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In the Columbia River Subarea beginning July 1.

Beginning July 1, retention of adult spring Chinook will be prohibited from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Beginning July 1, sockeye retention will be allowed on the Columbia River from the Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to the OR/WA border.

Adult Chinook retention will close starting July 7 from Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/WA border.

Go Fishing in Oregon

Oregon’s year-round fishing spans the state from native redband trout in eastern deserts to rockfish and halibut in ocean waters – with lots of salmon, steelhead, trout and warmwater fishing in between. Whether your plans take you to a nearby neighborhood pond or to one of the state’s premiere fishing destinations, there will be a place for you to fish in Oregon every day of the year.

Fishing Henry Hagg lake
Additional Resources

ODFW collects salmon and steelhead harvest statistics from rivers and streams throughout the state. This data can help you pinpoint productive fisheries.

The number of fish passing over dams can be a good indicator of how many fish are in the river and how the run is progressing.

One of our favorite web resources for tying the most common fishing knots.