/or purchase appropriate tags prior to specified tag sale deadlines to hunt in
controlled and general big game seasons. You must be in possession of your “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing
Permit,” license, and tag while you are angling or hunting (even holders of a Disabled Veteran/Pioneer license and
tag). All license and tag fees are at regular rates.
A licensed angler who possesses a valid “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit” is allowed to angle from
an anchored craft in waters where angling from a floating device is prohibited by ODFW. This allowance does not
supersede safety or security regulations enacted by other agencies.
Disabilities Permit holders may angle with use of electric powered reels. Rods with electric reels may be kept in rod
holder when angling and landing fish.
Licensed angers who possess a valid “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit” may also fish during authorized
open fishing seasons from the Nehalem Hatchery Barrier Free Fishing Platform on the North Fork Nehalem River.
For additional information on the rules and regulations pertaining to hunting and “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and
Fishing Permit” consult the 2015 Oregon Big Game Regulations.
OREGON DISABILITIES HUNTING AND FISHING PERMIT APPLICATION
For more information or to obtain an “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit” application packet, please visit
our Web site at www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/hunting/disability/.
Application packets are also available at the ODFW Headquarters office, ODFW full service offices (see page 2), or
by calling 503‑947‑6101.
This agency receives federal financial assistance in Sport Fish and/or Wildlife Restoration and prohibits discrimination
on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against as described above in any program, activity, or facility, or if you
desire further information, please contact:
ADA Coordinator
Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302-1142
(503) 947-6000
Department of the Interior
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Division of Human Resources
1849 C Street NW
Mailstop: 3458
Washington DC 20240
Turn in your Combined Angling Tag for a chance to WIN a prize !
(See Page 18 for details.)
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Oregon disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit Information
Instructions for Completing Salmon,
Steelhead, Sturgeon, and Halibut
Harvest Card (Tag)
Your Hunting & Fishing Headquarters
Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon & Halibut Anglers:
Upon landing and keeping an adult salmon, steelhead, legal size
sturgeon, or halibut, the angler must IMMEDIATELY enter the
codes for the species caught, ocean port or stream, and the month
and day of catch. Record fish in consecutive order. Use only 1 line
per fish. Sturgeon and halibut anglers must record the fish length in
inches. Jack salmon are not required to be tagged.
ENTRIES MUST BE RECORDED IN BALL POINT PEN !
NO ERASURES ALLOWED !
Codes
Species of Fish
1
Chinook Fin-Clipped (Hatchery) (king or blackmouth) has black lower gum line
Chinook Unmarked (Wild) (king or blackmouth) - has
black lower gum line
Coho Fin-Clipped (Hatchery) (silver) - has white lower
gum line
Coho Unmarked (Wild) (silver) - has white lower gum
line
Other Salmon - Pink (humpy); Chum (dog); or Sockeye
Steelhead Fin-Clipped (Hatchery)
Steelhead Unmarked (Wild)
White Sturgeon - gray with uniform pale belly
Halibut
1W
2
2W
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3
6
6W
7
9
Example of a coded entry w­­­hile fishing on the Lower
Rogue River on January 25, a fin-clipped Chinook then an
unmarked Steelhead are taken. At Tahkenitch Lake, on
December 30, a wild Coho is taken.
Species
Location
Length
(inches)
Month
Day
1
225
36
1
25
6W
225
28
1
25
2W
93
30
12
30
Return expired Harvest Card (tags) to qualify for prizes and
help ODFW manage the fisheries and estimate total harvest.
Return to:
ODFW
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem OR 97302-1142
or:
Deposit with any ODFW
License Agent
SKU 562129-30
Drawing to be held June 5, 2015
For more info, call your local ODFW office or
ODFW Headquarters • (503) 947-6200
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HARVEST CARD (TAG) LOCATION CODES
OCEAN HARVESTED FISH ONLY
(for bays and estuaries use river systems codes below)
Code
1
18
19
2
3
Coastal Port
Astoria
Gearhart Beach N to Astoria
Cannon Beach
Nehalem Bay
Garibaldi
Code
4
5
6
7
8
Coastal Port
Netarts Bay
Cape Kiwanda & Pacific City
Salmon River
Siletz Bay
Depoe Bay
Code
9
10
11
12
13
Coastal Port
Newport
Waldport
Florence
Winchester Bay
Charleston
Code
20
14
15
16
17
Coastal Port
Sunset Bay
Bandon
Port Orford
Gold Beach
Brookings
Code
217
218
Waterbody
John Day Dam to McNary
Dam
McNary Dam to Stateline
Code
176
183
178
180
236
243
237
182
234
235
184
203
185
186
188
210
190
191
192
193
Waterbody
Snake R.
Springfield Mill Race
Tanner Cr.
Tualatin R.
Umatilla R. below Three-Mile
Dam
Umatilla R. Three-Mile Dam to
Nolin
Umatilla R. above Nolin
Walla Walla R.
Wallowa R. mouth to Minam
State Park
Wallowa R. above Minam
State Park
Wenaha R.
White R.
Willamette R. & Slough below
Oregon City Falls
Willamette R. above Oregon
City Falls
Middle Fk. Willamette R.
Coast Fk. Willamette R.
Yamhill R.
North Fk. Yamhill R.
South Fk. Yamhill R.
Youngs R. & Bay
COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM
Code
211
212
213
Waterbody
Buoy 10 to Tongue Pt.
Tongue Pt. to Longview Bridge
Longview Bridge to I-5 Bridge
Code
214
215
Waterbody
I-5 Bridge to Bonneville Dam
Bonneville Dam to The Dalles
Dam
Code Waterbody
216 The Dalles Dam to John Day
Dam
COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES
Code
187 114
115
116
149
223
117
120
122
245
246
247
123
131
203
132
133
134
209
Waterbody
Alton Baker Canoe Canal
(Willamette R.)
Bear Cr. (Clatsop Co.)
Beaver Cr. (Columbia Co.)
Big Cr. (Clatsop Co.)
Big Sheep Cr. from mouth to
Little Sheep Cr.
Blue R. (McKenzie R.)
Bull Run R.
Catherine Cr.
Clackamas R. below Carver
Bridge
Clackamas R. from Carver
Bridge to Bakers Ferry Rd.
Clackamas R. from Bakers
Ferry Rd. to River Mill Dam
Clackamas R. from River Mill
Dam to Cazadero Dam
Clatskanie R.
Deschutes R. below Sherars
Falls
Deschutes R. above Sherars
Falls
Eagle Cr. (Clackamas. R.)
Eagle Cr. (Columbia R.)
Fall Cr. (Willamette R.)
Little Fall Cr. (Willamette R.)
Code
135
137
138
231
232
233
140
229
144
208
250
238
239
146
147
148
151
152
153
150
154
Waterbody
Fifteenmile Cr.
Gales Cr. (Tualatin R.)
Gnat Cr.
Grande Ronde R. from
Stateline to Wildcat Bridge
Grande Ronde R. from Wildcat
Bridge to Island City Bridge
Grande Ronde R. above
Island City Bridge
Herman Cr. (Columbia R.)
Hood R.
Imnaha R.
John Day Arm
John Day R. (Clatsop Co.)
John Day R. below
Cottonwood Bridge
John Day R. above
Cottonwood Bridge
Middle Fk. John Day R.
North Fk. John Day R.
Johnson Cr. (Willamette R.)
Klaskanine R.
North Fk. Klaskanine R.
South Fk. Klaskanine R.
Knappa / Blind sloughs
Lewis & Clark R.
Code
220
141
156
156
241
157
155
158
164
139
196
242
165
221
167
168
205
244
169
170
171
172
Waterbody
Long Tom R.
Lost Cr. (Will. R. Middle Fk.)
Luckiamute R.
Little Luckiamute R.
Lookingglass Cr.
Marys R.
McKenzie R. below Leaburg
Dam
McKenzie R. above Leaburg
Dam
Molalla R.
Mosby Cr. (Will. R. Coast Fk.)
Plympton Cr.
Powder R.
Rickreall Cr.
Row R.
Salmon R. (Sandy R.)
Sandy R. from mouth to
Revenue Bridge
Sandy R. from Revenue
Bridge to Salmon R.
Sandy R. above Salmon R.
Santiam R.
North Fk. Santiam R.
Little North Fk. Santiam R.
South Fk. Santiam R.
COASTAL RIVER SYSTEMS
Code
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
52
40
42
43
44
45
46
Waterbody
Alsea R. & Bay
North Fk. Alsea R.
South Fk. Alsea R.
Applegate R.
Beaver Cr. (Lincoln Co.)
Beaver Cr. (Tillamook Co.)
Big Cr. (Lane Co.)
Big Elk Cr. (Yaquina R.)
Brush Cr. (Curry Co.)
Cape Cr.
Chetco R. & Bay
Cook Cr. (Nehalem R.)
Coos R. & Bay
South Fk. Coos R.
Coquille R. & Bay
North Fk. Coquille R.
East Fk. Coquille R.
South Fk. Coquille R.
Middle Fk. Coquille R.
Cow Cr.
Cummins Cr.
Deadwood Cr. (Siuslaw R.)
Drift Cr. (Alsea R.)
Drift Cr. (Siletz R.)
Eel Cr. & Lake
Elk Cr. (Clatsop Co.)
Code
47
48
49
50
51
54
55
240
56
57
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
204
67
224
69
70
51
Waterbody
Elk R.
Euchre Cr.
Fall Cr. (Alsea R.)
Five R. (Alsea R.)
Floras Cr.
Hunter Cr.
Illinois R.
Isthmus Slough
Indian Cr. (Siuslaw R.)
Kilchis R.
Lake Cr. (Siuslaw R.)
Miami R.
Middle Cr. (Coquille R.)
Millicoma R.
East Fk. Millicoma R.
West Fk. Millicoma R.
Necanicum R.
Nehalem R. & Bay below
Hwy. 26/Elsie
Nehalem R. above Hwy 26/
Elsie
North Fk. Nehalem R.
Neskowin Cr.
Nestucca R. & Bay
Little Nestucca R.
New R.
Code
71
72
73
74
225
226
227
228
77
78
79
80
81
84
85
86
87
89
90
75
92
Waterbody
Pistol R.
Rock Cr. (Lane Co.)
Rock Cr. (Nehalem R.)
Rock Cr. (Siletz R.)
Rogue Bay up to Elephant
Rock
Rogue R. from Elephant Rock
to Grave Cr.
Rogue R. from Grave Cr. to
Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp
Rogue R. above Fishers Ferry
Boat Ramp
Salmon R. (Coast)
Salmonberry R.
Sand Lk.
Schooner Cr. (Siletz R.)
Siletz R. & Bay
Siltcoos R. & Lk.
Siuslaw R. & Bay
North Fk. Siuslaw R.
Sixes R.
Smith R.
North Fk. Smith R.
Soapstone Cr.
Sweet Cr. (Siuslaw R.)
Code
93
94
95
96
97
98
194
99
100
101
102
103
201
219
104
105
106
107
108
110
111
Waterbody
Tahkenitch Cr. & Lake
Tenmile Cr. & Lake (Coos Co.)
Tenmile Cr. (Lane Co.)
Three Rivers
Tillamook Bay
Tillamook R.
Tioga Cr.
Trask R.
North Fk. Trask R.
South Fk. Trask R.
Umpqua R. & Bay
North Fk. Umpqua R. below
Winchester Dam
North Fk. Umpqua R. from
Winchester Dam to Rock Cr.
North Fk. Umpqua R. from
Rock Cr. to Soda Springs (Fly
Area)
South Fk. Umpqua R.
Wilson R.
South Fk. Wilson R.
Little North Fk. (Wilson R.)
Winchuck R.
Yachats R.
Yaquina R. & Bay
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Zone Boundary
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NORTHWEST ZONE
Description:
The Northwest Zone is all waters north of the Umpqua River to the Columbia River that drain directly to the Pacific Ocean, but not
including the Umpqua River drainage, and tributaries of the Columbia River entering downstream of the City of St. Helens. Portions of
Columbia River tributaries upstream of the railroad bridge (near the mouth) and Youngs Bay upstream from the Highway 101 Bridge
are included in the Northwest Zone and those portions of the tributaries other than Youngs Bay below the railroad bridge (near the
mouth) are included in the Columbia River Zone, pages 84-91. Regulations for marine fish, marine shellfish and marine invertebrates
are listed under the Marine Zone, pages 92-98.
Regulations For This Zone:
1. Angling for all species in streams above tidewater is restricted to artificial flies and lures May 23-Aug. 31. Use of barbless hooks is
required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas: Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) from the Highway
101 bridge upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, including lower Lewis and Clark River upstream
to Alternate Highway 101 bridge, and lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.) from
railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge. See exceptions for use of bait in Siletz, Nestucca, Trask, Wilson, John Day,
Lewis and Clark, Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, Big and Gnat creeks, and Three Rivers.
2. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem
Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River.
3. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round.
4. Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.
Species Name
Trout
Salmon and
Steelhead
1RUWKZHVW
Sturgeon
Catch Limits
Length Limits and Other Specifications
Season
Lakes: 5 per day,
2 daily limits in
possession.
Streams:
(including tidewaters and bays):
• 2 per day, 2
daily limits in
possession.
• Lower Columbia
River tributaries
catch and
release only.
In the aggregate:
2 adult salmon or
steelhead per day,
20 per year. 5 jack
salmon per day,
2 daily jack limits
in possession.
• 8 inch minimum length.
• Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day.
• Rainbow trout over 16 inches are considered steelhead in streams.
• Salmon under 15 inches are considered trout, except coho salmon,
Lakes: Open all year
Streams: (including
tidewaters and
bays): Open
May 23-Oct. 31
which are always considered salmon regardless of size.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tide-
water, May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations
where use of bait is allowed.
• See exceptions to the Chinook salmon catch limit under north coast Closed in all waters
streams (Necanicum to Salmon) and Yachats River.
unless noted by
• Pink salmon, sockeye salmon and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon species under
may be retained as part of the adult and jack salmon daily bag limit
in all waters that are currently open to angling for Chinook salmon or
steelhead, except as specified in Special Regulations.
• Hatchery releases of coho salmon occur in the Trask River, North
Fork Nehalem River, Big Creek, Klaskanine River and Youngs Bay.
• Closed to chum salmon (including jacks) angling unless noted under
Special Regulations.
• See Special Regulations in NW Zone to determine where harvest
of any Chinook salmon is allowed. Harvest of non adipose fin-clipped
steelhead and non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon is prohibited
in the NW Zone except as allowed under Special Regulations
for Salmon River, Siltcoos Lake and Tahkenitch Lake. There is no
annual limit on adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon or adipose
fin-clipped steelhead as long as the appropriate number of Hatchery
Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater
May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations where
use of bait is allowed.
Catch and release • Closed to the retention of white and green sturgeon.
only.
• All sturgeon must be immediately released unharmed into the water.
• Sturgeon over 54 inches in fork length cannot be removed totally or
in part from the water.
• Only one single-point barbless hook may be used for sturgeon.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater
May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations where
use of bait is allowed.
Special
Regulations.
Note: Changes to
salmon regulations for
the ocean, are printed
in the spring and are
available at ODFW
offices or from license
agents. Regulation
changes for other
water bodies may
occur throughout the
year and are posted
on the ODFW website:
http://www.dfw.state.
or.us/resources/
fishing/. Check for new
regulations before you
fish.
Streams: (including
tidewaters and
bays): Open during
trout, salmon or
steelhead seasons.
Note: Tidewater portions of Columbia River tributaries are managed per
Columbia River regulations. Columbia River sturgeon fisheries below
Bonneville Dam are restricted to catch and release angling only.
All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not
be removed from the water.
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Species Name
Catch Limits
5 per day,
2 daily limits in
possession.
Smelt
First 25 pounds
per day. See
Restrictions for
harvest methods.
No limit.
Length Limits and Other Specifications
Season
• No more than 3 over 15 inches in length.
Lakes: Open all year
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tide- Streams: (including
water, May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations
where use of bait is allowed.
• No minimum length.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations
where use of bait is allowed.
• 24 inch minimum length.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations
where use of bait is allowed.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations
where use of bait is allowed.
tidewaters and
bays): Open during
trout, salmon or
steelhead seasons,
except tidewater
areas of Columbia
River tributaries
downstream from
the city of St. Helens
are open all year.
2 per 24 consecutive hours;
2 daily limits in
possession.
Sucker, Northern No limit.
Pikeminnow,
Carp, Chub,
Sculpin and other
Nongame Fish
and Shad
No limit.
• An angling license is not required.
Open all year.
Bullfrogs
• Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required.
100 per day,
Crayfish
• All streams are open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as
2 daily limits in
closed under Special Regulations.
possession.
Harvest prohibited. • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams. Closed.
Freshwater
Clams and
Mussels
Marine Fish and See Marine Zone, pages 92-98.
Marine Shellfish
NORTHWEST
Pages 20 - 30
Warmwater
Game Fish:
Largemouth and
Smallmouth Bass
Bluegill, Catfish,
Crappie, Other
Sunfish, Walleye
and Yellow Perch
Other Fish:
Striped Bass
• May be taken by cast net, angling and angling with herring jigs. Open all year.
Herring jigs may have any number of hooks. Separate container
required for each angler.
• Unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters
including: bays, estuaries, rivers and streams. See Marine Sport
Fish Identification Key at: www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/FishID.
Special Regulations for this zone:
Water
Special Regulations
Alsea River (Lincoln Co.):
1. Mainstem, including tidewater
upstream to USFS River Edge Boat
Landing
2. Upstream from USFS River Edge Boat
Landing
3. North Fork Alsea from the mouth
upstream to 100 feet below the Alsea
Hatchery fishway, and from 100 feet
above the Alsea Hatchery fishway
upstream 600 feet to the angling
deadline marker
4. South Fork Alsea upstream to bridge
located 200 feet upstream from Peak
Creek at McBee Park
Barney Reservoir (Washington Co.)
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for marine fish and other fish all year in Alsea Bay.
Bear Creek and tributaries
(Salmon River Basin, Lincoln Co.)
Bear Creek (Clatsop Co.)
Beaver Creek (Columbia Co.):
1. Upstream to 200 feet below lower falls
2. Upstream of ODFW signs located at
lower falls.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Dec. 1-31.
• No angling from a floating device upstream from Mill Creek.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1- April 30 and Dec. 1-31.
• No angling from a floating device.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-Mar. 31 and Dec. 1-31.
• No angling from a floating device.
• Catch and release only for trout.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31, May 23-Aug. 31 and
Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon May 23-July 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Aug. 31 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed Sept. 1-30.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon May 23-July 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
• Open for trout, 2 per day, May 23-Oct. 31.
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Water
Special Regulations
Beaver Creek (Lincoln Co.) upstream to
county bridge located at Ona, including
tidewater
Beaver Creek (Nestucca Basin,
Tillamook Co.)
Big Creek (Clatsop Co.):
1. Downstream from hatchery weir
deadline
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31.
• Closed upstream from West Beaver Creek.
• Closed Sept. 1-30.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-Aug. 31 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1- July 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-31 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Angling from Big Creek railroad trestle bridge near mouth closed Sept. 1-30.
• Use of bait allowed.
Gear Restrictions:
• Anti-snagging regulations in place August 1-31 and October 1-31 downstream from
hatchery weir deadline. Note: This section of creek closed September 1-30. See page 6 for
2. Upstream from hatchery weir
anti-snagging regulation.
• Closed to all species except open to catch and release trout angling above the hatchery
weir May 23-Oct. 31.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures May 23-Aug. 31.
Big Creek including tidewater (Lane Co.) • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed April 1-Oct. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
Big Elk Creek (Yaquina Basin,
• Open for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
Lincoln Co.):
1. Including tidewater upstream to Bear
Creek
2. Bear Creek upstream to first bridge
located downstream from Grant Creek
Bob Creek (Lane Co.)
Cape Creek including tidewater (Lane
Co.)
Cape Meares Lake (Tillamook Co.)
Clatskanie River (Columbia Co.)
upstream to Swedetown Road Bridge
crossing near Swedetown
Cook Creek upstream to South Fork
(Nehalem Basin, Tillamook Co.)
Cummins Creek including tidewater
(Lane Co.)
Deadwood Creek (Siuslaw Basin,
Lane Co.):
1. Mainstem
2. Tributaries
Devils Lake (Lincoln Co.)
Drift Creek (Alsea Basin, Lincoln Co.):
1. Mouth upstream to lower Wilderness
Boundary (RM 10)
2. Lower Wilderness Boundary (RM 10)
to 200 feet below Bohanon Falls
(RM 25)
3. Tributaries not listed and mainstem
and tributaries above Bohanon Falls
Drift Creek (Siletz Basin, Lincoln Co.):
1. Mouth upstream to steel bridge entering the Mennonite Camp (RM 10)
2. From steel bridge entering the
Mennonite Camp upstream to
Sampson Creek
Ecola (Elk) Creek including tidewater upstream to forks located 1 mile upstream
from Hwy 101 bridge (Clatsop Co.)
Fall Creek upstream to Carns Creek
(Alsea Basin, Lincoln Co.)
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• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed April 1-Oct. 31.
• Limit 1 bass per day, any size, 2 daily limits in possession.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon May 23-July 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed April 1-Oct. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31.
• Open to trout angling May 23-Sept. 30 below the confluence with the West Fork
Deadwood Creek.
• Trout angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, 8 inch minimum length, 2 fish per day.
• Closed April 1-May 23 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed.
• Closed to take of grass carp.
• Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be taken.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Oct. 16-Dec. 31.
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed April 1-Oct. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31.
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Water
Special Regulations
Fishhawk Lake (near Birkenfeld on the
Nehalem River, Columbia Co.)
Five Rivers (Alsea Basin, Lincoln, Lane,
and Benton Co.):
1. Upstream to Buck Creek
2. Tributaries not listed and mainstem
and tributaries upstream from Buck
Creek
Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.):
1. Upstream from railroad bridge to the
Aldrich Pt. Road Bridge
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only May 23-Aug. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31, except closed for Chinook salmon upstream
Hunt Creek (Clatsop Co.):
1. Upstream to Hunt Creek Falls
2. Above Hunt Creek Falls at mouth
(RM 0.2)
Indian Creek (Siuslaw Basin, Lane Co.):
1. Mainstem
• Open to trout angling as per Northwest Zone trout regulations.
from Cascade Creek.
• Closed. (See Lobster Creek for available trout angling.)
2. Tributaries
John Day River (Clatsop Co.)
Kilchis River (Tillamook Co.):
1. Upstream from Hwy 101 Bridge to
North Fork (for downstream of Hwy
101 Bridge see Tillamook Bay)
2. Upstream from North Fork and all
tributaries including North Fork and
South Fork
Klaskanine River (Clatsop Co.):
1. Upstream from marker above the confluence with Youngs River, North Fork
upstream to Klaskanine Hatchery Dam
and South Fork upstream to first falls
approximately RM 4.7).
NORTHWEST
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• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon all year.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-Jul. 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• See Special Regulations for Blind Slough/Knappa Slough, page 91.
2. Upstream from Aldrich Pt. Road Bridge • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-Aug. 31 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
to Barrier Falls which is located 1/4
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July. 31.
mile upstream from Hwy 30
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Aug. 31 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Closed Sept. 1-30.
• Open to catch-and-release trout angling all year.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31.
• Open to trout angling May 23-Sept. 30 below the confluence with the West Fork Indian
Creek.
• Closed April 1-May 23 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31, 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, no more
than 10 non finclipped fall Chinook salmon per season in aggregate with other north
coast bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River).
• Closed to salmon angling above the Tilden Bluff’s Road (Barker’s/Green) Bridge
(RM 11) all year.
• Catch and release only for chum salmon Sept. 16-Nov. 15.
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Except closed to all salmon and steelhead angling from Aug. 15-Oct. 15 upstream from
Youngs River Loop Bridge (including North and South forks).
• Except closed to all angling from Aug. 1-Nov. 30 in North Fork Klaskanine from the
seasonal deadline marker (at hatchery) upstream to the hatchery dam (otherwise
open).
• Use of bait allowed.
2. South Fork Klaskanine upstream of
• Open to catch and release trout angling all year.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
first falls (RM 4.7)
Lake Creek (Siuslaw Basin, Lane Co.): • Open for Chinook salmon Oct. 15-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31.
1. Mouth upstream to Indian Creek
2. Indian Creek upstream to the mouth of • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31.
Fish Creek
• Closed Sept. 1-Nov. 30.
