Northwest Zone Region Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


Region Exceptions

Smelt

Dates:
All year
Special:
Unless specifically authorized under emergency rules, it is unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters, including bays, rivers, estuaries, and streams. For smelt species other than Eulachon smelt, see Marine Zone regulations page 81 for allowed Harvest Methods and other Restrictions. An angling license is required
License:
Angling License

Crappie

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

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

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
10

Catfish

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

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

Shad

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

Bluegill

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

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

Largemouth bass

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

Trout

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
2 daily bag limits
Special:
Salmon under 15 inches are considered trout, except coho salmon, which are always considered salmon regardless of size.
Size:
8 inch minimum length, Only 1 trout over 20 inches

Dates:
In Streams including tidewaters and bays
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2 daily bag limits
Method:
Artificial flies and lures only
Special:
Including tidewaters and bays Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 22 - Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed. Salmon under 15 inches are considered trout, except coho salmon, which are always considered salmon regardless of size. Rainbow trout over 16 inches are considered steelhead in streams. No limit on size or number of brook or brown trout in streams unless noted
Size:
8 inch minimum length, Only 1 trout over 20 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Artificial flies and lures only

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to angling
Special:
Includes all tributaries: Closed to salmon, steelhead, and trout angling

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
above Hunt Creek Falls

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Artificial flies and lures only
Special:
South Fork upstream from first falls (RM 4.7)

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and release only and artificial flies and lures only
Special:
Upstream of Saddle Mtn State Park access bridge

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and release only and artificial flies and lures only
Special:
above second falls (RM 1.4)

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and release only and artificial flies and lures only
Special:
Upstream of Youngs River falls

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and release only and artificial flies and lures only
Special:
Upstream of Hatchery

Dates:
May 22 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Artificial flies and lures only
Special:
North Fork upstream of hatchery dam

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and release only and artificial flies and lures only
Special:
Upstream of Youngs River falls

Dates:
May 22 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Artificial flies and lures only
Size:
8 inch minimum length

Dates:
All year
Size:
shorter than 16 inches
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All Year Youngs Bay Select Area from the Hwy 101 brg upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, includes lower Lewis & Clark River upstream to Alt Hwy 101 brg
License:
Angling License
Method:
Barbless hooks required
Special:
Angling for all species in streams above tidewater is restricted to artificial flies and lures May 22 - Aug 31. See exceptions for use of bait in Siletz, Nestucca, Trask, Wilson, John Day, Lewis and Clark, Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, Big and Gnat creeks, and Three Rivers. Use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas: Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) from the Highway 101 bridge upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, including lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to Alternate Highway 101 bridge, and lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.) from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round. Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.

Dates:
All Year lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge.
License:
Angling License
Method:
Barbless hooks required
Special:
Angling for all species in streams above tidewater is restricted to artificial flies and lures May 22 - Aug 31. See exceptions for use of bait in Siletz, Nestucca, Trask, Wilson, John Day, Lewis and Clark, Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, Big and Gnat creeks, and Three Rivers. Use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas: Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) from the Highway 101 bridge upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, including lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to Alternate Highway 101 bridge, and lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.) from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round. Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.

Chinook salmon

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream to USFS River Edge Boat Landing

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream to USFS River Edge Boat Landing

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to angling

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to angling
Special:
Closed for Chinook salmon upstream of Lake Creek.

Dates:
Aug 1 - Sep 15
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to all Angling
Special:
upstream of Cloverdale bridge

Dates:
Aug 1 - Sep 15
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to all Angling
Special:
upstream of Cloverdale bridge

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
no bait allowed, watercraft restrictions
Special:
(North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies) No angling from a floating device

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream to Bear Creek.

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
(Siletz Basin) upstream to steel bridge entering Mennonite Camp.

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
(Alsea Basin) upstream to lower Wilderness Boundary (RM 10).

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to North Fork. (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).

Dates:
Oct 15 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream to Indian Creek

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
Hwy 101 to USFS Bridge at Dolph (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies)

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
Upstream from Hwy 101 Bridge (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
Including Neawanna Creek tidewater downstream of 12th Ave Bridge upstream to Hwy 53 bridge at Necanicum Jct. (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies)

Dates:
Apr 1 - Sep 15
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2 in aggregate
Special:
upstream of Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie.Bag:Within the 2 adult salmon/steelhead daily bag limit, only 1 wild Chinook may be retained. (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).

Dates:
Sep 16 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream of Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie. (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).

Dates:
Apr 1 - Sep 15
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2 in aggregate
Special:
upstream of Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie.Bag:Within the 2 adult salmon/steelhead daily bag limit, only 1 wild Chinook may be retained. (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).

Dates:
Sep 16 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream of Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie. (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Special:
Bay and River upstream to First Bridge (near Beaver) (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Special:
Bay and River upstream to First Bridge (near Beaver) (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).

Dates:
May 22 - Sep 15
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2 in aggregate
Special:
upstream to Hwy 53 bridge. Within the 2 adult salmon/steelhead daily bag limit, only 1 wild Chinook may be retained (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag limit applies).

Dates:
Sep 16 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream to Hwy 53 bridge. (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag limit applies).

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream to Meadows bridge at MP 11.

