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, retention of Chinook salmon is allowed in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 to the Highway 395 Bridge near Pasco, WA. Only coho and Chinook may be retained. All coho retained downstream of the Hood River Bridge must be hatchery-origin. All steelhead must be released. The daily adult bag limit is one salmon (coho and Chinook only) except at Buoy 10 where the daily adult bag limit is two salmon of which only one can be a Chinook. All other permanent regulations remain in effect. Temporary regulations regarding thermal angling sanctuaries in and adjacent to the mouths of Eagle Creek, Herman Creek, and the Deschutes River remain in effect.
A Compact hearing is scheduled for 11:30 AM Thursday September 10 to consider treaty and non-treaty commercial fisheries.
For information concerning these decisions see the September 09, 2020 Fall Fact Sheet #5 at:



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