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Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for all zones. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time and to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.


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NORTHWEST ZONE: Regulation Changes
Updated April 1, 2015

Please note: Most recent updates are shown in bold red text.

News:

NORTHWEST ZONE ANGLING HOUR RESTRICTIONS:

Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015 until further notice, all waterbodies defined as ‘streams’ in the 2015 Oregon Sports Fishing Regulations will be closed to angling for trout, salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon from 2 P.M. to one hour before sunrise, daily.

All NW Zone tidewater areas – tidewater is defined as ‘stream or estuary waters affected by daily ebb and flow of tides (Page 7, 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations) – will remain open for angling for these species during normal hours under 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

Angling for warmwater gamefish and other fish, as defined in the regulations, remains open under normal rules.

NW Zone Fall salmon regulations are available at: http://dfw.state.or.us/resources/fishing/coastal_salmon_seasons.asp

Siletz River

  • See emergency NW Zone angling hour restrictions above.

The following temporary rule, filed April 1, 2015, supersedes the Siletz River and Bay entry at the bottom of page 27 in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet.

Effective April 1 through July 31, 2015, for the Siletz River and Bay, upstream to painted boulder located 900 fee downstream from Siletz Falls at river mile 64.4, including tidewater:

  1. Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year;
  2. Open for spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31, upstream to deadline marker at Moonshine Park boat ramp, one non fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon per day and 2 per year;
  3. Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31 upstream to marker sign approximately 1200 feet upstream of Ojalla Bridge;
  4. Open for fall Chinook salmon Oct. 7-Dec. 31 upstream to Illahee boat ramp; and
  5. Use of bait is allowed.

For more information contact your local ODFW office:

  • Tillamook (503) 842-2741
  • Newport (541) 867-4741

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SOUTHWEST ZONE: Regulation Changes

Updated January 2, 2015

Please note: Most recent updates are shown in bold red text.

News:

SOUTHWEST ZONE ANGLING HOUR RESTRICTIONS:

Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015 until further notice, all waterbodies defined as ‘streams’ in the 2015 Oregon Sports Fishing Regulations will be closed to angling for trout, salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon from 2 P.M. to one hour before sunrise, daily. 

The following areas will remain open for angling for these species during normal hours under 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations:

  • All SW Zone tidewater areas – tidewater is defined as ‘stream or estuary waters affected by daily ebb and flow of tides (Page 7, 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations).
  • Mainstem Rogue River from Fishers Ferry upstream to William Jess Dam (also called Lost Creek Dam),
  • All Rogue River tributaries upstream of William Jess Dam (Lost Creek Dam) and Lost Creek Reservoir.

Angling for warmwater gamefish and other fish, as defined in the regulations, remains open under normal rules.

UMPQUA RIVER - Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. 38) to River Forks Boat Ramp

  • See emergency SW Zone angling hour restrictions above.
  • Effective June 23 – Oct. 1, 2015, fishing is prohibited within 200 feet of all tributaries including no angling in the tributaries themselves from the mouth to 200 feet upstream.

UMPQUA RIVER - tips of jetties to confluence of the North and South Umpqua rivers

  • See emergency SW Zone angling hour restrictions above.
  • Fall Chinook opens July 1 – Dec. 31, 2015. Harvest limit is two adult wild Chinook per day, 20 per year in combination with all other salmon or steelhead marked on anglers’ tags.
SW Zone Fall salmon regulations are available at: http://dfw.state.or.us/resources/fishing/coastal_salmon_seasons.asp

For more information contact your local ODFW office:

  • Roseburg (541) 440-3353
  • Charleston (541) 888-5515
  • Gold Beach (541) 247-7605
  • Central Point (541) 826-8774

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WILLAMETTE ZONE: Regulation Changes
Revised May 29, 2015

Please note: Most recent updates are shown in bold red text.