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream to Erickson Creek.

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Special:
upstream to marker sign approx. 1200 feet upstream of Ojalla bridge

Dates:
Oct 7 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Special:
upstream to Illahee boat ramp

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Special:
upstream to marker sign approx. 1200 feet upstream of Ojalla bridge

Dates:
Oct 7 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Special:
upstream to Illahee boat ramp

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to angling
Special:
Closed for Chinook salmon upstream of Lake Creek.

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream to Lake Creek.

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream to Lake Creek.

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream to 200 feet below falls located near MP 10.

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed, Watercraft Restrictions
Special:
(North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies). No angling from a floating device

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
All tidewater upstream to Hwy 101 bridges on Kilchis, Miami, Wilson and Trask Rivers, and Burton Bridge on Tillamook River (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies)

Dates:
Sep 16 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
Upstream of Burton Bridge (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies)

Dates:
Sep 16 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
no bait allowed
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to confluence of North and South Forks (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).

Dates:
Sep 16 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to confluence of North and South Forks (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies)

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 per day and 5 per year
Special:
upstream to North Fork Yachats River

Dates:
Apr 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
from visible ends of jetty tips upstream to Simpson Creek.

Dates:
Apr 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
from visible ends of jetty tips upstream to Simpson Creek.

Chub

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Method:
Artificial flies and lures only

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

Bass

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1

Sucker

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

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

Carp

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

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

Salmon

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to angling
Special:
above Tilden Bluff Rd. bridge, RM 11.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to angling
Special:
Closed to all salmon angling above Foss Road (CC) bridge (rivermile 15.1) all year.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to angling
Special:
Closed to all salmon angling above Foss Road (CC) bridge (rivermile 15.1) all year.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to angling
Special:
Includes all tributaries: Closed to salmon, steelhead, and trout angling

Dates:
Aug 15 - Oct 15
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to all Angling
Special:
Mainstem upstream from Marker (above Young’s River confluence), North Fork upstream to hatchery dam, and South Fork upstream to first falls (RM 4.7): upstream of Youngs River Loop Bridge

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to all Angling
Special:
First Bridge (near Beaver) upstream to Moon Creek

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to all Angling
Special:
First Bridge (near Beaver) upstream to Moon Creek

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to South Fork upstream of Jordan Creek (RM 21.9)

Dates:
All Year Youngs Bay Select Area from the Hwy 101 brg upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, includes lower Lewis & Clark River upstream to Alt Hwy 101 brg
License:
Angling License
Method:
Barbless hooks required
Special:
Angling for all species in streams above tidewater is restricted to artificial flies and lures May 22 - Aug 31. See exceptions for use of bait in Siletz, Nestucca, Trask, Wilson, John Day, Lewis and Clark, Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, Big and Gnat creeks, and Three Rivers. Use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas: Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) from the Highway 101 bridge upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, including lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to Alternate Highway 101 bridge, and lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.) from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round. Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.

Dates:
All Year lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge.
License:
Angling License
Method:
Barbless hooks required
Special:
Angling for all species in streams above tidewater is restricted to artificial flies and lures May 22 - Aug 31. See exceptions for use of bait in Siletz, Nestucca, Trask, Wilson, John Day, Lewis and Clark, Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, Big and Gnat creeks, and Three Rivers. Use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas: Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) from the Highway 101 bridge upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, including lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to Alternate Highway 101 bridge, and lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.) from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round. Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.

Brown trout

Dates:
In Streams including tidewaters and bays
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Including tidewaters and bays Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 22 - Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed. Salmon under 15 inches are considered trout, except coho salmon, which are always considered salmon regardless of size. Rainbow trout over 16 inches are considered steelhead in streams. No limit on size or number of brook or brown trout in streams unless noted under Exceptions.

Nongame fish

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

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

Grass carp

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
may not be harvested
Special:
Only hatchery trout may be harvested

Northern pikeminnow

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

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

Yellow perch

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

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

Crayfish

Dates:
All year
License:
Not Required
Bag Limit:
100
Possession Limit:
2 daily bag limits
Special:
All streams are open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as closed under Exceptions.

Steelhead

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to angling
Special:
Includes all tributaries: Closed to salmon, steelhead, and trout angling

Dates:
Aug 15 - Oct 15
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed to all Angling
Special:
Mainstem upstream from Marker (above Young’s River confluence), North Fork upstream to hatchery dam, and South Fork upstream to first falls (RM 4.7); upstream of Youngs River Loop Bridge

Dates:
All year
Size:
longer than 16 inches
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All Year Youngs Bay Select Area from the Hwy 101 brg upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, includes lower Lewis & Clark River upstream to Alt Hwy 101 brg
License:
Angling License
Method:
Barbless hooks required
Special:
Angling for all species in streams above tidewater is restricted to artificial flies and lures May 22 - Aug 31. See exceptions for use of bait in Siletz, Nestucca, Trask, Wilson, John Day, Lewis and Clark, Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, Big and Gnat creeks, and Three Rivers. Use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas: Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) from the Highway 101 bridge upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, including lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to Alternate Highway 101 bridge, and lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.) from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round. Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.