3. Tributaries not listed
• Closed.
• Limit 1 bass per day, any size, 2 daily limits in possession.
Lake Lytle (Tillamook Co.)
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
Lewis and Clark River (Clatsop Co.):
• Open for fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31.
1. Upstream to fish ladder located 200
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
feet downstream from Warrenton
• Use of bait allowed.
Reservoir Dam
2. Upstream of Saddle Mt. State Park
• Catch and release trout angling open all year, angling restricted to artificial flies and
lures only.
access road Bridge
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Special Regulations
Lily Lake (Lane Co.)
• Catch and release only for all fish.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
Lobster Creek (Alsea Basin, Benton and • Open to trout angling May 23-Sept. 30.
Lincoln Co.):
1. Mouth upstream to confluence with
Little Lobster Creek
2. Above confluence with Little Lobster
• Closed.
Creek and tributaries
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
Miami River (Tillamook Co.):
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon May 23-July 31.
1. Mainstem upstream from Hwy 101
bridge (downstream of Hwy 101 bridge • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, no more
than 10 non fin-clipped fall Chinook salmon per season in aggregate with other north
see Tillamook Bay)
coast bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River).
• Catch and release only for chum salmon Sept. 16-Nov. 15.
2. Tributaries
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
Necanicum River (Clatsop Co.):
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, no more
1. Downstream of Hwy 53 bridge at
than 10 non fin-clipped fall Chinook salmon per season in aggregate with other north
Necanicum Jct., including Neawanna
coast bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River).
Creek tidewater downstream of 12th
Avenue bridge
2. Tributaries and stream sections not
• Closed.
listed
Nehalem River and Bay:
• Closed to salmon angling above Foss Road (CC) Bridge (RM 15.1) all year.
(Tillamook Co.):
• Closed to all angling upstream from Hwy 26 Bridge located at Elsie Sept. 1-Oct. 31.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures May 23-Aug. 31 above tidewater (at upstream end
1. Mainstem upstream from jetty tips
of Mohler Sand and Gravel).
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead upstream to Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie all year.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead upstream from Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie Jan. 1March 31, May 23-Aug. 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
Chinook salmon seasons and bag limits:
• Open for adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon April 1-Sept. 15 - 1 adult per day; and
from Sept. 16-Dec. 31 - 2 adults per day.
• No more than 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon may be retained per year in
aggregate with other north coast bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River)
of which no more than 5 may be retained from the Nehalem Basin during the period
April 1-Sept. 15.
2. North Fork upstream to 4th bridge on
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
Hamlet Road located near Milepost 6 Chinook salmon seasons and bag limits:
• May 23-Sept. 15 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon daily bag limit is 1 per day.
• Sept. 16-Dec. 31 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon daily bag limit is 2 per day.
• No more than 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon may be retained per year in
aggregate with other north coast bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River)
of which no more than 5 may be retained from the Nehalem Basin during the period
April 1-Sept. 15.
• Fishing is authorized during open fishing seasons from the Nehalem Hatchery Barrier
Free Fishing Platform by those individuals who possess one of the following Departmentissued licenses: Blind Angler License; Wheelchair Angling License; Disabled Veteran
Angling License, or Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit.
• Closed to angling for Chinook salmon above Hwy 53 Bridge all year.
• Closed to all angling 200 feet upstream and 260 feet downstream (to marked deadline)
at Fall Creek Falls adult fish trap (RM 16.5).
3. Tributaries and stream sections not
• Closed.
listed
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
Neskowin Creek (Tillamook Co.):
• Closed April 1-Oct. 31.
1. Mainstem including tidewater
2. Tributaries
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
Nestucca River and Bay
Chinook salmon seasons and bag limits:
(Tillamook Co.):
1. Mainstem upstream to First Bridge and • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31.
entire bay including upstream to Hwy • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, no more
than 10 non fin-clipped fall Chinook salmon per season in aggregate with other north
101 Bridge on Little Nestucca River
coast bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River).
• Closed to Chinook salmon angling upstream of Cloverdale Bridge Aug. 1-Sept. 15.
• Use of bait allowed.
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Nestucca River and Bay
(Tillamook Co.) (continued):
2. First Bridge to Moon Creek located at
Blaine
3. From Moon Creek located at Blaine to
Elk Creek
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31.
• Closed to all salmon angling Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
• Closed to all salmon angling all year.
• Closed.
4. Upstream from Elk Creek
5. Tributaries not listed
Nestucca River, Little (Tillamook Co.):
1. Hwy 101 bridge upstream to Forest
Service bridge located at Dolph (for
downstream of Hwy 101 see Nestucca
River and Bay)
2. Upstream from the Forest Service
bridge located at Dolph
3. Tributaries and stream sections not
listed
Netarts Bay and tributaries
(Tillamook Co.)
Pacific Ocean
Plympton Creek (Clatsop Co.)
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon May 23-July 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, no more
Rock Creek including tidewater
(Lane Co.)
Rock Creek (Nehalem Basin, Clatsop/
Columbia Co.)
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed April 1-Oct. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31, May 23-Aug. 31 and Nov. 1-
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than 10 non fin-clipped fall Chinook salmon per season in aggregate with other north
coast bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River).
• Closed.
• Closed.
• Closed to salmon, steelhead and trout angling. Open only for other fish. See page 23..
• See Marine Zone, pages 92-98.
• Upstream of 2nd falls (approximately RM 1.5):
1. Open to catch-and-release trout angling all year.
2. Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
• See Columbia River Zone, page 91, for the area downstream from the mainline railroad
bridge.
Rock Creek up to Big Rock Creek
(Siletz Basin, Lincoln Co.)
Salmon River including tidewater
upstream to confluence with Prairie
Creek located west of Milepost 10
(Lincoln Co.)
Salmonberry River Basin
(Tillamook Co.):
1. Mainstem
2. Tributaries
Sand Lake estuary upstream to Jewell
Creek (Tillamook Co.)
Sand Lake tributaries (Tillamook Co.)
Schooner Creek (Siletz Basin, Lincoln
Co.) including tidewater up to Erickson Cr.
Scott Creek and tributaries (Alsea Basin,
Lincoln Co.)
Siletz River and Bay (Lincoln Co.):
1. Upstream to painted boulder located
900 feet downstream from Siletz Falls
at Rivermile 64.5, including tidewater
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Dec. 31.
• Closed Sept. 1-Oct. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for steelhead upstream to confluence with Prairie Creek located west of Milepost
10 on Hwy 18 Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31. One adult non fin-clipped steelhead
per day and 3 adult non fin-clipped steelhead per year.
• Open for Chinook salmon upstream to bridge located near Milepost 9 on Hwy 18
Aug. 1-Dec. 31. Two adult Chinook salmon per day, 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook
salmon per year.
Gear Restrictions:
• From the confluence with Prairie Creek located west of Milepost 10 on Hwy 18 to the
boat ramp at Knight Park, from Sept. 1-Dec. 31 angling is restricted to single point
hook metal based lures, fly angling, or bobber only angling. Bobber angling gear must
include a bobber and a leader no longer than 36 inches in length. Any weight (except
the bobber) may be no more than 36 inches from the lowermost hook when suspended
vertically. The leader below the bobber must remain suspended in the water column and
not resting on the river bottom.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed April 1-Oct. 31.
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon May 23-Dec. 31.
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for Chinook salmon April 1-July 31, upstream to deadline marker at the Moonshine
Park boat ramp. One Chinook salmon per day and 2 per year.
• Open for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31, upstream to marker sign approx. 1200 feet
upstream of Ojalla Bridge.
• Open for Chinook salmon Oct. 7-Dec. 31, upstream to Illahee boat ramp.
• Use of bait allowed.
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Special Regulations
Siletz River and Bay (Lincoln Co.):
• Closed.
(continued)
2. Mainstem upstream from 900 feet
below Siletz Falls. North Fork Siletz,
South Fork Siletz and all tributaries of
these streams
Siltcoos Lake (Lane/Douglas Co.)
Coho Salmon Regulations:
• Open upstream from the Hwy 101 Bridge and downstream of the railroad trestle on the
Maple Creek arm and the Fivemile Road crossing on the Fiddle Creek arm.
• Open for coho salmon Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Bag limit is one non fin-clipped adult coho salmon and one non fin-clipped jack coho
salmon per day and 5 total non fin-clipped adult coho salmon per year in aggregate with
other Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone waterbodies.
Special Gear Restrictions and Closures:
• Closed to two-rod angling for all species during coho salmon season Oct. 1-Dec. 31..
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
Siuslaw River (Lane Co.):
1. Mainstem upstream to the confluence • Open for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for other fish (see page 23) all year in tidewater.
with Lake Creek, including tidewater
2. Mainstem upstream to Whittaker Creek • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31.
• Open to angling for adipose fin-clipped steelhead April 1-15, from Whittaker Creek boat
launch to 200 yards below Wildcat Creek boat launch.
3. Mainstem upstream from Whittaker
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31.
Creek
• Closed Oct. 1-Nov. 30.
4. North Fork including tidewater
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31.
a. Mainstem
• Open for Chinook salmon May 23-Dec 31 up to Meadows Bridge at Milepost 11.
• Open to trout angling above Meadows Bridge May 23-Sept. 30.
b. Tributaries
• Closed.
• Closed.
Slick Rock Creek and tributaries
(Salmon River Basin, Lincoln Co.)
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
Soapstone Creek (Clatsop Co.):
1. Mouth upstream to First Bridge
(Soapstone mainline road)
2. Tributaries and stream sections not
• Closed
listed
• Limit 1 bass per day, any size, 2 daily limits in possession.
Sunset Lake (Clatsop Co.)
Sweet Creek (Siuslaw Basin, Lane Co.): • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon May 23-Dec. 31.
1. Tidewater
• Open for other fish all year. See page 23.
2. From head of tidewater upstream
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31.
to 200 feet below falls located near
• Closed Oct. 1-Nov. 30.
Milepost 10
Tahkenitch Lake (Douglas Co.)
Coho Salmon Regulations:
• Open upstream from the Hwy 101 Bridge and downstream of the first road crossing on
the Leitel Creek arm and the ODFW marker at the bridge on the 059 Road just west of
the Douglas County Road 49.
• Open for coho salmon Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Bag limit is one non fin-clipped adult coho salmon and one non fin-clipped jack coho
salmon per day; and total of 5 non fin-clipped adult coho salmon per year in aggregate
with other Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone waterbodies.
Special Gear Restrictions and Closures:
• Closed to two-rod angling for all species during coho salmon season Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
Tenmile Creek including tidewater
• Closed April 1-Oct. 31.
(Lane Co.)
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
Three Rivers (Nestucca Basin,
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 15.
Tillamook/Yamhill Co):
• Closed from mouth upstream to hatchery weir deadline July 16-Sept. 30.
1. Mainstem
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Oct. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, no more
than 10 non fin-clipped fall Chinook per season in aggregate with other north coast bays
and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River).
• Use of bait allowed.
• No angling from a floating device.
Gear Restrictions:
• From May 1-July 15, use of leaders longer than 36 inches is prohibited. Hooks are
limited to no more than one single point, size 3/8-inch gap width (approximately size #2)
or smaller hook.
2. Tributaries
• Closed.
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Special Regulations
Tillamook Bay (Tillamook Co.):
1. From jetty tips to Hwy 101 Bridge
on Miami, Kilchis, Wilson and Trask
rivers; and to Burton Bridge on
Tillamook River and any associated
sloughs
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon during any authorized ocean
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Chinook salmon seasons prior to August 1 in the Tillamook Spring Chinook Terminal
Area (ocean) from the jetty tips seaward to the 15 fathom line offshore from Twin Rocks
(45*­ 35’ 54” N. lat.) to Pyramid Rock (45*­ 29’ 48” N. lat.).
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31 in Tillamook Bay
inside the jetty tips.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, no more
than 10 non fin-clipped fall Chinook per season in aggregate with other north coast bays
and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River).
2. Tributaries not listed
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
Tillamook River (Tillamook Co.):
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31.
1. Upstream of Burton Bridge (downstream of Burton Bridge see Tillamook • Open for fall Chinook salmon Sept. 16-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, no
more than 10 non fin-clipped fall Chinook per season in aggregate with other north coast
Bay)
bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River).
2. Tributaries
• Closed.
• Limit one bass per day, any size, 2 daily limits in possession.
Town Lake (Tillamook Co.)
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
Trask River (Tillamook Co.):
1. Mainstem upstream of Hwy 101 Bridge • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Sept. 16-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, no
to North and South forks, (at Trask
more than 10 non fin-clipped fall Chinook per season in aggregate with other north coast
County Park)
bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River).
(For downstream of Hwy 101 Bridge
• Use of bait allowed.
see Tillamook Bay)
• Closed from marker below Dam Hole upstream to Blue Ridge Creek Sept. 1-Nov. 30.
The Dam Hole is located near Milepost 7 on the Trask River Road.
• Closed from Gold Creek, at hatchery, 200 feet upstream and 900 feet downstream
July 16-Oct. 15.
Gear Restrictions:
• From Cedar Creek wooden boat slide (RM 10.9) downstream to Loren’s Drift wooden
boat slide (RM 9.0) from May 1 to July 31 angling is restricted to fly angling and bobber
angling only. Bobber angling gear must include a bobber and a leader no longer than
36 inches in length. Any weight (except the bobber) may be no more than 36 inches
from the lowermost hook when suspended vertically. The leader below the bobber must
remain suspended in the water column and not resting on the river bottom.
2. North Fork
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31, upstream to
Bark Shanty Creek.
• Open for trout May 23-June 15 only.
3. South Fork
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31, upstream to
Edwards Creek.
• Open for trout May 23-June 15 only.
4. East Fork
• Open for trout May 23-June 15 only.
5. Tributaries not listed
• Closed.
Vernonia (Pond) Lake (Columbia Co.) • Limit one bass per day, any size, 2 daily limits in possession.
• Limit ten Crappie per day, no minimum length.
• Closed.
Whittaker Creek (Lane Co.)
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
Wilson River (Tillamook Co.):
1. Mainstem upstream of Hwy 101 Bridge • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Sept. 16-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, no
to South Fork
more than 10 non fin-clipped fall Chinook per season in aggregate with other north coast
(For areas downstream of Hwy 101
bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River).
Bridge see Tillamook Bay)
• Closed to salmon angling above Jordan Creek (RM 21.9) Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Use of bait allowed.
2. Little North Fork
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31.
3. South Fork, from mouth upstream to
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1- 31.
marked deadline at Milepost 1
4. Tributaries not listed
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
Yachats River up to North Fork
• Open for Chinook salmon May 23-Dec. 31.
including tidewater (Lincoln Co.)
• Only 1 adult Chinook salmon per day and 5 per year.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
Yaquina River, including Bay,
• Open for Chinook salmon April 1-Dec. 31.
(Lincoln Co.):
1. From ends of jetties upstream to head
of tide
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Yaquina River, including Bay,
(Lincoln Co.) (continued):
2. From head of tide upstream to
Simpson Creek
3. Simpson Creek upstream to first bridge
located 2-1/2 miles upstream from
Eddyville on Eddyville-Nashville Road
Youngs Bay (Clatsop Co.):
From Hwy 101 bridge upstream to
markers immediately above confluence
of Youngs Bay and Klaskanine River
(including Walluski River tidewater)
Youngs River including tidewater
(Clatsop Co.):
1. From marker immediately above confluence of Youngs Bay and Klaskanine
River upstream to Youngs River Falls
2. Upstream from Youngs River Falls
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon all year.
• Open for fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for catch and release trout angling all year.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
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southwest zone
Description:
The Southwest Zone is all waters draining directly to the Pacific Ocean from the Umpqua River south to the Oregon-California border,
and including, the Umpqua River drainage; and those portions of Klamath River drainage in Jackson County. Regulations for marine
fish, marine shellfish and marine invertebrates are listed under the Marine Zone, pages 92-98.
Regulations For This Zone:
1. Rogue River tributaries below Lost Creek Dam, Applegate River tributaries below Applegate Dam, all Illinois River tributaries, and
the Illinois River above Pomeroy Dam are closed to all angling, except as noted under Special Regulations.
2. Angling in streams above tidewater for all species during May 23-Aug. 31 is restricted to artificial flies and lures. See exceptions for
use of bait in Rogue, Applegate and Umpqua river basins.
3. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round.­
4. Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining limit of adult salmon or steelhead.
Species Name
Trout
Salmon and
Steelhead
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Sturgeon
Catch Limits
Length Limits and Other Specifications
Season
Lakes: 5 per day,
2 daily limits in
possession.
Streams: (including tidewaters and
bays); 2 per day,
2 daily catch limits
in possession.
In the aggregate:
2 adult salmon
or steelhead per
day, 20 per year.
5 jack salmon
per day, 2 daily
jack limits in
possession. In the
Coos, Coquille,
Tenmile, and their
tributaries, open
for steelhead
angling, one
additional adipose
fin-clipped
steelhead may
be retained
per day for a
total aggregate
of 3 adult fish
harvested
daily from
Jan. 1-April 30
and Dec. 1-31
only.
• 8 inch minimum length.
• Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day.
• Rainbow trout over 16 inches are considered steelhead in streams.
• Salmon under 15 inches are considered trout, except coho salmon,
Lakes: Open all year
Streams: (including
tidewaters and
bays): Open
May 23-Oct. 31
unless noted
under Special
Regulations.
Closed in all
waters unless
noted by species
under Special
Regulations.
which are always considered salmon regardless of size.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tide-
water, May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations
where use of bait is allowed.
• See Special Regulations to determine where harvest of any
Chinook salmon is allowed. There is no annual limit on adipose or
otherwise fin-clipped salmon or adipose fin-clipped steelhead as
long as the appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been
purchased to record the catch.
• See exceptions to the Chinook salmon catch limit under Sixes, Elk,
Pistol, Chetco and Winchuck rivers and Floras and Hunter creeks.
• Pink salmon, sockeye salmon and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon
may be retained as part of the adult and jack salmon daily bag limit
in all waters that are currently open to angling for Chinook salmon or
steelhead.
• Hatchery releases of coho salmon occur in the Rogue River and
South Fork Umpqua River.
• Only adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be kept, except as noted
under Special Regulations for the mainstem Illinois, Chetco, Elk,
Pistol, Rogue, Sixes and Winchuck rivers and Hunter and Euchre
creeks.
• Where allowed, no more than a total of 1 per day and 5 per year non
adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken per year statewide.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations
where use of bait is allowed.
Note: Changes to salmon regulations for the ocean, bays, coastal rivers and
the Columbia River system (page 88) are printed in May and are available
at ODFW offices or from license agents. Check for new regulations before
you fish.
Catch and release • Closed to the retention of white sturgeon and green sturgeon.
Streams: (including
only.
• All sturgeon must be immediately released unharmed into the water. tidewaters and
• Sturgeon over 54 inches in fork length cannot be removed totally or bays): Open during
trout, salmon or
in part from the water.
steelhead seasons.
• Only one single-point barbless hook may be used for sturgeon.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tideWarmwater
Game Fish:
Largemouth and
Smallmouth Bass
Bluegill, Catfish,
Crappie, Other
Sunfish, Walleye,
and Yellow Perch
5 per day,
2 daily limits
in possession
unless noted
under Special
Regulations.
No limit.
water May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations
where use of bait is allowed.
• No more than 3 over 15 inches in length.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations
where use of bait is allowed.
Lakes: Open all year.
Streams (including
tidewaters and
bays): Open during
trout, salmon or
steelhead seasons.
• No minimum length unless noted under Special Regulations.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tide-
water, May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations
where use of bait is allowed.
Turn in your Combined Angling Tag for a chance to WIN a prize !
(See Page 18 for details.)
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Species Name
Catch Limits
2 per 24 consecutive hours;
2 daily limits in
possession.
Sucker, Umpqua No limit.
Pikeminnow,
Carp, Chub,
Sculpin, other
Nongame Fish,
and Shad­
Smelt
First 25 pounds
per day. See
Restrictions for
harvest methods.
Other Fish:
Striped Bass
Season
water, May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations
where use of bait is allowed.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 23-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations
where use of bait is allowed.
tidewaters and bays):
Open during trout,
salmon or steelhead
seasons, unless
noted under Special
Regulations.
• May be taken by cast net, angling and angling with herring jigs. Open all year.
Herring jigs may have any number of hooks. Separate container
required for each angler.
• Unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters
including: bays, estuaries, rivers and streams. See Marine Sport
Fish Identification Key at: www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/FishID.
100 per day,
• Neither angling nor a shellfish license is required.
2 daily limits in
• All streams are open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as
possession.
closed under Special Regulations.
• An angling license is not required.
No limit.
Harvest prohibited. • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams. Closed.
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Crayfish
Length Limits and Other Specifications
• 24 inch minimum length.
Lakes: Open all year.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tide- Streams: (including
Bullfrogs
Freshwater
Clams and
mussels
Marine Fish and See Marine Zone, pages 92-98.
Marine Shellfish
Special Regulations For This Zone:
Water
Special Regulations
Applegate Reservoir (Jackson Co.)
• No harvest of bass between 12-15 inches and no more than 1 bass longer than 15
inches may be taken.
• All landlocked salmon are considered trout.
• Open for trout Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
Applegate River (Josephine/
• 2 adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
Jackson Co.):
1. Mainstem upstream to Applegate Dam • Non adipose fin-clipped rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released unharmed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31.
• Use of bait allowed.
• No angling from a floating device.
• Closed from USGS cable crossing, located 1/4-mile downstream from Applegate Dam,
upstream to the Dam.
2. Tributaries upstream to Applegate Dam • Closed, except see Glade Creek entry (page 37) for areas open to trout angling.
3. Mainstem and tributaries upstream
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
from Applegate Dam
• Use of bait allowed.
• Steelhead not present. Rainbow trout are always considered trout regardless of size.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
Ashland Creek (Jackson Co.): East
and West Forks, including all tributaries • Use of bait allowed.
upstream from Reeder Dam
Big Butte Creek (Rogue system,
Jackson Co.) and tributaries upstream
from Cobleigh Road Bridge
Brush Creek (Curry Co.):
1. Mainstem including tidewater
2. Tributaries
Chetco River (Curry Co.):
Mainstem including tidewater
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open to trout angling per Zone Regulations.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed to angling April 1-Oct. 31.
• Closed.
• Open for steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon upstream to Nook Creek Jan. 1-March 31 and May 25-Dec. 31;
no more than 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day, 5 per year.
• Non adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily
or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit.
Gear Restrictions:
• From the powerline crossing at RM 2.2 upstream to Nook Creek, from Sept. 1-Nov. 3
angling is restricted to fly angling and bobber angling only with one single point hook.
• Fly angling gear must include a strike indicator.
• Bobber angling gear must include a bobber and a leader no longer than 36 inches in
length.
• Any weight (except the bobber or strike indicator) may be no more than 36 inches from
the hook when suspended vertically.
• The leader below the bobber or strike indicator must remain suspended in the water
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Water
Special Regulations
Cooper Creek Reservoir (Douglas Co.)
Coos Bay from the tips of jetties
upstream to head of tide or other
landmarks including: Kentuck Slough
(Creek) upstream to tide gate, Larson
Slough (Creek) upstream to Sullivan
Creek, North Slough upstream to tide
gate, Palouse Slough (Creek) upstream
to Elliott State Forest Boundary located
about 6 miles upstream from highway,
Catching Slough upstream to Sumner
Road Bridge, Isthmus Slough, Coal Bank
and Davis Sloughs upstream to their tidegates, Shinglehouse Slough, and Pony
Slough (Creek) upstream to Newmark
Avenue in tidewater (Coos Co.)
Coos River (Coos Co.):
1. Mainstem and South Fork up to head
of tide located at Dellwood
2. South Fork from head of tide upstream
to concrete bridge located near Tioga
Creek
Coquille River (Coos Co.):
Basin including open waters in the East,
Middle, North, and South forks
1. Inland from the tips of the jetties
upstream to the South Fork
2. East Fork up to marker at lower end of
Brewster Gorge
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for Chinook salmon all year.
• Isthmus Slough open year-round for Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon
and adipose fin-marked steelhead up to a point on the slough adjacent to Milepost 3 on
Hwy 42. Open to youth anglers (age 17 and under) and Disabled Anglers with a Oregon
Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit (see page 17), from Milepost 3 on Hwy 42 to
the tidegate.
