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Salmon and steelhead fishing closed above Bonneville Dam as of April 30

April 29, 2024

CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington took action to close salmon and steelhead fishing in the mainstem Columbia River upstream of Bonneville Dam as the spring Chinook allocation for this fishery has been met. 

Salmon and steelhead angling and retention will close between Bonneville Dam and the OR/WA state line (upstream of McNary Dam) at 11:59 p.m. tonight, Monday April 29. This area was originally scheduled to be open through May 2. 

“It’s unfortunate we need to close early, but necessary as the fishing has been better than expected, and the fishery has met its allocation for now,” said Tucker Jones, Columbia River program manager. “This area and the fishery below Bonneville Dam may reopen later in spring, depending on the run size and available allocations which we will reassess in the first few weeks of May.”  

All other permanent regulations remain in effect. See the latest Columbia River regulations at https://myodfw.com/recreation-report/fishing-report/columbia-zone#Regulation-Updates  


Contact: Jeff Whisler, (971) 673-6024
Michelle Dennehy, (503) 931-2748
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