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

States approve 2021 sturgeon retention seasons below Bonneville Dam

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

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. This content is available for subscribers only.  To …

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. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get …

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. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the …

Starting Nov. 1st Hatchery steelhead retention to be allowed above The Dalles Dam

  CLACKAMAS, Ore.— Due to a better-than-expected return of B-Index summer steelhead and low cumulative impacts to wild ESA-listed fish, Oregon and Washington fishery managers are easing steelhead regulations for the ongoing fishery in the mainstem Columbia River above The Dalles Dam. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the full story about …

Renowned Hunting, Fishing Groups Release Statement on 30 by 30 Concept

  Alexandria, VA – October 19, 2020 – Today, the nation’s leading hunting, fishing, and habitat conservation organizations released a statement on the Thirty by Thirty Initiative (30 by 30 Initiative) to establish a goal of placing 30% of the planet’s lands and waters under protected status by the year 2030. This content is available for subscribers only.  To …

Washington salmon season tentatively set for 2020-2021

  OLYMPIA – Continued low returns of some key Chinook salmon stocks are expected to limit numerous Washington salmon fisheries in the upcoming season, state fishery managers announced 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! …