Blake Bernier catches his second salmon on the Big Quil River

Nine year old Blake Bernier from Fife, Washington caught the second salmon of his young life today on the Big  Quilcene river. Blake was giving fishing lessons to allot of the folks on the water who where swinging away trying to snag fish but coming up empty handed.  Blake had his rig set up with …

Joint Staff report on current status of Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead fisheries

One June 25 both Washington and Oregon closed the Columbia river for Sockeye and Steelhead retention from the mouth all the way to McNary Dam. Harvest goals were met forcing the closure. At 1pm on Tuesday the Washington/Oregon joint (PRC) committee held a compact hearing is regards to treaty summer commercial fisheries and the recreational …

FW enacts temporary changes to harvest of wild fall-run Chinook salmon in many coastal rivers

  SALEM, Ore.— Following poor Chinook salmon returns last fall and forecasted low 2020 returns in certain coastal rivers, ODFW is implementing some restrictions on coastal wild adult Chinook salmon harvest. The changes to wild Chinook salmon harvest are consistent with existing ODFW management plans, which specify increases or decreases to harvest levels in response to …

States close Columbia River spring Chinook season

  CLACKAMAS, Ore. – The departments of fish and wildlife from Oregon and Washington declined to set additional spring Chinook salmon fishing on the mainstem Columbia River. In a public hearing on May 20, fisheries managers from the two states were presented information on the current status of upriver spring Chinook and fisheries to date. …

Non-residents will be allowed to fish and hunt in Oregon again beginning May 5th

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Wild Chinook bag limit on Siletz River reduced to one fish from May 1st to July 31st

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