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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

May 13, 2020

Joint State Action

The states of Oregon and Washington discussed the following recreational fisheries and took the following actions:
Mainstem Columbia River Spring Chinook Recreational Fisheries
       • Adopted the following fisheries:
Dates: Area:
Downstream of Bonneville Dam
Friday May 15 through Sunday May 17, and Wednesday May Four 20, 2020 days
Warrior Rock line upstream to Beacon Rock (boat and bank) plus bank angling only from Beacon Rock upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline.
Legal downstream boundary defined as: A line projected from the Warrior Rock lighthouse on the Oregon shore though red USCG buoy #4 then to the piling dolphin on the lower end of Bachelor Island (Warrior Rock line).
Legal upstream boat boundary defined as: A deadline marker on the Oregon bank (approximately four miles downstream from Bonneville Dam Powerhouse One) in a straight line through the western tip of Pierce Island to a deadline marker on the Washington bank at Beacon Rock.
Daily Catch Limits:
Two adult salmonids (Chinook, sockeye, or steelhead only) per day, only one of which may be a Chinook. Retained Chinook and steelhead must be hatchery fish. All sockeye are considered adults. Shad may also be retained.
Dates: Area:
Bonneville Dam to Oregon/Washington Border
Friday May 15 through Sunday May 17, and Wednesday May Four 20, 2020 days
Tower Island power lines (approximately 6 miles below The Dalles Dam) upstream to Oregon/Washington border, plus bank angling only between Bonneville Dam and the Tower Island power lines.
Daily Catch Limits:
Two adult hatchery salmonids (Chinook or steelhead only) per day, only one of which may be a Chinook.
 
• Allotherpermanentregulationsinthe2020OregonSportFishingRegulations pamphlet remain in effect, including catch limits for jack salmon.
FUTURE MEETINGS
• No additional Compact/Joint State hearings are currently scheduled. The Joint Staff anticipate a hearing may be needed next Tuesday May 19 via teleconference to consider Columbia River salmon fisheries.
• For information concerning these decisions see the May 13, 2020 Spring Fact Sheet #2 at: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/OSCRP/CRM/fact_sheets.as

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