Gear Restrictions: Isthmus Slough
• Anti-snagging regulations in place upstream/up-slough from Milepost 3 on Hwy 42. See
page 6 for anti-snagging gear restrictions.
• Open for Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Closed for salmon all year.
• No limits on smallmouth or largemouth bass in the Coquille River Basin.
• Open for Chinook salmon July. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Dec. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed 200 feet upstream from and 200 feet downstream from falls above Milepost 21
(above Dora).
3. Middle Fork
• Open for Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and
4. North Fork
• Closed upstream from Myrtle Creek Sept. 16-Nov. 30.
• Open for Chinook salmon from confluence with South Fork upstream to the confluence
5. South Fork
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed 200 feet upstream from and 200 feet downstream of LaVerne Falls.
• Open for Chinook salmon from confluence with North Fork upstream to the confluence
Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
with the East Fork Jan. 1-April 30 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
with the Middle Fork Jan. 1-April 30 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead from confluence with North Fork upstream to the
USFS Boundary near Powers Jan. 1-April 30 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed to all angling year-round from U.S. Forest Service boundary near Powers
Cow Creek (Umpqua Basin)
Diamond Lake (Douglas Co.)
Eel Creek (below Eel Lake) (Coos Co.)
Eel Lake (Coos/Douglas Co.)
Elk River (Curry Co.)
Mainstem upstream to Bald Mountain
Creek, including tidewater
Emigrant Creek and tributaries
upstream from Emigrant Dam
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(Milepost 4 Powers-Agness Road) upstream to Coquille River Falls (approx. 12 miles)
including tributaries.
• Closed for salmon upstream from the confluence of the South Fork and the Middle Fork
of the Coquille River.
• See Umpqua River Basin.
• Open all year.
• Trout catch limits: 8 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length, only 1 trout over 20 inches per
day. 2 daily limits in possession.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead from Jan. 1-April 30.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Nov. 1Dec. 31. May 1-Oct. 31 rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered trout and may be
harvested 1 per day as per Southwest Zone Regulations.
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 2 per day; and open for adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout
(half pounders), 2 per day Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon and steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• No more than 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day, 10 per year, in
aggregate from waters of the Floras/New River, Sixes River, Elk River and Elk River
Ocean Terminal Area.
• Non adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily or
annual salmon/steelhead catch limit.
• Open all year.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Steelhead not present. Rainbow trout are always considered trout regardless of size.
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Emigrant Reservoir (Jackson Co.)
• 8 inch minimum length for crappie.
• All landlocked salmon are considered trout.
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
• Open for steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Non adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily
Euchre Creek (Curry Co.)
Mainstem including tidewater
Ferry Creek (Coquille Basin, Coos Co.)
Fish Lake (Jackson Co.)
Floras Creek and New River
including tidewater (Curry Co.)
or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit.
• Closed above Fillmore Street bridge near mouth including tributaries.
• Catch and release only for tiger trout.
• All landlocked salmon are considered trout.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon May 23-Dec. 31, upstream to bridge located at Milepost 1.5
on Floras Creek Road.
• No more than 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day, 10 per year in
Garrison Lake & Garrison Lake outlet
(Curry Co.)
Glade Creek (Little Applegate River
tributary)
Howard Prairie Reservoir
(Jackson Co.)
Hubbard Creek and tributaries
(Curry Co.)
Hunter Creek (Curry Co.):
1. Mainstem upstream to North Fork,
including tidewater
• Open to trout angling above the lower crossing of Forest Service Road 2030
April 25-Oct. 31.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
• Closed.
• Open for steelhead Jan. 1-March 31.
• Non adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily
or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit.
• Open for Chinook salmon downstream of Mateer Bridge Oct. 1-Dec. 31; 1 adult Chinook
per day, 5 per year.
2. Mainstem upstream from North Fork
3. Tributaries
Hyatt Lake (Jackson Co.)
Illinois River Basin
(Curry/Josephine Co.)
1. Mainstem up to Pomeroy Dam located
near Cave Junction
• Closed for trout.
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures entire trout season.
• Closed.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
• Open for steelhead and adipose fin-clipped trout Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• 5 adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout per day.
• Non adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout and steelhead and all cutthroat trout must be
released unharmed and should not be removed from the water, except in the mainstem
Illinois River from the confluence with Klondike Creek upstream to Pomeroy Dam, non
adipose fin-clipped (wild) steelhead at least 24 inches in length may be kept, 1 per day,
5 per year, as part of the daily or annual steelhead/salmon catch limit.
• Closed for salmon.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
• Closed from mouth of Fall Creek, located downstream from Illinois Falls, to a point 400
feet upstream from Illinois Falls.
2. Mainstem upstream from Pomeroy Dam • Closed.
3. All tributaries
• Closed.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
Jenny Creek and tributaries
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
(Jackson Co.)
• Steelhead not present. Rainbow trout are always considered trout regardless of size.
• Open April 1-Dec. 31.
Lemolo Reservoir (Douglas Co.)
• Trout daily limit, 5 per day.
• Brown trout must be released April 1-24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Trout catch and release, except no limit on size or number of brook trout taken.
Little Butte Creek and tributaries,
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
upstream from the forks (Rogue Basin,
Jackson Co.)
Lobster Creek (tributary to Rogue River) • Open to trout May 23-Sept. 15.
• Daily limit 2 adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout per day.
(Curry Co.):
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
1. Mainstem upstream to North and
• Closed for salmon and steelhead.
South forks
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Galesville Reservoir (Douglas Co.)
aggregate from the waters of the Elk River, Sixes River, Floras Creek/New River, and
Elk River Ocean Terminal Area.
• Bass between 12-15 inches must be released and only 1 bass longer than 15 inches
may be taken.
• All landlocked salmon are considered trout.
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
• One bass per day, 15 inch minimum length.
Water
Special Regulations
Lobster Creek (tributary to Rogue River)
(Curry Co.) (continued):
2. Tributaries, including North and South
forks
Lost Creek Reservoir (Jackson Co.)
Middle Creek upstream to Cherry Creek
(North Fork Coquille, Coos Co.)
Mill Creek upstream from Hwy 38 bridge
(Umpqua Basin, Douglas Co.)
Millicoma River (Coos Co.):
1. Mainstem, including tidewater
2. East and West forks
Mussel/Myrtle creeks and tributaries
(Curry Co.)
Myers Creek (Curry Co.)
New River (Curry Co.)
Pacific Ocean
Pistol River (Curry Co.)
Mainstem including tidewater
• Closed to all angling.
• All landlocked salmon are considered trout.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Closed.
• Open for Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Closed.
• Closed.
• See entry for Floras Creek (Curry Co.).
• See Marine Zone, pages 92-98.
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length and open for
adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout (half pounders), 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length,
Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Non adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily
or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit.
• Open for Chinook salmon downstream of Deep Creek Oct. 1-Dec. 31; 1 adult Chinook
per day, 5 per year.
• Catch and release for bass Jan. 1-Feb. 28 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
Plat I Reservoir (Umpqua Basin,
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
Douglas Co.)
Trout Regulations:
Rogue River (Curry/Josephine/
• Open for trout Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
Jackson Co.):
1. Mainstem upstream to Hog Creek boat • 5 adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout per day.
landing, including tidewater
• Non adipose fin-clipped rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released unharmed.
Salmon Regulations:
• Open for Chinook salmon:
1. Jan. 1-May 31 except closed to harvest of non adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon.
2. June 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon.
Steelhead Regulations:
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Jan. 1-April 30 non adipose fin-clipped steelhead at least 24 inches in length may be
kept; 1 per day, 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit.
Gear Restrictions and Closures:
• Use of bait allowed in mainstem Rogue River except from Foster Creek upstream to
Whiskey Creek, where all angling is restricted to artificial flies and lures Sept. 1 to Oct. 31.
• In addition to the Hook and Weight Regulations on page 9, any attached weight may
be no more than six feet above the lowermost hook.
• Closed to all angling from Rainie Falls downstream 400 feet (Rivermile 66).
2. Hog Creek boat landing to Fishers
Trout Regulations:
Ferry Boat Ramp
• Open for trout Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• 5 adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout per day.
• Non adipose fin-clipped rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released unharmed.
Salmon Regulations:
• Open for Chinook salmon:
1. Jan. 1-May 31 except closed to harvest of non adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon.
2. June 1-Sept. 30.
3. Closed for Chinook salmon Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon.
Steelhead Regulations:
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Feb. 1-April 30 non adipose fin-clipped steelhead at least 24 inches in length may be
kept; 1 per day, 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit.
Gear Restrictions and Closures:
• Use of bait allowed in mainstem Rogue River.
• In addition to the Hook and Weight Regulations on page 9, any attached weight may
be no more than six feet above the lowermost hook.
• Closed to all angling from the Gold Hill municipal water intake downstream to Gold Hill
boat landing (RM 121).
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Rogue River (Curry/Josephine/
Jackson Co.)(continued):
3. From Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp to Cole
Rivers Hatchery Diversion Dam
Trout Regulations:
• Open for trout Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• 5 adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout per day.
• Non adipose fin-clipped rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released unharmed.
Salmon Regulations:
• Chinook salmon:
1. Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp to Dodge Bridge, open Jan. 1-June 30 except closed to
harvest of non adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon. Open July 1-Aug. 31. Closed
Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
2. Dodge Bridge to Cole Rivers Hatchery Diversion Dam, open Jan. 1 to July 31
except closed to harvest of non adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon. Closed
Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon.
Steelhead Regulations:
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Feb. 1-April 30 non adipose fin-clipped steelhead at least 24 inches in length may be
kept; 1 per day, 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit.
Gear Restrictions and Closures:
• Use of bait allowed in mainstem Rogue except:
1. Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp upstream to markers located downstream from Cole Rivers
Hatchery Diversion Dam, this area is restricted to artificial flies from Sept. 1-Oct. 31
(see definition page 6) and any type of rod and reel permitted but no metal core lines
and no added weights or attachments except a bubble or similar floating device may
be used Sept. 1-Oct. 31.
2. Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp upstream to boat ramp at Shady Cove Park, restricted to
artificial flies and lures, Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• In addition to the Hook and Weight Regulations on page 9, any attached weight may
be no more than six feet above the lowermost hook.
• No angling from a floating device from deadline markers located downstream of Cole
Rivers Hatchery Diversion Dam to markers located 1,200 feet downstream.
• Closed to all angling from 8:00 p.m. to one-half hour before sunrise from April 1-July 31
from ODFW markers located downstream from fish ladder entrance at Cole Rivers
Hatchery to Hwy 62 bridge at McGregor Park.
• Closed to all angling from Cole Rivers Hatchery Diversion Dam downstream to the
ODFW markers located downstream from the fish ladder entrance at the Hatchery
(Rivermile 157).
• Closed to all angling in the Cole Rivers Hatchery outflow channel to confluence with
main river channel.
• Closed, except as noted under Special Regulations for Applegate River, Illinois River,
Lobster Creek, Ashland Creek, Emigrant Creek, and Big Butte and Little Butte Creeks.
• Open all year, catch and release only.
• Restricted to fly angling with barbless hooks (see Fly Angling definition, page 6).
• Open all year, 5 trout per day, one trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day.
• No limit on the size or number of brook trout taken in addition to catch limits for other
trout species.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Steelhead not present. Rainbow trout are always considered trout regardless of size.
• One bass per day.
• Catch and release for trout.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 2 per day, and open for adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout
(half pounders), 2 per day, Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
• Non adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily
or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit.
• Open for Chinook salmon May 23-Dec. 31, upstream to Edson Creek.
• No more than 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day, 10 per year in
aggregate from the waters of the Elk River, Sixes River, Floras Creek/New River, and
Elk River Ocean Terminal Area.
• See Umpqua River Basin.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and May 23-Dec. 31.
4. Tributaries (not listed) downstream
from Cole Rivers Hatchery
5. Hatchery Diversion Dam upstream to
Lost Creek Dam
6. Mainstem and tributaries above Lost
Creek Dam
Selmac Lake (Josephine Co.)
Schuttpelz Lake (Coos Co.)
Sixes River (Curry Co.)
Mainstem upstream to South Fork,
including tidewater
Smith River
Tenmile Creek including tidewater
(Coos Co.)
Tenmile Lakes upstream from Hilltop
Bridge (Coos Co.)
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Nov. 1-
Dec. 31. May 1- Oct. 31 rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered trout and may be
harvested 1 per day.
• Largemouth bass, 5 per day under 15 inches in length. All bass 15 inches or over in
length must be released.
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Water
Water
Special Regulations
Thomas Creek and tributaries
(Curry Co.)
Tioga Creek up to concrete bridge
located 1/2 mile downstream from Burnt
Creek (Coos Co.)
Umpqua River Basin (Douglas Co.):
includes Umpqua River, Smith River,
North Umpqua River, South Umpqua
River and their tributaries
1. Umpqua River mainstem, including
tidewater, from the tips of the jetties
upstream to confluence with North and
South Forks (includes Winchester Bay)
• Closed.
2. Tributaries to mainstem Umpqua
River, including tidewater portions,
from mouth upstream to confluence
with North and South Forks
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30.
• 15 smallmouth bass per day of any size, 2 daily limits in possession.
• Catch and release for trout, open May 23-Oct. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for spring Chinook salmon Feb. 1-July 31, 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped Chinook
per day, 5 Per year.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for trout May 23-Sept. 15.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures for all tributaries, except tidewater areas
where bait is allowed.
• Open for striped bass all year in tidewater areas.
• Mill Creek below Loon Lake, not including Camp Creek, closed to angling all year.
3. Smith River mainstem from mouth
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
upstream to Spencer Creek and North • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
Fork from mouth upstream to Johnson • Catch and release for trout, Open May 23-Sept. 15.
Creek, including tidewater
• Open for striped bass all year.
• Use of bait allowed in tidewater areas.
4. Smith River mainstem from Spencer
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Dec. 1-31.
Creek upstream to Sisters Creek
• Catch and release for trout, open May 23-Sept. 15.
and North Fork from Johnson Creek
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures May 23- Sept. 15.
upstream to Bridge 10
5. Smith River tributaries, including tide-
water portions, Smith River mainstem
upstream from Sisters Creek, and
North Fork and tributaries upstream
from Bridge 10
6. North Umpqua River from mouth
upstream to fly area boundary above
Rock Creek
• Open for trout May 23-Sept. 15.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, except tidewater areas where use of bait is
allowed.
• Open for striped bass all year in tidewater areas.
• Catch and release for trout, open May 23-Oct. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for spring Chinook salmon Feb. 1-July 31, 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped Chinook
per day, 10 per year.
Note: a maximum of 10 non fin-clipped spring Chinook can be retained in aggregate, from the North
Umpqua River and mainstem Umpqua River. No more than 5 may be taken from the mainstem
Umpqua River.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon.
• Closed between old Hwy 99 bridge and Winchester Dam.
• No angling from a floating device upstream from BLM recreation site (Lone Rock ramp)
which is located 0.5 miles above the Lone Rock Bridge (Hwy 138).
• Closed from markers located upstream from Rock Creek, upstream 700 feet to the fly
area boundary.
• Use of bait allowed.
7. North Umpqua River from fly area
boundary above Rock Creek,
upstream to Soda Springs Dam
(31 miles)
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Gear Restrictions:
• Anti-snagging regulations in place March 1-July 31 from the Lone Rock boat launch
upstream to the beginning of the fly area above Rock Creek.
(See page 6 for Anti-snagging Regulation.)
• Catch and release for trout, May 23-Oct. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon.
Gear Restrictions and Closures:
• July 1-Sept. 30 all angling restricted to use of single barbless unweighted artificial fly.
Note: For the purposes of this rule, an unweighted artificial fly is defined as: “a conventional hook that
is dressed with natural or artificial materials, and to which no molded weight (such as split shot, jig
heads or dumbbell eyes), metal wire, metal beads, bead chain eyes, or plastic body are affixed,
and to which no added weight, spinning or attractor device, or natural bait is attached.”
• Jan. 1-June 30 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31 restricted to fly angling only with single barbless
hook (see fly angling and artificial fly definitions on pages 6).
• Any type rod or reel permitted, but no metal core lines and no added weights or
attachments to line, leader or fly (including, but not limited to, strike indicators) except
non fly monofilament lines may have a casting bubble or similar floating device.
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Umpqua River Basin (Douglas Co.):
• Closed from Soda Springs Dam downstream about 1/2 mile to marker located downstream from power plant enclosure.
7. North Umpqua River from fly area
boundary above Rock Creek,
• No angling from a floating device.
upstream to Soda Springs Dam
(31 miles) (continued)
8. North Umpqua River tributaries from
• Catch and release for trout in tributaries below fly area boundary, except Rock Creek
mouth upstream to Soda Springs Dam
May 23-Sept. 15.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Rock Creek and all tributaries above fly area boundary are closed to angling.
9. a. North Umpqua River mainstem from • Closed.
Soda Springs Dam (including Soda
Springs Reservoir) to Slide Creek
Dam
b. North Umpqua River tributaries
• Open May 23-Sept. 15, catch and release for trout.
upstream of Soda Springs Dam to
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
Slide Creek Dam (includes Medicine
and Fish creeks)
c. North Umpqua River mainstem and • Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31.
tributaries upstream of Slide Creek • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken in addition to catch limits for other trout
Dam
species.
• Use of bait allowed.
10. South Umpqua River from mouth
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Dec. 1-31.
• Catch and release for trout May 23-Sept. 15.
upstream to Jackson Creek Bridge
• Closed to all angling May 1- May 22 and Sept. 16-Nov. 30.
• Use of bait allowed.
11. South Umpqua River and tributaries
• Closed.
upstream from Jackson Creek Bridge
12. South Umpqua River tributaries below • Catch and release for trout May 23-Sept. 15.
Jackson Creek Bridge
• Jackson Creek closed to all angling.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
13. Cow Creek mainstem (South
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Dec. 1-31.
Umpqua) from mouth upstream to
• Catch and release for trout May 23-Sept. 15.
Middle Creek Bridge
• Closed to all angling May 1- May 22 and Sept. 16-Nov. 30.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures, May 23-Sept. 15.
• Use of bait is allowed Jan. 1-April 30 and Dec. 1-31.
14. Tributaries to Cow Creek and main• Catch and release for trout May 23-Sept. 15.
stem Cow Creek upstream from
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
Middle Creek Bridge
• Open for steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 23-Dec. 31.
Winchuck River (Curry Co.)
Mainstem up to Wheeler Creek, including • Non adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily
or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit.
tidewater
• Open for Chinook salmon May 23-Dec. 31; no more than 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped
Chinook salmon per day, 5 per year.
• No angling from a floating device.
Gear Restrictions:
• From Sept. 1-November 3 anglers are restricted to fly angling and bobber angling only
with one single point hook.
• Fly angling gear must include a strike indicator.
• Bobber angling gear must include a bobber and a leader no longer than 36 inches in
length.
• Any weight (except the bobber or strike indicator) may be no more than 36 inches from
the hook when suspended vertically.
• The leader below the bobber or strike indicator must remain suspended in the water
column and not resting on the river bottom.
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Required for all motorized boats and non-motorized (drift boats, kayaks,
canoes, etc.) 10 feet or longer
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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
Lead Fishing Tackle: The health
risks may
be heavier than you think
Tips for anglers
Children are especially vulnerable, but adults
should take precautions as well.
 Use non-lead fishing weights where possible.
 Never throw old fishing gear into the water
or discard along shore.
 Don’t put split shot in your mouth or bite down on split shot –
use pliers.
 Wash hands thoroughly after handling lead sinkers or cleaning
out your tackle box
 Take special precautions when making lead
sinkers or jigs.
 Spread the word. Encourage other anglers to switch to lead
free sinkers and jigs. Talk with you favorite retailer and ask
them to stock non-lead fishing tackle.
 If you’re making your own fishing weights, never melt lead
inside your home, always work in a well-ventilated area and
wear a respirator mask, and be sure to wash your body and
clothes after working with lead.
What are the risks?
Lead is toxic to both children
and adults, and can affect almost
every organ and system in your
body. You can be exposed to
lead or lead fumes while making
you own fishing weights, or by
inappropriately handling
pre-made weights.
Lead-free alternatives
Non-lead fishing tackle is not just a novelty product. There are
several alternative materials available – tin, steel, bismuth, brass
and tungsten. Ask for it at retailers and stores. Or search the
internet for on-line sources.
Fishing lead and the environment
While the impact of lead hunting ammunition on the environment
and wildlife has been documented, the impact of lead tackle on
fish or fish predators is less clear. However, lead is toxic to almost
all organisms and has no biological benefit in any amount. So a
cautious approach is to Get the Lead Out.
To learn more about the impact of lead exposure on
human health go to:
http:www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/lead/leadsafefam.shtml
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WILLAMETTE ZONE
Description:
The Willamette Zone is all waters draining to the Columbia River between the city of St. Helens and Bonneville Dam, except for those
portions of tributaries east of the Sandy River that are downstream from the Union Pacific Railroad line (see Columbia Zone pages
84-91, for more details). Includes all waters on Sauvie Island except the Columbia River.
Regulations For This Zone:
1. The use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in Willamette River downstream of Willamette
Falls (including Multnomah Channel and Gilbert River) and in lower Clackamas River upstream to Highway 99E bridge.
2. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem
Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River.
Species Name
Catch Limits
Trout
Lakes: 5 per day,
2 daily limits in
possession.
Streams: catch
and release only,
except as noted
under Special
Regulations.
In the aggregate:
Salmon and
2 adult salmon
Steelhead
or steelhead per
below
Willamette Falls day, 20 per year.
5 jacks per day,
2 daily jack limits
in possession.
Salmon above
Willamette Falls
Steelhead
above
Willamette Falls
Sturgeon
Warmwater
Game Fish:
Largemouth and
Smallmouth Bass
Bluegill, Catfish,
Crappie, Other
Sunfish, Walleye,
and Yellow Perch
Pacific Lamprey
Season
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
• 8 inch minimum length.
• Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day.
• Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead in streams.
• Closed to angling for bull trout.
• Kokanee included in trout limits except as noted under Special
Streams: Open
May 23-Oct. 31
unless noted
under Special
Regulations.
Regulations.
• Angling is restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Closed in all
exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. waters unless
• Harvest of non adipose fin-clipped salmon or steelhead is prohibited noted by species
in the Willamette Zone unless otherwise noted under Special under Special
Regulations.
Regulations.
• There is no annual limit on adipose fin-clipped salmon or adipose
fin-clipped steelhead as long as the appropriate number of Hatchery
Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch.
2 adult salmon
• Angling is restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See
per day, 5 jacks
exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
per day, 2 daily
• Harvest of non adipose fin-clipped salmon is prohibited in the
jack limits in
Willamette Zone unless otherwise noted under Special Regulations.
possession.
• There is no annual limit on adipose fin-clipped salmon as long as the
20 salmon and
appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased
steelhead per year
to record the catch.
in aggregate.
3 adult steelhead • Angling is restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See
per day (in
exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
addition to daily
• Harvest of non adipose fin-clipped steelhead is prohibited in
salmon bag limit).
the Willamette Zone unless otherwise noted under Special
20 salmon and
Regulations.
steelhead per year • If harvest of non adipose fin-clipped steelhead is allowed under
in aggregate.
Special Regulations, the daily limit for non adipose fin-clipped
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steelhead is 2 per day.
Catch and
Catch and release:
• Closed to retention of green sturgeon.
release only,
Open all year.
• See page 11 for tag return information.
except as noted
• All sturgeon must be immediately released unharmed into the water.
under Special
• Sturgeon over 54 inches in fork length cannot be removed totally or
Regulations.
in part from the water.
• Only one single-point, barbless hook may be used for sturgeon.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
5 per day,
• No more than 3 over 15 inches in length.
Lakes: Open all year.
2 daily limits in
• Willamette River mainstem above Hwy 20 Bridge at Albany, the Streams: Open
possession.
Santiam and Calapooia basins: no limit on size or number taken.
during trout, salmon
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions or steelhead
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
seasons, except
mainstem Willamette
No limit.
• No minimum length.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions River and sloughs
and tidewater
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
areas of Columbia
River tributaries
downstream from
Bonneville Dam are
open all year.
Refer to General (Statewide) Regulations on page 9 for regulations
covering the harvest of Pacific lamprey.
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Length Limits and Other Specifications
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions Lakes: Open all year.
