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

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

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 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

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