ODFW Commission votes to establish Conservation and Recreation Committee

  ONTARIO, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved rules establishing the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee and rules guiding expenditures from the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund. The 2019 Oregon State Legislature passed HB 2829 to create this Fund to conserve and protect Oregon’s fish, wildlife, and their habitats. The bill was based …

Snake River salmon bag limits will now include one unclipped fall Chinook

Photo Courtesy of Columbia River Fishing Adventures   Enterprise, Ore. – ODFW has modified bag limits for the Snake River fall Chinook season to allow anglers to harvest one wild adult fall Chinook in the Snake River. The National Marine Fisheries Service recently approved a three-state fall Chinook fishery management plan that allows Idaho, Oregon and Washington to …

Reduced wild adult Chinook bag limits in effect in Mid and North Coast river basins

  TILLAMOOK, Ore. – Recreational fishermen are reminded that reduced bag limits are now in effect for wild adult Chinook salmon in Oregon’s Mid and North Coast bays and streams. Recreational fishermen are limited to one adult wild Chinook per day and five adult wild Chinook in aggregate for the year under temporary rules announced …

ODFW Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Klamath Falls on Sept. 19th

  SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet in Klamath Falls on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. The meeting will occur from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Olympic Inn located at 2627 S 6th Street, Klamath Falls and is …

Commission meets Aug. 2 in Salem to set 2020 Sport Fishing Regulations – Aug. 1 joint meeting with Washington on Columbia River fishery policies

  SALEM, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, Aug. 2 at ODFW Headquarters in Salem, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem The meeting starts at 8 a.m. and the agenda is online at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/19/08_Aug/index.asp The Commission will be asked to modify its preference point system rules to provide an additional point to Resident Disabled …

Public meetings in Oregon on future recreational halibut and bottomfish seasons in early August

Photo courtesy of AnglersXperience   NEWPORT, Ore.—ODFW will host a series of public meetings the week of Aug. 5 to gather input on the 2020 recreational halibut season and start discussing the 2021-2022 recreational bottomfish seasons. People who can’t attend meetings can also listen in via Webcast (details below). At the 2019 annual meeting, the …

Volunteers needed to help raise hatchery winter steelhead

  ROSEBURG, Ore – Volunteers are needed to help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife raise hatchery winter steelhead at Barrett Creek near Winston. This project is an opportunity to work directly with fish and help produce hatchery winter steelhead for anglers. Responsibilities include fish feeding, recording data, cleaning fish holding troughs and inspecting …

WDFW Revises Barbed Hooks Allowed Zones

  Action: Revises the list of waters where barbless hooks are now voluntary for salmon and steelhead directed fisheries in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 to Chief Joseph Dam, and Columbia River tributaries from Buoy 10 to McNary Dam. Effective date: June 11, 2019. Species affected: Salmon and steelhead. Rule and Location:   A)  Barbed hooks are …