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

ODFW offering a Black Friday Free fishing weekend

  SALEM, Ore.—Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27-28. 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 Read More

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

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

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

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