Central Zone Region Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


Region Exceptions

Crappie

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
No limit
License:
Angling License

Catfish

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
No limit
License:
Angling License

Bluegill

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
No limit
License:
Angling License

Largemouth bass

Dates:
All year in Lakes
Bag Limit:
5, no more than 3 over 15 inches in length
License:
Angling License

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
5, no more than 3 over 15 inches in length
License:
Angling License

Trout

Dates:
All year
Size:
shorter than 20 inches
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1
Size:
24 inch minimum length

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only, Fly fishing only, Barbless hooks Required
Special:
Includes Odell Creek Channel Odell Creek channel is defined as upstream to the boat ramp at West Davis Lake Campground

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Special:
From I-84 Bridge upstream to Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation (including White River upstream to first falls) No fishing from a floating device.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Use of bait Allowed
Special:
Upstream from mainline railroad bridge

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Includes Tributaries not Listed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
From boat ramp located at West Davis Lake campground to Odell Lake

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Includes tributaries upstream of first falls

Dates:
Apr 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation upstream to the Pelton Regulating Reservoir

Dates:
May 22 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2
Special:
Benham Falls upstream to Little Lava Lake (including brook and brown trout, kokanee, and hatchery rainbow).
Size:
8 inch minimum length

Chinook salmon

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed
Special:
Sherars Falls Area Closed for Chinook salmon fishing upstream of Sherars Falls

Dates:
Aug 1 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Special:
From I-84 Bridge upstream to Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation (including White River upstream to first falls) No fishing from a floating device Open for Chinook salmon upstream to Sherars Falls Aug 1 - Oct 31

Dates:
May 23 - Aug 15
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Special:
Upstream from mainline railroad bridge

Chub

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
No limit
License:
Angling License

Bass

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Special:
Balance of reservoir (Excludes:Metolius Arm — East boundary is a line running from the west abutment of Round Butte Dam to the southern land point where the Deschutes and Metolius arms intersect. West boundary is the cable car crossing.) Stream regulations apply upstream of ODFW markers on Crooked River and Deschutes River Arms.
Size:
No limit

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
5, only 1 bass over 15 inches may be harvested

Bull trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1
Special:
Balance of reservoir (Excludes:Metolius Arm — East boundary is a line running from the west abutment of Round Butte Dam to the southern land point where the Deschutes and Metolius arms intersect. West boundary is the cable car crossing.) Stream regulations apply upstream of ODFW markers on Crooked River and Deschutes River Arms.
Size:
24 inch minimum length

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1
Method:
Catch and release all All bull trout not retained in the bag limit
Special:
Balance of reservoir (Excludes:Metolius Arm — East boundary is a line running from the west abutment of Round Butte Dam to the southern land point where the Deschutes and Metolius arms intersect. West boundary is the cable car crossing.) Stream regulations apply upstream of ODFW markers on Crooked River and Deschutes River Arms.
Size:
24 inch minimum length

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only

Sucker

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
No limit
License:
Angling License

Carp

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
No limit
License:
Angling License

Salmon

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
East of peninsula from the markers at the mouth upstream to the mainline railroad bridge. consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/ WA border, except closed Aug 16 - Nov 30.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Herman Creek Youth and Disabled Angler Angling Area — West of peninsula from the markers at the mouth upstream to lower Herman Creek Pond structure. Open for salmon and steelhead consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/WA border. Open to youth (age 17 and under) and Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit holders only

Dates:
Aug 16 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed
Special:
East of peninsula from the markers at the mouth upstream to the mainline railroad bridge. Open for salmon and steelhead consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/ WA border

Dates:
All year
Special:
in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River.
License:
Angling License and Columbia River Basin Endorsement Required

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Special:
Includes Tributaries not Listed from the tips of the jetties upstream to confluence with East Fork.

Dates:
Closed in all waters unless noted by species under Exceptions.
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
In the aggregate: 2 adult salmon or steelhead per day, 20 per year. 5 jack salmon per day, 2 daily jack limits in possession, with the exception that one additional hatchery steelhead may be retained per day for a total aggregate of 3 adult fish harvested daily
Special:
Closed for coho salmon, except as listed under the Deschutes River and hatchery coho salmon as listed under Eagle Creek, Herman Creek and Hood River. Only hatchery steelhead may be taken. See Exceptions in Central Zone under Deschutes or Hood River basins to determine where harvest of Chinook and coho salmon is allowed. Harvest of wild steelhead is not permitted in the Central Zone. There is no annual limit on hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead so long as the appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch. Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed. Note: Changes to salmon regulations for the Columbia River system are available online at www.odfw.com. Check regulations before you fish.

