Early pikeminnow season launch gives some anglers the chance to earn more cash

  PORTLAND, Ore. – Registered anglers fishing near the Tri-Cities, Washington, can fish and turn in northern pikeminnow beginning April 19 as part of an early opening trial of the 2021 Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery. The early season opener is only available to anglers registered at the Columbia Point registration station near Richland, Washington, fishing …

Umatilla River spring Chinook season to close on April 16th

  PENDLETON, Ore. – ODFW will close recreational spring Chinook retention in the Umatilla River Basin from April 16 through June 30, 2021. The closure will be in effect from the mouth of the Umatilla River, near Highway 730 bridge, to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) boundary (approximately 0.7 miles above Hwy …

ODFW eliminates bag limit at Chickahominy Reservoir due to low water levels

  HINES, Ore. – ODFW is temporarily lifting possession and size limits for trout at Chickahominy Reservoir near the town of Riley due to low reservoir water levels and current drought conditions. The temporary rule will be in effect from April 14 through Oct. 10. Other current angling gear restrictions (fishing rod and hook) remain …

States approve 2021 sturgeon retention seasons below Bonneville Dam

Photo courtesy of Sturgeon Fishing Guides Columbia River Fishing Adventures   CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington recently adopted two recreational white sturgeon retention fisheries for the lower Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam. The first fishery will occur from the Wauna powerlines (at river mile 40) downstream to Buoy 10 at the …

Sturgeon retention closes in John Day Pool effective March 19

  CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Sturgeon retention fishing will close in the John Day Pool of the Columbia River (John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam) as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 18. The decision was made by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington after reviewing catch data that confirms the 105 fish guideline will likely be met …

Reduced steelhead bag limits for Snake River and tributaries for 2021 as low returns persist

  ENTERPRISE, Ore. – Fishery managers have extended reduced daily bag limits for hatchery steelhead in the Snake River and tributaries, including the Grande Ronde, Wallowa and Imnaha Rivers. The bag limit of two hatchery steelhead per day remains in effect from January 1 to April 30, 2021. Managers implemented the reduced bag limits at the …

The one hatchery steelhead limit continues upstream of The Dalles Dam until Jan. 1st

  CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Oregon and Washington fishery managers have decided to continue the one adult hatchery steelhead bag limit through March 31, 2021 for the ongoing fishery in the mainstem Columbia River from The Dalles Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge near Pasco, WA. The low pre-season forecast prompted fishery managers to take …

Low flow angling closures on southwest Oregon rivers to be lifted on November 17th

  GOLD BEACH, Ore – Beginning tomorrow November 17th the low flow angling closures are lifted on the Chetco, Winchuck, and Sixes rivers. Recent rains and more showers expected this week have fall chinook moving up river and migrating throughout the mainstems of these rivers. For the Chetco and Winchuck rivers, anglers are reminded they …