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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 May 12, 2017

Emergency angling closure at the “Hatchery Hole” at Cole Rivers Hatchery Dam

Effective May 15, 2017, the current angling deadline markers located immediately below the Cole Rivers fish hatchery will be relocated to a point 1200 feet below the hatchery diversion dam to establish new deadline markers. Moving the angling deadline markers will restrict harvest of hatchery spring Chinook in the Rogue River. Currently we are not expecting surplus hatchery Chinook and may not be able to meet broodstock requirements. This restriction will allow for adequate broodstock collection in order to meet our angler opportunity obligations throughout the Rogue River.

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.


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