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Razor clamming is now open from the Columbia River to Tillamook Head south of Seaside.

Effective Feb 1 through June 30, 2020, retention of hatchery Chinook salmon is allowed on the mainstem Umpqua River.  Retention of wild Chinook salmon is prohibited.

Effective Jan. 1, the Bonneville, The Dalles and John Day pools are open to sturgeon retention, until quotas are reached.

Effective through March 31, 2020, all steelhead fishing is closed from McNary Dam to the OR/WA border.

Effective through April 30, 2020, the daily bag limit is one hatchery steelhead.

Steelhead, fall Chinook and coho bag limits reduced to one per day through April 30, 2020.


Pacific herring are filter feeders and can grow to be 18-inches long.

Features: Herring are silver with large scales. They are an important food source for larger fishes, sea birds and marine mammals.

Habitat: Herring are frequently offshore in large schools but can be caught inshore in harbors and large estuaries during spawning. 

Technique: Herring are a schooling fish, and anglers can target them from docks, pier,s or boats in the bays. The most popular rig is a multiple-hook herring jig.

Header photo by Steve, Flickr