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Retention of copper, quillback, and china rockfish prohibited in recreational boat fishery

Effective September 1 through October 31, 2019, steelhead bag limits reduced in the NE zone

Hatchery Chinook salmon retention allowed effective August 24.

The south coast razor clam closure has been extended north to the south jetty of the Umpqua River.

Statewide intermittent network connection issues are affecting ODFW’s licensing system for some customers and license sales agents. 

Sport anglers fishing from boats can no longer retain cabezon beginning Aug. 15.

All fishing is closed (including catch-and-release) in the Columbia River and the Deschutes River from Monday, Aug. 12 through Sept. 15.

Angling prohibited within a 200 ft radius of all tributary mouths (including 200ft into the tributary) of the mainstem Umpqua River. 

Fishing restrictions needed due to poor forecasted returns.

Fishing restrictions needed due to poor forecasted returns.

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.