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Paper harvest tag holders urged to report tag for the Rogue-South Coast Wild Steelhead season

April 30, 2024

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Anglers who purchased a paper Rogue-South Coast Wild Steelhead Harvest tag are urged to report their tag now, even if they didn't harvest a steelhead. The Rogue-South Coast winter steelhead fishing season ends today, April 30.

Anglers using paper tags are encouraged to report their harvest tag now rather than before the next season begins Dec. 1. Those using electronic tagging on the ELS app have already reported and do not need to do anything else.

Anglers who chose a paper harvest tag have several options to report:

  • Report online by logging into your ODFW account.
  • Drop the tag at any ODFW office .
  • Call any ODFW office to report.
  • Mail the tag to ODFW, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem OR 97302.

Tag reporting gives ODFW information on where harvest took place and the number of wild fish harvested. Wild steelhead harvest estimate are available online in the RSP Wild Fish Monitoring Summaries. These estimates indicate that wild steelhead harvest rates are consistently below limits identified in the RSP.

In the Rogue and South Coast rivers, regulations – including a harvest tag and reporting – established a winter steelhead season of Dec. 1 – Apr. 30. ODFW and public stakeholder teams developed this season and its requirements during the Rogue-South Coast Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan process.

Anglers fishing for steelhead on the Rogue River from May 1 – Nov. 30 do not need a Rogue-South Coast Steelhead Validation and are reminded that wild steelhead harvest is prohibited during this period. Steelhead angling regulations vary by location within this area, so be sure to check requirements for specific water bodies you want to fish.

Rogue-South Coast Steelhead Validation and harvest tags will be available Nov. 1, 2024.


Contact: Meghan Dugan, 541-315-6629 meghan.c.dugan@odfw.oregon.gov
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