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Columbia Zone MapSport Fishing Regulation Updates - Columbia Zone

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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 printed Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations booklet.

Columbia Zone Updates

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Revised January 26, 2017

SALMON, STEELHEAD, and SHAD

All Permanent Regulations for salmon, steelhead, and shad apply unless modified below (see 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations).

Waters of the Youngs Bay Select Area and Knappa/Blind Slough Select Area (both Clatsop Co.) lying within waters of the Columbia Zone:

  • Effective February 1, 2017, the use of barbed hooks is allowed when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas:

      • Within the Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop County) from the Highway 101 Bridge upstream to markers at the confluence of the Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, including the lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to the Alternate Highway 101 Bridge and the Walluski River upstream to the Highway 202 Bridge.

      • Within the Knappa/Blind Slough Select Area (Clatsop County) from markers at the west end of Minaker Island upstream to markers at the mouth of Blind Slough, continuing upstream to the railroad bridge in Blind Slough.  See Northwest Zone updates regarding hook regulations for adjacent sections of the Knappa/Blind Slough Select Area site.

BARBLESS HOOKS ARE STILL REQUIRED WHEN ANGLING FOR SALMON, STEELHEAD, OR TROUT IN THE MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER.

Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam

  • Effective Jan. 1, 2017: Permanent rules are in effect. See 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.
Fishing the Columbia
Fishing the Columbia
-Photo by Kathy Munsel, ODFW-

Bonneville Dam upstream to Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam

  • Effective Jan. 1, 2017:  Permanent rules are in effect.  See 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.


STURGEON

All Permanent Regulations for sturgeon apply unless modified below (see 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations).

COLUMBIA RIVER RESERVOIRS, between Bonneville Dam and McNary Dam

2017 recreational harvest guidelines for white sturgeon fisheries between Bonneville Dam and McNary Dam will be established in early 2017.

Bonneville Reservoir (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam)

This section of the Columbia River (and adjacent tributaries) is closed to the retention of sturgeon through Dec. 31, 2016, and will reopen under permanent rules Jan. 1, 2017.

Under permanent regulations, angling for sturgeon is prohibited during May 1 – July 31 from The Dalles Dam downstream 1.8 miles to a line from the east (upstream) dock at the

Port of The Dalles boat ramp straight across to a marker on the Washington shore.

The Dalles Reservoir (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam)

This section of the Columbia River (and adjacent tributaries) is closed to the retention of sturgeon through Dec. 31, 2016, and will reopen under permanent rules Jan. 1, 2017.

Under permanent regulations, angling for sturgeon is prohibited during May 1 – July 31 from the west end of the grain silo at Rufus upstream to John Day Dam.

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

This section of the Columbia River (and adjacent tributaries) is closed to the retention of sturgeon through Dec. 31, 2016, and will reopen under permanent rules Jan. 1, 2017.

Under permanent regulations, angling for sturgeon is prohibited during May 1 – July 31 from Highway 82 Bridge (Highway 395) near Umatilla upstream to McNary Dam.

Columbia River Information | Columbia River Dam Counts

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