Brown trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Special:
Balance of reservoir (Excludes:Metolius Arm — East boundary is a line running from the west abutment of Round Butte Dam to the southern land point where the Deschutes and Metolius arms intersect. West boundary is the cable car crossing.) Stream regulations apply upstream of ODFW markers on Crooked River and Deschutes River Arms.
Size:
No limit

Dates:
May 22 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2
Special:
Benham Falls upstream to Little Lava Lake (including brook and brown trout, kokanee, and hatchery rainbow).
Size:
8 inch minimum length

Nongame fish

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
No limit
License:
Angling License

Northern pikeminnow

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
No limit
License:
Angling License

Rainbow trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Harvest Prohibited
Size:
over 20 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Size:
under 20 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Special:
From I-84 Bridge upstream to Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation (including White River upstream to first falls) No fishing from a floating device.
Size:
10 inch minimum and 13 inch maximum length

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release
Special:
Balance of reservoir (Excludes:Metolius Arm — East boundary is a line running from the west abutment of Round Butte Dam to the southern land point where the Deschutes and Metolius arms intersect. West boundary is the cable car crossing.) Stream regulations apply upstream of ODFW markers on Crooked River and Deschutes River Arms.
Size:
over 20 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
No Harvest Allowed
Size:
over 20 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Harvest Allowed
Size:
under 20 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
No Harvest Allowed
Special:
Mouth to Ochoco Dam
Size:
over 20 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
No Harvest Allowed
Size:
over 20 inches

Dates:
Apr 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Special:
Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation upstream to the Pelton Regulating Reservoir No fishing from a floating device.
Size:
10 inch minimum and 13 inch maximum length

Whitefish

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
No limit
License:
Angling License

Kokanee

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
25 in addition to daily trout limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release
Special:
Balance of reservoir (Excludes:Metolius Arm — East boundary is a line running from the west abutment of Round Butte Dam to the southern land point where the Deschutes and Metolius arms intersect. West boundary is the cable car crossing.) Stream regulations apply upstream of ODFW markers on Crooked River and Deschutes River Arms.
Size:
over 16 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
25 in addition to daily trout limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
25 in addition to daily trout limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
May 22 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2
Special:
Benham Falls upstream to Little Lava Lake (including brook and brown trout, kokanee, and hatchery rainbow).
Size:
8 inch minimum length

Dates:
Apr 22 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
25 in addition to daily trout limit
Special:
The Deschutes River Arm, upstream of ODFW marker at West South Twin boat ramp is closed to angling after Sep 30
Size:
No limit

Crayfish

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License and tribal fishing permits
Method:
Prohibited
Special:
Anglers are restricted to the eastern half of the river where it borders the Reservation. For more information and exceptions call (541) 553-2002, or visit www.tribalpermit.com.Oregon angling license and tribal fishing permits are required on the Metolius Arm of Lake Billy Chinook, Lake Simtustus, and on the Reservation portions of the Deschutes RiverThe Reservation borders the Deschutes River for approximately 31 miles from Two Springs Ranch (4 miles downstream from the North Junction Railroad Bridge) upstream to the Pelton Reregulation. Taking of crayfish from Reservation waters is prohibited.

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Bag Limit:
100
Possession Limit:
2 daily bag limits

Steelhead

Dates:
All year
Size:
longer than 20 inches
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
East of peninsula from the markers at the mouth upstream to the mainline railroad bridge. consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/ WA border, except closed Aug 16 - Nov 30.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Herman Creek Youth and Disabled Angler Angling Area — West of peninsula from the markers at the mouth upstream to lower Herman Creek Pond structure. Open for salmon and steelhead consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/WA border. Open to youth (age 17 and under) and Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit holders only

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Special:
Includes Tributaries not Listed from the tips of the jetties upstream to confluence with East Fork.