Dates:
All Year lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge.
License:
Angling License
Method:
Barbless hooks required
Special:
Angling for all species in streams above tidewater is restricted to artificial flies and lures May 22 - Aug 31. See exceptions for use of bait in Siletz, Nestucca, Trask, Wilson, John Day, Lewis and Clark, Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, Big and Gnat creeks, and Three Rivers. Use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas: Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) from the Highway 101 bridge upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, including lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to Alternate Highway 101 bridge, and lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.) from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round. Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.

Smallmouth bass

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

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
5, no more than 3 over 15 inches in length
Possession Limit:
2 daily bag limits

Eulachon smelt

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed
Special:
Unless specifically authorized under emergency rules, it is unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters, including bays, rivers, estuaries, and streams.

Brook trout

Dates:
In Streams including tidewaters and bays
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Including tidewaters and bays Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 22 - Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed. Salmon under 15 inches are considered trout, except coho salmon, which are always considered salmon regardless of size. Rainbow trout over 16 inches are considered steelhead in streams. No limit on size or number of brook or brown trout in streams unless noted under Exceptions.

Bullfrog

Dates:
All year
License:
Not Required
Bag Limit:
no bag limit
Special:
All streams are open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as closed under Exceptions.

Coho salmon

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
One wild adult coho salmon and one wild jack coho salmon per day and five adult wild coho salmon per year (Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit applies). Coho angling allowed upstream of Hwy 101 bridge, downstream of railroad trestle on Maple Creek arm, and the Fivemile Road crossing on the Fiddle Creek arm. Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho season.

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
One wild adult coho salmon and one wild jack coho salmon per day and five adult wild coho salmon per year (Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit applies). Coho angling allowed upstream of Hwy 101 bridge, downstream of first road crossing on Mallard arm, and downstream of the 059 bridge on the five-mile arm. Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho season.

Walleye

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

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

Sturgeon

Dates:
Streams: (including tidewaters and bays): Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only one single-point barbless hook may be used
Special:
Including Tidewaters and bays Closed to the retention of white and green sturgeon. All sturgeon must be immediately released unharmed into the water. Sturgeon over 54 inches in fork length cannot be removed totally or in part from the water Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater May 22 - Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed. Note: Tidewater portions of Columbia River tributaries are managed per Columbia River regulations. Columbia River sturgeon fisheries downstream of Bonneville Dam are restricted to catch-and-release angling only.

Striped bass

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2 per 24 consecutive hours
Possession Limit:
2 daily bag limits
Size:
24 inch minimum length

Dates:
All year in Lakes
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2 per 24 consecutive hours
Possession Limit:
2 daily bag limits
Size:
24 inch minimum length

Sculpin

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

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

Sunfish

Dates:
in streams including tidewaters and bays Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

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

Hatchery chinook

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon

Dates:
May 22 - Aug 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon

Dates:
May 22 - Aug 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
upstream to 200 feet below lower falls

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
upstream to 200 feet below lower falls

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
RR Bridge to Aldrich Point Road Bridge

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Mainstem upstream from Marker (above Young’s River confluence), North Fork upstream to hatchery dam, and South Fork upstream to first falls (RM 4.7)

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Upstream to 200 feet downstream of Warrenton Reservoir Dam

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Upstream from Hwy 101 Bridge to marker at confluence of Youngs Bay and Klaskanine River (including Walluski River tidewater) and Youngs River mainstem

Dates:
Sep 1 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed
Species:
Chinook salmon

Dates:
Jan 1 - Aug 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Upstream to Hatchery Deadline

Dates:
Jan 1 - Aug 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Aldrich Point Road Bridge to Falls

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Upstream to Hatchery Deadline

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
up to Swedetown bridge.

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Aldrich Point Road Bridge to Falls

Dates:
May 22 - Aug 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
up to Swedetown bridge.

Dates:
Apr 1 - July 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to North Fork.

Dates:
May 22 - Jul 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Hwy 101 to USFS Bridge at Dolph

Dates:
May 22 - Jul 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Upstream from Hwy 101 Bridge

Dates:
Apr 1 - July 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
First Bridge (near Beaver) upstream to Moon Creek

Dates:
Apr 1 - July 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
First Bridge (near Beaver) upstream to Moon Creek

Dates:
Apr 1 - July 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Bay and River upstream to First Bridge (near Beaver)

Dates:
Apr 1 - July 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Bay and River upstream to First Bridge (near Beaver)

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon

Dates:
Apr 1 - Jul 15
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed, Watercraft Restrictions
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
No angling from a floating device.

Dates:
Apr 1 - July 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
All tidewater upstream to Hwy 101 bridges on Kilchis, Miami, Wilson and Trask Rivers, and Burton Bridge on Tillamook River inside the jetty tips

Dates:
Jan 1 - Jul 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
All tidewater upstream to Hwy 101 bridges on Kilchis, Miami, Wilson and Trask Rivers, and Burton Bridge on Tillamook River Open to hatchery spring Chinook during any authorized ocean fishery prior to Aug 1 in the Tillamook spring Chinook Terminal Area. Tillamook spring Chinook Terminal Area (ocean) extends from the visible ends of jetty tips seaward to the 15 fathom line offshore from Twin Rocks (45* 35’54” N. lat.) to Pyramid rock (45* 29’ 48” N. lat.).