News:

WILLAMETTE ZONE ANGLING HOUR RESTRICTIONS:

Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015 until further notice, all waterbodies defined as ‘streams’ in the 2015 Oregon Sports Fishing Regulations will be closed to angling for trout, salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon from 2 P.M. to one hour before sunrise, daily. 

The following areas will remain open for angling for these species during normal hours under 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations:

  • Mainstem South Santiam River downstream of Foster Dam,
  • Quartzville Creek,
  • North Santiam River upstream of Detroit Reservoir,
  • Breitenbush River,
  • McKenzie River and tributaries,
  • Middle Fork Willamette River downstream of Dexter Dam,
  • Middle Fork Willamette River and tributaries upstream of Lookout Point Reservoir, and
  • Alton Baker Canoe Canal.

Angling for warmwater gamefish and other fish, as defined in the regulations, remains open under normal rules.

LOWER WILLAMETTE R. DOWNSTREAM OF WILLAMETTE FALLS - including Multnomah Channel and Gilbert River

Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015, angling for trout, salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon is prohibited at all times, including hours between one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset

Angling for warmwater gamefish and other fish, as defined in the regulations, remains open under normal rules.

LOWER CLACKAMAS R. DOWNSTREAM OF INTERSTATE 205 BRIDGE

Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015, angling for trout, salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon is prohibited at all times, including hours between one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset

Angling for warmwater gamefish and other fish, as defined in the regulations, remains open under normal rules.

SANDY RIVER

  • See emergency Willamette Zone angling hour restrictions above
  • Beginning Friday, June 12 through Saturday, August 15, 2015 anglers are allowed to fish from a floating device on the mainstem Sandy River from the mouth upstream to the bridge over the Sandy River at Ten Eyck Road (a.k.a. Revenue Bridge).

SOUTH SANTIAM RIVER

  • See emergency Willamette Zone angling hour restrictions above.
  • From 200 feet above Waterloo Falls downstream to the Waterloo Rd. bridge, the following regulation is in effect:
    1. Anglers are restricted to the use of fly angling or bobber angling gears only;
    2. Bobber angling gear must include a bobber and a leader no longer than 36 inches in length;
    3. Any weight attached to the line (except the bobber) may be no more than 36 inches from the lowermost hook when suspended vertically;
    4. The leader below the bobber must remain suspended in the water column and not residing on the river bottom; and
    5. All other regulations as shown in the 2015 Oregon Sports Fishing Regulations remain in effect.

For more information contact your local ODFW office:

  • Clackamas (971) 673-6000
  • Corvallis (541) 757-4186
  • Springfield (541) 726-3515

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CENTRAL ZONE: Regulation Changes
Updated April 7, 2014

Please note: Most recent updates are shown in bold red text.

News:

CENTRAL ZONE ANGLING HOUR RESTRICTIONS:

Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015 until further notice, all waterbodies defined as ‘streams’ in the 2015 Oregon Sports Fishing Regulations will be closed to angling for trout, salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon from 2 P.M. to one hour before sunrise, daily. 

The following areas will remain open for angling for these species during normal hours under 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations:

  • Hood River and tributaries,
  • White River and tributaries,
  • Metolius River,
  • Fall River,
  • Crooked River upstream to Bowman Dam,
  • Tumalo Creek, and
  • Descutes River upstream of Macks Canyon.

Angling for warmwater gamefish and other fish, as defined in the regulations, remains open under normal rules.

WICKIUP RESERVOIR

The regulations for Wickiup as they appear in the 2015 Sport Fishing Regulations booklet were formatted incorrectly and this is leading to some confusion. Here, in a clearer format, are the 2015 regulations for the reservoir:

  • Open April 25-Oct. 31.
  • 25 kokanee (no size limit) in addition to other trout species limit.
  • Closed from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise.
  • Deschutes River Arm, upstream of ODFW marker located new West South Twin boat ramp:
    • Restricted to artificial flies and lures only.
    • 2 trout per day from Aug. 1-Aug. 31, kokanee included in trout limit.
    • Closed Sept. 1-Oct. 31.