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Species Name
Other Fish:
Striped Bass
Northern
Pikeminnow,
Carp, Sucker,
Chub, Sculpin,
Whitefish, Shad
and other Non
game Fish
Smelt
Freshwater
Clams and
Mussels
Crayfish
Length Limits and Other Specifications
Season
• 30 inch minimum length.
Lakes: Open all year.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions Streams: Open
100 per day,
2 daily limits in
possession.
No limit.
Open all year.
• Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required.
• All streams are open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
during trout, salmon
or steelhead
seasons, except
• No length limit.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions mainstem Willamette
River and sloughs
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
and tidewater
areas of Columbia
River tributaries
downstream from
Bonneville Dam are
open all year.
• Unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters All waters closed all
Closed.
including bays, estuaries, rivers and streams. See Marine Sport Fish year.
Identification Key at: www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/FishID.
Harvest prohibited. • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams. Closed.
closed under Special Regulations.
WILLAMETTE
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Bullfrogs
Catch Limits
2 per 24 consecutive hours,
2 daily limits in
possession.
No limit.
• An angling license is not required.
Special Regulations for this zone:
Water
Special Regulations
Abiqua Creek upstream from Abiqua
Falls near Rivermile 19 (Marion Co.)
Adair Pond (Benton Co.)
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• One bass per day, no size limit, 2 daily limits in possession.
• Two channel catfish per day, no size limit, 2 daily limits in possession.
• Closed.
• Open for trout, adipose fin-clipped steelhead, and non adipose fin-clipped steelhead
Airport Pond (Lane Co.)
Alton Baker Park Canoe Canal
(Eugene)
Balch Creek and tributaries
(Multnomah Co.)
Bear Creek (tributary to Pudding River)
(Clackamas Co.) upstream from Shorty’s
Pond which is located in Ivor Davies Park
in the City of Molalla
Blue River (McKenzie Basin, Lane Co.):
1. Mainstem and tributaries downstream
from Blue River Dam
2. Mainstem and tributaries upstream
from Blue River Reservoir
Bond Butte Pond (Linn Co.)
Breitenbush River (Marion Co.)
Bull of the Woods Wilderness Area
Lakes (Mt. Hood National Forest,
Clackamas Co.)
Bull Run River up to watershed
boundary (Clackamas Co.)
greater than 24 inches in length all year.
• 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open to the use of two rods with a Two-Rod Validation.
• Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped trout May 23-Oct. 31.
• 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped trout, adipose fin-clipped steelhead, and non adipose fin-
clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length April 25-Oct. 31.
• 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31.
• 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed.
• One bass per day, no size limit, 2 daily limits in possession.
• Two channel catfish per day, no size limit, 2 daily limits in possession.
• See Santiam River, section 5 on page 53.
Note: Applies to Beth Lake, Big Slide Lake, Lenore Lake, Pansy Lake, Lower Twin Lake and Upper
Twin Lake. ­
• No limit on size or number of brook trout taken.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon, and
adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Closed to angling from ODFW markers located 75 feet downstream and 50 feet upstream
of the ODFW weir and fish trap in Dodge Park near the mouth of the Bull Run River.
Butte Creek upstream from Butte Creek
Falls near RM 25.5 (Marion/Clack. Co.)
Canby Pond (Clackamas Co.)
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Angling restricted to youth age 17 and under or holders of one of the Disabled Anglers
permits.
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Water
Special Regulations
Canyon Creek (S. Santiam/Linn Co.)
Carmen Reservoir (Linn Co.)
• Closed.
• Open all year, 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed.
• No limit on size or number of brook trout taken.
• Use of bait allowed.
Cascade Lakes, select lakes in the
Willamette National Forest (Lane Co.);
Blue, Corner, Lower Eddeeleo, Upper
Eddeeleo, Goose, Upper Horse, Linton,
Nash, Penn, Porky, Upper Salmon,
Separation, Spring, Spirit, Timpanogas
and Lower Timpanogas (Douglas Co.);
and Heart Lake (Linn Co.)
Cedar Creek (Sandy Basin, Clack. Co.)
• Open for trout angling only May 23-Oct. 31 upstream from ODFW markers located 100
feet upstream of the hatchery water intake dam.
• Closed to all salmon and steelhead angling all year.
• Closed to all angling from the mouth upstream to ODFW markers located 100 feet
upstream of the hatchery water intake dam.
Clackamas River (Clackamas Co.):
1. From mouth upstream to River Mill
Dam
• Open for adipose fin-clipped trout May 23-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, and no minimum
length.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon, and
adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Combined daily bag limit of 3 adipose fin-clipped salmon or adipose fin-clipped steelhead
per day.
• Use of bait allowed.
• No angling from a floating device between River Mill Dam and ODFW markers located
approximately 100 feet upstream of hatchery intake structure.
2. Estacada Lake (also referred to as
River Mill Reservoir) up to Cazadero
Dam
• Open for adipose fin-clipped trout May 23-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
• No angling between markers 400 feet upstream and 126 feet downstream from the
downstream corner of Faraday Powerhouse June 16-Oct. 31.
• Closed from the entrance of the fishway/fish trap at Cazadero Dam downstream to
yellow deadline markers (approximately 275 feet).
3. Mainstem and tributaries not listed
upstream from Cazadero Dam
4. North Fork Reservoir upstream to
Milepost 32 on Hwy. 224
• For the length of the Three Lynx Powerhouse (111 feet), no angling from a floating
device or from the west shore.
• No limit on size or number of brook or brown trout taken.
• Harvest of bull trout is prohibited all year. See page 69 for fish identification information.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
• Only adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout may be taken, 5 per day except no limit on size
or number of brook or brown trout taken.
• Harvest of bull trout is prohibited all year. See page 69 for fish identification information.
5. Oak Grove Fork and tributaries be• 2 trout per day.
tween yellow markers at upstream end • No limit on size or number of brook or brown trout taken.
of Harriet Lake and Timothy Lake Dam
• No limit on size or number of brook trout taken.
Clear Lake (upper McKenzie River/
Linn Co.)
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
Columbia Slough (Multnomah Co.)
Commonwealth Lake (Washington Co.) • Bass limit 1 per day, no minimum length.
• Crappie limit 10 per day, no minimum length.
• Only bass less than 15 inches in length may be taken.
Cottage Grove Reservoir (Lane Co.)
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
• No limit on size or number of bass.
Cougar Reservoir
• Salmon less than 24 inches in length are considered trout.
Detroit Reservoir
• Salmon less than 24 inches in length are considered trout.
Dexter Reservoir
Dog Creek (Mclver Park, Clack. Co.)
• Closed.
• Only bass less than 15 inches in length may be taken.
Dorena Reservoir (Lane Co.)
• See Health Advisory page 16.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
Drift Creek upstream from Victor Point
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
Road Crossing (Marion Co.)
All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not
be removed from the water.
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Special Regulations
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• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and
Eagle Creek up to markers 200 feet
adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
below hatchery ladder outlet (Clackamas
• Closed from 200 feet upstream to 300 feet downstream from fish ladder located 1/2 mile
Basin near Estacada) (Clackamas Co.)
below Eagle Fern Park.
• Use of bait allowed.
Gear Restrictions:
• Anti-snagging regulations in place Aug. 1-Dec. 31. See page 6 for Anti-snagging
Regulation.
• Open Feb. 1-Sep. 30.
E.E. Wilson Pond (Benton Co.)
• Daily bass limit, 1 per day, no minimum length.
East Salish Pond (Multnomah Co.)
• Daily crappie limit, 10 per day, no minimum length.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
Erma Bell Lakes and tributaries
• 2 rainbow trout per day.
(Lane Co.)
• No limit on size or number of brook trout taken.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped steelhead, and non
Fall Creek (Middle Fork Willamette,
adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length all year.
Lane Co.)
1. Mainstem downstream from Fall Creek • Open Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
Dam
• Closed within 200 feet of the entrance to the Fall Creek fish ladder.
• Use of bait allowed.
2. Mainstem and tributaries upstream
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31.
from Fall Creek Reservoir
• 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed.
• All salmon are considered trout.
Faraday Lake (Clack. R., Clack. Co.)
• Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be taken.
• Open Jan. 1-May 31.
Fish Lake (Linn Co.)
Foster Reservoir (S. Santiam/Linn Co.) • Only kokanee and adipose fin-clipped trout may be taken.
• No limits on size or number of bass.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31.
Frazier Creek (Benton Co.)
• 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
Gales Creek (Tualatin River tributary,
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
Washington Co.)
• Open for coho salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
1. From mouth upstream to NW
Clapshaw Hill Road in Gales Creek
2. Upstream of NW Clapshaw Hill Road
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
and tributaries not listed
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open to angling May 23-Oct. 31.
Gold Lake (Lane Co.)
• Catch and release only for rainbow trout.
• No limit on size or number of brook trout taken.
• Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks.
• Closed to angling from Gold Lake boat ramp down Salt Creek 100 yards Jan. 1-June 30
and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) may be taken in addition to other trout species catch
Green Peter Reservoir (Linn Co.)
limits.
• Salmon may be retained as part of the kokanee bag limit.
• Closed Jan. 1-April 15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
Haldeman Pond (Sauvie Island,
Columbia Co.)
• Closed Jan. 1-March 6 and Nov. 23-Dec. 31.
Henry Hagg Lake (Washington Co.)
• Open March 7-Nov. 22.
• One bass per day.
• Limit of twenty (20) crappie per day; no length limit and 2 daily limits in possession.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31.
Hills Creek and Hills Creek tributaries
(above Hills Creek Reservoir) (Lane Co.) • 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed.
• 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day.
Hills Creek Reservoir (Lane Co.)
• Adipose fin-clipped salmon less than 24 inches in length are considered trout.
Horn Creek (Linn Co.)
• Closed.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31.
Lava Lake and tributaries (Linn Co.)
• 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed.
• No catch limit or size limit on brook trout.
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Water
Special Regulations
Leaburg Canal and tributaries
(Lane Co.) Leaburg Dam to Leaburg
Powerhouse
• Closed within the Leaburg powerhouse tailrace and from Leaburg Dam to below fish
Leaburg Lake (Lane Co.)
Little Fall Creek (Lane Co.)
Long Tom River (Benton/Lane Co.):
1. Mainstem upstream to Fern Ridge
Reservoir
2. All tributaries above and below Fern
Ridge Reservoir, and mainstem above
Fern Ridge Reservoir
Lookout Creek and tributaries (Lane Co.)
Lookout Point Reservoir
Lost Creek and tributaries (Middle Fork
Willamette, Lane Co.)
Lost Lake (Santiam Pass, Linn Co.)
Luckiamute River (Polk/Benton Co.)
1. Mainstem and tributaries not listed
2. Little Luckiamute River (Polk Co.)
above falls at Falls City
Marys River and tributaries (Benton Co.)
McKenzie River (Lane/Linn Co.):
1. Mouth upstream to Hayden Bridge
2. Hayden Bridge upstream to Hendricks
Bridge (see separate entry for
Walterville Canal)
screens (approx. 600 ft.).
• Open for trout all year, catch and release only.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• See McKenzie River, Section 4 page 51.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped steelhead, and
non adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length all year (mainstem
from the mouth upstream to 200 feet below the concrete fish ladder, approximately
12 miles).
• Open Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures Jan. 1-Apr. 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed April 25-Oct. 31.
• Closed, U.S. Forest Service Research Area.
• Salmon less than 24 inches in length are considered trout.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and non adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater
than 24 inches in length April 25-Oct. 31.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Catch and release for trout.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
• Open Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures Jan. 1-Apr. 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
• Use of bait allowed April 25-Oct. 31.
• Open for trout all year, catch and release only.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped steelhead, and non
adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length all year.
Trout Regulations:
• Open for trout all year, catch and release only.
• Open for retention of adipose fin-clipped trout April 25-Oct. 31, 5 adipose fin-clipped
trout per day, no minimum length.
• Non adipose fin-clipped trout must be released unharmed.
Note: Trout are not stocked below Hendricks Bridge. Adipose fin-clipped trout originate from stocked
areas upstream.
Salmon and Steelhead Regulations:
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped steelhead and non
adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length all year.
Gear Restrictions and Closures:
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures all year except bait is allowed May 1-June 15
when angling for salmon and steelhead with hooks 5/8-inch gap or larger.
• Closed: (See separate entry for Walterville Canal)
1. Downstream from salmon weir (Walterville Canal).
2. Within the Walterville bypass canal from salmon weir upstream to McKenzie River.
3. Hendricks Bridge upstream to Leaburg Trout Regulations:
Dam (see separate entries for
• Open for trout all year, catch and release only. Non adipose fin-clipped trout must be
Walterville Canal and Leaburg Canal)
released unharmed.
• Open for retention of adipose fin-clipped trout April 25-Dec. 31, 5 adipose fin-clipped
(Continued on next page.)
trout per day, no minimum length.
Salmon and Steelhead Regulations:
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped steelhead and non
adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length all year.
Gear Restrictions and Closures:
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures Jan. 1-April 24.
• Use of bait allowed April 25-Dec. 31.
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McKenzie River (Lane/Linn Co.):
Gear Restrictions and Closures: (continued)
3. Hendricks Bridge upstream to Leaburg • From Leaburg Dam downstream to Trout Creek (approximately one mile): In addition to
the Hook and Weight Regulations on page 9, any attached weight may be no more
Dam (see separate entries for
than six feet above the lowermost hook.
Walterville Canal and Leaburg Canal)
• Closed within the Leaburg powerhouse tailrace.
(Continued)
• Closed within 200 feet downstream of Leaburg Dam.
4. Leaburg Dam upstream to Forest Glen • Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length.
boat ramp near Blue River, including
• Non adipose fin-clipped trout must be released unharmed.
Leaburg Lake
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and non adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater
than 24 inches in length April 25-Oct. 31.
• Two-rod angling allowed in Leaburg Lake with a Two-Rod Validation.
• Closed Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Closed within 200 feet upstream of Leaburg Dam.
5. Forest Glen boat ramp near Blue River • Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, catch and release only for trout.
upstream to Trail Bridge Dam
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and non adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater
than 24 inches in length April 25-Oct. 31.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Closed to angling within the Carmen Spawning Channel and in the McKenzie River from
Trail Bridge Dam to 200 feet downstream from the Carmen Spawning channel entrance.
6. South Fork McKenzie
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, catch and release only for trout.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Closed to angling from Cougar Dam downstream 700 feet (to concrete supports of the
old adult fish trap).
7. McKenzie River from bridge at up• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, catch and release only for trout.
stream end of Trail Bridge Reservoir
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
to Tamolitch Falls (approx. 2.2 miles
upstream)
8. Tamolitch Falls to Clear Lake
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• No limit on size or number of brook trout taken.
• Use of bait allowed.
9. Tributaries not listed upstream to Clear • Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, catch and release only for trout.
Lake
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31.
Mill Creek (Mohawk River system,
• 5 trout per day.
Lane Co.)
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
Mill Creek upstream of Mill Creek Park
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
bridge (Polk Co.)
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31.
Mohawk River (Lane Co.)
• 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
Molalla River (Clackamas Co.):
• Open to harvest of non adipose fin-clipped steelhead July 1-Aug. 31.
Upstream to Turner Creek Bridge
• Use of bait allowed May 15-July 15.
• Open for coho salmon all year.
• No limit on size or number of bass taken.
Moose Creek upstream to Moose Lake • Closed.
(South Santiam Basin, Linn Co.)
• Open Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout.
Mosby Creek (Lane Co.)
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed April 25-Oct. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead, and non adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater
than 24 inches in length all year.
• Angling restricted to youths age 17 and under or holders of one of the Disabled Anglers
Mt. Hood Pond (Multnomah Co.)
permits from April 1-Aug. 31.
Muddy Creek and tributaries (Linn Co.) • Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31.
• Use of bait allowed.
• 5 trout per day.
North Fork Reservoir (Clackamas Co.) • See Clackamas River, section 4 on page 48.
• 15 cutthroat trout per day, no minimum size.
Pamelia Lake (Linn Co.)
• No limit on size or number of brook trout taken.
• See Santiam River, section 7 on page 53.
Quartzville Creek (Linn Co.)
• 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day.
Rainbow Lake (Charles Metzger Co.
Park, Yamhill River)
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Rickreall Creek and tributaries
(Polk Co.)
Round Lake (Collawash River, Marion
Co.)
Row River and tributaries, including:
Sharps Creek, Brice Creek, Layng Creek,
Rat Creek and Teeter Creek (Lane Co.)
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
• 2 trout per day.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Catch and release for trout Jan. 1-April 25 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, artificial flies and lures
(See separate entry for Mosby Creek)
only.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed April 25-Oct. 31.
• Open all year for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped steelhead,
and non adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length in the mainstem
from the mouth upstream to Dorena Dam (tributaries are closed to angling for salmon
and steelhead).
• One bass per day.
St. Louis Ponds (Marion Co.)
• Ten crappie per day
• 2 channel catfish per day.
• Unlawful to use any floating craft on any pond.
• Closed from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise.
Salmon Creek and tributaries (Lane Co.) • Catch and release for trout Jan. 1-April 25 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, artificial flies and lures
only.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed April 25-Oct. 31.
• No limit on size or number of brook trout taken above Salmon Creek Falls April 25Oct. 31.
• Catch and release for trout Jan. 1-April 25 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, artificial flies and lures
Salt Creek and tributaries (Lane Co.)
only.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed April 25-Oct. 31.
• No limit on size or number of brook trout taken above Salt Creek Falls April 25-Oct. 31.
• Closed to angling from Gold Lake boat ramp down Salt Creek 100 yards Jan. 1-June 30
and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and
Sandy River (Multnomah/Clack. Co.):
adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
1. Mainstem upstream to ODFW markers
• Combined daily bag limit of 3 adipose fin-clipped salmon or adipose fin-clipped steelhead
at the mouth of Salmon River
per day.
• Closed to sturgeon angling including catch and release all year.
• Closed within 200 feet of Chinook salmon spawning areas located in Oxbow Park where
posted by ODFW markers Sept. 16-Nov. 15.
• No angling from a floating device upstream from a point that is 200 feet below the
Oxbow Park boat ramp.
• Use of bait allowed.
2. Mainstem and tributaries upstream
• Closed to angling for salmon or steelhead all year.
from ODFW markers at the mouth of
• Open for trout above Final Falls on the Salmon River May 23-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
Salmon River, including the Salmon
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
River
• No limit on size or number of brook trout taken.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year and non adipose fin-clipped steelhead
Santiam River (Marion Co.):
may be retained July 1-Aug. 31.
1. Mainstem
• One additional adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained per day (daily bag limit of 4).
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon Jan. 1-Aug. 31 and Oct. 15-Dec. 31.
• Open for coho salmon all year.
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length.
• Use of bait allowed.
2. Little North Fork
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year and non adipose fin-clipped steelhead
may be retained July 1-Aug. 31.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
3. North Fork up to the markers at
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year and non adipose fin-clipped steelhead
may be retained July 1-Aug. 31.
Packsaddle Park (located about 200
feet above the boat ramp)
• One additional adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained per day (daily bag limit of 4).
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon Jan. 1-Aug. 31 and Oct. 15-Dec. 31.
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length.
• Use of bait allowed.
Coho Salmon Seasons:
• Mouth up to Stayton-Scio bridge in Stayton: Open for coho salmon all year.
• Stayton-Scio bridge in Stayton up to markers at Packsaddle Park: open for coho salmon
Jan. 1-Aug. 31 and Oct. 15-Dec. 31.
• Closed Areas:
1. From the ODFW markers located at the foot bridge upstream 200 feet to the falls in
Mill City; and
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2. Within Stayton Power Canal.
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Santiam River (Marion Co.) (continued):
4. From the markers at Packsaddle Park
to Big Cliff Dam
5. North Fork and tributaries upstream of
Big Cliff Dam, including Breitenbush
River
• Closed
6. South Fork (S. Santiam River) to
Foster Dam
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• No limit on size or number of brook trout taken.
• Use of bait allowed.
Note: Willamette Zone regulations apply to Big Cliff Reservoir (the area between Big Cliff Dam and
Detroit Dam).
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year and non adipose fin-clipped steelhead
may be retained July 1-Aug. 31.
• One additional adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained per day (daily bag limit of 4).
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon Jan. 1-Aug. 31 and Oct. 15-Dec. 31.
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length.
• Closed from Foster Dam downstream about 1/4 mile to ODFW markers.
• Use of bait allowed.
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Coho Salmon Seasons:
• Mouth up to Grant Street bridge in Lebanon: Open for coho salmon all year.
• Grant Street bridge in Lebanon up to Foster Dam: Open for coho salmon Jan. 1-Aug. 31
and Oct. 15-Dec. 31.
7. Middle Fork and tributaries upstream
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• No limit on size or number of brook trout taken.
of Green Peter Reservoir, including
• Use of bait allowed.
Quartzville Creek
Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
• Closed from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. daily.
(Columbia/Multnomah Co.)
• Closed all areas Jan. 1-April 15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31, except Columbia River beaches,
the Gilbert River boat ramp, and the Disabled Person fishing pier that are open all year.
Shotgun Creek (Mohawk River System, • Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31.
• 5 trout per day.
Linn Co.)
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
Silver Creek upstream from Silverton
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
Reservoir to the confluence of the
North and South Forks of Silver Creek
(Marion Co.)
• Angling restricted to youths age 17 and under.
Small Fry Lake (Clackamas Co.)
• Open all year for trout angling, 2 trout per day with no minimum length.
• No more than 1 bass over 15 inches in length.
Smith and Bybee Lakes and Canals
(Multnomah Co.)
Smith River and tributaries above Smith • Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31.
• 5 trout per day.
Reservoir (Linn Co.)
• Use of bait allowed.
• Closed.
Spring Creek Pond (a.k.a. Maxwell
Pond) (Eugene)
Springfield Mill Race (Lane Co.)
See Willamette River, Section 7.
• Closed for sturgeon.
Sturgeon Lake (Columbia Co.)
•
Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31.
Tanner Creek (Columbia River) upstream
from the mainline railroad bridge
• 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) may be taken in addition to other trout species catch
Timothy Lake (Clackamas Co.)
limits.
• No catch limit or size limit on brook trout.
• Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be taken, 5 trout per day, no minimum length.
Trail Bridge Reservoir (Linn Co.)
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
Tualatin River (Clack./Washington Co.) • Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed May 23-Oct. 31.
1. From mouth upstream to Hwy 47
• Open for coho salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
bridge at Gaston
2. Mainstem and Tributaries upstream
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
from Hwy 47 bridge, and Tualatin
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
River Basin tributaries not listed
• Open for trout all year, catch and release only.
Walterville Canal (McKenzie River)
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Closed:
1. Between the salmon weir and the downstream confluence with the McKenzie River
(the salmon weir is approximately 1/3 mile up the canal from the McKenzie River); and
2. Within the Walterville bypass canal from salmon weir upstream to the McKenzie River.
All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not
be removed from the water.
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Willamette River:
1. Mouth upstream to Willamette Falls
(including Multnomah Channel/
Willamette Slough and Gilbert River)
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• 10 walleye per day, no more than 5 per day over 18 inches and only one may be over
24 inches, 2 daily limits in possession.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Retention of sturgeon is prohibited. Catch and release only.
• Angling for sturgeon (including catch and release) is prohibited seven days per week
from May 1-Aug. 31 from Willamette Falls downstream to the Lake Oswego-Oak Grove
Railroad Bridge.
• Bank angling is prohibited from the east shore of the Willamette River the entire year at
the “Oregon City Wall” defined as the area beginning west of Hwy 99E, at the northernmost extent of the parking area near the intersection of 8th Street and Hwy 99E in Oregon
City, approximately 290 feet downstream of the Oregon City/West Linn bridge (Hwy 43)
and extending upstream approximately 1,715 feet to the retaining wall extending into the
Willamette River at the NW corner of the Blue Heron Paper Mill.
• Closed from 200 feet upstream from the fishway at Oregon City Falls to an imaginary
line downstream from fishway described as follows:
1. Beginning 54 feet below the southwesterly corner of electric plant on Black Point; then
2. To the northeasterly corner of Mill A grinder room on the west side of river; then
3. Straight downstream 20 feet below the grinder room arches; then
4. West to the bank of the river.
5. No angling from a boat while any part of the boat is inside this closed area.
• Closed in the tailrace of the West Linn Paper Company and described as follows:
1. Beginning at the south of the tailrace on the south bank; then
2. Extending across the tailrace following the line established by the bridge across the
tailrace to the north bank; then.
