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Chance to comment on proposed changes for Oregon's Sport Fishing Regulations

July 5, 2023

SALEM, Ore.—ODFW will be proposing several changes for next year's Sport Fishing Regulations at the Aug. 4 Commission meeting in Salem.

The majority of the proposed changes are categorized as new angling opportunities, housekeeping corrections, changes to simplify regulations, or changes to serve a conservation need.

The planned removal of four dams on the Klamath River in 2024 will allow anadromous fish to migrate into the upper Klamath Basin, requiring some regulation changes for the Klamath River to conserve salmon and steelhead. Other proposals include: Increasing bag limits for kokanee in multiple Cascade lakes, making permanent thermal sanctuaries in the Umpqua River, and making permanent regulations allowing the harvest of hatchery spring Chinook in the Hood River and Snake River below Hells Canyon Dam.

Anglers and others interested can review potential changes and send comments or feedback in one of three ways:

While no new regulation proposals are being accepted for 2024, ODFW takes suggestions throughout the year. Anglers and others should contact their local district fish biologist to discuss or propose regulation changes.

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Contact:

Michelle Dennehy, (503) 931-2748, Michelle.N.Dennehy@odfw.oregon.gov

 
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