For more information contact your local ODFW office:

  • Bend (541) 388-6363
  • The Dalles (541) 296-4628
  • Prineville (541) 447-5111

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SOUTHEAST ZONE: Regulation Changes
Updated January 2, 2015

Please note: Most recent updates are shown in bold red text.

News:

SOUTHEAST ZONE ANGLING HOUR RESTRICTIONS:

Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015 until further notice, all waterbodies defined as ‘streams’ in the 2015 Oregon Sports Fishing Regulations will be closed to angling for trout, salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon from 2 P.M. to one hour before sunrise, daily. 

The following areas will remain open for angling for these species during normal hours under 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations:

  • Klamath Basin streams,
  • Malheur River and tributaries,
  • Owyhee River downstream of Owyhee Reservoir, and
  • Blitzen River and tributaries upstream of Page Springs Weir and Bridge Creek.

Angling for warmwater gamefish and other fish, as defined in the regulations, remains open under normal rules.

For more information contact your local ODFW office:

  • Hines (541) 573-6582
  • Lakeview (541) 947-2950
  • Ontario (541) 889-6975
  • Klamath Falls (541) 883-5732

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NORTHEAST ZONE: Regulation Changes
Updated July 1, 2015

Please note: Most recent updates are shown in bold red text.

News:

NORTHEAST ZONE ANGLING HOUR RESTRICTIONS:

Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015 until further notice, all waterbodies defined as ‘streams’ in the 2015 Oregon Sports Fishing Regulations will be closed to angling for trout, salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon from 2 P.M. to one hour before sunrise, daily. 

The following areas will remain open for angling for these species during normal hours under 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations:

  • Wallowa River upstream of Sunrise Road,
  • Lostine River upstream of Pole Bridge Campground,
  • Prairie Creek,
  • Hurricane Creek,
  • Spring Creek, and
  • All streams within the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area.

Angling for warmwater gamefish and other fish, as defined in the regulations, remains open under normal rules.

JOHN DAY RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES

Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015, angling for trout, salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon is prohibited at all times, including hours between one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset, in the following areas:

  • John Day River mainstem upstream of Indian Creek near Prairie City,
  • Middle Fork John Day River upstream of Mosquito Creek, near the town of Galena, 
  • North Fork John Day River upstream of Desolation Creek, and
  • Desolation Creek. 

Angling for warmwater gamefish and other fish, as defined in the regulations, remains open under normal rules.

POWDER RIVER – Chinook salmon

  • See emergency Northeast Zone angling hour restrictions above.
  • Open May 20 to Sept. 1 from Hughes Lane Bridge near Baker City to Mason Dam.
  • The daily bag limit has been increased from past years to four spring Chinook per day.

SNAKE RIVER – Chinook salmon

  • Emergency Northeast Zone angling hour restrictions above DO NOT apply to the mainstem Snake River.
  • Open to sport fishing seven days a week from Dug Bar Boat Ramp to the deadline below Hells Canyon Dam.  The fishery will remain open until a notice of closure is announced.
  • The daily bag limit is four adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon (adult and jacks) per day, no more than two can be an adult salmon more than 24-inches long.  Anglers must stop fishing for salmon for the day when they have kept four jack salmon (equal to or less than 24-inches long) or two adult salmon, whichever comes first.
  • Only barbless hooks may be used. Anglers are reminded to consult the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for other applicable regulations.

For more information contact your local ODFW office:

  • Enterprise (541) 426-3279
  • La Grande (541) 963-2138
  • Pendleton (541) 276-2344
  • John Day (541) 575-1167

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SNAKE ZONE: Regulation Changes
Updated July 16, 2015

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NOTICE:  The mainstem Columbia River and mainstem Snake River ARE NOT INCLUDED in recent actions to prohibit angling for trout, salmon, and steelhead in Oregon streams after 2 P.M. daily. 

