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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.

Fishing

First introduced to Oregon in June of 2013, the tiger muskie is a sterile cross between a muskellunge and a northern pike.

Features: They are aptly named for their color pattern and appetite. They have dark stripes running vertically down their sides, which vary in color from greenish-grey to a blush hue. They can grow in excess of 4-feet long and 30 pounds. 

Habitat: These fish were released in Phillips Reservoir near Baker City to help control the runaway yellow perch population that was harming the rainbow trout fishery.  

Technique: This is a catch-and-release fishery. Tiger muskie have a reputation for being elusive and difficult to catch. Anglers who target these fish will want a strong rod and line, a reel with a strong drag on it, and a tough leader to survive the fish's sharp teeth. They will go for a variety of baits, and seem to prefer offerings about 6-inches long.