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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.

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Revised August 14, 2014


New salmon, steelhead, sturgeon endorsement

Snake River
The view of the Snake River from a trail north of Hells Canyon Dam.
-Photo by Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives-

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014 anglers fishing for salmon, steelhead or sturgeon in the Columbia River and its tributaries will be required to have a Columbia River Basin endorsement. See a map of the Basin and get more information.

SNAKE RIVER: fall Chinook

  • Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, or until further notice, open 7 days a week from the OR/WA border upstream to the deadline below Hell’s Canyon Dam.

  • From Oct. 31 to Nov. 17, only the reach of the Snake River from Cliff Mountain Rapid (RM 246.7) upstream to the deadline below Hells Canyon Dam will remain open.

  • Daily bag limit is six adipose fin-clipped adult fall chinook; no daily, possession or season limits on jack salmon (less than or equal to 24-inches long)

  • Barbless hooks only.

  • Refer to 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations  for other gear and method restrictions and legal angling times.

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