At this time, angling in these areas remains open during normal hours as specified in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

See corrected news release: July 16, 2015  ODFW takes action to help native fish

 

Snake River – Chinook salmon

  • Open to sport fishing seven days a week from Dug Bar Boat Ramp to the deadline below Hells Canyon Dam. The fishery will remain open until a notice of closure is announced.
  • The daily bag limit is four adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon (adult and jacks) per day, no more than two can be an adult salmon more than 24-inches long. Anglers must stop fishing for salmon for the day when they have kept four jack salmon (equal to or less than 24-inches long) or two adult salmon, whichever comes first.
  • Only barbless hooks may be used. Anglers are reminded to consult the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for other applicable regulations.

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COLUMBIA ZONE: Regulation Changes
Updated July 16, 2015

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NOTICE:  The mainstem Columbia River and mainstem Snake River ARE NOT INCLUDED in recent actions to prohibit angling for trout, salmon, and steelhead in Oregon streams after 2 P.M. daily.

At this time, angling in these areas remains open during normal hours as specified in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations or as updated on this page.

See corrected news release below.

News:

SALMON, STEELHEAD, and SHAD

SUMMER SEASON* (June 16–July 31 timeframe)

  • Summer Chinook and Sockeye
    • Effective June 16 – July 2, retention of sockeye, adipose fin-clipped steelhead, adipose fin-clipped adult Chinook and adipose fin-clipped jack Chinook (between 12 and 24-inches long) will be allowed from Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to the OR/WA border.
      • The daily bag limit is two adult salmonids and five jacks. All sockeye are considered adults in the daily limit and must be recorded as adults on the combined angling tag.
    • Effective July 3 – July 31, retention of sockeye, adult and jack Chinook (fin-clipped or not), and adipose fin-clipped steelhead allowed from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to the OR/WA border.  
      • The daily bag limit is two adult salmonids, only one may be a Chinook, and five jacks. All sockeye are considered adults in the daily limit and must be recorded as adults on the combined angling tag.
    • All other permanent rules apply.

FALL SEASON* (August 1-December 31 timeframe)