Dates:
Aug 16 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed
Special:
East of peninsula from the markers at the mouth upstream to the mainline railroad bridge. Open for salmon and steelhead consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/ WA border

Dates:
All year
Special:
in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River.
License:
Angling License and Columbia River Basin Endorsement Required

Dates:
Closed in all waters unless noted by species under Exceptions.
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
In the aggregate: 2 adult salmon or steelhead per day, 20 per year. 5 jack salmon per day, 2 daily jack limits in possession, with the exception that one additional hatchery steelhead may be retained per day for a total aggregate of 3 adult fish harvested daily
Special:
Closed for coho salmon, except as listed under the Deschutes River and hatchery coho salmon as listed under Eagle Creek, Herman Creek and Hood River. Only hatchery steelhead may be taken. See Exceptions in Central Zone under Deschutes or Hood River basins to determine where harvest of Chinook and coho salmon is allowed. Harvest of wild steelhead is not permitted in the Central Zone. There is no annual limit on hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead so long as the appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch. Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed. Note: Changes to salmon regulations for the Columbia River system are available online at www.odfw.com. Check regulations before you fish.

Yellow perch

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
No limit
License:
Angling License

Smallmouth bass

Dates:
Apr 22 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Method:
Artificial flies and lures only
Size:
No limit

Dates:
All year in Lakes
Bag Limit:
5, no more than 3 over 15 inches in length
License:
Angling License

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
5, no more than 3 over 15 inches in length
License:
Angling License

Brook trout

Dates:
May 22 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2
Special:
Benham Falls upstream to Little Lava Lake (including brook and brown trout, kokanee, and hatchery rainbow).
Size:
8 inch minimum length

Lake trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1
Size:
24 inch minimum length

Coho salmon

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Special:
From I-84 Bridge upstream to Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation (including White River upstream to first falls) No fishing from a floating device

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Special:
Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation upstream to the Pelton Regulating Reservoir No fishing from a floating device.

Dates:
May 23 - Aug 15
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Special:
Upstream from mainline railroad bridge

Walleye

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
No limit
License:
Angling License

Sturgeon

Dates:
All year
Special:
in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River.
License:
Angling License and Columbia River Basin Endorsement Required

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only one single-point barbless hook may be used
Special:
Angling restricted to one single-point, barbless hook for sturgeon. Sturgeon may not be removed from the water and must be immediately released unharmed. Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.

Sockeye salmon

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release
Special:
Balance of reservoir (Excludes:Metolius Arm — East boundary is a line running from the west abutment of Round Butte Dam to the southern land point where the Deschutes and Metolius arms intersect. West boundary is the cable car crossing.) Stream regulations apply upstream of ODFW markers on Crooked River and Deschutes River Arms.
Size:
over 16 inches

Bullfrog

Dates:
All year
Bag Limit:
no bag limit
License:
No license needed

Sculpin

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
No limit
License:
Angling License

Sunfish

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year
Bag Limit:
No limit
License:
Angling License

Hatchery

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Coho Salmon
Special:
Includes Tributaries not Listed from the tips of the jetties upstream to confluence with East Fork.

Dates:
Apr 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation upstream to the Pelton Regulating Reservoir No fishing from a floating device.

Dates:
May 22 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2
Species:
Rainbow Trout
Special:
Benham Falls upstream to Little Lava Lake (including brook and brown trout, kokanee, and hatchery rainbow).
Size:
8 inch minimum length

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream from mainline railroad bridge

Dates:
May 22 - Aug 15
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream from mainline railroad bridge

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream from mainline railroad bridge

Wild

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only
Species:
Rainbow Trout

Dates:
May 22 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only
Species:
Rainbow Trout
Special:
Benham Falls upstream to Little Lava Lake

Dates:
Apr 22 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Artificial flies and lures only
Species:
Trout

Dates:
Apr 22 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only
Species:
Rainbow Trout

Freshwater

Dates:
All year
Method:
Harvest Prohibited
Species:
clams
Special:
It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams.

Dates:
All year
Method:
Harvest Prohibited
Species:
Mussels
Special:
It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams.

Hatchery steelhead

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
From I-84 Bridge upstream to Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation (including White River upstream to first falls) No fishing from a floating device.

Youth only (17 years and under)

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2 all species combined

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2 all species combined

Artificial flies and lures only

Dates:
Apr 22 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License

Dates:
all year in Streams
Special:
for all species
License:
Angling License

Use of bait allowed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Upstream from mainline railroad bridge

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Upstream from mainline railroad bridge See Columbia River Zone for regulations downstream of mainline railroad bridge.

Watercraft restrictions

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
From I-84 Bridge upstream to Northern Boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation (including White River upstream to first falls) No fishing from a floating device.