3. In a westerly, southerly and easterly direction around the bank of the tailrace to the
place of beginning.
4. No angling from a boat while any part of the boat is inside the closed area.
2. Willamette Falls upstream to Hwy 20
bridge located at Albany
Note: Refer to General (Statewide) Regulations on page 9 for regulations covering the harvest of
Pacific lamprey.
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead all
year.
• Open for coho salmon all year.
• Open for white sturgeon 1 per day, 2 per year with 38 inch minimum and 54 inch
maximum fork lengths.
3. Hwy 20 bridge located at Albany up-
• Use of bait allowed.
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, coho salmon and adipose fin-clipped
stream to Hwy 99 bridge at Harrisburg
and tributaries except for the
steelhead all year in the mainstem.
Calapooia system. (See listings for the • Tributaries are closed to angling for salmon and steelhead.
Marys, Long Tom, Frazier and Muddy • Open Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout.
Creek systems.)
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• Open for white sturgeon 1 per day, 2 per year with 38 inch minimum and 54 inch
maximum fork lengths.
• Jan. 1-Apr. 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31 bait allowed on single point hooks 3/4” or larger when
angling for sturgeon in the mainstem Willamette River.
• Use of bait allowed April 25-Oct. 31.
4. Hwy 99 bridge located at Harrisburg
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
upstream to McKenzie River mouth
• Open for trout (catch & release only), adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose
and tributaries
fin-clipped steelhead all year.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
5. Mouth of McKenzie River upstream
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
to Coast Fork and tributaries (see
Trout Regulations:
separate entries for Alton Baker Canoe • Open Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout.
Canal and Springfield Mill Race)
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
Salmon and Steelhead Regulations:
(Sections 6 through 11 continued on next
• Open all year for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped steelhead,
page.)
and non adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length.
Gear Restrictions:
• Use of bait allowed.
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Willamette River (continued):
6. Coast Fork and tributaries (except
Row River and tributaries - see
separate entry)
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
7. Middle Fork upstream to Dexter Dam
(including Springfield Mill Race)
Reservoir to Hills Creek Dam
9. North Fork of Middle Fork and
tributaries
10. Middle Fork upstream from Hills
Creek Reservoir
11. Tributaries of the Middle Fork up-
stream from Hills Creek Reservoir
Wilsonville Pond (Marion Co.)
Winberry Creek and tributaries
(Lane Co.)
Woodburn Pond (Marion Co.)
Yamhill River (Yamhill Co.)
1. From mouth upstream to confluence
of North and South forks of Yamhill
River
2. South Yamhill from confluence with
North Yamhill upstream to mouth of
Rock Creek near the town of Grand
Ronde
3. South Yamhill River above Rock
Creek and South Fork tributaries not
listed, North Fork Yamhill River and
tributaries not listed
Note: this area not stocked. Fin-clipped trout originate from stocked areas upstream.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open Jan. 1-Apr 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
• Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 6).
• No limit on the size or number of brook trout taken April 25-Oct. 31.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, catch and release only of non adipose fin-clipped trout,
anglers may harvest 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day.
Note: this area not stocked. Fin-clipped trout originate from Hills Creek Reservoir.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, catch and release only.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• One bass per day, no size limit, 2 daily limits in possession.
• Two channel catfish per day, no size limit, 2 daily limits in possession.
• Catch and release for trout Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, artificial flies and lures
only.
• Open for trout April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed April 25-Oct. 31.
• Closed from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise.
• One bass per day, no size limit, 2 daily limits in possession.
• Two channel catfish per day, no size limit, 2 daily limits in possession.
• Open to angling for warmwater game fish March 1-Oct. 31.
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed March 1-Oct. 31.
• Open for coho salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, of which no more than 2 may be non
finclipped.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open for coho salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
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8. Middle Fork from Lookout Point
Trout Regulations:
• Open Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day.
Salmon and Steelhead Regulations:
• Open all year for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped steelhead,
and non adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length, in the mainstem
from the mouth upstream to Cottage Grove Dam.
Gear Restrictions and Closures:
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures Jan. 1-Apr. 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
• Use of bait allowed April 25-Oct. 31.
• Tributaries are closed to angling for Chinook salmon and steelhead.
Trout Regulations:
• Open Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
Salmon and Steelhead Regulations:
• Open all year for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped steelhead,
and non adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length.
Gear Restrictions and Closures:
• From Dexter Dam downstream 400 feet to markers:
1. Only 1 single-point hook 5/8-inch gap or smaller may be used; and
2. No angling from the north shore, from a floating device (US Army Corps of Engineers
Boat Restricted Zone), or while wading.
3. Angling gear may be cast within 200 feet of fish ladder at base of Dexter Dam.
• From Dexter Dam downstream to the power lines (approx. 1/2 mile): In addition to the
Hook and Weight Regulations on page 9, any attached weight may be no more than
six feet above the lowermost hook.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for trout all year.
• Catch and release only, except anglers may harvest 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day,
no minimum length.
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HARNEY
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central zone
Description:
The Central Zone is all waters draining into the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam up to and including the Deschutes River.
Regulations For This Zone:
1. Angling for all species is restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of
bait is allowed.
2. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the main-
stem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River.
Species Name
Trout
Salmon and
Steelhead
&HQWUDO
Sturgeon
Warmwater
Game Fish:
Largemouth and
Smallmouth Bass
Bluegill, Catfish,
Crappie, Other
Sunfish, Walleye,
and Yellow Perch
Other Fish:
Whitefish,
Sucker, Northern
Pikeminnow,
Carp, Chub,
Sculpin and other
Nongame Fish
Bullfrogs
Crayfish
Freshwater
Clams and
Mussels
Catch Limits
Lakes: 5 per day,
2 daily limits in
possession.
Streams: 2 per
day, 2 daily limits
in possession.
No limit.
No limit.
Season
• 8 inch minimum length.
Lakes: Open all year.
• Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day.
Streams: Open
• No limit on size or number of brook trout from streams.
May 23-Oct. 31
• Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead in streams
that have a harvestable fishery on steelhead which include: the lower
Deschutes River, Hood River, Herman Creek and Eagle Creek.
• Salmon under 15 inches are considered trout, except coho salmon,
which are always considered salmon regardless of size.
• Closed to angling for bull trout except as noted under Special
Regulations.
• Kokanee included in trout limits except as noted under Special
Regulations.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
In the aggregate: • Closed for coho salmon, except for coho salmon as listed under the
2 adult salmon or
Deschutes River (Sections 1 and 2) and adipose fin-marked coho
steelhead per day,
salmon as listed under Eagle Creek, Herman Creek and Hood River.
20 per year. 5 jack • Only adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken.
salmon per day, 2 • See Special Regulations in Central Zone under Deschutes or
daily jack limits in
Hood River basins to determine where harvest of any Chinook and
possession, with
unmarked or adipose fin-marked coho salmon is allowed. Harvest of
the exception that
non adipose fin-clipped steelhead is not permitted in the Central Zone.
one additional
There is no annual limit on adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon
adipose finor adipose fin-clipped steelhead so long as the appropriate number
clipped steelhead
of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch.
may be retained
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions
per day for a
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
Note: Changes to salmon regulations for the Columbia River system are printed
total aggregate
in May and are available at ODFW offices or from license agents. Check for
of 3 adult fish
new regulations before you fish.
harvested daily.
Catch and release • Angling restricted to one single-point, barbless hook for sturgeon.
only.
• Sturgeon may not be removed from the water and must be immediately released unharmed.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
5 per day,
• No more than 3 over 15 inches in length.
2 daily limits in
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions
possession.
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
Closed in all
waters unless
noted by species
under Special
Regulations.
Lakes: Open all year.
Streams: Open
during trout, salmon
or steelhead
seasons.
Lakes: Open all year.
Streams: Open
during trout, salmon
or steelhead
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions seasons only,
except portions of
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
Columbia River
tributaries flooded
by Bonneville and
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions
The Dalles dams are
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
open all year.
No limit.
• An angling license is not required.
Open all year.
100 per day,
• Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required. All streams are
2 daily limits in
open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as closed under
possession.
Special Regulations.
Harvest prohibited • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams. Closed.
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Length Limits and Other Specifications
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Special Regulations for This Zone:
Water
Special Regulations
Bakeoven Creek and tributaries
(Deschutes Basin, Wasco Co.)
Baker Pond (Wasco Co.)
Bend Pine Nursery Pond
(Deschutes Co.)
Billy Chinook, Lake (Round Butte)
(Jefferson Co.):
1. Metolius Arm (tribal water):
East Boundary - a line running from
the west abutment of Round Butte
Dam to the southern land point
where the Deschutes and Metolius
arms intersect.
West Boundary - cable car crossing.
2. Balance of reservoir
• Closed.
• Open all year.
• Limit 2 fish per day.
• Open March 1-Oct. 31. In addition to an Oregon angling license, a tribal angling permit
is required; see Special Regulations for Warm Springs Reservation at end of this zone.
• Closed to all angling from the cable car crossing on the Metolius River to a signed point
approximately 350 yards downstream.
• Closed for crayfish (except tribal fishery) in Metolius Arm (tribal water).
• All bag limits and other restrictions from balance of reservoir apply (see below).
• Open all year.
• One bull trout per day and 1 bull trout in possession; 24 inch minimum length.
• Anglers may continue to target other species once a bull trout has been harvested.
• Bull trout must be released immediately unharmed unless kept in the daily catch limit.
• Trout daily limit, 5 trout per day, only 1 trout over 20 inches may be taken per day.
• Kokanee are included as part of the trout bag limit.
• Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead and Kokanee over 16 inches
are considered sockeye, and must be released unharmed.
• 10 bass per day, no minimum length limit.
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Browns Creek (Wickiup Reservoir
tributary, Deschutes Co.)
Buck Hollow Creek and tributaries
(Deschutes Basin, Wasco Co.)
Chenoweth Creek and tributaries
(Wasco Co.)
Crane Prairie Reservoir
(Deschutes Co.)
Note: Upstream of ODFW marker in Crooked River and Deschutes River arms:
1. Open all year.
2. Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only with a 2 trout per day bag limit.
• Closed.
• Closed.
• Catch and release for trout.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
Trout daily catch limit may include:
• 1 rainbow trout over 16 inches.
• 1 non fin-clipped (unmarked) rainbow trout.
• Trout daily catch limit may include only 1 lake trout, 30 inch minimum length.
Crescent Lake (Klamath Co.)
• Open all year.
Crooked River mainstem (Jefferson/
• Use of bait allowed May 23-Oct. 31.
Crook Co.)
• Closed for 150 feet downstream from Bowman Dam.
• Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead and must be released
unharmed.
• Trout daily catch limit may include only 1 lake trout which must be at least 8 inch
Cultus Lake (Deschutes Co.)
minimum length.
Davis Lake and Odell Creek Channel • 2 trout per day, 10 inch minimum length and 13 inch maximum length.
• No limit on size or number of warmwater game fish.
up to boat ramp at West Davis Lake
• Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 6).
campground (Klamath Co.)
• Closed from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise.
• Open for Chinook salmon from the mouth at the I-84 bridge upstream to Sherars Falls
Deschutes River:
Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
1. Mouth (North side of I-84 bridge)
upstream to the northern boundary of • 2 adult Chinook salmon and 5 jacks limit per day.
the Warm Springs Reservation (includ- • Open for coho salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
ing White River upstream to first falls) • Open for trout all year.
• 2 rainbow trout per day, 10 inch minimum and 13 inch maximum length.
(Wasco Co.)
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
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• Restricted to artificial flies and lures, except bait may be used from Sherars Falls
downstream to upper trestle (about 3 miles).
• No angling from a floating device.
• Sherars Falls downstream to Buck Hollow Creek (about 1 mile) closed to angling
April 1-July 31.
All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not
be removed from the water.
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Water
Special Regulations
Deschutes River (Continued):
2. Northern boundary of the Warm
Springs Reservation upstream to
Pelton Regulating Dam (Wasco/
Jefferson Co.)
• See Special Regulations for Warm Springs Reservation at end of this zone.
• Open for coho salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open to trout April 25-Oct. 31.
• 2 rainbow trout per day, 10 inch minimum and 13 inch maximum length.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead April 25-Dec. 31.
• No angling from a floating device.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Closed from Pelton Regulating Dam downstream about 600 feet to ODFW markers.
• Open for trout all year.
• 2 trout per day, which may include 1 bull trout, 24 inch minimum length.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead and must be released
3. a. Lake Billy Chinook upstream
to Benham Falls (Jefferson/
Deschutes Co.)
unharmed.
b. Mirror Pond (Deschutes River
in Bend) from North Canal Dam
upstream to Bill Healy Bridge (Reed
Market Road)
4. Benham Falls upstream to Wickiup
Reservoir (Deschutes Co.)
5. Wickiup Reservoir upstream to Crane
Prairie Dam (Deschutes Co.)
6. Crane Prairie Reservoir upstream to
Little Lava Lake (Deschutes Co.)
Eagle Creek upstream from the mainline
railroad bridge (Columbia River near
Bonneville Dam, Hood River Co.)
• Open all year.
• 2 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, which may include 2 non fin-clipped
rainbow trout.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Open May 23-Aug. 31.
• Open May 23-Sept. 30.
• Catch and release only for rainbow trout, 5 brook trout per day.
• Catch and release only for trout May 23-Oct. 31.
• Open for Chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon May 23-Aug. 15.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31, May 23-Aug. 15, and
Dec. 1-31.
• Use of bait allowed.
• See Columbia River Zone, page 91, for regulations concerning the area downstream
from the mainline railroad bridge.
East Lake (Deschutes Co.)
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
• 16 inch maximum length on brown trout. All brown trout over 16 inches must be released
unharmed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout, 5 per day. Only adipose fin-clipped rainbow
trout may be harvested (unmarked rainbow trout must be released).
Elk Lake (Deschutes Co.)
Fall River (Deschutes Co.):
1. Downstream from the falls
2. Upstream from the falls
Fifteenmile Creek and tributaries
(Wasco Co.)
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
• 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) in addition to other trout species catch limit.
• Open May 23-Sept. 30.
• Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 6).
• Open all year.
• Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 6).
• Catch and release for trout May 23-Oct. 31.
• Closed from head of slackwater located at the mouth to 200 feet upstream from fishway
located at Seufert Falls.
• Catch and release for trout May 23-Aug. 15.
Herman Creek upstream from the
mainline railroad bridge (Hood River Co.) • Open for Chinook, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead
Jan 1- March 31, May 23-Aug 15 and Dec. 1-31.
• Use of bait is allowed.
• Closed downstream from hatchery dam Aug. 16-Nov. 30.
• See Columbia River Zone, page 91, for regulations concerning the area downstream
from mainline railroad bridge.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year,
Hood River Basin (Hood River Co.):
from mouth to mainstem confluence with the East Fork and the West Fork from the
1. Mainstem and tributaries not listed
confluence with the mainstem upstream to the angling deadline 200 feet downstream of
Punchbowl Falls.
• Catch and release only for trout, May 23-Oct. 31.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures when angling for trout in all tributaries and in
mainstem Hood River upstream from the confluence with the West Fork.
• Use of bait allowed for salmon and steelhead.
2. West Fork Hood River upstream of
• Closed.
Punchbowl Falls and tributaries
3. Clear Branch
• Closed.
4. Pinnacle Creek
• Closed.
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Water
Special Regulations
Hosmer Lake (Deschutes Co.)
• Catch and release only for Atlantic salmon.
• Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 6).
• No angling from motor-propelled craft while motor is operating.
• Restricted to juvenile anglers age 17 and under or holders of one of the Disabled Anglers
Jefferson County Pond (Jefferson Co.)
Laurance Lake (Hood River Co.)
permits.
• Catch limit 2 fish per day.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
• Only fin-clipped trout may be kept.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• No limits on smallmouth bass.
• April 25-Oct. 31.
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Lava Lake, Big (Deschutes Co.)
• Closed.
Link Creek (Jefferson Co.) (tributary to
Suttle Lake)
Little Deschutes River including Gilchrist • Use of bait allowed.
Mill Pond (Klamath/Deschutes Co.)
• Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead and must be released
McKay Creek (Crook Co.)
unharmed.
• Open all year.
Metolius River (Jefferson Co.):
• Catch and release for all fish, including bull trout.
1. Mainstem, mouth upstream to
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures downstream from Bridge 99.
Allingham Bridge
• Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks upstream from Bridge 99 (see fly
angling definition, page 6).
• No angling from a floating device.
2. Mainstem upstream from Allingham
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
Bridge, Spring and Abbot creeks
• Catch and release for all fish, including bull trout.
• Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 6).
• Closed within 100 feet of Camp Sherman Bridge.
• No angling from a floating device.
3. All Metolius River tributaries
• Closed except for Abbot Creek, Lake Creek, and Spring Creek.
• Catch and release for trout.
Mill Creek and tributaries (Wasco Co.)
• Open all year, 2 trout per day.
Ochoco Creek upstream to Ochoco
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
Dam (Crook Co.)
• Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead and must be released unharmed.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
Odell Creek from boat ramp located
• Catch and release for trout.
at West Davis Lake campground up to
Odell Lake (Klamath Co.)
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
Odell Lake (Klamath Co.)
• 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) in addition to other trout species limits.
• Trout daily catch limit may include only 1 lake trout, 30 inch minimum length.
• Closed between ODFW markers and the mouth of Trapper Creek.
• Closed to angling for bull trout. Any incidentally caught bull trout must be immediately
released unharmed.
• Closed between ODFW markers and Odell Creek outlet.
• Closed (including Crystal Creek and Trapper Creek).
Odell Lake tributaries (Klamath Co.)
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
Paulina Lake (Deschutes Co.)
• Open for adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout, 5 per day. Only adipose fin-clipped rainbow
trout may be harvested (unmarked rainbow trout must be released).
Pelton Regulating Reservoir (Jeff. Co.) • Closed.
• Largemouth and smallmouth bass, 15 inch maximum length, 5 per day, only one of
Prineville Reservoir (Crook Co.)
which may be a largemouth bass.
• Angling restricted to juvenile anglers age 17 years and younger.
Prineville Youth Pond (Crook Co.)
• Limit 2 fish per day.
• 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
Shevlin Pond (Deschutes Co.)
• Restricted to juvenile anglers 17 years old and younger.
Simtustus, Lake (Pelton, Jefferson Co.) • Open all year.
• Trout daily catch limit may include only one bull trout, 24 inch minimum length.
• Bull trout must be immediately released unharmed unless kept in the daily catch limit.
• Tribal angling permit required, see Special Regulations for Warm Springs Reservation
at end of this zone.
Sparks Lake and tributaries upstream to • Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 6).
Cascade Lake Hwy (Deschutes Co.)
• Open May 23-Sept. 30.
Spring River (Deschutes Co.)
• 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) in addition to other trout species catch limit.
Suttle Lake (Jefferson Co.)
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Water
Special Regulations
Trout Creek and tributaries (Deschutes
Basin, Jefferson Co.)
Tumalo Creek and tributaries
(Deschutes Co.)
Twin Lake, South (Deschutes Co.)
Warm Springs Indian Reservation
• Catch and release for trout.
Telephone: (541) 553-2002
• The Reservation borders the Deschutes River for approximately 31 miles from Two
White River mainstem and tributaries
upstream from first falls (Wasco Co.)
Whychus Creek and tributaries
(Jefferson/Deschutes Co.)
Wickiup Reservoir (Deschutes Co.)
Willow Creek (Jefferson Co.)
• See Central Zone Regulations.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
• In addition to an Oregon angling license, tribal permits are required on the Metolius Arm
of Lake Billy Chinook, Lake Simtustus and Reservation portions of Deschutes River.
Springs Ranch (4 miles downstream from the North Junction railroad bridge) upstream
to Pelton Regulating Dam.
• Anglers are restricted to the eastern half of the river where it borders the Reservation.
For exceptions, call the Reservation at (541) 553-2002. For information and to purchase
your Tribal fishing permits visit www.tribalpermit.com. Taking crayfish from Reservation
waters is prohibited, except for Tribal use.
• Open for trout all year.
• See Deschutes River, Section 1, for regulations downstream from first falls.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
• Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead and must be released
unharmed.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
• 25 kokanee (no size limits) in addition to other trout species limits.
• Closed from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise.
• Deschutes River Arm, upstream of ODFW marker located near West South Twin boat
ramp:
1. Restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
2. 2 trout per day from Aug. 1-31, kokanee included in trout limit.
3. Closed Sept. 1-Oct. 31.
• Largemouth bass: 5 fish per day, 2 daily limits in possession. No more than 3 bass over
15 inches in length (Zone regulation).
• See Central Zone Regulations.
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All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not
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northeast zone
Description:
The Northeast Zone is all waters draining into the Columbia River east of the Deschutes River and all waters draining into the Snake
River system up to Hells Canyon Dam. This zone does not include any portion of the mainstem Columbia and Snake rivers. Regulations
for the Columbia River can be found in the Columbia River Zone, pages 89-91, and regulations for the Snake River can be found in
the Snake River Zone, pages 82-83.
Regulations For This Zone:
A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem
Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River.
Species Name
Trout
Catch Limits
5 per day, 2
daily limits in
possession.
Length Limits and Other Specifications
Season
• 8 inch minimum length.
Lakes: Open all year.
• Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day.
Streams: Open
• Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead in streams. May 23-Oct. 31
• Closed to angling for bull trout. See exceptions for catch and release
angling under Special Regulations for Imnaha and Wenaha rivers.
• No limit on size or number of brook trout taken from lakes, except in
Magone Lake and Bull Prairie Reservoir.
• Kokanee included in trout limits except as noted under Special
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Salmon
Steelhead
Regulations.
Closed in all
• See Umatilla River listed alphabetically under Special Regulations.
• There is no annual limit on adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon as long as the waters unless
appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the
catch.
3 per day.
• Only adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken. Unmarked
steelhead must be released unharmed.
• There is no annual limit on adipose fin-clipped steelhead so long
as the appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been
purchased to record the catch.
5 per day, 2
• No more than 3 over 15 inches in length.
daily limits in
possession.
Warmwater
Game Fish:
Largemouth and
Smallmouth Bass
Bluegill, Catfish, No limit.
• None.
Crappie, Other
Sunfish, Walleye,
and Yellow Perch
Catch and release • Angling restricted to one single-point, barbless hook for sturgeon.
Other Fish:
• Sturgeon may not be removed from the water and must be immedionly.
Sturgeon
ately released unharmed.
No limit.
• None.
Sucker, Carp,
Chub, Northern
Pikeminnow,
Sculpin,
Whitefish,
Shad and other
Nongame Fish
• An angling license is not required.
No limit.
Bullfrogs
• Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required.
100 per day,
Crayfish
2 daily limits in
• All streams are open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as
possession.
closed under Special Regulations.
Harvest prohibited • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams.
Freshwater
Clams and
Mussels
• It is unlawful to angle for or possess all or any part of these fish
Protected Fish:
because they are listed on the state’s sensitive species list for
Margined Sculpin (Umatilla and
Walla Walla river systems)
conservation purposes.
noted by species
under Special
Regulations.
Lakes: Open all year.
Streams: Open
during trout, salmon
or steelhead
seasons only,
except portions of
Columbia River
tributaries flooded
by John Day and
McNary dams are
open all year.
Open all year.
Closed.
Special Regulations For This Zone:
Water
Special Regulations
Aldrich Ponds (Grant Co.)
• Open April 15-Nov. 30.
• 2 trout per day.
Bear Creek and tributaries (Wallowa Co.) • Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
Big Sheep Creek (Wallowa County)
• Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be kept.
Mouth upstream to the mouth of Little
Sheep Creek
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Water
Special Regulations
Bull Prairie Reservoir (Grant Co.)
• No more than 5 brook trout per day as part of the general trout catch limits.
• No size limit on brook trout.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
Butter Creek and tributaries (Umatilla/
Morrow Co.)
Catherine Creek up to Hwy 203 Bridge
located upstream from Catherine Creek
State Park (Union Co.)
Cold Springs Reservoir (Umatilla Co.)
Deer Creek (Wallowa Co.)