Boundary Maps:
  • Buoy 10:
    • Area definition: From the Buoy 10 line upstream to a line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington shore through red buoy #44 to red marker #2 at Tongue Point on the Oregon shore.
    • August 1 – December 31: Retention of adipose fin-clipped coho (16-inches or longer) and adipose fin-clipped steelhead allowed.
    • August 1 – September 7: Retention of Chinook (24-inches or longer, fin-clipped or not) is allowed. The daily bag limit is two salmonids, only one of which may be a Chinook.
    • September 8 – 30: Retention of all Chinook is prohibited. The daily bag limit is two salmonids (adipose fin-clipped coho/steelhead only).
    • October 1 – December 31: Retention of Chinook (fin-clipped or not) is allowed. The daily bag limit is two adult salmonids.
    • Chinook jacks (fin-clipped or not) and adipose fin-clipped coho jacks may only be retained October 1 – December 31 under permanent rules. The daily bag limit for jack salmon in Oregon is five fish.
    • All other permanent rules apply including the Youngs Bay Control Zone (YBCZ) which is closed to recreational angling from August 1 through September 15. The YBCZ includes waters from the Highway 101 Bridge crossing Youngs Bay northerly to a line originating on the Oregon shore at the east end of the seawall at the Warrenton Fiber log yard (approximately river mile 10.1) northeasterly through green navigation buoys 29, 31, 33, and 35A to the center of the Astoria-Megler Bridge abutment adjacent to, and north of the ship channel, and continuing southerly in line with the center of the Megler Bridge span to the Oregon shore (see map).
  • Columbia River Mainstem - Tongue Point/Rocky Point upstream to Warrior Rock/Bachelor Island:
    • Area definition: From a line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington shore through red buoy #44 to the red marker #2 at Tongue Point on the Oregon shore upstream to a line projected from the Warrior Rock Lighthouse on the Oregon shore through red buoy #4 to a marker on the lower end of Bachelor Island.
      August 1 – December 31: Retention of adipose fin-clipped adult coho and adipose fin-clipped steelhead allowed.
    • August 1 – September 7: Retention of adult Chinook (fin-clipped or not) is allowed. The daily bag limit is two adult salmonids, only one of which may be a Chinook. The daily bag limit for jack salmon in Oregon is five fish.
    • September 8 – 14: Retention of adipose fin-clipped adult Chinook is allowed. The daily adult bag limit is two salmonids, only one of which may be a Chinook. The daily bag limit for jack salmon in Oregon is five fish.
    • September 15 – 30: Retention of all Chinook is prohibited. The daily bag limit is two adult salmonids (adipose fin-clipped coho/steelhead only).
    • October 1 – December 31: Retention of adult Chinook (fin-clipped or not) is allowed. The daily bag limit is two adult salmonids. The daily bag limit for jack salmon in Oregon is five fish.
    • Each legal angler aboard a vessel may continue to deploy angling gear until the daily adult salmonid bag limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.
    • All other permanent rules apply.
  • Columbia River Mainstem – Warrior Rock/Bachelor Isl. upstream to Steamboat Landing Park/Marker #50:
    • Area definition: From a line projected from the Warrior Rock Lighthouse on the Oregon shore through red buoy #4 to a marker on the lower end of Bachelor Island upstream to a line projected from the most downstream point on the Steamboat Landing Park (100 S. Washougal River Road) dock on the Washington shore through navigation light #50 to the Oregon shore. Angling from the Steamboat Landing Park dock is not included in this fishing area.
    • August 1 – December 31: Retention of adult Chinook (fin-clipped or not), adipose fin-clipped adult coho, and adipose fin-clipped steelhead allowed. The daily bag limit is two adult salmonids. The daily bag limit for jack salmon in Oregon is five fish.
    • Each legal angler aboard a vessel may continue to deploy angling gear until the daily adult salmonid bag limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.
    • All other permanent rules apply.
  • Columbia River Mainstem - Steamboat Landing Park/Marker #50 upstream to Bonneville Dam:
    • Area definition: From a line projected from the most downstream point on the Steamboat Landing Park (100 S. Washougal River Road) dock on the Washington shore through navigation light #50 to the Oregon shore upstream to Bonneville Dam. Angling from the Steamboat Landing Park dock is included in this fishing area.
    • August 1 – December 31: Retention of adult Chinook (fin-clipped or not), adipose fin-clipped adult coho, and adipose fin-clipped steelhead allowed. The daily bag limit is three adult salmonids, of which no more than two may be adipose fin-clipped coho or adipose fin-clipped steelhead (in any combination). The daily bag limit for jack salmon in Oregon is five fish.
    • Each legal angler aboard a vessel may continue to deploy angling gear until the daily adult salmonid bag limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.
    • All other permanent rules apply.
  • Columbia River Mainstem - Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/WA border (upstream of McNary Dam):
    • August 1 – December 31: Retention of adult Chinook (fin-clipped or not), adult coho, and adipose fin-clipped steelhead allowed. All coho (adults and jacks) retained downstream of the Hood River Bridge must be adipose fin-clipped.
    • The daily bag limit is three adult salmonids, of which no more than two may be coho or adipose fin-clipped steelhead (in any combination). The daily bag limit for jack salmon in Oregon is five fish.
    • Each legal angler aboard a vessel may continue to deploy angling gear until the daily adult salmonid bag limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.
    • All other permanent rules apply.

* Seasons may be subject to in-season modification

STURGEON

Columbia River Mainstem - Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam (including all adjacent Washington tributaries)

  • Retention of white sturgeon is prohibited.
  • Catch and release angling may continue except all sturgeon angling is prohibited from May 1 through August 31 in the area from Bonneville Dam downstream approximately 9 miles to a line crossing the Columbia River from Navigation Marker 82 on the Oregon shore westerly to a boundary marker on the Washington shore upstream of Fir Point.