Dates:
Apr 1 - July 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Upstream of Burton Bridge

Dates:
Apr 1 - July 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
no bait allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to confluence of North and South Forks From Cedar Creek boat slide (RM 10.9) downstream to marker at Loren’s drift (RM 9.0)

Dates:
Apr 1 - July 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to confluence of North and South Forks

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Upstream from Hwy 101 Bridge to marker at confluence of Youngs Bay and Klaskanine River (including Walluski River tidewater) and Youngs River mainstem

Wild adult

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 per day and 5 per year
Species:
Coho Salmon
Special:
One wild adult coho salmon and one wild jack coho salmon per day and five adult wild coho salmon per year (Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit applies). Coho angling allowed upstream of Hwy 101 bridge, downstream of railroad trestle on Maple Creek arm, and the Fivemile Road crossing on the Fiddle Creek arm. Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho season.

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 per day and 5 per year
Species:
Coho Salmon
Special:
One wild adult coho salmon and one wild jack coho salmon per day and five adult wild coho salmon per year (Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit applies). Coho angling allowed upstream of Hwy 101 bridge, downstream of first road crossing on Mallard arm, and downstream of the 059 bridge on the five-mile arm Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho season.

Chum

Dates:
Sep 16 - Nov 15
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only
Species:
Salmon
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to North Fork

Dates:
Sep 16 - Nov 15
License:
Angling License
Method:
Catch and Release only
Species:
Salmon
Special:
Upstream from Hwy 101 Bridge

Hatchery trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
May be harvested
Species:
Trout
Special:
Only hatchery trout may be harvested

Wild steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 per day and 3 per year
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Grant Cr. bridge.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 per day and 3 per year
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to confluence with Sulphur Creek located west of the Van Duzer Corridor.

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 per day and 3 per year
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Grant Cr. bridge.

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 per day and 3 per year
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to confluence with Sulphur Creek located west of the Van Duzer Corridor.

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
2 adult Chinook salmon per day, and 10 adult wild Chinook salmon per year
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
upstream to bridge located near MP 9 on Hwy 18

Dates:
Sep 16 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
single point hook metal lures, fly angling, or salmon bobber angling
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
Knight Park boat ramp to Sulphur Creek

Hatchery coho

Dates:
Sep 1 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed
Species:
Coho Salmon

Dates:
Aug 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Coho Salmon

Adult

License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
In the aggregate: 2 adult salmon or steelhead, 20 per year
Method:
Closed
Possession Limit:
No limit
Species:
Salmon
Special:
See exceptions to the Chinook salmon catch limit under north coast streams (Necanicum to Salmon) and Yachats River Pink salmon, sockeye salmon and hatchery coho salmon may be retained as part of the adult and jack salmon daily bag limit in all waters that are currently open to angling for Chinook salmon or steelhead, except as specified in Exceptions. Hatchery releases of coho salmon occur in the Trask River, North Fork Nehalem River, Big Creek, Klaskanine River and Youngs Bay. Closed angling for chum salmon (including jacks) unless noted under Exceptions. See Exceptions in NW Zone to determine where harvest of any Chinook salmon is allowed. Harvest of wild steelhead and wild coho salmon is prohibited in the NW Zone except as allowed under Exceptions for Big Elk Creek, Salmon River, Siltcoos Lake and Tahkenitch Lake. There is no annual limit on hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead as 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 above tidewater May 22 - Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed. Note: Regulation changes may occur throughout the year and are posted on the ODFW website: www.odfw.com. Check before you fish.

License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
In the aggregate: 2 adult salmon or steelhead, 20 per year
Method:
Closed
Possession Limit:
No limit
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
See exceptions to the Chinook salmon catch limit under north coast streams (Necanicum to Salmon) and Yachats River Pink salmon, sockeye salmon and hatchery coho salmon may be retained as part of the adult and jack salmon daily bag limit in all waters that are currently open to angling for Chinook salmon or steelhead, except as specified in Exceptions. Hatchery releases of coho salmon occur in the Trask River, North Fork Nehalem River, Big Creek, Klaskanine River and Youngs Bay. Closed angling for chum salmon (including jacks) unless noted under Exceptions. See Exceptions in NW Zone to determine where harvest of any Chinook salmon is allowed. Harvest of wild steelhead and wild coho salmon is prohibited in the NW Zone except as allowed under Exceptions for Big Elk Creek, Salmon River, Siltcoos Lake and Tahkenitch Lake. There is no annual limit on hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead as 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 above tidewater May 22 - Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed. Note: Regulation changes may occur throughout the year and are posted on the ODFW website: www.odfw.com. Check before you fish.

License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1, no more than 5 per year
Species:
Wild Coho Salmon
Special:
Daily bag limit of one wild coho salmon and one wild coho jack per day. No more than 5 wild adult coho salmon may be harvested per year in the Northwest and Southwest Zones with open wild coho salmon fisheries. All 5 may be harvested from Siltcoos Lake, Tahkenitch Lake, and/or Tenmile Lakes or as part of the aggregate with other open wild coho salmon fisheries in the Northwest and Southwest streams and lakes. Wild coho salmon seasons are determined annually, prior to September; please check www.odfw.com for information on wild coho seasons.