Grande Ronde River (Wallowa/Union Co.):
1. Stateline upstream to Rondowa
2. Rondowa upstream to Meadow Creek
Hurricane Creek from forest boundary
upstream to Slick Rock Creek
(Wallowa Co.)
Imnaha River (Wallowa Co.):
1. Upstream to Big Sheep Creek
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
• Portions of refuge are closed to angling and use of motors at times.
• For information on federal refuge regulations call 509-546-8300.
• Closed from the mouth upstream to the marker 380 feet upstream from the water intake
structure (0.2 mile).
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
• Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be kept.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
• Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be kept.
• Catch and release for bull trout.
• Angling restricted to single-point hook no larger than 3/8-inch gap or multiple-point hook
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no larger than 1/4-inch gap May 23-Aug. 31 unless open by emergency rule for spring
Chinook salmon angling.
2. Upstream from Big Sheep Creek
• Closed between 200 feet downstream from the fish weir and the water intake located
1/2 mile downstream from Gumboot Creek (0.3 mile).
• Catch and release for bull trout.
• Angling restricted to single-point hook no larger than 3/8-inch gap or multiple-point hook
no larger than 1/4-inch gap May 23-Aug. 31 unless open by emergency rule for spring
Chinook salmon angling.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.
John Day River (Numerous Eastern
• Open for trout May 23-Oct. 31.
Oregon Counties):
• Open for warmwater game fish all year.
1. John Day Arm and River from main
• Closed from ODFW marker 1/4-mile downstream from Tumwater Falls to 200 feet
line railroad bridge near mouth
above the falls, which are located near the head of John Day Arm.
upstream to North Fork
2. Mainstem from North Fork upstream to • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
Indian Creek
• Open for warmwater game fish Jan. 1-April 15 and May 23-Dec. 31.
3. Middle Fork:
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
a. Upstream to Hwy 395 bridge
b. Hwy 395 bridge upstream to Hwy 7 • Restricted to artificial flies and bait with a single-point hook no larger than 1/4-inch gap.
• Lures prohibited.
c. Hwy 7 upstream to Summit Creek
• Closed.
4. North Fork:
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
a. Upstream to Hwy 395 bridge
• Restricted to artificial flies and bait with a single-point hook no larger than 1/4-inch gap.
b. Hwy 395 bridge upstream to
bridge located at USFS North Fork • Lures prohibited.
Campground
c. Granite Creek and tributaries
• Closed.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
Kinney Reservoir (Wallowa Co.)
• No angling from a floating device.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
LaGrande Reservoir and tributaries
• 2 rainbow trout per day. No limit on size or number of brook trout.
upstream from LaGrande Reservoir
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
(Beaver Creek, Union Co.)
• Closed between the fence located 440 feet downstream from the fish weir and the fence
Little Sheep Creek (Wallowa Co.)
located 240 feet upstream from the water intake (0.1 mile).
• Lookingglass Creek closed between 300 feet downstream from Jarboe Creek and 200
Lookingglass Creek and tributaries
feet upstream from the hatchery water intake (0.4 mile).
(Union Co.)
• Lookingglass Creek and Little Lookingglass Creek restricted to artificial flies and lures,
with hooks no larger than 1/4-inch gap.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures with single-point hook no larger than 3/8Lostine River, mouth to the forks
inch gap or multiple-point hook no larger than 1/4-inch gap.
(Wallowa Co.)
• No more than 5 brook trout per day as part of the general trout catch limits.
Magone Lake (Grant Co.)
• No size limit on brook trout.
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Water
Special Regulations
McKay Creek:
1. Upstream of McKay Reservoir to
Spring Creek Road Crossing.
2. Spring Creek Road Crossing to the
upper Umatilla Indian Reservation
Boundary.
3. Upstream of Umatilla Indian
Reservation Boundary.
McKay Reservoir (Umatilla Co.)
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
Meacham Creek (Umatilla Co.)
Meadow Creek (Grande Ronde River,
Union Co.) from forest boundary upstream to Smith Creek road crossing
Mill Creek (Walla Walla Basin,
Umatilla Co.)
Minam River and tributaries
(Wallowa Co.)
Morgan Lake (Union Co.)
Snake River
Spring Creek (Wallowa Hatchery)
including pond (Wallowa Co.)
Umatilla River (Umatilla Co.):
1. From Hwy 730 bridge upstream to
reservation boundary located upstream
from Hwy 11 bridge at Pendleton
• Open all year.
• Nov. 1-April 24 restricted to catch and release, artificial flies and lures.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
• Open March 1-Sept. 30.
• 5 bass per day, with only 1 over 15 inches and only 1 may be a largemouth bass.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Closed, U.S. Forest Service Research Area.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Minam River, Little Minam River and Elk Creek restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
• See the Snake River Zone, pages 80-83.
• Closed from 200 feet downstream from the lower fishway upstream to the upper
Hatchery Road crossing.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for spring Chinook angling:
1. From Hwy 730 bridge upstream to Three Mile Dam, April 16-June 8.
2. From Three Mile Dam upstream to reservation boundary located upstream from Hwy
11 bridge at Pendleton, April 16-June 30.
3. Only adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon may be kept.
4. Spring Chinook salmon bag limit, 2 adults and 5 jacks per day.
• Open for coho salmon and fall Chinook salmon Sept. 1-Nov. 30.
• Daily bag limit of 3 adult salmon or adipose fin-clipped steelhead per day, of which no
more than one shall be a fall Chinook adult, and 5 jack salmon.
• Salmon less than 15 inches may be harvested, 5 per day, 8 inch minimum length,
during coho and fall Chinook salmon seasons in addition to adult and jack salmon limits.
• Open for warmwater fish angling all year downstream from the footbridge in the City of
Umatilla.
• Closed to angling for warmwater fish upstream from the footbridge in the City of Umatilla
April 16-May 22.
2. Umatilla Indian Reservation
• Tribal permits are required on Reservation portions of the Umatilla River. For information,
3. Mainstem and tributaries upstream
• Catch and release for trout.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
from confluence of Ryan Creek (near
eastern boundary of Umatilla Indian
Reservation)
Walla Walla River and tributaries
(Umatilla Co.)
Wallowa Lake (Wallowa Co.)
Wallowa River (Wallowa Co.):
1. Mouth upstream to Rock Creek
2. Rock Creek upstream to Trout Creek
3. Upstream from Wallowa Lake to falls
on West Fork and PPL intake on
East Fork
Wenaha River (Wallowa Co.):
1. Upstream to Crooked Creek
2. From Crooked Creek to confluence of
North and South Forks.
3. Remainder of Wenaha River Basin
(Upper South Fork and all tributaries).
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call the Umatilla Indian Reservation at (541) 429-7293.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead in the mainstem Walla Walla River from the
Oregon/Washington border upstream to the confluence of the North and South forks,
Jan. 1-April 15 and Dec. 1-31.
• 5 trout per day, including rainbow and lake trout, with no size limits.
• 20 kokanee per day, no minimum length and no more than 5 over 12 inches in length.
• All bull trout must be released unharmed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
• Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be kept.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open May 23-Aug. 31.
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
• 2 trout per day.
• Catch and release for bull trout.
• 2 trout per day.
• Catch and release for bull trout.
• 2 trout per day.
• Closed to angling for bull trout.
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Attention Anglers !
Please help recover bull trout and restore the fishery by
taking the time to learn the characteristics. Your help is
essential!
Brook trout and bull trout both have light spots on a dark
grey or olive-green background. In general, bull trout have
a clear dorsal fin, although in some fish light marks may
be seen on the dorsal fin. Bull trout lack the worm-like
markings on their backs and the red on their paired fins that
characterize brook trout.
Brook trout may be identified by light colored worm-like
marking on their back, dark wavy lines on the dorsal fin, and
red on the paired fins.
Worm-like markings on
back
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Bull trout, one of Oregon’s native species, is listed as
Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Harvest
of bull trout is severely restricted in Oregon as part of
conservation efforts to recover this species and rebuild
the fishery. Please refer to regulations for the Willamette,
Central, Northeast, and Southeast Zone regarding Bull
trout.
Research has shown that most anglers, experienced as well
as inexperienced, have difficulty distinguishing between
bull trout and brook trout, an introduced species in Oregon.
This Fish Identification is provided to help you distinguished
between native bull trout and introduced brook trout.
Introduced Brook Trout
Dark marks on
dorsal fin
Red on paired fins
Native Bull Trout
No dark marks on
dorsal fin
No red on paired fins
All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not
be removed from the water.
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WHEELER
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CROOK
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Chickahominy
Reservoir
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Lake
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UNION
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INCLUDED IN THIS ZONE. (SEE SNAKE RIVER ZONE)
HERMAN
206
237
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Hells
Canyon
Dam
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Corner Inset
GILLIAM
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Thief Valley
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P
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30
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City
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Lake
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Res.
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Lake
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Road Bridge
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10
County boundaries
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Zone Boundary
Hatcheries
Malh
95
Weiser, Idaho
0
Dams
Falls
15
Miles
Hells
Canyon
Dam
Legend
Brownlee
Dam
Oxbow
Dam
Oxbow
Bridge
Bridges
Brownlee
Res.
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Richland
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Road Bridge
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Wildlife
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Falls
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Other Landmarks
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Coyote
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Bridges
SF
Headquarters
205
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Marshes
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County boundaries
Other Landmarks
Falls
Dams
Bridges
Hatcheries
Lakeview
Lake
Abert
Cogswell
Goose
Lake
n
Cr
Dr
An
Cotton
Drews
Reservoir
ag
LAKE
Paisley
Summer
Lake
An
Road 3372
Bridge
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Gerber
Reservoir
NF
Thompson
Reservoir
Silver
Lake
Paulina
Marsh
Christmas Valley
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Cr
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Aspen
Lake Link
River
Klamath
Falls
Saddle Mtn
Pitt Rd Br
Chiloquin
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Klamath
Marsh
Jackson C
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Kirk Rd Bridge
River mouth
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Klamath
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SOUtheast zone
Description:
The Southeast Zone is all tributaries (including their impoundments) of the Snake River system above Hells Canyon Dam; the Silvies
River drainage in Grant County; all waters in Malheur and Lake counties; all waters in Harney County except South Fork John Day
drainage; and all waters of the Klamath Basin in Klamath and Lake counties. This zone does not include any portion of the mainstem
Snake River. The Klamath River Basin is all streams and their tributaries that drain toward Upper Klamath Lake or Klamath River.
Regulations for the Snake River can be found in the Snake River Zone, pages 82-83.
Regulations For This Zone:
1.Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
2.A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem
Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River.
Species Name
Length Limits and Other Specifications
Season
2 daily limits in
possession.
Lakes: 5 per day;
25 kokanee per
day in addition to
other trout species
limits.
Streams: see
species below:
Bull trout closed;
2 rainbow trout
per day; 2 brown
trout per day; No
limit on brook trout
except: 5 trout per
day in the Pine
6RXWKHDVW
Creek and Powder
River systems).
2 daily limits in
Warmwater
possession. 5 per
Game Fish:
Largemouth and day, except no
Smallmouth Bass limit in southwest
corner of Southeast Zone (see
map page 74).
Bluegill, Catfish, No limit.
Crappie, Other
Sunfish, Walleye,
and Yellow Perch
No limit.
Other Fish:
Whitefish,
Sucker, Northern
Pikeminnow,
Carp, Chub,
Sculpin, and
other Nongame
Fish
No limit.
Hybrid Bass
Catch and release
Sturgeon
only.
Catch Limits
• 8 inch minimum length.
• No size limit on kokanee.
• Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams.
• See Special Regulations for streams where use of bait is allowed.
Lakes: Open all year.
Streams: Open all
year.
Klamath Basin
streams: Open
April 25-Oct. 31.
(See Special
Regulations for
exceptions.)
Bullfrogs
Crayfish
Open all year.
• An angling license is not required.
• Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required.
• All streams are open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as
Trout
• No more than 3 over 15 inches in length.
Lakes and
• No length limit in southwest corner of Southeast Zone (see map Reservoirs: Open
page 74).
all year.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams.
Streams: Open
Note: see Special Regulations for exceptions to catch limits, length limits and during trout season.
streams where use of bait is allowed.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
SOUTHEAST
Pages 70 - 79
• Closed for suckers and mullet in Klamath County and Warner Basin.
• Closed to take and possession of Protected Fish (see item 18 in
General (Statewide) Regulations on page 8).
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams.
• See exceptions under Special Regulations for streams where use
of bait is allowed.
• See Ana Reservoir under Special Regulations.
• Sturgeon may not be removed from the water and must be immedi-
ately released unharmed.
• Only one single-point, barbless hook may be used for sturgeon.
• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.
No limit.
100 per day,
2 daily limits in
possession.
Harvest prohibited
closed under Special Regulations.
• It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams. Closed.
Freshwater
Clams and
Mussels
• It is unlawful to angle for or possess all or any part of these fish
Protected Fish:
because they are listed on the state’s sensitive species list for
Margined Sculpin (Umatilla and Walla
conservation purposes.
Walla rivers systems)
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Special Regulations for this zone:
Water
Special Regulations
Agency and Klamath Lakes
(Klamath Co.)
Ana Reservoir (Lake Co.)
• One trout per day, use of bait allowed.
Ana River (Lake Co.)
Annie Creek (tributary to Wood River,
Klamath Co.)
Antelope Creek (Coyote Lake Basin,
Malheur Co.)
Antelope Creek (Goose Lake Basin,
Lake Co.)
Antelope Reservoir (Owyhee Basin,
Malheur Co.)
Balm Creek Reservoir (Baker Co.)
Big Alvord Creek (Alvord Basin,
Harney Co.)
Blitzen River Basin (Malheur Lakes
Basin, Harney Co.):
1. Malheur Refuge waters downstream
from Bridge Creek
2. Mainstem, East Canal, and tributaries
upstream and including Bridge Creek,
except Little Blitzen River
3. Little Blitzen River
Burnt River and tributaries upstream
from Huntington-Richland Road Bridge
(Baker Co.)
Calahan Creek (tributary to Long Creek,
Lake Co.)
Chewaucan River and tributaries
downstream of Hwy. 31 at Paisley (Lake
Abert Basin, Lake Co.)
Cogswell Creek (Goose Lake Basin,
Lake Co.)
Corral Creek (tributary to S.Fork
Sprague River, Lake Co.)
Cottonwood Creek and tributaries
(Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.)
Cottonwood Creek (Alvord Basin,
Harney Co.)
Cottonwood Reservoir (Goose Lake
Basin, Lake Co.)
Crater Lake National Park
(Klamath Co.)
Crane Creek (Goose Lake Basin,
Lake Co.)
Crooked Creek (Wood River Basin,
Klamath Co.)
• One hybrid bass in 24 hours, 16 inch minimum length.
• No minimum length or catch limit on largemouth bass.
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• Bait allowed.
• Closed.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
• Marine Board regulations restrict to electric motors only. (See: www.boatoregon.com.)
• Closed.
• Closed, except from Sodhouse Lane to the bridge on the boat landing road from
Aug. 1-Sept. 15.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
• Open Jan. 1-May 23 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout.
• Catch and release for trout.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• Bait allowed.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day.
• Use of bait allowed only on mainstem Chewaucan River downstream of Hwy. 31 at
Paisley.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
• Bait allowed.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
• Closed.
• Open all year.
• 2 trout per day.
• Angling in Crater Lake National Park is regulated by the National Park Service.
• For additional information call (541) 594-3000.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
• Catch and release for rainbow trout.
• Closed from the springs located at Klamath Hatchery downstream 1,000 feet to a
posted fence crossing.
• One trout per day, use of bait allowed.
Crystal Creek (Klamath Co.)
Denio Creek (Alvord Basin, Harney Co.) • Closed.
Dog Lake (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) • Closed for trout.
• One bass per day, 15 inch minimum length.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
Drews Creek and tributaries (Goose
Lake Basin, Lake Co.)
• 2 trout per day.
Drews Reservoir (Goose Lake Basin,
Lake Co.)
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
Dry Creek and tributaries (Goose Lake
Basin, Lake Co.)
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
Eagle Creek and tributaries (Powder
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
River Basin, Baker/Union Co.)
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Water
Special Regulations
Fort Creek (Wood River Basin,
Klamath Co.)
Fourmile Creek (Agency Lake Basin,
Klamath Co.)
• Catch and release for rainbow trout.
Goose Lake (Goose Lake Basin, Lake
Co.)
Harriman Creek (Klamath Co.)
Higgins Reservoir (Baker Co.)
Indian Creek (Quinn Basin,
Malheur Co.)
Jackson Creek (Klamath Co.)
(tributary to upper Williamson River)
Jordan Creek (Owyhee Basin,
Malheur Co.)
Kelley Creek (Goose Lake Basin,
Lake Co.)
Kiger Creek and tributaries (Malheur
Lakes Basin, Harney Co.)
Klamath Lake and Agency Lakes
(Klamath Co.)
Klamath River (Klamath Co.):
1. Lake Ewauna downstream to Keno
Dam
2. Keno Dam downstream to JC Boyle
Reservoir
3. Boyle Dam downstream to Oregon/
California border
Krumbo Creek (Malheur Lakes Basin
Harney Co.),
1. Above Krumbo Reservoir
2. Below Krumbo Reservoir
Krumbo Reservoir (Harney Co.)
• Open all year.
• One rainbow trout per day.
• Bait allowed.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
• 2 trout per day, artificial flies and lures.
• Open all year.
• One trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
• 2 trout per day, angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Marine Board regulations restrict to electric motors only. (See: www.boatoregon.com.)
• Closed.
• Bait allowed.
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• One trout per day. Bait allowed as per Southeast Zone Regulations.
• Open all year.
• One trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• Open Jan. 1-June 15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.
• One trout per day.
• Open all year.
• One trout per day.
• Catch and release for trout June 16-Sept. 30.
• Closed from Boyle Dam to downstream side of bridge at flume crossing.
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• Closed.
• Open all year.
• Closed to ice fishing and during adverse conditions by Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
Larkin Creek (Klamath Co.)
Link River (Klamath Co.)
SOUTHEAST
Pages 70 - 79
(541) 493-2612.
Lake of the Woods (Klamath Co.)
• No more than 1 bass over 15 inches, as part of daily limit.
• Angling allowed 24 hours per day.
• Open to angling May 23-Oct. 31.
• Open all year.
• One trout per day
• Use of bait allowed.
• Closed.
Little Alvord Creek (Alvord Basin,
Harney Co.)
Lost River and tributaries (Klamath Co.) • Open all year.
• Use of bait allowed.
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
Malheur River
(Harney/Grant/Malheur Co.)
Mainstem below Otis Creek, excludes
tributaries.
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
Malheur River, North Fork
(Malheur/Harney/Grant/Baker Co.)
Mainstem downstream of Beulah
Reservoir.
• 2 trout per day, 16 inch minimum length.
Mann Lake (Harney Co.)
• Restricted to artificial flies and lures.
• Closed.
Mann Lake tributaries (Harney Co.)
• Closed.
McCoy Creek, Little (Alvord Basin,
Harney Co.)
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Water
Special Regulations
McDermitt Creek Subbasin
(Malheur Co.)
Miller Creek (Outlet of Miller Lake,
Klamath Co.)
Miller Creek (tributary to Lost River)
• Closed. All streams in the McDermitt Creek Subbasin including but not limited to:
Miller Lake (Klamath Co.)
Mosquito Creek (Alvord Basin,
Harney Co.)
Odessa Creek (Klamath Co.)
Cottonwood, McDermitt and North Fork McDermitt creeks are closed to angling.
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• Open all year.
• Use of bait allowed.
• Angling allowed 24 hours per day.
• Closed.
• Open all year.
• One trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
Owyhee Reservoir and tributaries
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
(Malheur Co.)
Owyhee River from the mouth upstream • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• Catch and release for brown trout.
to Owyhee Dam (Malheur Co.)
• Catch and release only for tiger trout and tiger muskie.
Phillips Reservoir (Baker Co.)
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
Pike Creek (Alvord Basin, Harney Co.)
Pine Creek (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.)
Pine Creek and tributaries upstream
from Oxbow Bridge (Baker Co.)
Pilcher Creek Reservoir (Union Co.)
Poison Creek Reservoir (Silvies Basin,
Grant Co.)
Powder River (Baker/Union Co.)
1. Mainstem and tributaries upstream
from Huntington-Richland Road Bridge
2. Upstream from Hughes Lane Bridge
near Baker City to Phillips Reservoir
Rattlesnake Creek and tributaries
(Malheur Lakes Basin, Harney Co.)
Recreation Creek (Klamath Co.)
• Closed.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
• Brook trout are part of the standard 5 trout per day over 8 inch bag limit.
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
• 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31.
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• Brook trout are part of the standard 5 trout per day over 8 inch bag limit.
• Open Jan. 1-April 24 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout, restricted to
artificial flies and lures.
• Open April 25-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• Open all year.
• One trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
Riddle Creek and tributaries (Malheur
Lakes Basin, Harney Co.)
Sage Creek (Quinn Basin, Malheur Co.) • Closed.
• Open all year.
Sand Creek (Klamath Co.)
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• Open all year.
Scott Creek (Klamath Co.)
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
• Catch and release for rainbow trout.
Sevenmile Creek and tributaries
(Agency Lake watershed) (Klamath Co.) • Bait allowed above Nicholson Road.
• Open all year; 1 trout per day; use of bait allowed.
Short Creek (Klamath Co.)
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed.
Silvies River and tributaries (Malheur
Lakes Basin, Grant/Harney Co.)
• Upstream of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge boundary 5 trout per day, use of bait
Silver Creek and tributaries (Malheur
allowed.
Lakes Basin, Crook/Harney Co.)
Skull Creek (Catlow Basin, Harney Co.) • Closed.
Snake River and impoundments
• See Snake River Zone, pages 80-83.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
Spencer Creek (Klamath Co.)
• Bait allowed.
Sprague River (Klamath Co.)
1. Saddle Mountain Pitt Road Bridge
(USFS Road 5850) to Godowa Springs
Road Bridge
2. North Fork and tributaries upstream of • Bait allowed upstream of 3372 road crossing.
3372 road (Lake Co.)
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
Spring Creek (Klamath Co.)
• Bait allowed.
South Fork Sycan River (Lake Co.)
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Water
Special Regulations
Tandy Creek (Goose Lake Basin,
Lake Co.)
Thomas Creek and tributaries (Goose
Lake Basin, Lake Co.)
Thomason Creek (Klamath Co.)
Threemile Creek (Catlow Basin,
Harney Co.)
Threemile Creek (Klamath Co.)
Unity Reservoir (Baker Co.)
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
Van Horn Creek (Alvord Basin,
Harney Co.)
Whitehorse Creek Drainage (Coyote
Lake Basin, Harney/Malheur Co.)
Williamson River (Klamath Co.):
1. Mouth upstream to Modoc Point Road
Bridge. (The mouth of the Williamson
River is located by marker buoys and
the river channel extends upstream
within the vegetation lined banks
through Klamath Lake at high lake
levels)
2. Modoc Point Road Bridge upstream to
Chiloquin Bridge
3. Chiloquin Bridge to Kirk Bridge.
4. Kirk Bridge upstream to headwaters.
• Open all year; 1 trout per day; use of bait allowed.
• Closed.
• Closed upstream of Westside Road.
• Closed within 200 feet of Dam Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31.
• No harvest of bass over 15 inches in length.
• Closed.
• Closed. All streams in the Whitehorse Basin including but not limited to: Cottonwood,
Doolittle, Fifteenmile, Little Whitehorse, and Whitehorse creeks are closed to angling.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
• One trout per day.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
• One trout per day May 23-July 31.
• Catch and release for rainbow trout Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
• No angling from motor-propelled craft while motor is operating.
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
• One trout per day May 23-July 31.
• Catch and release for rainbow trout Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
• No angling from a floating device.
• No angling from a floating device.
• Closed.
• Closed. Willow Creek and its tributaries are closed to angling.
• Bass catch limits 1 per day, 15 inches minimum length.
• Catch and release only for rainbow trout and bull trout.
SOUTHEAST
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Willow Creek (Alvord Basin, Harney Co.)
Willow Creek Drainage (Coyote Lakes
Basin, Harney/Malheur Co.)
Willow Valley Reservoir (Klamath Co.)
Wood River from mouth upstream to
headwaters (Klamath Co.)
(Mouth of Wood River extends through
the Wood River Delta to emergent
vegetation line in Agency Lake)
• Open May 23-Oct. 31.
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All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not
be removed from the water.
