Columbia River sockeye/steelhead fishery closes effective Thursday, June 25

  CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Due to better than expected sockeye fishing, sockeye and hatchery steelhead angling and retention in the mainstem Columbia River will close effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 25. The closure includes the mainstem Columbia River downstream of the Oregon-Washington Read More

FW enacts temporary changes to harvest of wild fall-run Chinook salmon in many coastal rivers

  SALEM, Ore.— Following poor Chinook salmon returns last fall and forecasted low 2020 returns in certain coastal rivers, ODFW is implementing some restrictions on coastal wild adult Chinook salmon harvest. The changes to wild Chinook salmon harvest are consistent with existing ODFW Read More

The departments of fish and wildlife from Oregon and Washington declined to set a June retention sturgeon fishery for recreational anglers

  CLACKAMAS, Ore.—The departments of fish and wildlife from Oregon and Washington declined to set a June retention sturgeon fishery for recreational anglers on the lower Columbia River when they met by conference call today. In a public hearing, fisheries managers from 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

Oregon reopens Columbia River salmon/steelhead fishing

  CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Recreational salmon and steelhead fishing on the Columbia River will reopen for four days in May under rules adopted today by the Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife. The river has been closed to recreational salmon Read More

Non-residents can fish and hunt in Oregon again beginning May 5th

  SALEM, Ore.—Non-residents may fish and hunt in Oregon again beginning Tuesday, May 5. Recreational clamming and crabbing will remain closed to non-residents until further notice. ODFW is lifting the non-resident restrictions in line with some loosening of restrictions on outdoor recreation 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