WDFW and Columbia Salmon Policies Change – What Oregon Fishing Guides Need To Know

  The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has revised the “Columbia River Salmon Fishery Management Policy.” The policy addresses what kind of non-tribal fishing is permitted in the Columbia River (and Snake rivers) and fish sharing. The policy (C-3620) came Read More

Chinook retention reopens on mainstem Columbia River starting Saturday, Sept. 19th

  CLACKAMAS, Ore.— Fishery managers were able to reopen the 2020 Chinook retention season starting this Saturday, Sept. 19, four days earlier than scheduled based on preseason planning and run forecasts. Effective Sept. 19-Dec. 31, 2020, the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 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

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

Free Fishing Weekend Aug. 15-16 in Oregon: Remember to take safety precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19

  SALEM, Ore.—Everyone can fish for free in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16. 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 in Oregon that 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

Columbia River sockeye/steelhead fishery closes effective Thursday, June 25

  CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Due to better than expected sockeye fishing, sockeye and hatchery steelhead angling and retention in the mainstem Columbia River will close effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 25. The closure includes the mainstem Columbia River downstream of the Oregon-Washington Read More

FW enacts temporary changes to harvest of wild fall-run Chinook salmon in many coastal rivers

  SALEM, Ore.— Following poor Chinook salmon returns last fall and forecasted low 2020 returns in certain coastal rivers, ODFW is implementing some restrictions on coastal wild adult Chinook salmon harvest. The changes to wild Chinook salmon harvest are consistent with existing ODFW 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