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

Northeast Zone

The granite peaks of Oregon’s Blue and Wallowa Mountains form the backdrop for many of this zone’s glacier-carved lakes and crystalline streams. Bull trout thrive in this zone’s cold, clear rivers, which also sustain whitefish and rainbow trout, and welcome returning runs of hatchery-reared steelhead. Chinook salmon travel over 300 miles up the Columbia to spawn in rivers such as the Imnaha and Wallowa. Warmwater fisheries are few, but the John Day River offers world-class fishing for smallmouth bass.