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Northeast Zone MapSport Fishing Regulation Updates - Northeast 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.

 Northeast Zone Updates

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July 1, 2015

Grande Ronde River – spring Chinook

  • CLOSES TO CHINOOK BEGINNING JULY 6.
  • Open Saturday, June 13 from from the Oregon/Washington border to a deadline 100 yards upstream of the Wildcat/Powwatka Bridge on Grande Ronde River Rd.  The area at the mouth of the Wenaha River at Troy, Ore. will be closed to protect wild stocks.
  • Will remain open until a closure is announced.
  • Daily bag limit is two adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook adults and five adipose fin-clipped jacks per day, with two daily limits in possession.  Chinook jacks are salmon between 15 and 24 inches long. Anglers do not need to record jack catch on their combined angling tags, but it is illegal to continue fishing for jack Chinook once the adult bag limit is met.
  • Unmarked (wild) fish must be released carefully and unharmed. 

Imnaha River – spring Chinook

  • CLOSES TO CHINOOK BEGINNING JULY 6.
  • Open Saturday, June 6 from the mouth upstream 45 miles to Summit Creek Bridge. 
  • Will remain open until a closure is announced.
  • Daily bag limit is two adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook adults and five adipose fin-clipped jacks per day, with two daily limits in possession.  Chinook jacks are salmon between 15 and 24 inches long. Anglers do not need to record jack catch on their combined angling tags, but it is illegal to continue fishing for jack Chinook once the adult bag limit is met.
  • Unmarked (wild) fish must be released carefully and unharmed.   

John Day River – spring Chinook

  • Open May 20 through June 7 from Hwy 207 bridge (.5 mile downstream of Service Creek) upstream to the mouth of the North Fork John Day near Kimberly.
  • The daily bag limit will be two adult Chinook salmon and five jack salmon; it is unlawful to continue fishing for jacks after taking a daily bag limit of two adult Chinook salmon. Jack salmon are less than 24-inches long.
  • Both wild and hatchery (adipose clipped) salmon can be harvested.
  • A fishing license including a Columbia River Endorsement and a combined angling tag is required for this fishery.

Lookingglass Creek – spring Chinook

  • Open May 23 until harvest quota is reached from Moses Creek Lane Bridge (County Road 42) upstream to the confluence of Jarboe Creek.
  • The daily bag limit will be two adipose fin-clipped adult Chinook salmon and five adipose fin-clipped jack salmon; it is unlawful to continue fishing for jacks after taking a daily bag limit of two adult Chinook salmon. Jack salmon are less than 24-inches long.
  • Unmarked (wild) fish must be released carefully and unharmed.
  • Restricted to artificial flies and lures only – no bait allowed.
  • Columbia River Basin Endorsement is required.

Powder River – Chinook salmon

  • Open May 20 to Sept. 1 from 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

  • 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.

Wallowa River – spring Chinook

  • CLOSES TO CHINOOK BEGINNING JULY 6.
  • Open Saturday, June 6 from the deadline at the lower end of Minam State Park upstream to the mouth of the Lostine River. 
  • Will remain open until a closure is announced.
  • Daily bag limit is two adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook adults and five adipose fin-clipped jacks per day, with two daily limits in possession.  Chinook jacks are salmon between 15 and 24 inches long. Anglers do not need to record jack catch on their combined angling tags, but it is illegal to continue fishing for jack Chinook once the adult bag limit is met.
  • Unmarked (wild) fish must be released carefully and unharmed.   

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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