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

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

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

Commission adopts 2021 Sport Fishing Regulations, including rules regarding Columbia River thermal angling sanctuaries

SALEM, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted 2021 Sport Fishing Regulations today, including rules regarding Columbia River thermal angling sanctuaries. Some of the changes to 2021 fishing regulation follow: Columbia River Zone: Adopted rules identifying time and area boundaries for Columbia River 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

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