Summer fall Salmon Fishing seasons set for Oregon’s Columbia River
The 2023 Summer and fall Salmon seasons have been set and it looks like we are in for another great season. Whether you are fishing on your own or hiring one of Oregon’s Columbia River Fishing guides. With numbers substantially better than last year it’s going to be another great season. With a little luck we can avoid any major closers like we had in 2022.
June 16 through July 31 from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upriver to the U.S. 395 Bridge at Pasco, Washington; two fish daily; must be fin-clipped.
Buoy 10 to West Puget Island: Aug. 1 through Labor Day, with five closed days — Aug 21-23 and 28-29 — for two fish daily, but only one may be a chinook; all salmon, including chinook, must be fin-clipped; After Labor Day, chinook retention closes, but the hatchery coho limit increases to three daily.
West Puget Island to Warrior Rock: Aug. 1 through Labor Day, two-fish bag limit, but one chinook only; no fin-clip required on chinook, but all coho must be fin-clipped. After Labor Day all salmon fishing closes until Oct. 1 (for fin-clipped coho only).
Warrior Rock to Bonneville Dam: Aug. 1 through Sept. 14; two-fish bag limit, but one chinook only; no fin-clip required on chinook, but all coho must be fin-clipped. After Sept. 14, all salmon fishing closes until Oct. 1 (for fin-clipped coho only).
Bonneville Dam upriver to U.S. 395 Bridge at Pasco, Washington: Aug. 1 through Oct. 15; daily bag limit is two salmon, but one chinook only; all coho must be fin-clipped downstream from the Hood River Bridge but any coho is legal upriver from the bridge; Oct. 16 through Dec. 31 for two salmon, but no chinook allowed. Same rules as before for coho.