Wild

Dates:
Apr 1 - July 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 per day and 2 per season
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
upstream to deadline marker at Moonshine boat ramp

Dates:
Apr 1 - July 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 per day and 2 per season
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
upstream to deadline marker at Moonshine boat ramp

Species:
Chinook salmon
Special:
NORTH COAST WILD CHINOOK AGGREGATE BAG LIMIT: No more than 2 wild adult Chinook salmon per day and 10 per year may be harvested in the north coast bays and streams from the Necanicum River to the Salmon River. Of these 10 wild adult Chinook salmon, no more than 5 may be harvested from the Nehalem River and Bay and/or North Fork Nehalem River from Apr 1 – Sep 15.
License:
Angling License

Species:
Coho Salmon
Special:
WILD COHO AGGREGATE BAG LIMIT: Daily bag limit of one wild coho salmon and one wild coho jack per day. No more than 5 wild adult coho salmon may be harvested per year in the Northwest and Southwest Zones with open wild coho salmon fisheries. All 5 may be harvested from Siltcoos Lake, Tahkenitch Lake, and/or Tenmile Lakes or as part of the aggregate with other open wild coho salmon fisheries in the Northwest and Southwest streams and lakes. Wild coho salmon seasons are determined annually, prior to September; please check www.odfw.com for information on wild coho seasons.
License:
Angling License

Freshwater

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

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

Wild jack

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1
Species:
Coho Salmon
Special:
One wild adult coho salmon and one wild jack coho salmon per day and five adult wild coho salmon per year (Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit applies). Coho angling allowed upstream of Hwy 101 bridge, downstream of railroad trestle on Maple Creek arm, and the Fivemile Road crossing on the Fiddle Creek arm. Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho season.

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1
Species:
Coho Salmon
Special:
One wild adult coho salmon and one wild jack coho salmon per day and five adult wild coho salmon per year (Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit applies). Coho angling allowed upstream of Hwy 101 bridge, downstream of first road crossing on Mallard arm, and downstream of the 059 bridge on the five-mile arm Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho season.

Hatchery steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Apr 30
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Apr 30
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Nov 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Nov 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
May 22 - Aug 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
May 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to 200 feet below lower falls

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to 200 feet below lower falls

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
RR Bridge to Aldrich Point Road Bridge

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to North Fork

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Mainstem upstream from Marker (above Young’s River confluence), North Fork upstream to hatchery dam, and South Fork upstream to first falls (RM 4.7)

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream to 200 feet downstream of Warrenton Reservoir Dam

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Bay and River upstream to First Bridge (near Beaver).

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Bay and River upstream to First Bridge (near Beaver).

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
First Bridge (near Beaver) upstream to Moon Creek

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to 900 feet below Siletz Falls (painted boulder).

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to 900 feet below Siletz Falls (painted boulder).

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
All tidewater upstream to Hwy 101 bridges on Kilchis, Miami, Wilson and Trask Rivers, and Burton Bridge on Tillamook River

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to confluence of North and South Forks

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to confluence of North and South Forks

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream from Hwy 101 Bridge to marker at confluence of Youngs Bay and Klaskanine River (including Walluski River tidewater) and Youngs River mainstem

Dates:
Sep 1 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jul 16 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License
Method:
Closed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
from mouth to hatchery weir

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
up to county bridge near Ona.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Nestucca Basin

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Beaver Creek

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Grant Creek bridge.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
up to Swedetown bridge.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to South Fork Cook Cr

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to West Fork Deadwood Cr.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
(Siletz Basin) from mouth upstream to Sampson Creek.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
(Drift Creek) from mouth upstream to Sampson Creek.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to West Fork Indian Cr

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Fish Creek.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Hwy 101 to USFS Bridge at Dolph

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream from Hwy 101 Bridge

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Including Neawanna Creek tidewater downstream of 12th Ave Bridge upstream to Hwy 53 bridge at Necanicum Jct.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Artificial flies and lures only
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Moon Creek to Elk Creek

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Artificial flies and lures only
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Moon Creek to Elk Creek

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to 4th bridge on Hamlet Rd. near MP 6

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Bark Shanty Creek

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream to Big Rock Creek.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to confluence with Sulphur Creek located west of the Van Duzer Corridor.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream to Jewell Creek

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Erickson Creek

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Edwards Creek

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Mouth to marked deadline near milepost 1

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to 200 feet below falls located near MP 10.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream of Burton Bridge

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to North Fork Yachats River

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
from visible ends jetty tips upstream to first bridge on Eddyville-Nashville Road

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
from visible ends jetty tips upstream to first bridge on Eddyville-Nashville Road

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
up to county bridge near Ona

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Nestucca Basin

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Beaver Creek

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Grant Creek bridge.

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to West Fork Deadwood Cr.

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Alsea Basin. upstream to 200 feet below Bohannon Falls

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Drift Creek. upstream to 200 feet below Bohannon Falls

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
(Siletz Basin) from mouth upstream to Sampson Creek.

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
(Drift Creek) from mouth upstream to Sampson Creek.

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Carns Creek

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Buck Creek.

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to West Fork Indian Cr

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Fish Creek

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to angling deadline marker above Alsea Hatchery fishway

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Bark Shanty Creek

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream to Big Rock Creek.

