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Daily possession limits and length requirements for trout removed 

Retention of white sturgeon opens on Saturday, September 21, 2019 and Saturday, September 28, 2019 (two days)

The bottomfish fishery is open to all depth beginning Sept. 3, with a general marine species bag limit of 5 fish.

Effective Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, steelhead retention prohibited.

Retention of copper, quillback, and china rockfish prohibited in recreational boat fishery

Effective September 1 through October 31, 2019, steelhead bag limits reduced in the NE zone

Hatchery Chinook salmon retention allowed effective Aug. 24.

The south coast razor clam closure has been extended north to the south jetty of the Umpqua River.

Sport anglers fishing from boats can no longer retain cabezon beginning Aug. 15.

All fishing is closed (including catch-and-release) in the Columbia River and the Deschutes River from Monday, Aug. 12 through Sept. 15.


These small, fiesty fish can be found in coastal rivers. They provide great sport for both novice and accomplished anglers.

Features: Coastal cutthroat trout are typically are blue/green on top, red along the lateral line, and white on the belly. They are lightly or heavily spotted and adults have a red slash mark on the throat.

Habitat: The most common variety of trout in Oregon is the coastal cutthroat, found in the streams and beaver ponds in coastal drainages. They also are stocked in high mountain hike-in lakes where the water stays cool throughout the summer.

Techniques: Cutthroats that are year-round residents of small streams may not get any bigger than 8- or 9-inches, but can reward the angler with an aggressive bite and enthusiastic fight. Bait is not generally allowed on coastal streams above tidewater, but these feisty fish respond well to spinners, flies and other artificial lures.

Header photo by Michael Gray, ODFW