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

Oregon sport and commercial anglers commonly catch over 25 different species of rockfish. At least 13 additional species occur off Oregon that are infrequently caught. Many of these rockfish have similar characteristics and are difficult to tell apart. All but two species (the thorny heads Sebastolobus alascanus and Sebastolobus altivelis, or idiots) are included in the genus Sebastes. These species are collectively or individually called rockfish, rockcod, snapper, sea bass, and other names. Identification of rockfish species is desirable for good management.