Columbia River Reservoirs, between Bonneville Dam and McNary Dam
Sturgeon creel sampling summaries and catch estimates from Bonneville, The Dalles, and John Day reservoirs can be found on the WDFW’s Southwest Washington Fishing Reports web page.

  • The following recreational harvest guidelines for 2015 white sturgeon fisheries between Bonneville Dam and McNary Dam have been set: 1,100 in Bonneville Pool; 100 in The Dalles Pool; 500 in John Day Pool.

Bonneville Reservoir (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam)

  • Retention of white sturgeon is prohibited for the remainder of the year.
    • Effective Saturday July 18, 2015 until further notice, all angling for sturgeon, including catch and release, is prohibited.
  • The Dalles Reservoir (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam)

    • Retention of white sturgeon is prohibited for the remainder of the year.
    • Effective Saturday July 18, 2015 until further notice, all angling for sturgeon, including catch and release, is prohibited.

    John Day Reservoir (John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam)

    • Retention of white sturgeon is prohibited for the remainder of the year.
    • Effective Saturday July 18, 2015 until further notice, all angling for sturgeon, including catch and release, is prohibited.

    McNary Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border

    • Effective February 1 - July 17, 2015, this section of the Columbia River is open to retention of white sturgeon seven days per week. The daily bag limit is one sturgeon between 43 - 54 inches fork length; the annual limit is two.
    • Effective Saturday July 18, 2015 until further notice, all angling for and retention of sturgeon, including catch and release is prohibited.

    All Permanent Regulations apply unless noted otherwise. See 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations (pdf).


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    Marine ZONE: Regulation Changes
    Updated March 12, 2015

    Please note: Most recent updates are shown in bold red text.

    2015 SPORT BOTTOMFISH BAG LIMIT

    EFFECTIVE MARCH 11, 2015

    1) RETENTION OF ONE CANARY ROCKFISH IS ALLOWED AS PART OF THE 7 FISH MARINE BAG LIMIT. For more information.

    CHANGES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 15, 2015:

    1) NO RETENTION OF CHINA, COPPER, OR QUILLBACK ROCKFISH

    2) BLUE ROCKFISH DAILY SUB-BAG = 3*

    *(no more than 3 blue rockfish, as part of 7 fish marine bag limit)

    These changes are not included in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for the Marine Zone (page 92), but will be available in the 2015 Oregon Sport Ocean Regulation phamplet that is published in late April or early May and contains finalized Pacific Halibut and Ocean Salmon seasons.

    These changes are being made to ensure maximum fishing opportunities for the main species caught in the sport bottomfish fishery, such as black rockfish and lingcod, that typically comprise 95% or more of the total catch.

    Without these changes, there would be a high chance that the mortality of the these rockfish species (China, Copper, Quillback, and Blue Rockfish), which make up only 5% of overall catch, would exceed the newly reduced federal quota for this species group. If the quota were to be exceeded, then closure of the entire sport bottomfish could possibly occur.

    A comprehensive and detailed rockfish identification guide is being developed to assist anglers. For now, rockfish identification guides can be found on page 99 of the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations or on the ODFW website:

    2015 Minor NSGF Change (pdf)

     

    Harvest Restrictions at Marine Reserve sites

    Marine reserves prohibit all take of fish, invertebrates, wildlife and seaweeds. Also, no deployment of any fishing gear. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), adjacent to marine reserves, allow or prohibit specific species or gears.

    Beach walking, surfing, bird watching, diving and other non-extractive uses are still allowed.

    Click on a site for a map, summary of rules, and boundary coordinates (sites are listed from north to south):

    More information


    Questions? Contact odfw.info@state.or.us or 503-947-6000 | ODFW Website

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