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

Licensing Info

Fishing licenses are valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. You can begin buying your next year's license on Dec. 1 of the prior year. If you have questions, please call ODFW licensing staff at 503-947-6101.

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.