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Snake River Zone
Legend
IDAHO
Dams
Falls
Bridges
Promise Reservoir Dam
Boat Ramp
Cactus Mountain
Other Landmarks
County boundaries
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Reservoir
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Richland Huntington
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Halfway
Brownlee Reservoir Dam
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Brownlee Reservoir
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Baker
Richland Huntington
Road Bridge
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SNAKE RIVER ZONE
Description:
The Snake River Zone is all the waters of the Snake River from the Oregon-Washington border upstream to the Oregon-Idaho border.
The boundary between the Snake River and its tributaries is defined as a straight line across the mouths of all rivers. The Snake River
Zone includes the portions of the Burnt and Powder rivers downstream of the Huntington-Richland Road near their mouths and includes
the portion of Pine Creek downstream of the Oxbow Bridge.
Regulations For This Zone:
1. Where the Snake River forms the boundary between Oregon and Idaho, the following rules apply:
a. License of either state is valid in the Snake River when angling from a floating device. However, when fishing tributaries, sloughs
or from sloughs or from lands within either state, the angler must be licensed by the state where the waters (or land) are located.
b. Anglers must follow the rules of the licensing state.
c. Anglers are restricted to one daily catch limit, even if licensed by both states.
d. Anglers may launch and take out their boats from either state, regardless of licensing state.
2. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River.
3. See Health Advisory on page 16.
Species Name
Trout
Salmon
Steelhead
Warmwater
Game Fish:
Largemouth and
Smallmouth Bass
Bluegill, Catfish,
Crappie, Other
Sunfish, Walleye,
and Yellow Perch
Other Fish:
Sucker, Carp,
Chub, Northern
Pikeminnow,
Sculpin, Whitefish,
Shad and other
Nongame Fish
Sturgeon
Bullfrogs
Crayfish
Freshwater
Clams and
Mussels
Catch Limits
6 per day,
2 daily limits in
possession.
3 per day.
6 per day,
2 daily limits in
possession.
Length Limits and Other Specifications
Season
Open all year.
• No minimum length limit.
• Closed to angling for bull trout.
• Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day, upstream
of Hells Canyon Dam, except for Hells Canyon Reservoir. See
Special Regulations for Hells Canyon Reservoir, page 83.
• Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead downstream
of Hells Canyon Dam.
• Closed.
• See Snake River entry from Oregon-Washington border upstream to
Hells Canyon Dam.
• Only adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be kept.
• Restricted to barbless hooks for adipose fin-clipped steelhead.
• No annual limit on adipose fin-clipped steelhead as long as the
appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags has been purchased
to record the fish.
• No more than 3 over 15 inches in length.
No limit.
• None.
No limit.
• None.
Closed.
Closed in all
waters unless
noted by species
under Special
Regulations.
Open all year.
Catch and release • Angling restricted to one single-point, barbless hook for sturgeon.
• Sturgeon may not be removed from the water and must be immedionly.
ately released unharmed.
No limit.
• An angling license is not required.
• Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required.
100 per day,
6QDNH
2 daily limits in
possession.
Harvest prohibited • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams. Closed.
Special Regulations for This Zone:
Water
Special Regulations
Brownlee Reservoir including Snake
River Oregon-Idaho border (Baker and
Malheur Co.)
• Powder River Arm from mouth upstream to Huntington-Richland Road Bridge requires
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an Oregon angling license.
• Bass, 12 inch minimum length.
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
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Water
Special Regulations
Hells Canyon Reservoir (Baker and
Wallowa Co.)
Oxbow Reservoir (Baker Co.)
• Bass, 12 inch minimum length.
• Three adipose fin-clipped trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day.
• Catch and release only for bass Jan. 1-June 30.
• July 1-Dec. 31 2 bass per day.
• Bass between 12 and 16 inches must be released.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
• Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be taken.
• Bass, no length limit.
• Closed from Hells Canyon Dam downstream 400 feet to cable crossing.
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
Snake River from Oregon-Washington
border upstream to Hells Canyon Dam
TRANSFER OF FISH AND SHELLFISH TO ANOTHER PERSON
Fish and shellfish (whole or parts, including fish eggs) which have been taken for personal use and then given
or shipped to another person must be accompanied by the following information or you may complete the
Fish and Wildlife Transfer Record below:
1. Kind and number of fish or shellfish transferred;
2. Date fish or shellfish were caught;
3. Name, address, Angling License or Shellfish License number, and Combined Harvest or Hatchery
Harvest tag number (if applicable) of the person who caught the fish or shellfish.
The above information must also be provided to the wholesale fish or bait dealer when eggs from oceancaught salmon are sold.
FISH AND WILDLIFE TRANSFER RECORD
Person transferring fish or wildlife
Name:
Phone:
Address:
License: #:
Tag #:
Location & Date:
Fish species transferred
… Coho salmon
… Chinook salmon
… Steelhead
… Trout
… Other
Wildlife species transferred
… Deer
… Elk
… Bear
… Cougar
… Other
Species condition
… Parts
SNAKE RIVER
Pages 80 - 83
… Entire carcass
Transferred to
Name:
Phone:
Address:
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All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not
be removed from the water.
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Fir Point
Wahkeena Creek
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Powerlines
Other Landmarks
Falls
Bridges
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ASTORIA
CEDC Net
Pen Site
Alternate
HWY 101
Bridge
Old 101
Bridge
Walluski River
Lewis and
Clark River
Klaskanine
River
Tucker
Slough
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Hatchery
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COLUMBIA RIVER ZONE
Description:
The Columbia River Zone is all waters of the Columbia River upstream from a north-south line through Buoy 10 at the river mouth
and includes those portions of tributaries (including lakes) downstream from the mainline railroad bridges near the tributaries’ mouths
except for the Willamette (including Multnomah Channel), Sandy, Hood, Deschutes and Umatilla river systems and Youngs Bay.
The Columbia River Zone includes downstream from Hwy 730 on the Umatilla River and from Interstate 84 on the Deschutes River.
The boundary is a straight line across the mouths of the Willamette (including Multnomah Channel), Sandy and Hood rivers and the
Hwy 101 Bridge on Youngs Bay.
Oregon and Washington state waters are defined by the state line which lies within the waters of the Columbia River. In the area from
the mouth upstream to Altoona, WA (Rivermile 24), the state line is near the Washington shore. In the area from Altoona, WA upstream
to above McNary Dam (except near mainstem dams) the state line is in the middle of the ship channel.
Regulations For This Zone:
1. In the Columbia River where it forms the state boundary line, not including tributaries, sloughs and lands, the following rules apply:
a. License and tags of either state are valid except when the other state’s season is closed;
b. Anglers must follow the rules of the state in which they are fishing;
c. Anglers are restricted to one daily catch limit for all fish species from the Columbia River, even if licensed in Oregon and Washington;
d. Anglers are restricted to one annual catch limit of white sturgeon in the Columbia River above Bonneville Dam even if licensed in
Oregon and Washington;
e. Anglers with a valid resident or non-resident license issued by either Oregon or Washington may launch or take out their boats
from either shore.
2. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem
Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River
3. When fishing on tributaries, sloughs or from the land of a state, the angler must be licensed by that state and obey all angling
regulations of that state.
4. For the mainstem Columbia River salmon and steelhead fishery upstream of the Rocky Point-Tongue Point line to McNary Dam from
February 15 through June 15, it is unlawful when fishing from vessels which are less than 30 feet in length, substantiated by U.S.
Coast Guard documentation or Marine Board registration, to totally remove from the water any salmon or steelhead required to be
released.
5. It shall be unlawful for any person to angle from a vessel while fish are onboard that are not allowed to be taken in the area being
fished. This regulation does not apply to vessels in transit.
6. Use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in: mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream
to Oregon-Washington border located upstream of McNary Dam (RM 309.5); Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) from Highway
101 bridge upstream to markers at the confluence of the Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, including lower Lewis and Clark River
upstream to Alternate Highway 101 bridge, and Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and within the Knappa/Blind
Slough Select Area (Clatsop Co.) from markers at the west end of Minaker Island upstream to markers at the mouth of Blind Slough,
continuing upstream to railroad bridge in Blind Slough.
Note: Mainstem Columbia River fisheries for salmon, steelhead and sturgeon are co-managed by the Oregon and Washington Departments of Fish and
Wildlife and the four Treaty Tribes, represented by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Based on discussions among the co-management
agencies, Oregon may adopt in-season changes to sport fishery regulations in the Columbia River. Regulation changes can occur on short notice
and will be made available to ODFW field offices, the news media and license agents. Anglers can check the status of regulations prior to fishing
the Columbia River by checking the ODFW web site: www.dfw.state.or.us for these rules, or calling 503-947-6000 during normal business hours.
Species Name
Trout
Salmon and
Steelhead
&ROXPELD
Sturgeon
Catch Limits
2 per day,
2 daily limits in
possession.
Length Limits and Other Specifications
May 23-Dec. 31.
clipped.
• Barbless hooks are required.
• Closed to angling for bull trout.
In the aggregate: • Only adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be kept.
Closed in all
2 adult salmon or • Closed for sockeye and chum salmon.
waters unless
steelhead per day, • See Special Regulations in Columbia River Zone to determine noted by species
20 per year. 5 jack
where harvest of any Chinook or coho salmon is allowed. Harvest of under Special
salmon per day,
non adipose fin-clipped steelhead is not permitted in the Columbia Regulations.
2 daily jack limits
River Zone.
in possession.
• There is no annual limit on adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon
or adipose fin-clipped steelhead so long as the appropriate number
of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch.
• Barbless hooks are required.
Catch and
release only,
except as noted
under Special
Regulations.
• Check for new regulations before you fish.
Catch and
• Closed to retention of white and green sturgeon.
• All sturgeon must be immediately released unharmed into the Release: Open
water.
all year, except as
in part from the water.
Regulations.
• Sturgeon over 54 inches in fork length cannot be removed totally or noted under Special
• Only one single-point, barbless hook may be used for sturgeon.
(See Bonneville
Dam upstream to
• See page 11 for tag return information.
Oregon/Washington
border.)
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Season
• 12 inch minimum length.
Open Jan. 1• Only cutthroat trout may be kept. All cutthroat trout must be fin- March 31 and
Note: Sturgeon fisheries are managed on a
quota basis. Check the
status of regulations
prior to fishing.
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Species Name
Catch Limits
Length Limits and Other Specifications
Season
5 per day,
2 daily limits in
possession.
• No more than 3 bass over 15 inches in length.
Note: See Special Regulations for bass above McNary Dam.
2 per 24 hours;
2 daily limits in
possession.
No limit.
• 24 inch minimum length.
10 per day,
2 daily limits in
possession
No limit.
• No more than 5 per day over 18 inches and only one may be over
Northern
Pikeminnow,
Carp, Sucker,
Chub, Sculpin,
Whitefish and
other Nongame
Fish
Smelt
No limit.
• None.
Closed.
• Unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters Closed all year.
Crayfish
100 per day,
2 daily limits in
possession.
Harvest prohibited • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams.
Warmwater
Game Fish
Largemouth and
Smallmouth Bass
Striped Bass
Bluegill, Catfish,
Crappie, other
Sunfish, and
Yellow Perch
Walleye
Other Fish
Shad
Open all year.
• None.
24 inches.
• Shad angling closed from Buoy 10 line upstream to Bonneville Dam Open all year
April 1-May 15.
except as listed
under Other
Specifications.
Open all year.
including bays, estuaries, rivers and streams. See Marine Sport Fish
Identification Key at: www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/FishID.
• Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required.
Open all year.
Freshwater
Closed all year.
Clams and
Mussels
Open all year.
No limit.
• An angling license is not required.
Bullfrogs
Marine Fish and See Marine Zone, pages 92-98. (Marine Zone regulations for marine fish and marine shellfish only apply to
Marine Shellfish Columbia River downstream of Tongue Point/Rocky Point line at the mouth of the Columbia River.)
(other than
Eulachon Smelt)
Special Regulations for this zone:
Water
Special Regulations
Columbia River:
1. Buoy 10 line upstream to a line
projected from Rocky Point on the
Washington bank through red buoy 44
to the navigation light at Tongue Point
on the Oregon bank
• Closed for trout.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon
Jan. 1-March 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped coho Aug. 1-Dec. 31, except only adult
Chinook salmon and adult adipose fin-clipped coho salmon may be kept Aug. 1-Sept. 30.
• Minimum sizes for adult salmon are 24 inches for Chinook salmon and 16 inches for
coho salmon.
• The Columbia River South Jetty is open to salmon fishing seven days a week when the
fall Buoy 10 or adjacent ocean salmon fishery is open.
• In the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River upstream to a line projected
the Washington bank through Red
Buoy 44 to the navigation light at
Tongue Point on the Oregon bank
upstream to I-5 Bridge
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2. A line projected from Rocky Point on
from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through Red Buoy 44 to the navigation light
at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank, each angler aboard a vessel may continue to use
angling gear until the daily limit of fish for all legally licensed and juvenile anglers aboard
has been achieved. However, no individual angler may exceed any personal daily bag
limit.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and
adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped jack Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead
May 16-July 31.
• Open for Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and adipose fin-clipped
steelhead Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Minimum length for jack salmon is 12 inches.
• Angling from Big Creek railroad trestle bridge near mouth closed Sept. 1-30.
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Special Regulations
• Closed for trout.
Columbia River: (continued)
3. I-5 Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and June 16-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped jack Chinook salmon June 16-July 31.
• Open for Chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Minimum length for jack salmon is 12 inches.
• Closed:
1. Between markers located 150 feet upstream and 450 feet downstream from the
mouth of Tanner Creek out to center of the Columbia River Aug. 16-Oct. 15;
2. Inside the south navigation lock at Bonneville Dam from a marker on the westernmost point of Robins Island to a marker on the Oregon mainland shore.
3. Angling is prohibited for all species during January 1-April 30 from a line between
the upstream end of Sand Island (near Rooster Rock) and a marker on the Oregon
shoreline, downstream to a line between the lower end of Sand Island and a marker
on the Oregon shoreline.
• Bank angling prohibited:
1. From Bradford Island below Bonneville Dam from south shore between the dam and
a line perpendicular to the shoreline marker at west end of riprap and from north shore
between fishway entrance and a line perpendicular to the shoreline marker 850 feet
downstream;
2. From Robins Island below Bonneville Dam downstream to a line perpendicular to the
shoreline marker on mooring cell.
• Angling from a floating device or using a floating device to set lines is prohibited in the
area between Bonneville Dam and a line crossing the river downstream from the dam
marked by the boat-restricted zone sign on the Oregon shore at the western-most tip
of Robins Island to the boat-restricted zone sign approximately 50 feet upstream of the
Hamilton Island boat ramp on the Washington shore (USACE Boat Restricted Zone).
• Angling for sturgeon is prohibited from May 1 through Aug. 31 from Bonneville Dam
downstream approximately nine miles to a line crossing the Columbia River from
Navigation Marker 82 on the Oregon shore westerly to a boundary marker on the
Washington shore upstream of Fir Point.
• Angling for salmon from a floating device is prohibited from Beacon Rock upstream to
Bonneville Dam Nov. 1-Dec. 31.
4. Bonneville Dam upstream to Oregon/
• See Health Advisory on page 16.
Washington border located upstream • Closed for trout.
of McNary Dam
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and June 16-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped jack Chinook salmon June 16-July 31.
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• Open for Chinook and coho salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. Only adipose fin-marked coho salmon
may be retained between Bonneville Dam and the Hood River bridge at Rivermile 169.
• Minimum length for jack salmon is 12 inches.
• When angling for salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead, a single-point hook with a
gap size no larger than 3/4-inch is required for all non buoyant lures Aug. 1-Dec. 31 from
Bonneville Dam to the Oregon/Washington border. Non-buoyant lures sink in freshwater.
• Angling for salmon (June 16-Dec. 31) and adipose fin-clipped steelhead (Jan. 1March 31 and June 16-Dec. 31) is allowed 24 hours/day in open waters from McNary
Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington border.
• Only single-point hooks allowed when angling at Cascade Locks in the area between the
boat ramp at the lower end of the locks upstream to the east (upstream) end of the lock wall.
• When angling for bass above McNary Dam:
1. Largemouth bass: 5 fish per day, no minimum size limit. Only Largemouth bass less
than 12 inches may be retained, except 1 over 17 inches may be retained as part of
the daily limit.
2. Smallmouth bass: 10 fish per day, only 1 over 14 inches may be retained.
Sturgeon Regulations:
• Closed to retention of green sturgeon.
• Open for white sturgeon retention 1 per day, 2 per year, except:
1. Open Jan. 1-until quota reached, from Bonneville Dam upstream to McNary Dam;
2. Open Feb. 1 through July 31 from McNary Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington
border;
3. Angling for sturgeon is prohibited from The Dalles Dam downstream 1.8 miles to a
line from the east (upstream) dock at the Port of The Dalles boat ramp straight across
to a marker on the Washington shore during May 1-July 31;
4. Angling for sturgeon is prohibited from the west end of the grain silo at Rufus upstream
to John Day Dam May 1-July 31;
5. Angling for sturgeon is prohibited from Highway 82 Bridge (Highway 395) near
Umatillla upstream to McNary Dam May 1-July 31;
• 38 inch minimum to 54 inch maximum fork lengths from Bonneville Dam upstream to
The Dalles Dam and 43 inch minimum to 54 inch maximum fork lengths from The Dalles
Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington border.
• Only one single-point, barbless hook may be used to angle for sturgeon.
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Water
Special Regulations
Columbia River:
4. Bonneville Dam upstream to Oregon/
Washington border located upstream
of McNary Dam (continued)
Sturgeon Regulations (continued):
• All oversize, undersize, and unwanted legal size white sturgeon must be immediately
released unharmed into the water.
• Oversize sturgeon cannot be removed totally or in part from the water.
• Catch and release angling for sturgeon may continue after taking the daily or annual
limit or when quota is reached.
• Closed:
1. Bonneville Dam upstream to a line across the river 1,000 feet from the dam as
indicated by USACE signs;
2. Interstate Hwy 197 bridge at The Dalles upstream to the upper line of The Dalles Dam,
Benson Lake (Multnomah Co.)
Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Select
Area including Gnat Creek from railroad
bridge up to Aldrich Pt. Road Bridge
(Clatsop Co.) (see map on page 86)
Eagle Creek upstream to mainline
railroad bridge (Hood River Co.)
except bank angling is permitted upstream from the highway bridge for 1,100 feet to
the cyclone fence;
3. John Day Dam downstream about 3,000 feet except that bank angling is permitted up
to 600 feet below the fishway entrance;
4. From a floating device in USACE designated hazard zones above and below McNary
Dam.
• Open for trout, warmwater game fish and other fish all year.
• Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be kept.
• 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon all year.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31.
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
• Open for Chinook, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon, and adipose fin-clipped steelhead
All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not
be removed from the water.
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consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to
Oregon/Washington border.
• See Central Zone, page 60, for area upstream from mainline railroad bridge.
• Open for trout, warmwater game fish and other fish all year.
Hartman Pond (Multnomah Co.)
• 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
(Formerly Wahkeena Pond)
• Channel catfish, 2 per day, no length limit, 2 daily limits in possession.
• Bass, 1 per day, no size limit, 2 daily limits in possession.
• Open for Chinook, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon, and adipose fin-clipped steelhead
Herman Creek upstream to mainline
consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to
railroad bridge (Hood River Co.)
Oregon/Washington border; except closed Aug. 16-Nov. 30.
• The area west of the peninsula up to the Lower Herman Creek Pond structure is closed
to all anglers except that fishing is authorized the entire year for youths age 17 and under
and those individuals who possess one of the following ODFW issued licenses: Blind
Angler License; Wheelchair Angling License; Disabled War Veteran Angling License,
or Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit. A person may assist a holder of one
of the above permits in angling in this area provided that conditions of the permit (see
page 17) are followed.
• An Oregon license and tag are required when angling in an area defined by a line
running from the northwest corner of the jetty due south to a marker on the south shore
and east into the lagoon.
• See Central Zone, page 60, for area upstream from mainline railroad bridge.
• Open for trout, warmwater game fish and other fish all year.
Multnomah Creek from Benson Lake
downstream to the culvert under Hwy 84 • 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
• Open for Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and adipose fin-clipped
Plympton Creek upstream to mainline
steelhead consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from the Rocky Pointrailroad bridge (Clatsop Co.)
Tongue Point line upstream to I-5 Bridge, except closed Sept. 1-30.
• See Northwest Zone, page 27, for area upstream from mainline railroad bridge.
• Open for Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon, and adipose fin-clipped
Tanner, Bridal Veil, Wahkeena,
steelhead consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from I-5 Bridge upstream
Multnomah, Horsetail and Oneonta
to Bonneville Dam except closed Aug. 16-Nov. 30.
creeks upstream to the mainline railroad
• See Willamette Zone, pages 46-55, for areas upstream from mainline railroad bridge.
bridge (Multnomah Co.)
• See entry for Hartman Pond above.
Wahkeena Pond
Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon all year.
• Open for fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31.
(see map on page 86)
• Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.
MARINE ZONE
Description:
The Marine Zone consists of the Pacific Ocean, coastal bays, and beaches.
Regulations For This Zone:
1. The ocean is separated from rivers and bays by:
a. Normal high tide lines along coastal beaches, where there are no jetties;
b. The ends of the jetties, where they exist, except for the Columbia River;
c. A north-south line running through Buoy 10 in the Columbia River.
2. License requirements for those 14 years or older for this zone are:
a. An Oregon angling license is required to angle for or land any fish species except smelt;
b. A shellfish license is required to harvest shellfish. Permits are required as listed under abalone, scallops, clams, mud and ghost
shrimp, and intertidal invertebrates in the following table. Contact ODFW in Newport 541-867-4741, Charleston 541-888-5515, or
Astoria 503-325-2462 for information.
3. Persons coming ashore in Oregon with ocean caught fish or shellfish are subject to all Oregon sport fishing and licensing regulations.
4. All areas are open except those areas listed under Season, Special Regulations or closed by a Public Health Advisory.
5. Oregon Dept. of Agriculture Public Health Advisory for shellfish:
a. Any estuary or beach with a health advisory will be closed immediately until the advisory is removed;
b. For current information concerning shellfish health advisories, call 503-986-4728 or 1-800-448-2474.
6. Barbed hooks are allowed when angling for marine fish except as noted for salmon and steelhead.
7. In the waters of the Pacific Ocean and in the Columbia River upstream to a line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington bank
through Red Buoy 44 to the navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank, each angler aboard a vessel may continue to use
angling gear until the daily limit of fish for all legally licensed and juvenile anglers aboard has been achieved. However, no individual
angler may exceed any personal daily bag limit or land fish that contribute to another angler’s limit (anglers who have retained a
species limit must pass their rod to an angler who has not reached a limit prior to the fish being landed (netted or boated), or they
must release the fish).
8. It is unlawful for any person to fish for, or take and retain any species of salmon, Pacific halibut or Marine Fish while possessing on
board any species not allowed to be taken in the area at the time.
9. These angling regulations apply within the state’s Fisheries Conservation Zone, which extends 50 miles from shore. In addition, some
fisheries are co-managed with the federal government, so the regulations may apply out to 200 miles from shore.
10. It is unlawful: for anglers fishing from a boat to mutilate fish so the size or species cannot be determined prior to landing; to transport
mutilated fish across state waters; except that albacore may be partially cleaned at sea. Partial cleaning means only the head and
entrails may be removed; the clavicle (collar) must stay intact and the tail must stay intact. It is also unlawful for anglers fishing
from shore to mutilate fish so that size or species cannot be determined prior to reaching their automobile or principle means of land
transportation, and having completed their daily angling. These restrictions do not apply to herring, anchovy, smelt and sardine.
Harvest Caps and In‑Season Changes:
Annual state and federal harvest caps are set for sport fisheries including black rockfish, yelloweye rockfish, canary rockfish, cabezon,
greenlings and others. When a species’ harvest cap is reached or is being approached, an in-season regulation change may be
implemented to stop or slow the harvest of that species. In-season changes may include (but are not limited to) reduced bag limits, a
change in size limits, non-retention of a particular species, area closures and season closures.