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Erickson Creek.

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to first bridge above McBee Park. No angling from a floating device.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Apr 30
License:
Angling License
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to first bridge above McBee Park. No angling from a floating device.

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Edwards Creek

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Mouth to marked deadline near milepost 1

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to 200 feet below falls located near MP 10.

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
Jan 1 - Aug 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Aldrich Point Road Bridge to Falls

Dates:
Jan 1 - Aug 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream to Hatchery Deadline

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream to Hatchery Deadline

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Aldrich Point Road Bridge to Falls

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
May 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
up to Swedetown bridge.

Dates:
May 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to South Fork Cook Cr

Dates:
Jan 1 - Apr 30
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Alsea Basin. upstream to 200 feet below Bohannon Falls

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream to the confluence of north and south forks

Dates:
Nov 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream to the confluence of north and south forks

Dates:
Jan 1 - Apr 30
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Carns Creek

Dates:
Jan 1 - Apr 30
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to Buck Creek.

Dates:
May 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Hwy 101 to USFS Bridge at Dolph

Dates:
May 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream from Hwy 101 Bridge

Dates:
May 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Including Neawanna Creek tidewater downstream of 12th Ave Bridge upstream to Hwy 53 bridge at Necanicum Jct.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream of Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie.

Dates:
May 22 - Aug 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream of Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie.

Dates:
Nov 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream of Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie.

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream of Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie.

Dates:
May 22 - Aug 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream of Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie.

Dates:
Nov 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream of Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie.

Dates:
Nov 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
May 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Artificial flies and lures only
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Moon Creek to Elk Creek

Dates:
May 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Method:
Artificial flies and lures only
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Moon Creek to Elk Creek

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
First Bridge (near Beaver) upstream to Moon Creek

Dates:
Jan 1 - Apr 30
License:
Angling License
Method:
Watercraft Restrictions
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to angling deadline marker above Alsea Hatchery fishway

Dates:
May 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to 4th bridge on Hamlet Rd. near MP 6

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to confluence with Sulphur Creek located west of the Van Duzer Corridor.

Dates:
Nov 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead

Dates:
May 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream to Jewell Creek

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to 900 feet below Siletz Falls (painted boulder).

Dates:
Jan 1 - Mar 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to first bridge on Soapstone mainline road

Dates:
May 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to first bridge on Soapstone mainline road

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed, Watercraft Restrictions
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
except closed Jul 16 - Sep 30 from mouth to hatchery weir No angling from a floating device

Dates:
May 22 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream of Burton Bridge

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to confluence of North and South Forks

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
upstream to North Fork Yachats River

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
from visible ends jetty tips upstream to first bridge on Eddyville-Nashville Road

Dates:
Dec 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
from visible ends jetty tips upstream to first bridge on Eddyville-Nashville Road

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Method:
Use of bait Allowed
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
Upstream from Hwy 101 Bridge to marker at confluence of Youngs Bay and Klaskanine River (including Walluski River tidewater) and Youngs River mainstem

Jack

License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
5
Method:
Closed
Possession Limit:
2 daily bag limits
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
See exceptions to the Chinook salmon catch limit under north coast streams (Necanicum to Salmon) and Yachats River Pink salmon, sockeye salmon and hatchery coho salmon may be retained as part of the adult and jack salmon daily bag limit in all waters that are currently open to angling for Chinook salmon or steelhead, except as specified in Exceptions. Hatchery releases of coho salmon occur in the Trask River, North Fork Nehalem River, Big Creek, Klaskanine River and Youngs Bay. Closed angling for chum salmon (including jacks) unless noted under Exceptions. See Exceptions in NW Zone to determine where harvest of any Chinook salmon is allowed. Harvest of wild steelhead and wild coho salmon is prohibited in the NW Zone except as allowed under Exceptions for Big Elk Creek, Salmon River, Siltcoos Lake and Tahkenitch Lake. There is no annual limit on hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead as 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 above tidewater May 22 - Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed. Note: Regulation changes may occur throughout the year and are posted on the ODFW website: www.odfw.com. Check before you fish.

License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
5
Method:
Closed
Possession Limit:
2 daily bag limits
Species:
Salmon
Special:
See exceptions to the Chinook salmon catch limit under north coast streams (Necanicum to Salmon) and Yachats River Pink salmon, sockeye salmon and hatchery coho salmon may be retained as part of the adult and jack salmon daily bag limit in all waters that are currently open to angling for Chinook salmon or steelhead, except as specified in Exceptions. Hatchery releases of coho salmon occur in the Trask River, North Fork Nehalem River, Big Creek, Klaskanine River and Youngs Bay. Closed angling for chum salmon (including jacks) unless noted under Exceptions. See Exceptions in NW Zone to determine where harvest of any Chinook salmon is allowed. Harvest of wild steelhead and wild coho salmon is prohibited in the NW Zone except as allowed under Exceptions for Big Elk Creek, Salmon River, Siltcoos Lake and Tahkenitch Lake. There is no annual limit on hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead as 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 above tidewater May 22 - Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed. Note: Regulation changes may occur throughout the year and are posted on the ODFW website: www.odfw.com. Check before you fish.

