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Salmon and Steelhead Fishing

Chinook Salmon
Chinook Salmon

For the dedicate angler, there’s an opportunity to fish for salmon or steelhead almost every day of the year – from cold, wet days on the Columbia River chasing spring chinook, to hot desert days in Central Oregon casting for summer steelhead.

Regulation Updates most recent in-season regulation changes, including most current regulations for Columbia River

Coastal Fall Salmon Seasons coho and fall chinook seasons are set in June

Ocean Salmonfishing seasons and daily bag limits are announced in April; fishing begins in late May or June

Ocean Sport Salmon Seasons
Current Ocean Salmon Recreational Catch Estimates by Port

Fish Counts at Major Dams – track salmon and steelhead returns on major rivers

Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon Catch Statistics – annual salmon and steelhead harvest by river

Steelhead Fishing in Oregonthis brief how-to includes a calendar of returns on Oregon’s top steelhead rivers

Weekly Recreation Reportweekly updates of fishing conditions for almost 200 water bodies

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