4 Alerts

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.



Oregon boasts dozens of species of game fish. Trout is the most popular target for anglers, but the state also has iconic salmon and steelhead runs, world-class smallmouth bass fisheries and marine opportunities for both shore and boat anglers.

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.