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Wild Coho salmon bag limit regulations clarified for Siltcoos and Tahkenitch Lakes

September 28, 2016

Salem, Ore. – Fishery managers issued a temporary rule today to clarify bag limit regulations for the wild coho salmon fisheries in Siltcoos and Tahkenitch Lakes.
The action was taken because the bag-limit portions of the regulations were inadvertently removed during the 2016 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations process.
The permanent rules for Siltcoos Lake (Southwest Zone) are:

  • Open for coho salmon Oct. 1 – Dec. 31
  • 1 wild adult coho and 1 jack coho may be harvested per day
  • No more than 5 wild coho, in aggregate from both the Northwest and Southwest angling zones, may be retained per year.
  • 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.

The permanent rules for Tahkenitch Lake (Northwest Zone) are:

  • Open for coho salmon Oct. 1 – Dec. 31
  • 1 wild adult coho and 1 jack coho may be harvested per day
  • No more than 5 wild coho, in aggregate from both the Northwest and Southwest angling zones, may be retained per year.
  • Coho angling allowed upstream of Hwy 101 bridge, downstream of the 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.

To check on fishing conditions for Siltcoos and Tahkenitch Lakes, check out the recreation report on the ODFW website.

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Contact:

John Spangler, 541-265-8306 x224
John.J.Spangler@dfw.state.or.us

 
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