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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.
Northwest Zone Updates
Please note: Most recent updates are shown in bold red text.
2016 rules that allowed special use of 2 rods in certain streams in this zone are NOT in effect.
Use of 2 rods is restricted to waters identified in 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.
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 Columbia 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.
All other rules identified in the 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations remain in effect.