Catch and release only, fly fishing only, barbless hooks required

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Closed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed from the I-84 bridge to 200 feet upstream from fishway at Seufert Falls.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
East of peninsula from the markers at the mouth upstream to the mainline railroad bridge. See Central Zone for area upstream from the mainline railroad bridge.

Dates:
Aug 16 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License
Special:
Herman Creek Youth and Disabled Angler Angling Area — West of peninsula from the markers at the mouth upstream to lower Herman Creek Pond structure. Closed downstream of hatchery dam

Fly fishing only, barbless hooks required

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Includes Odell Creek Channel Odell Creek channel is defined as upstream to the boat ramp at West Davis Lake Campground No limits on warmwater fish

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Includes Odell Creek Channel Odell Creek channel is defined as upstream to the boat ramp at West Davis Lake Campground

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream of Bridge 99

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Includes tributaries upstream to Cascade Lake Hwy

Closed to all angling

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
includes tributaries

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
All tributaries are closed with the exception of Lake Creek

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed between ODFW markers and the mouth of Trapper Creek.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed between ODFW markers and Odell Creek outlet.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Tributaries are closed to angling

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Includes tributaries Mainstem Hood River regulations apply downstream of deadline. Closed upstream of angling deadline 200 feet downstream of Punchbowl Falls

Dates:
Apr 1 - July 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed from Sherars Falls downstream to Buck Hollow Creek (about 1 mile)

Bait allowed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Sherars Falls Area only from Sherars Falls downstream to upper trestle (approximately 3 miles).

Youth only (17 years and under) or disabled angler permit holder

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2 all species combined

Angling license

Dates:
All year
Bag Limit:
2, any species

Dates:
All year

Dates:
All year

Dates:
All year
Special:
Balance of reservoir (Excludes:Metolius Arm — East boundary is a line running from the west abutment of Round Butte Dam to the southern land point where the Deschutes and Metolius arms intersect. West boundary is the cable car crossing.) Stream regulations apply upstream of ODFW markers on Crooked River and Deschutes River Arms.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Open all year below Allingham Bridge

Dates:
All year
Special:
Mouth to Ochoco Dam

Dates:
All year
Special:
Includes tributaries Deschutes River regulations apply downstream of first falls

Dates:
Apr 22 - Oct 31

Dates:
May 22 - Sep 30
Special:
Benham Falls upstream to Little Lava Lake

Dates:
May 22 - Oct 31
Special:
above Allingham Bridge.

Dates:
Apr 22 - Oct 31
Special:
The Deschutes River Arm, upstream of ODFW marker at West South Twin boat ramp is closed to angling after Sep 30

Dates:
All year
Special:
The Central Zone is all waters draining into the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam up to and including the Deschutes River

Dates:
After Sept 30
Special:
The Deschutes River Arm, upstream of ODFW marker at West South Twin boat ramp is closed to angling after Sep 30

Angling license and tribal fishing permits

Dates:
All year
Special:
Anglers are restricted to the eastern half of the river where it borders the Reservation. For more information and exceptions call (541) 553-2002, or visit www.tribalpermit.com. Oregon angling license and tribal fishing permits are required on the Metolius Arm of Lake Billy Chinook, Lake Simtustus, and on the Reservation portions of the Deschutes River

Dates:
All year
Special:
Anglers are restricted to the eastern half of the river where it borders the Reservation. For more information and exceptions call (541) 553-2002, or visit www.tribalpermit.com.Oregon angling license and tribal fishing permits are required on the Metolius Arm of Lake Billy Chinook, Lake Simtustus, and on the Reservation portions of the Deschutes River The Reservation borders the Deschutes River for approximately 31 miles from Two Springs Ranch (4 miles downstream from the North Junction Railroad Bridge) upstream to the Pelton Reregulation.

Dates:
Mar 1 - Oct 31
Special:
Metolius Arm — East boundary is a line running from the west abutment of Round Butte Dam to the southern land point where the Deschutes and Metolius arms intersect. West boundary is the cable car crossing. See the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs information on next page.