License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1
Species:
Wild Coho Salmon
Special:
Daily bag limit of one wild coho salmon and one wild coho jack per day. No more than 5 wild adult coho salmon may be harvested per year in the Northwest and Southwest Zones with open wild coho salmon fisheries. All 5 may be harvested from Siltcoos Lake, Tahkenitch Lake, and/or Tenmile Lakes or as part of the aggregate with other open wild coho salmon fisheries in the Northwest and Southwest streams and lakes. Wild coho salmon seasons are determined annually, prior to September; please check www.odfw.com for information on wild coho seasons.

Fly angling or salmon bobber angling only

Dates:
May 1 -July 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to confluence of North and South Forks From Cedar Creek boat slide (RM 10.9) downstream to marker at Loren’s drift (RM 9.0)

Artificial flies and lures only

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream of Hunt Creek Falls

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
North Fork upstream of hatchery dam

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
above second falls (RM 1.4)

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Upstream of Youngs River falls

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Upstream of Hatchery

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Moon Creek to Elk Creek

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Moon Creek to Elk Creek

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Upstream of Youngs River falls

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
in Streams above tidewater
License:
Angling License
Special:
Angling for all species in streams above tidewater is restricted to artificial flies and lures May 22 - Aug 31. See exceptions for use of bait in Siletz, Nestucca, Trask, Wilson, John Day, Lewis and Clark, Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, Big and Gnat creeks, and Three Rivers. Use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas: Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) from the Highway 101 bridge upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, including lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to Alternate Highway 101 bridge, and lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.) from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round. Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.

Use of bait allowed, watercraft restrictions

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
No angling from a floating device.

Use of bait allowed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Upstream to 200 feet downstream of Warrenton Reservoir Dam

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Bay and River upstream to First Bridge (near Beaver).

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Bay and River upstream to First Bridge (near Beaver).

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
First Bridge (near Beaver) upstream to Moon Creek

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Aldrich Point Road Bridge to Falls

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Mainstem upstream from Marker (above Young’s River confluence), North Fork upstream to hatchery dam, and South Fork upstream to first falls (RM 4.7)

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
First Bridge (near Beaver) upstream to Moon Creek

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to confluence of North and South Forks

Barbless hooks required

Special:
Angling for all species in streams above tidewater is restricted to artificial flies and lures May 22 - Aug 31. See exceptions for use of bait in Siletz, Nestucca, Trask, Wilson, John Day, Lewis and Clark, Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, Big and Gnat creeks, and Three Rivers. Use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas: Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) from the Highway 101 bridge upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, including lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to Alternate Highway 101 bridge, and lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.) from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round. Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.
License:
Angling License

Youth angling only, use of bait allowed, watercraft restrictions

Dates:
Jun 1 - Jul 15
License:
Angling License
Special:
ages 17 and under from Cedar Creek Hatchery deadline to marker located downstream of Gauldy Mtn. Road Bridge No angling from a floating device

Watercraft restrictions

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
No fishing from a floating device upstream from Mill Creek.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
No fishing from a floating device upstream from Mill Creek.

Dates:
All year
Special:
No angling from a floating device.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
No angling from a floating device.

Closed to angling

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Drift Creek: All Tributaries Closed to Angling

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
All tributaries not named

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
All river sections and tributaries not named are closed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
All tributaries not listed are closed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
All tributaries and River Sections not listed are closed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling on tributaries and mainstem above confluence with Little Lobster Creek

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling on all tributaries and river sections not listed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to all angling on all tributaries.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
All tributaries and River Sections not listed are closed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
All tributaries and River Sections not listed are closed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling 200 feet upstream and 260 feet downstream of Fall Creek Falls adult trap.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Tributaries and stream sections not listed are Closed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling upstream of the marker located 900 feet below Siletz Falls and on all tributaries above the falls

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling upstream of the marker located 900 feet below Siletz Falls and on all tributaries above the falls

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
All tributaries and sections not listed are closed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling on all tributaries and river sections not listed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling on all tributaries not listed All tidewater upstream to Hwy 101 bridges on Kilchis, Miami, Wilson and Trask Rivers, and Burton Bridge on Tillamook River

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to angling on all tributaries not listed Upstream of Burton Bridge

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
All Tributaries and river sections not listed are closed. From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to confluence of North and South Forks

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
All tributaries and River Sections not listed are closed

Anti-snagging gear restrictions

Dates:
Oct 1 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
Leader length must be between 18 and 36 inches

Dates:
Aug 1 - Aug 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
Leader length must be between 18 and 36 inches

Dates:
May 1 - July 15
License:
Angling License
Special:
except only one single point hook 3/8 inch gap width or smaller allowed and leader less than 36 inches in length

Two rod angling for all species closed

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho season.

Dates:
Oct 1 - Dec 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
One wild adult coho salmon and one wild jack coho salmon per day and five adult wild coho salmon per year (Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit applies). Coho angling allowed upstream of Hwy 101 bridge, downstream of first road crossing on Mallard arm, and downstream of the 059 bridge on the five-mile arm Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho season.

Closed

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
No angling within 200 feet of fish ladder on Warrenton Reservoir Dam.

