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

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

States set 2020 Oregon summer and fall salmon and Steelhead Fishing seasons

    CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Oregon and Washington fishery managers recently announced seasons and regulations for 2020 summer and fall Columbia River fisheries. Although sockeye and fall Chinook returns show improvement from 2019, below average projections for summer Chinook, coho, and upriver Read More

Columbia River Salmon fishing seasons and more salmon fishing trips!

  Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife   May 13, 2020   Joint State Action The states of Oregon and Washington discussed the following recreational fisheries and took the following actions: Mainstem Columbia River Spring Chinook Recreational Fisheries        • Read More

Washington and Oregon’s salmon seasons tentatively set for 2020-21

  OLYMPIA – Continued low returns of some key Chinook salmon stocks are expected to limit numerous Washington salmon fisheries in the upcoming season, state fishery managers announced today. The state’s 2020-21 salmon fishing seasons, developed by the Washington Department of Fish Read More

Free fishing in Oregon on Black Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving

  SALEM, Ore.—It’s easy to #OptOutside in Oregon on the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving—you can fish, crab or clam for free anywhere in the state! Oregon Fish and Wildlife hosts annual Free Fishing Days the two days after Thanksgiving. That means Read More