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

Bonneville Pool sturgeon retention closes tomorrow night, Jan. 7th

  CLACKAMAS, Ore. – The Bonneville Pool retention sturgeon fishery (Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam) will close on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 11:59 p.m. The decision was made today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington after reviewing 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

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

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

Lower Willamette River sturgeon retention allowed next two Saturdays in June

  CLACKAMAS, Ore. –Anglers will have an opportunity to retain a white sturgeon on the lower Willamette River the next two Saturdays, June 20 and 27. This would be the first retention opportunity in the lower Willamette since October 2013. Since 2017, 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

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