Dates:
Sep 1 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License

Dates:
Sep 1 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License

Dates:
Sep 1 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License

Dates:
Apr 1 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License

Dates:
Apr 1 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License

Dates:
Oct 1 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License
Special:
on mainstem and tributaries above Whittaker Creek.

Dates:
Oct 1 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License
Special:
from head of tidewater to falls located near MP 10

Dates:
Apr 1 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License
Special:
from head of tidewater to falls located near MP 10

Dates:
Jul 16 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License
Special:
from mouth to hatchery weir

Dates:
Sep 1 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License
Special:
from marker at Dam Hole (MP 7 on Trask River RD) upstream to Blue Ridge Creek.

Dates:
Jul 16 - Oct 15
License:
Angling License
Special:
200 feet upstream and 900 feet downstream of Gold Creek at Trask Hatchery

Dates:
Oct 1 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License
Special:
on mainstem and tributaries above Whittaker Creek.

Catch and release only

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Only hatchery trout may be harvested

Catch and release only and artificial flies and lures only

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
Upstream of Saddle Mtn State Park access bridge

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Closed to all angling

Dates:
Sep 1 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License

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

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Nestucca Basin) Closed to all angling above West Beaver Creek

Dates:
Apr 1 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License

Dates:
Sep 1 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License
Special:
Upstream to Hatchery Deadline including angling from the railroad trestle.

Dates:
Apr 1 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License

Dates:
Apr 1 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License

Dates:
Apr 1 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
Upstream to the confluence of north and south forks

Dates:
Sep 1 - Sep 30
License:
Angling License
Special:
Aldrich Point Road Bridge to Falls

Dates:
Aug 1 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License
Special:
North Fork between hatchery deadline marker and hatchery dam

Dates:
Sep 1 - Nov 30
License:
Angling License
Special:
from Indian Creek upstream to Fish Creek

Dates:
Sep 1 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie

Dates:
Apr 1 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Beaver Creek) Closed to all angling above West Beaver Creek

Dates:
All year
Special:
Alsea Basin Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Drift Creek Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Dates:
Sep 1 - Oct 31
License:
Angling License
Special:
upstream Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie

Dates:
All year
Special:
No angling 100 feet below and above Alsea Hatchery fishway.

Catch and release only, artificial flies and lures only

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Special:
South Fork upstream from first falls (RM 4.7)

Angling license

Special:
Angling for all species in streams above tidewater is restricted to artificial flies and lures May 22 - Aug 31. See exceptions for use of bait in Siletz, Nestucca, Trask, Wilson, John Day, Lewis and Clark, Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, Big and Gnat creeks, and Three Rivers. Use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas: Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) from the Highway 101 bridge upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, including lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to Alternate Highway 101 bridge, and lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.) from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round. Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Open for fish (except Chinook and Steelhead see special for each) as described in Marine Zone

Dates:
All year
Special:
Open for fish (except steelhead and Chinook see special for each) as described in Marine Zone

Dates:
All year
Special:
Open for all fish (except Chinook Salmon and Hatchery Steelhead) all year in tidewaters.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Open for all fish (except Chinook Salmon and Hatchery Steelhead) all year in tidewaters.

Disabled veteran angling license or oregon disabilities hunting and fishing permit.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Angling from Nehalem Hatchery Platform

Fresh water fishing

Special:
The Northwest Zone is all waters north of the Umpqua River to the Columbia River that drain directly to the Pacific Ocean, not including the Umpqua River drainage, and tributaries of the Columbia River entering downstream of the City of St. Helens. Portions of Columbia River tributaries upstream of the railroad bridge (near the mouth), the Skipanon River upstream of the Harbor Street Bridge, and Youngs Bay upstream from the Highway 101 Bridge are included in the Northwest Zone and those portions of the tributaries other than Youngs Bay below the railroad bridge (near the mouth) are included in the Columbia River Zone. Regulations for marine fish, marine shellfish and marine invertebrates are listed under the Marine Zone.

Activities Available

Fresh Water Fishing
Salt Water Sport Fishing

Methods Available

Barbless Hook
Illegal To Harvest Or Possess
Spear Gun
On Land
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, Only One Single-point Barbless Hook May Be Used
Hand-held Landing Net
Closed
Dip Net
Catch And Release Only And Artificial Flies And Lures Only
Net
Single Point Hook Metal Lures, Fly Angling, Or Salmon Bobber Angling
Catch And Release Only, Artificial Flies And Lures Only
Codes For Tags
Lure
May Not Be Harvested
Snagging, Unlawful
Use Of Bait Allowed, Watercraft Restrictions
Fly Angling Or Salmon Bobber Angling Only
Watercraft Restrictions
Youth Angling Only, Use Of Bait Allowed, Watercraft Restrictions
Bank Angling
Closed To Angling
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
Crossbow
May Be Harvested
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.
No Bait Allowed
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
Snagging
Attractor
Artificial Flies And Lures Only
Bait
Spear
No Bait Allowed, Watercraft Restrictions
Barbless Hooks Required
Strike Indicator
Herring Jig
Bobber
Hook
Anti-Snagging Gear Restrictions
Two Rod Angling For All Species Closed
On Any Vessel
No More Than Two Hooks May Be Used.
Closed To All Angling
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
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
Eulachon Smelt
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
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
Wild Coho Salmon
Yellow Perch

General Regulations

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