Oregon’s commercial crab fishery opens December 1st

  For the first time since the 2014-15 season, the ocean commercial Dungeness crab fishery opens as scheduled Dec. 1 along the Oregon coast. 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!           …

Big Creek opens early Oct. 1st for fishing due to large hatchery coho run

  ASTORIA, Ore.—Big Creek (lower Columbia River tributary east of Astoria) will open to fishing more than two weeks early to allow anglers to access an expected large hatchery coho salmon run and surplus hatchery Chinook salmon. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the full story about the things that really matter …

Pacific halibut sport fishery addition; tagging clarification

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Ocean salmon fishing closes Aug. 30 from Leadbetter Point, WA to Cape Falcon, OR

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ODFW Public meetings on 2022 sport halibut and bottomfish seasons

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ODFW enacts temporary changes to harvest of wild fall-run Chinook salmon in some SW Zone coastal rivers

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States set additional Columbia River spring Chinook fishing days

  CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington added extra fishing days for recreational spring Chinook salmon and steelhead (one day below and two days above Bonneville Dam) in the Columbia River at a meeting yesterday. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the full story about the things that really matter to …

ODFW announces bag limit reduction for sport bottomfish

  NEWPORT, Ore – Effective Monday, May 10 the general marine bag limit is reduced to five fish (from six) per angler per day for sport bottomfish. The sub-bag limit of one China, copper, or quillback rockfish remains in place. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the full story about the things that …

Southern Oregon coast opens for razor clam harvesting

  The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the opening of all razor clam harvesting from the south jetty of the Siuslaw River to the California border. Recent shellfish samples taken from this area indicate levels of the marine biotoxin domoic acid have fallen below the …

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. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the full story about the things that really matter to Northwest …