Marine Zone Region Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


Region Exceptions

Steelhead

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

Trout

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

Angling license

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except single mussels may be taken for bait. Located within a 300 yard radius around the base of Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Clatsop County. Includes tide pools, and rocky or sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Marine Reserve: No take of any fish, invertebrates, seaweeds or wildlife. No deployment of fishing gear. You may transit or anchor with catch on board.

Dates:
All year
Special:
West MPA: You may take salmon (by troll) and crab

Dates:
All year
Special:
Shoreside MPA: Angling from shore is allowed.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Shoreline Area: Harvest above the low tide line is severely restricted along rocky shores south of the Shoreside MPA.

Dates:
All year
Special:
These are summary rules. For complete rules and site boundary coordinates visit oregonmarinereserves.com/rules or call ODFW at (541) 867-4741.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of clams in posted shellfish preserve, which extends from an east-west line beginning at the mouth of Whiskey Creek to an east-west line 900 yards south.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except single mussels may be taken for bait. Located between the sandy beaches on the north and south sides of Cape Kiwanda and includes tide pools, and rocky or sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides. Includes rocky areas abutting the sand beaches on the north and south sides of the headland.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Marine Reserve: No take of any fish, invertebrates, seaweeds or wildlife. No deployment of fishing gear. You may transit or anchor with catch on board.

Dates:
All year
Special:
North MPA: You may take salmon (by troll) and crab. You may take groundfish using hook and line from a private, non-chartered boat.

Dates:
All year
Special:
West MPA: You may take salmon (by troll) and crab

Dates:
All year
Special:
South MPA: No use of net gear. You can participate in all other legal take.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Shoreline Area: Harvest above the low tide line is severely restricted along rocky shores in the North MPA and on the north end of the Marine Reserve.

Dates:
All year
Special:
These are summary rules. For complete rules and site boundary coordinates visit oregonmarinereserves.com/rules or call ODFW at (541) 867-4741.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except abalone, clams, Dungeness crab, red rock crab, mussels, piddocks, scallops and shrimp may be taken. Applies to all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides, within the following boundaries: North Boundary: a line due west from the mouth of Fogarty Creek. South Boundary: a line due west from the westernmost tip of Government Point at Boiler Bay State Wayside.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates below the extreme high tide line and east of a line drawn across the mouth of the cove, as defined by points at: A) 44°49.083’N., 124°04.035’W. and B) 44°49.146’N., 124°04.060’W

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of fish, shellfish and marine invertebrates in all areas in Whale Cove below extreme high tide east of a line drawn across the mouth of the cove, as defined by points at: A) 44°47.237’N., 124°04.298’W. and B) 44°47.367’N., 124°04.320’W.

Dates:
All year
Special:
For a complete list of Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area boundary coordinates visit: oregonmarinereserves.com/rules

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except single mussels may be taken for bait. Northern boundary extends from the highest point at Cape Foulweather to the southern boundary at Devil’s Punchbowl. Includes tide pools, and rocky or sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides. Where the marine garden overlaps with Otter Rock Marine Reserve, no take is allowed.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of any fish, invertebrates, seaweeds or wildlife. No deployment of fishing gear. You may transit or anchor with catch on board

Dates:
All year
Special:
Shoreline Area: No take from a line west from Gull Rock, south past Devil’s Punch Bowl State Park.

Dates:
All year
Special:
These are summary rules. For complete rules and site boundary coordinates visit oregonmarinereserves. com/rules or call ODFW at (541) 867-4741.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except single mussels may be taken for bait. Includes all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides lying between the sandy beaches on the north and the south sides of Yaquina Head. Includes rocky areas abutting the sandy beaches on the north and south sides of the headland.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of clams in posted shellfish preserve, which is the tideflat on the north side of the Yaquina Bay commercial marina breakwater

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of Pacific halibut, lingcod, flatfish species, or any other species from the groundfish group listed under the seven fish marine daily limit in the table on page 81.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates. Includes all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides located between the north and south boundaries of Yachats State Park.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except razor clams may be taken in the sandy beach area that does not overlap with the marine reserve. Includes all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides lying between the north side of Devil’s Churn and the north boundary of Neptune State Park.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except abalone, clams, Dungeness crab, red rock crab, mussels, piddocks, scallops and shrimp may be taken. Applies to all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides lying between the northerly and southerly boundaries of the northern parcel of Neptune State Park.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish or marine invertebrates where the research reserve overlaps with Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Marine Reserve: No take of any fish, invertebrates, seaweeds or wildlife. No deployment of fishing gear. You may transit or anchor with catch on board

