From the Wauna Powerlines upstream to Bonneville Dam, anglers will be able to retain white sturgeon on Saturday, Sept. 18, Sunday Sept. 19, Wednesday Sept.

Effective Sept. 17, the Columbia River will reopen to hatchery coho retention from the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line upstream to the Warrior Rock/Bachelor Island line.

The salmon fishery upstream of Warrior Rock will reopen Sept. 11 with a limit of 2 salmon, only one of which can be a Chinook.

There will be limited wild coho seasons beginning Sept. 15 in the Nestucca, Tillamook, Siletz and Coos basins.

All  ODFW offices remain closed to visitors. ODFW staff will be available by phone and email.

Hatcheries have partially reopened during normal visiting hours (8-5 in most cases). Most indoor areas, visitor centers and restrooms remain closed so please plan accordingly. 

Fishing

Columbia Zone

The Columbia River is renowned for its salmon and steelhead runs. In a year of good returns, over 1 million Chinook, coho and sockeye salmon, and summer steelhead travel up the river to spawn in its tributaries. Less known are the river’s excellent smallmouth bass and walleye fisheries. While most anglers fish this large river from a boat, there is plenty of good bank access at various parks, boat launches and beaches.