More fishing days, increased bag limit for spring Chinook before summer season begins June 16 – Sturgeon retention day set for June 12 in lower Columbia River

  CLACKAMAS, Ore.—State fishery managers from Oregon and Washington added four retention days (June 12-15) for spring Chinook above Bonneville Dam and increased the adult hatchery Chinook bag limit river-wide to two fish during that same time period. They also added an Read More

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

The Dalles Pool sturgeon retention season closes tonight

  CLACKAMAS, Ore. – The recreational sturgeon season in The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam) will close effective tonight (11:59 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4), under rules announced today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington. The states are Read More

ODFW offering a Black Friday Free fishing weekend

  SALEM, Ore.—Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27-28. No fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement or Two-Rod Validation) are required to fish, crab or clam 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

Portland Oregon Fall Fishing Trips – The Best Places to Be This Season

Whether you are working with one of the Oregon fishing guides or braving the local waters alone, you will find Portland a sports fishing heaven. It’s not merely about Portland’s ideal location in the Pacific Northwest, but the bountiful waters and exceptional Read More

Three more Columbia River sturgeon retention days added above Wauna

  CLACKAMAS, Ore.— Fishery managers today set an additional three days of retention fishing for white sturgeon. Sturgeon retention will be allowed on the mainstem Columbia River from the Wauna Powerlines upstream to Bonneville Dam (including in the Cowlitz River) on Saturday Sept. 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