Dates:
All year
Special:
North MPA: Angling from shore is allowed. You may also take salmon (by troll) and crab.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Southeast MPA and Seabird Protection Area: No take of herring, sardine, anchovies, smelt, and sand lance. Plus, no take of squid in the Southeast MPA.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Shoreline Area: Harvest above the low tide line is severely restricted along rocky shores in the North MPA and in the Marine Reserve north of Bob Creek

Dates:
All year
Special:
These are summary rules. For complete rules and site boundary coordinates visit oregonmarinereserves.com/rules or call ODFW at (541) 867-4741.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates in all areas below the extreme low tide line within the area bound by: A) 43°20.312’N., 124°22.838’W., B) 43°20.598’N., 124°22.895’W., C) 43°20.650’N., 124°22.637’W., D) 43°20.402’N., 124°22.545’W.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates in Areas A and C. No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except abalone, clams, Dungeness crab, red rock crab, mussels, piddocks, scallops and shrimp may be taken in Area B. Applies to all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides, within the following boundaries: Area A: Between a line projected due west from Cape Arago lighthouse and the southern tip of Norton Gulch. Area B: Between the southern tip of Norton Gulch and Simpson Reef overlook. Area C: Between Simpson Reef overlook and a point ¾ mile south of Cape Arago State Park.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Marine Reserve: No take of any fish, invertebrates, seaweeds or wildlife. No deployment of fishing gear. You may transit or anchor with catch on board.

Dates:
All year
Special:
MPA: You may take salmon (by troll) and crab.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Shoreline Area: You may take species living on shore, such as clams, above the low tide line.

Dates:
All year
Special:
These are summary rules. For complete rules and site boundary coordinates visit oregonmarinereserves. com/rules or call ODFW at (541) 867-4741

Dates:
May 1 - Aug 31
Special:
No take of fish, shellfish and marine invertebrates from 1,000 feet around and including Pyramid Rock May 1 - Aug 31.

Dates:
May 1 - Aug 31
Special:
No take of fish, shellfish and marine invertebrates from 1,000 feet around and including Pyramid Rock May 1 - Aug 31.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except abalone, clams, Dungeness crab, red rock crab, mussels, piddocks, scallops and shrimp may be taken. Applies to all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides, within the following boundaries: North Boundary: a point ½ mile north of Harris Beach State Park. South Boundary: the mouth of the Chetco River (except the area within the Harris Beach Marine Garden).

Dates:
All year
Special:
No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except single mussels may be taken for bait. Includes all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides, lying within the following boundaries: North Boundary: a line perpendicular to shore from the Harris Beach State Park beach access parking area. South Boundary: a line perpendicular to shore from the road entrance to Harris Beach State Park off of Highway 101.

Activities Available

Fresh Water Fishing
Salt Water Sport Fishing

Methods Available

Barbless Hook
Illegal To Harvest Or Possess
Spear Gun
On Land
Artificial Fly
Anti-Snagging
Rings
No More Than One Single Point Barbless Hook May Be Used.
Snag Hook
Gig
Hand-held Landing Net
Dip Net
Net
Leader
Chumming
Lure
Snagging, Unlawful
Snagging
Hand
Codes For Tags
Angling, Hand, Bow And Arrow, Crossbow, Spear, Spear Gun, Gaff And Snag Hook
Baited Lines (no Hooks Allowed)
Bobber Fishing
Prohibited
Chumming, Unlawful
Angling
Crossbow
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
Hook Gap
Attractor
Bait
Spear
Strike Indicator
Herring Jig
Bobber
Hook
Bank Angling
On Any Vessel
No More Than Two Hooks May Be Used.
Using Drones/unmanned Vehicles When Angling Or To Aid In Angling, Unlawful
Bait Fishing

State-wide Species Available

Abalone
Alvord Chub
Bass
Bluegill
Borax Lake Chub
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
Lahontan Redside Shiner
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
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
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.