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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 March 5, 2015

Fishing the Columbia
Fishing the Columbia
-Photo by Kathy Munsel, ODFW-

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SALMON, STEELHEAD, and SHAD

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

COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM, Buoy 10 upstream to I-5 Bridge:

  • Permanent regulations in effect January 1, 2015 – February 28, 2015 including open to the retention of adipose fin-clipped Chinook and adipose fin-clipped steelhead with a daily bag limit of two adult salmon and/or steelhead and five jacks.
  • Effective March 1, 2015 – May 15, 2015, this section of the Columbia River is open to retention of adipose fin-clipped steelhead and shad ONLY during days and in areas open for retention of adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook.
  • Effective March 1, 2015 - April 10, 2015, this section of the Columbia River is open to retention of adipose fin-clipped Chinook, adipose fin-clipped steelhead, and shad 7 days per week except closed to salmon and steelhead angling on Tuesday March 24, Tuesday March 31 and Tuesday April 7.
    • Daily bag limit is 2 adult salmon/steelhead in combination, of which only one may be an adult Chinook.
    • Up to 5 adipose fin-clipped jacks may be retained in addition to the adult bag limit.
    • Season modifications may be required to remain within harvest guidelines.

COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM, I-5 Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam:

  • Permanent regulations in effect January 1, 2015 – February 28, 2015 including open to the retention of adipose fin-clipped steelhead with a daily bag limit of two fish. The retention of salmon is prohibited.
  • Effective March 1, 2015 – May 15, 2015, this section of the Columbia River is open to retention of adipose fin-clipped steelhead and shad ONLY during days and in areas open for retention of adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook.
  • Effective March 1, 2015 - April 10, 2015, the area from I-5 Bridge upstream to Beacon Rock is open for boat and bank angling and the area from Beacon Rock upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline is open to bank angling ONLY. This section of the Columbia River is open to retention of adipose fin-clipped Chinook, adipose fin-clipped steelhead, and shad 7 days per week except closed to salmon and steelhead angling on Tuesday March 24, Tuesday March 31 and Tuesday April 7.
    • Daily bag limit is 2 adult salmon/steelhead in combination, of which only one may be an adult Chinook.
    • Up to 5 adipose fin-clipped jacks may be retained in addition to the adult bag limit.
    • Season modifications may be required to remain within harvest guidelines.

COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM, Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/WA border above McNary Dam:

  • Permanent regulations in effect January 1, 2015 – March 15, 2015 including open to the retention of adipose fin-clipped steelhead with a daily bag limit of two fish. The retention of salmon is prohibited.
  • Effective March 1, 2015 – May 15, 2015, this section of the Columbia River is open to retention of adipose fin-clipped steelhead and shad ONLY during days and in areas open for retention of adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook.
  • Effective March 16, 2015 – May 6, 2015, the area from Tower Island powerlines (approximately 6 miles below The Dalles Dam) upstream to OR/WA border is open for boat and bank angling and the area from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Tower Island powerlines is open to bank angling ONLY.  This section of the Columbia River is open to retention of adipose fin-clipped Chinook, adipose fin-clipped steelhead, and shad 7 days per week.
    • Daily bag limit is 2 adult salmon/steelhead in combination, of which only one may be an adult Chinook.
    • Up to 5 adipose fin-clipped jacks may be retained in addition to the adult bag limit.
    • Season modifications may be required to remain within harvest guidelines.

SELECT AREA RECREATIONAL FISHERIES (Youngs Bay, Blind Slough, Knappa Slough)

  • Effective March 1, 2015 – June 15, 2015, on days when the mainstem Columbia River recreational fishery below Bonneville Dam is open to retention of Chinook, the salmonid daily bag limit in Select Areas will be the same as mainstem Columbia River bag limits.
  • On days when the mainstem Columbia River recreational fishery below Bonneville Dam is closed to Chinook retention, permanent salmonid daily bag limit regulations for Select Areas will apply.

STURGEON
All Permanent Regulations apply unless noted otherwise. See 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

  • The lower Willamette River (including Multnomah Channel and the Gilbert River) sturgeon regulation updates can be found under the Willamette Zone.

COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM, Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam (including all adjacent Washington tributaries)

  • Retention of white sturgeon is prohibited.

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)

  • Closed to the retention of sturgeon effective March 2, 2015.
    • Remaining guideline will be applied to a summer season which is expected to begin mid-June.

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

  • Effective January 1, 2015; this section of the Columbia River is open to retention of white sturgeon seven days per week until the guideline is met. The daily bag limit is one sturgeon between 43 – 54 inches fork length; the annual limit is two.

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

  • Effective January 1, 2015, this section of the Columbia River is open to retention of white sturgeon seven days per week until the guideline is met. The daily bag limit is one sturgeon between 43 – 54 inches fork length; the annual limit is two.

McNary Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington Border

  • Under permanent regulations:
    • Effective January 1 - 31 and August 1 - December 31, retention of white sturgeon is prohibited in this section of the Columbia River.
    • Effective February 1 - July 31, 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.

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

Columbia River Information | Columbia River Dam Counts

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