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Beach, jetty and pier crabbing remains open.

From the state line to the confluence of the North and South forks will be closed to steelhead from Dec. 1 to April 30, 2019.

From the Hwy 730 bridge to the CTUIR reservation boundary will be closed to steelhead fishing from Oct. 15 to April 30, 2019.

Lake Creek, a tributary of the Siuslaw River in the NW Zone, closes to salmon fishing Oct. 15.

Due to low projected returns, Hunter Creek in the SW Zone will be closed to Chinook fishing beginning Oct. 15.


Canary rockfish are relatively large, reaching weights of 10 pounds.

Features: Canary rockfish are named for their bright yellow to orange mottled bodies. They also have undertones of gray and three orange stripes across their heads. They grow to be 30-inches long, and have very firm and desirable meat.

Habitat: Canary rockfish are a schooling fish, common along the Pacific Northwest coast over rocky reefs and pinnacles. Larger adults are usually further offshore, with younger fish sometimes common down to 100 feet. 

Yelloweye, canary and vermillion rockfish can look similar. See this rockfish identification article for distinguishing features for each species.

Technique: They readily take both bait and lures. Locate suspended schools of canary rockfish in offshore areas during periods open for fishing offshore, and work rubber-tail jigs, shrimp flies, or baited hooks through the schools.