Species Name
Marine Fish:
Groundfish Group:
1. Lingcod (including green
colored lingcod)
2. Rockfish (“sea bass,”
“snapper”), Greenling
(“sea trout”), Pacific
Cod, Cabezon, Skates,
Spiny Dogfish, Leopard
Shark, Soupfin Shark
and other marine
species not listed on
pages 92-93
3. Flatfish (flounder, soles,
sanddabs, turbots and
halibuts except Pacific
halibut)
Surfperch (includes all
marine perch species)
Striped Bass and/or
Hybrid Bass
Herring, Anchovy, Smelt
and Sardine
Daily Catch Limits
2 fish.
Harvest Methods and Other Specifications
Season
Waters open all year,
24 hours per day,
unless noted under
Special Regulations.
In addition, ocean
gaff hook, snag hook and herring jigs.
• When Pacific halibut are onboard the fishing vessel, closed April 1-Sept. 30
see Special Regulations for possession restrictions. outside of the 30-fathom
curve (defined by
coordinates). Cabezon
retention prohibited
Jan. 1-June 30.
• 22 inch minimum length for lingcod.
• 16 inch minimum length for cabezon.
• 10 inch minimum length for greenling.
• May be taken by angling, hand, bow and arrow, spear,
7 fish in
aggregate, only
one of which may
be a cabezon.
Retention of
yelloweye
rockfish and
canary rockfish is
prohibited.
25 fish in
aggregate.
15 fish in
aggregate.
2 fish in 24 consecutive hours.
25 pounds in
aggregate.
0DULQH
• May be taken by angling, hand, bow and arrow, spear, Waters open all year, 24
gaff hook, snag hook and herring jigs.
hours per day, unless
noted under Special
• May be taken by angling.
Regulations.
• 24 inch minimum length for striped/hybrid bass.
• May be taken by dip net, cast net, angling and herring jigs.
• Herring jigs may have any number of hooks.
• Unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt
in inland waters including: bays, estuaries, rivers and
streams. See Marine Sport Fish Identification Key at:
www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/FishID.
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Species Name
Daily Catch Limits
Offshore Pelagic Species 25 fish in
aggregate. White
(see definition page 7)
sharks, basking
sharks, Megamouth sharks,
and oceanic
whitetip sharks
are prohibited
and must be
immediately
released
unharmed.
Catch and release
Sturgeon
only.
Harvest Methods and Other Specifications
Season
• May be taken by angling, hand, bow and arrow, spear, Waters open all year,
gaff hook, snag hook and herring jigs.
24 hours per day unless
• Methods described below are only allowed when noted under Special
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fishing outside of three miles from shore for offshore Regulations.
pelagic species. Only offshore pelagic species may be Note: It is unlawful to
in possession, and any other species caught must be
remove the fins or tail
from a shark, except
immediately released while using these methods.
spiny dogfish, at any
• Chumming is allowed. Chum may be live, dead, or cut
time. The fins and tail
up squid, herring, sardine, anchovy, smelt or Pacific
must remain attached
mackerel.
and disposed with the
• No restrictions on the number of rods or lines fished per
carcass.
angler.
Open
all year.
• Closed for retention of white and green sturgeon.
• Angling restricted to one single-point, barbless hook for
sturgeon.
• Ocean salmon and steelhead seasons and restrictions are set each April by the Pacific Fishery ManSalmon and Steelhead
agement Council (PFMC). Regulations are published each May and are available from license agents.
• See Northwest Zone, Tillamook Bay for description of control zone off Tillamook Bay.
• Single-point, barbless hooks required, except in coastal bays.
• Check for new regulations before you fish.
• May be taken by angling with single line, no more than 2 hooks; and by spear.
Pacific Halibut
• Pacific halibut seasons are managed and enforced based on port of landing. Halibut may only be
landed at ports located within areas currently open to halibut retention, regardless of area of catch.
• Catch limits and seasons are set in March and published in May but may change on short notice.
In‑season changes to regulations are available from ODFW offices, license agents, the Internet at
www.dfw.state.or.us/mrp, or by calling 1‑800‑662-9825; press 7. Check regulations before you fish.
1 abalone per day, • 8 inch minimum length for abalone.
Waters open all year,
Marine Shellfish and
24 hours per day
• Abalone may be taken by abalone iron only.
Marine Invertebrates: 5 abalone per
year.
• Every person while taking abalone shall carry a caliper- unless noted under
Abalone and Scallops
measuring gauge with fixed opposing arms capable of Other Specifications
24 scallops per
accurately measuring eight inches by placing the gauge (this table) or Special
day.
Regulations.
over the shell.
• Special permit required, see Regulations For This
Zone:, item 2. b., page 92. For permit renewals, previous year’s catch record must be submitted to ODFW
before next year’s permit will be issued.
• Abalone and scallops brought ashore shall be whole
and in such a condition that the size can be determined.
• Abalone and scallops must not be removed from their
shell in the field, except when being prepared for
immediate consumption.
First 15 taken
• Razor clams may be taken by hand, shovel, or cylin- Waters open all year,
Clams:
regardless of size
drical gun or tube. The opening of the gun/tube must 24 hours per day except
Razor Clams
or condition.
be either circular or elliptical with the circular gun/tube as noted under Special
having a minimum outside dimension of 4 inches and Regulations, and
Bay Clams:
20 clams, in
the elliptical gun/tube having a minimum dimension of 4 Clatsop County beaches
(Butter, Littleneck,
aggregate of
north of Tillamook Head
inches long and 3 inches wide outside diameter.
Cockle and Gaper)
which only 12 may
• All other clams may be taken by hand or hand-powered are closed to razor
be gaper clams.
clams July 15-Sept. 30.
tools.
Other Clams:
First 36 taken.
• All razor, gaper, geoduck, piddocks and softshell clams
(Softshell, Piddocks,
must be retained regardless of size or condition. All other
and clams not otherunbroken clams may be returned only in immediate
wise listed)
harvest area.
• Unlawful to remove clams from the shell before leaving
the clamming area.
Purple Varnish Clams 72 per day.
• Each digger must have their own container, dig own
clams, and may not possess more than one limit of
clams while in clamming area except under a Disabled
Clam Digger Permit. See Licenses and Permits Shellfish, page 5.
72 mussels.
• May be taken by hand or hand-powered tools.
Waters open all year,
Mussels
24 hours per day except
20 lb. in the shell. • May be taken by traps, pots or rings.
Shrimp (edible)
as noted under Special
• May be taken by hand or hand-powered tools.
Sand Crabs, Mole Crabs, No limit.
Regulations
• Permit required to harvest mud and ghost shrimp by
Kelp and Sand Worms,
mechanical methods.
Mud and Ghost Shrimp
• See Regulations For This Zone, item 2. b., page 92.
(Bait)
Species Name
Daily Catch Limits
Harvest Methods and Other Specifications
Season
• May be taken using crab rings, pots, or baited lines, Bays, estuaries, beach-
Crab:
Dungeness Crab
12 male crab,
minimum size is
5­‑3/4 inches.
Red Rock Crab
24 crab, any size
or sex.
Oysters
No take allowed.
Octopus
Squid
One per day.
No limit.
Starfish (Seastars),
Urchins, Snails, Shore
Crabs, and all Other
Marine Invertebrates not
listed
10 in aggregate.
(limited to 3 rings, pots or lines per person); by hand;
dip net; or rake. Pots may be left overnight.
• Female Dungeness crabs may not be kept.
• Size is measured in a straight line across the back
(caliper measurement) immediately in front of, but not
including the points. See picture on page 100.
• Undersize and female Dungeness crab and unwanted
red rock crab must be immediately released unharmed.
• No holding pots, holding devices, or live boxes in ocean.
• Holding pots, holding devices or live boxes in bays and
estuaries cannot retain more than 24 Dungeness or
48 red rock crab per holding container.
• Crabs may not be mutilated so that sex, size or species
cannot be determined prior to landing. Mutilated crabs
may not be transported across state waters.
• Harvest of native oysters prohibited.
• All cultured oysters are private property and may not be
taken without owner’s permission.
• May be taken by angling, dip net, pot, and hand.
• May be taken by angling, (squid jigs and herring jigs allowed), dip net, cast net, hand, and hand powered tools.
• May be taken by hand or hand-powered tools.
• Unwanted marine invertebrates must be released alive.
es, tide pools, piers and
jetties are open all year,
except as noted under
Special Regulations.
Ocean is closed
for Dungeness crab
Oct. 16-Nov. 30
Closed to the take of
oysters.
Waters open all year,
24 hours per day unless
noted under Other
Specifications or
Special Regulations.
Special Regulations For This Zone:
Area
Special Regulations
Marine Gardens:
1. Haystack Rock (Cannon Beach)
5. Yachats
2. Cape Kiwanda
3. Otter Rock
6. Cape Perpetua
4. Yaquina Head
7. Harris Beach
• Closed to take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except:
1. Single mussels may be taken for bait;
2. Razor clams may be taken at Cape Perpetua.
• All rocky areas, tide pools and sand beaches situated between extreme high tide and
extreme low tide within boundaries are included.
• In areas where Marine Gardens overlap with Marine Reserves or Protected Areas, the
respective Marine Reserve or Protected Area regulations apply.
Marine Reserves and Protected
Areas:
1. Cascade Head Marine Reserve and
Protected Areas
2. Otter Rock Marine Reserve
3. Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and
Protected Areas
4. Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and
Marine Protected Area
Subtidal Research Reserves:
1. Pirate Cove (Depoe Bay)
2. Gregory Point
Intertidal Research Reserves:
1. Cape Arago (Areas A and C)
2. Boiler Bay
3. Neptune State Park
4. Cape Arago (Area B)
5. Brookings
• See maps on pages 95-98.
• Marine Reserves are closed to take of fish, marine invertebrates (including shellfish),
seaweed, and wildlife.
• Protected Areas allow or prohibit certain take (specific to each area). Refer to maps on
pages 95-98 for summary rules.
• For complete rules and site boundaries visit www.oregonocean.info/marinereserves or
call the ODFW Newport office at (541) 867-4741.
• Closed to take of all shellfish and marine invertebrates.
• Scientific take permits may be issued for scientific and educational purposes.
• See maps on pages 95-98.
• Closed to take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except abalone, clams, Dungeness
crab, red rock crab, mussels, piddocks, scallops and shrimp (edible or bait) may be taken.
• All rocky areas, tide pools and sand beaches situated between extreme high tide and
extreme low tide within boundaries are included.
• In areas where Intertidal Research Reserves overlap with Marine Reserves or Protected
Areas, the respective Marine Reserve or Protected Area regulations apply.
Habitat Refuge:
1. Whale Cove (Lincoln Co.)
Shellfish Preserves:
1. Netarts Bay
2. Yaquina Bay
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• Scientific take permits may be issued for scientific and educational purposes.
• See maps on pages 95-98.
• Closed to take of marine fish, shellfish and marine invertebrates.
• See map on page 96.
• Closed to take of clams in posted shellfish preserves.
• Scientific take permits may be issued for scientific and educational purposes.
• See maps on pages 95 and 97.
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Area
Special Regulations
Other Closures:
1. Pyramid Rock (Rogue Reef)
2. Three Arch Rocks (Oceanside)
• Closed to take of marine fish, shellfish and marine invertebrates, from 1,000 feet around
and including Pyramid Rock May 1-Aug. 31.
• Closed to boats 500 feet around the main rocks May 1-Sept. 15 by authority of the
Oregon State Marine Board.
Stonewall Bank Yelloweye Rockfish • Closed to take of Pacific halibut or any species from the groundfish group.
Conservation Area
• See map on page 97.
WA/OR Border to Humbug Mountain • During days open to “all-depth” sport halibut fishing, no species from the groundfish
group may be taken and retained, possessed or landed, except sablefish and Pacific
cod, when Pacific halibut are onboard the vessel.
Haystack Rock Marine Garden:
300 yard radius around the base of Haystack
Rock, located at Cannon Beach, Clatsop County.
£
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101
D River State
Recreation Area
Lincoln City
0
0.5
Garibaldi
1
Miles
Tillamook
2
Siletz Bay
Cascade Head Marine Reserve and
Marine Protected Areas (MPA):
Marine Reserve: No take. No
deployment of fishing gear.
You can transit with catch on board.
North MPA: You can take salmon by
troll and crab. You can take
groundfish using hook and line from a
private, non-chartered boat.
West MPA: You can take salmon by
troll and crab.
South MPA: No use of net gear. You
can participate in all other legal take.
Shoreline Area: Harvest is severely
restricted between the north boundary
of the North MPA and Roads End
State Park.
0
0.5
Cape
Lookout
to
Pacific
City
1
Miles
Pacific City
Cape Kiwanda
Marine Garden:
Located between the sand
beaches on the north and the
south sides of Cape Kiwanda.
Includes rocky areas abutting
the sand beaches on the north
and south sides of the
headland.
Longitude
-124°00.52’
-124°00.89’
-124°04.50’
-124°04.50’
Lincoln
City
Depoe Bay
Refer to Special Regulations for Marine Zone
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Refer to Special Regulations
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
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5
10
Newport
E
MARINE
Pages 92 - 100
Point Latitude
A
45°02.00’
B
44°59.25’
C
44°59.25’
D
45°02.00’
Cape
Kiwanda
Marine
Garden
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W
Ca
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Cannon
Beach
Whi
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Devil's Lake
C re
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Netarts
Netarts Bay
Shellfish
Preserve:
Extends from an
east-west line
beginning at the
mouth of Whiskey
Creek to an eastwest line 900 yards
south and is closed
to the harvest of
clams.
y Creek
ske
South
MPA
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Tillamook
Head
Miles
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B
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101
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Cascade
Head
Marine
Reserve
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Astoria
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Cascade Head
Sal
Haystack Rock
Marine Garden
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Ne
West MPA
North
MPA
Cannon Beach
MANAGEMENT DESIGNATIONS FOR MARINE AREAS
20
Miles
95
MANAGEMENT DESIGNATIONS FOR MARINE AREAS
Boiler Bay Research Reserve:
North Boundary: a line due west from the
mouth of Fogarty Creek,
South Boundary: a line due west from the
westernmost tip of Government Point at
Boiler Bay State Wayside.
Boiler Bay
Research
Reserve
Otter Rock Marine Garden:
North Boundary: a line due west
from the highest point of Cape
Foulweather visible from the shore
(Otter Crest State Wayside),
South Boundary: a line due west
from Devil's Punchbowl.
Otter Rock Marine Reserve:
No take. No deployment of fishing
gear. You can transit with catch on
board.
Shoreline Area: No take from a line
west from Gull Rock, south past
Devils Punch Bowl State Park.
Point
A
B
C
D
Latitude
44 o45.17’
44 o43.31’
44 o43.31’
44 o45.17’
Longitude
-124 o03.86’
-124 o03.66’
-124 o04.20’
-124 o04.53’
Pirate Cove
Research
Reserve
Boiler Bay
State Wayside
101
£
[
B
A
0
0.3
0.6
Miles
Depoe Bay
101
£
[
B
A
Whale Cove
Habitat
Refuge
0
1
Depoe
Bay
Otter Crest State
Wayside
Otter Rock
Marine Garden
Gull Rock
Rocky Creek
State Wayside
2
Miles
Cape Foulweather
D
101
£
[
A
Devils Punch Bowl
State Park
Otter Rock
Marine
Reserve
Beverly Beach
State Park
Yaquina Head
Whaleback Rock
Yaquina Head Marine Garden:
Located between the sand beach on the
north and the sand beach on the south
of Yaquina Head. Includes rocky areas
abutting the sand beaches on the north
and south sides of the headland.
Refer to Special Regulations
for Marine Zone
Lincoln
City
Government
Point
Pirate Cove Research Reserve:
All areas in Pirate Cove below extreme high
tide east of a line drawn across the mouth of
the cove, as defined by points at:
A) 44°49.083' N., 124°04.035' W. and
B) 44°49.146' N., 124°04.060' W.
Whale Cove Habitat Refuge:
All areas in Whale Cove below extreme
high tide east of a line drawn across the
mouth of the cove, as defined by points at:
A) 44°47.237' N., 124°40.298' W. and
B) 44°47.367' N., 124°40.320' W.
Fogarty Creek
State Park
0
C
1
B
2
Newport
Miles
Yaquina Head
Marine Garden
101
£
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0
2
E
4
Miles
0
1
2
4
Miles
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(See Page 18 for details.)
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
MANAGEMENT DESIGNATIONS FOR MARINE AREAS
1
2
Stonewall Bank Yelloweye
Rockfish Conservation Area:
Refer to Special Regulations for
the Marine Zone on page 104.
es
0
5
101
ID
Latitude
1 44° 37.46‘ N
3
4
Yaquina Bay State
Recreation Site
Newport
10
20
Miles
Stonewall Bank YRCA Waypoints
5
¬
«
£
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Depoe Bay
il
15 m
Newport
20
Longitude
124° 24.92‘ W
2 44° 37.46‘ N
124° 23.63‘ W
3 44° 28.71‘ N
124° 21.80‘ W
4 44° 28.71‘ N
124° 24.10‘ W
5 44° 31.42‘ N
124° 25.47‘ W
South Beach
State Park
0
0.4
0.8
Miles
Yaquina Shellfish
Preserve:
The north side of the
breakwater in Yaquina Bay
is closed to the harvest of
clams.
Waldport
Yachats Marine Garden:
Text
Located between the north and south
boundaries of Yachats State Park.
North
MPA
D
Located between the north side of Devil's
Churn and the north boundary of Neptune
State Park.
A
Cape
Perpetua
Marine
Reserve
Neptune
State Park
Bob Creek
Wayside
C
MPA
Ten Mile
Creek
101
£
[
Southeast
tection Are
a
B
Seabird Pro
Yachats
Text
Cape Perpetua Marine Garden:
Carl G.
Washburne
Memorial
State Park
Heceta Head
Lighthouse
Scenic
Viewpoint
0
1
2
Miles
Neptune
State Park Research
Text
Reserve:
Located between the northerly and
southerly boundaries of the northern
parcel of Neptune State Park.
Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and
Marine Protected Areas (MPA):
Marine Reserve: No take. No deployment
of fishing gear. You can transit with catch
on board.
North MPA: You can take salmon by troll
and crab. You can take using hook and
line from shore.
Southeast MPA and Seabird Protection
Area: No take of herring, sardine,
anchovies, smelt, sand lance. Plus, no
take of squid in the Southeast MPA.
Shoreline Area: Harvest is severely
restricted from the north boundary of North
MPA, south to Bob Creek Wayside.
Refer to Special
Regulations for Marine Zone
Latitude
44°17.00'
44°13.50'
44°13.50'
44°17.00'
Longitude
-124°06.73'
-124°06.74'
-124°11.00'
-124°11.00'
Florence
E
0
3
MARINE
Pages 92 - 100
'Point
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
Heceta
Head
6
Miles
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
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MANAGEMENT DESIGNATIONS FOR MARINE AREAS
Gregory Point Research Reserve:
The area bound by:
A) 43°20.312' N. 124°22.838' W.,
B) 43°20.598' N. 124°22.895' W.,
C) 43°20.650' N. 124°22.637' W.,
D) 43°20.402' N. 124°22.545' W.
and deeper than extreme low tide.
Gregory Point
Research Reserve
C
B
A
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A re
A
B
No
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Ar
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Ar
ea
0
C
0
0.5
5
10
Miles
Cape Blanco
1
Miles
Port Orford
Port Orford
Port Orford Heads
State Park
101
£
[
Redfish Rocks
0 0.25
0.5
Marine
Reserve
Miles
MPA
0
1.5
B
C
Humbug
Mt. State
Park
3
Miles
0
Gold Beach
A
D
Brookings
0.5
1
Miles
Harris Beach
State Park
iv e
oR
et c
101
£
[
r
Brookings
Brookings
Research
Reserve
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Brookings
Research
Reserve
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Cape Arago
State Park
H
M arr
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in B
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Harris Beach Marine
Garden:
North Boundary: a line
perpendicular to shore
from the Harris Beach
State Park beach access
parking area.
South boundary: a line
perpendicular to shore
from the road entrance to
Harris Beach State Park
off of Highway 101.
Longitude
-124°27.78’
-124°27.18’
-124°28.86’
-124°29.64’
u lt
Shore Acres
State Park
Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and
Marine Protected Area (MPA):
Marine Reserve: No take.
No deployment of fishing gear.
You can transit with catch on board.
MPA: You can take salmon by troll
and crab.
Shoreline Area: You can take species
living on shore, such as clams above
the low tide line.
Point Latitude
A
42°42.96’
B
42°41.52’
C
42°41.16’
D
42°42.54’
nG
Coos Bay
y
Simpson's
Reef
Sunset
Bay State
Park
Ca
p
Cape Arago Research Reserve:
All rocky areas, tide pools, and sand
beaches situated between extreme
high tide and extreme low tide.
Area A: Between a line projected due
west from the Cape Arago lighthouse
and the southern tip of Norton Gulch.
Area B: Between the southern tip of
Norton Gulch and Simpson Reef
overlook.
Area C: Between Simpson Reef
overlook and a point ¾ of a mile
south of Cape Arago State Park.
r to
Ar
ea
Cape Arago
Research
Reserve
D
Brookings Research
Reserve:
North Boundary: a point
½ mile north of Harris
Beach State Park. South
Boundary: the mouth of
the Chetco River (except
the area within the Harris
Beach Marine Garden).
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
SELECT GROUNDFISH SPECIES
China
Rockfish
The rockfish species in this box, sometimes
referred to as "red snapper," can be easily
confused:
Canary Rockfish
lateral line
Yellow band begins on fin and continues to tail.
Yellow speckles on black body. To 17 inches.
Quillback
Rockfish
Body with bright orange and gray blotches. Narrow,
light gray zone along side. Tail indented with two
distinct tips. Fins bright orange. To 30 inches.
Yelloweye Rockfish
Forward fin deeply notched. Front of body light
brown and yellow; rear darker. To 24 inches.
Copper
Rockfish
Body orange fading to light orange or yellow on belly.
Rough pair of ridges above bright yellow eyes. Tail
not indented. Fins pinkish, commonly with black
edges. Small fish may have one or two white lines on
sides (not shown). To 36 inches.
Vermilion Rockfish
Broad, light stripe along side toward tail.
Fins coppery. To 23 inches.
Cabezon
Body reddish with gray marbling. Fins red (may be
dark-edged in small fish). Lower jaw with scales.
Tail slightly indented. To 30 inches.
Kelp Greenling
("sea trout")
Lingcod
MARINE
Pages 92 - 100
Small mouth with small teeth. Upper jaw does not
extend past middle of eye. Males with blue spots
around head (shown); females lighter with orange
spots and yellow fins. To 24 inches.
Smooth skin without scales. Small flap of skin on
snout and above each eye. Body may be marbled
brown, red or green. To 39 inches.
Large mouth with large, sharp teeth. Upper jaw
extends past middle of eye. Body may be marbled
brown, blue or green. To 60 inches.
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99
CLAM
IDENTIFICATION
ClamAND
and CRAB
Crab Identification
A.
B.
C.
A. COCKLE: Shell has prominent,
evenly spaced ridges (ribs).
B. LITTLENECK CLAM: (Steamer)
Shell has radiating ribs, lacks
deep scalloped edge of cockle.
Size 1½ to 2½”
C. BUTTER CLAM: (Martha
Washington) Shell has fine
concentric lines of growth.
Size 2 to 4”
Size 1½ to 3”
E.
D.
D. GAPER CLAM: (Blue, Empire,
Horseneck) Large gape where
neck protrudes.
E. SOFTSHELL CLAM: (Mud) (nonnative) Egg shaped shell with
concentric rings.
Size 2 to 4”
F. RAZOR CLAM: Thin, oval shell
has a smooth, lacquer-like, light
brown coating; typically found
on sandy ocean beaches.
Size 3 to 6”
F.
G.
G. PURPLE VARNISH CLAM: (non-native)
Thin, flat, shiny brown shell with
external hinge. Interior of shell has
purple hue.
H.
Size 3 to 6”
Correct size measurement
(minimum 5¾ inches)
H. DUNGENESS CRAB: Female crabs
have a rounded flap on their
underside. Male crabs have an
elongated flap. Minimum
measurement does not include
points.
Size 1½ to 4”
I.
I. RED ROCK CRAB: Native crab with
a red fan-shaped back and large
black-tipped claws.
For your safety, call the Oregon
Department of Agriculture Shellfish
Safety Hotline before harvesting
clams or mussels.
1-800-448-2474
or visit:
Incorrect size measurement
http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/FSD/pages/
shellfish_status.aspx
MALE CRAB
FEMALE CRAB
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