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Beginning May 1, only one wild Chinook may be harvested from the Siletz River.

Beginning March 23, all ODFW offices will be closed to visitors. ODFW staff will be available by phone and email.

Effective March 18, all state-owned fish hatcheries are closed to public access and visitors. Trout stocking in lakes and ponds continues for now.

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.


In Oregon we have nine species of soles and other flounders, including the popular petrale and sand soles.

Features: Soles have flattened, oval bodies with both eyes on one side of their head. They are dark on top and light underneath. 

Habitat: They are commonly found on mud or sand bottoms from 5- to 750-fathoms deep. 

Techniques: Soles and other flatfish are best targeted by fishing with smaller hooks (less than 2/0) tipped with bait such as clam necks, sand shrimp, or chunks of herring or anchovy on a sandy or gravel bottom.