Free Fishing Weekend June 5th-6th in Oregon

  SALEM, Ore.—Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6. No fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag, Columbia River Basin Endorsement or Two-Rod Validation) are required by Oregon residents or nonresidents Read More

Umatilla River basin spring chinook fishing reopens May 25th

  PENDLETON, Ore. – The temporary regulation closing angling for and retention of spring Chinook in the Umatilla River basin has been removed and the fishery reopens May 25. Angling for and retention of spring Chinook salmon in the Umatilla River and tributaries Read More

Snake River Dams Are Staying: The Federal Decision is Now Official

The Snake River dams have been a contention point between salmon conservationists, Tribal Salmon Alliance, and people who support the dams. The four lower Snake River Dams have a long-disputed history, and the case has been dealt with by a federal judge. Read More

WDFW and Columbia Salmon Policies Change – What Oregon Fishing Guides Need To Know

  The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has revised the “Columbia River Salmon Fishery Management Policy.” The policy addresses what kind of non-tribal fishing is permitted in the Columbia River (and Snake rivers) and fish sharing. The policy (C-3620) came Read More

Chinook retention reopens on mainstem Columbia River starting Saturday, Sept. 19th

  CLACKAMAS, Ore.— Fishery managers were able to reopen the 2020 Chinook retention season starting this Saturday, Sept. 19, four days earlier than scheduled based on preseason planning and run forecasts. Effective Sept. 19-Dec. 31, 2020, the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 Read More

States add two days of Chinook retention at Buoy 10, two sturgeon retention days above Wauna

  CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Fishery managers decided to provide more Chinook retention opportunity for the Buoy 10 fishery on the Columbia River in time for Labor Day weekend when they met by conference call today. On Saturday Sept. 5 and Sunday Sept. 6, the Read More

Commission adopts 2021 Sport Fishing Regulations, including rules regarding Columbia River thermal angling sanctuaries

SALEM, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted 2021 Sport Fishing Regulations today, including rules regarding Columbia River thermal angling sanctuaries. Some of the changes to 2021 fishing regulation follow: Columbia River Zone: Adopted rules identifying time and area boundaries for Columbia River Read More

Complex Columbia River fall salmon regulations start Saturday

What might be the most complicated set of Columbia River fall salmon sportfishing regulations in history begins Saturday. Managers in Oregon and Washington are hoping recent surges in summer chinook and sockeye salmon will play out as well for fall chinook and summer Read More

Columbia River summer salmon, steelhead fishing on through end of July

CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Fishery managers in Washington and Oregon set additional salmon and steelhead fishing days this month during their joint meeting today, thanks to the continued strong upper Columbia summer Chinook and sockeye runs. Recreational fishing will be open July 16 through July Read More