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

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

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

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

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