New updates to 2023 steelhead fishing restrictions on the Columbia

Photo by USFWS.   Effective Jan. 6 through March 31, 2023, the Columbia River mainstem is closed to both angling for and retention of steelhead from The Dalles Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington border (upstream of McNary Dam). The rule has been modified to reflect the original intent to close angling for steelhead.    

New Rogue-South Coast steelhead angling license products available for purchase; MyODFW app update needed

  CENTRAL POINT, Ore.–The new Rogue-South Coast steelhead validation ($2 for residents/$4 for nonresidents) and wild steelhead harvest tag ($10 for residents/$20 for nonresidents) are now available for purchase online and at license sale agents. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the full story about the things that really matter to Northwest …

New winter steelhead tag must be purchased for winter steelhead fishing in Rogue and shouthern coast areas starting 2023

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Recreational crabbing closes in bays and estuaries on Oregon’s southern coast due to marine toxins

  NEWPORT, Ore – The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and ODFW closed recreational bay and estuary crabbing from eight miles north of Winchester Bay (43 degrees 47′ at Tahkenitch Creek) to the California border. Recent test results show domoic acid, a marine toxin, is above the human health closure limit. This content is available …

Oregon Offering Free Fishing days after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25-26th

  SALEM, Ore.—#OptOutside the two days after Thanksgiving and make fishing part of your plans with friends and family. Everyone can fish, clam and crab for free in Oregon on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26, 2022. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the full story about the things that really …

Sturgeon retention seasons shift to three days a week in Bonneville, The Dalles pools for 2023

  CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington modified the permanent rules for 2023 Columbia River sturgeon retention seasons upstream of Bonneville Dam during a hearing today. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the full story about the things that really matter to Northwest anglers.     Subscribe to NWFN Today!     …

ODFW lifts fishing closure on the Sixes River Wednesday November 9th.

  GOLD BEACH, Ore – With recent significant rain on the south coast, ODFW is lifting the low flow angling closure on the Sixes River beginning Wednesday, Nov. 9. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the full story about the things that really matter to Northwest anglers.     Subscribe to NWFN Today! …

ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet Oct. 20th-21st in Gold Beach

Rogue River bridge in Gold Beach, OR Attribution: Yurivict at the English Wikipedia   This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the full story about the things that really matter to Northwest anglers.     Subscribe to NWFN Today!                               Subscribe to Northwest Fishing …