Confederated tribes of warm springs reservation angling permit required

Dates:
All year
Special:
See the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation information

Activities Available

Fresh Water Fishing
Salt Water Sport Fishing

Methods Available

Barbless Hook
Catch And Release
Spear Gun
On Land
Harvest Prohibited
Catch And Release Only, Use Of Bait Allowed
Artificial Fly
Anti-Snagging
Rings
No More Than One Single Point Barbless Hook May Be Used.
Snag Hook
Gig
Catch And Release Only, Fly Fishing Only, Barbless Hooks Required
Catch And Release Only, Only One Single-point Barbless Hook May Be Used
Hand-held Landing Net
Closed
Fly Fishing Only, Barbless Hooks Required
Dip Net
Net
Catch And Release Only, Artificial Flies And Lures Only
Using Drones/unmanned Vehicles When Angling Or To Aid In Angling, Unlawful
Youth Only (17 Years And Under)
Codes For Tags
Lure
Strike Indicator
Snagging, Unlawful
Harvest Allowed
Watercraft Restrictions
Use Of Bait Allowed
Snagging
Hand
Chumming
Angling, Hand, Bow And Arrow, Crossbow, Spear, Spear Gun, Gaff And Snag Hook
Baited Lines (no Hooks Allowed)
Bobber Fishing
Catch And Release Only
Prohibited
Chumming, Unlawful
Angling
Catch And Release All All Bull Trout Not Retained In The Bag Limit
Youth Only (17 Years And Under) Or Disabled Angler Permit Holder
Hand, Baited Lines (no Hooks Allowed), Net, Rings And Traps
Single-point Hooks Larger Than 1-inch Gap And Multiple Point Hooks Larger Than 9/16 Inch Gap Are Prohibited. All Weight, If Not Part Of Conventional Lure, Must Be Attached On The Fishing Line Between The Lure And The End Of The Rod. With Hooks Larger Than 5/8 Inch Gap Or Multiple Point Hook, Weight Must Be Attached 18 Inches Or More Above The Uppermost Hook.
Traps
Bow And Arrow
Angling, Hand, Bow And Arrow, Spear, Spear Gun, Gaff And Snag, Hook And Herring Jig.
Unlawful
Gaff
Fly-Fishing
Angling, Hand, Bow And Arrow, Spear, Gig, Spear Gun, Dip Net
Using Gurdies, Winches Or Reels Affixed To A Boat To Land Fish, Unlawful
Metal Core Line
Leader
Hook Gap
Attractor
Artificial Flies And Lures Only
Bait
Spear
Crossbow
Herring Jig
Illegal To Harvest Or Possess
Bobber
Hook
Bank Angling
On Any Vessel
No More Than Two Hooks May Be Used.
No Harvest Allowed
Closed To All Angling
Bait Allowed
Bait Fishing

State-wide Species Available

Abalone
Alvord Chub
Bass
Bluegill
Borax Lake Chub
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Bullfrog
Bull Trout
Cabezon
California Roach
Caribe
Carp
Catfish
Catlow Tui Chub
Chinook Salmon
Chub
Chum Salmon
Clams
Coho Salmon
Crappie
Crayfish
Flatfish
Flounder
Foskett Springs Speckled Dace
Game Fish
Goose Lake Lamprey
Goose Lake Sucker
Goose Lake Tui Chub
Grass Carp
Grayling
Greenling
Halibut
Hybrid Bass
Jenny Creek Sucker
Klamath Basin Lamprey
Klamath Lamprey
Kokanee
Lahontan Redside Shiner
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Leopard Shark
Lingcod
Lost River Sucker
Malheur Mottled Sculpin
Margined Sculpin
Miller Lake Lamprey
Millicoma Dace
Modoc Sucker
Mullet
Mussels
Nongame Fish
Nongame Marine Fish
Northern Pikeminnow
Off-Shore Pelagic Species
Offshore Pelagic
Oregon Chub
Oregon Chub Of Hutton Spring
Oregon Lakes Tui Chub
Pacific Halibut
Pacific Lamprey
Perch
Pink Salmon
Piranha
Pit-Klamath Lamprey
Pit Sculpin
Rainbow Trout
River Lamprey
Rockfish
Salmon
Sculpin
Shad
Sheldon Tui Chub
Shellfish
Short Nose Sucker
Skates
Smallmouth Bass
Smelt
Sockeye Salmon
Sole
Soupfin Shark
Spiny Dogfish
Steelhead
Striped Bass
Sturgeon
Sucker
Suckers
Summer Lake Basin Tui Chub
Sunfish
Tahoe Sucker
Trout
Walking Catfish
Walleye
Warner Basin Tui Chub
Warner Sucker
Western Brook Lamprey
Whitefish
White Sturgeon
Wild
Wild Chinook Salmon
Yellow Perch

General Regulations

Always check your state's official documentation. See our list of state regulations.