New updates to 2023 steelhead fishing restrictions on the Columbia

Photo by USFWS.   Effective Jan. 6 through March 31, 2023, the Columbia River mainstem is closed to both angling for and retention of steelhead from The Dalles Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington border (upstream of McNary Dam). The rule has been modified to reflect the original intent to close angling for steelhead.    

Sturgeon retention seasons shift to three days a week in Bonneville, The Dalles pools for 2023

  CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington modified the permanent rules for 2023 Columbia River sturgeon retention seasons upstream of Bonneville Dam during a hearing 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!     …

ODFW lifts fishing closure on the Sixes River Wednesday November 9th.

  GOLD BEACH, Ore – With recent significant rain on the south coast, ODFW is lifting the low flow angling closure on the Sixes River beginning Wednesday, Nov. 9. 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 Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet Oct. 20th-21st in Gold Beach

Rogue River bridge in Gold Beach, OR Attribution: Yurivict at the English Wikipedia   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!                               Subscribe to Northwest Fishing …

Columbia River reopens for salmon fishing at Buoy 10, above Reed Island beginning Sept. 15th

Photo Courtesey of Washington State parks   CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Salmon fishing will reopen at Buoy 10 and in the Gorge from Reed Island to Bonneville Dam beginning Sept. 15, fishery managers from Oregon and Washington decided today. Buoy 10 anglers will be allowed to retain hatchery coho beginning Thursday, Sept. 15 with a daily bag limit …

More summer Chinook fishing days below Bonneville Dam and sockeye retention in Columbia starts on July 1st

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States add a couple extra days to the Columbia River Subarea Recreational Pacific halibut fishery

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Court ordered North Umpqua hatchery summer steelhead smolts be released

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States add another 11 days of Columbia River Springer fishing below the Bonneville

  CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Following a second run upgrade, fishery managers from Oregon and Washington adopted additional fishing days (Tuesday, May 24 – Friday, June 3) for recreational spring Chinook salmon in the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam today during a joint state hearing. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the full story …

WDFW and Corp work to restore vital salmon habitat on the Duckabash River

  OLYMPIA – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are moving forward with a 38-acre estuary restoration project on Hood Canal. Estuaries in Puget Sound and Hood Canal are critical habitat for Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed chum and Chinook salmon, a key prey of southern resident killer …