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Anglers reminded of Chetco and Winchuck river closures
 
August 2, 2011

 

GOLD BEACH, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds south coast anglers of fall chinook closures for the Chetco and Winchuck rivers that began August 1:

  • Mainstem Chetco upstream of BPA powerline crossing at RM 2.2 is closed to all angling including trout through Nov. 4. Tributaries remain open for trout through Oct. 31 as per Southwest Zone regulations.
  • Mainstem Winchuck River including tidewater is closed to all angling through Nov. 4. Tributaries remain open for trout through Oct. 31 as per Southwest Zone regulations.
  • Floras Creek is closed to fall chinook angling above County Road 124 Bridge (RM 5) through Dec. 31.
  • Sixes River is closed to fall chinook angling above Edson Creek (RM 10) through Dec. 31.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted these temporary restrictions at their June 3 meeting. Detailed information on the coastal fall chinook fishery is on the ODFW web site at www.dfw.state.or.us, click on Fishing Resources.

The mission of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The agency consists of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a commission-appointed director and a statewide staff of approximately 950 permanent employees. Headquartered in Salem, ODFW has regional offices in Clackamas, Roseburg, Bend, and La Grande with ten district offices located throughout the state. For additional information, please visit www.dfw.state.or.us.

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Contact:

Steve Mazur (541) 247-7605
Fax: (541) 673-0372

 
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