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

Columbia River Fishery Notice Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife September 09, 2020

Joint State Action The states of Oregon and Washington discussed the following recreational fisheries and took the following actions: Mainstem Columbia River Recreational Salmon Fisheries Columbia River mouth to the Highway 395 Bridge Effective Friday September 11 through Sunday September 13, 2020, 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

Free Fishing Weekend Aug. 15-16 in Oregon: Remember to take safety precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19

  SALEM, Ore.—Everyone can fish for free in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16. 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 in Oregon that 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 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

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