5 Alerts

The Bonneville Pool on the Columbia River will close to sturgeon retention at midnight on Jan. 7.

The sturgeon quota in The Dalles Pool has been met. The pool closed to retention at midnight on Jan. 4.

ODA recommends discarding any razor clams dug on or since Monday, Nov. 16. 

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.


These fish are named for their tiger-like stripes and aggressive attitudes.

Features: Tiger trout are a hybrid between a female brown trout and a male brook trout. They are greenish yellow to brown with dark patches along their sides creating a maze-like pattern. Their belly is yellowish orange and the tail fin is square. 

Habitat: These sterile fish have been introduced to Diamond and Fish lakes to help combat several invasive bait fish species. Since they do not reproduce, tiger trout are catch-and-release only.

Techniques: Tiger trout will go for flies, spoons, spinners and bait.  Because tiger trout are piscivorous (they eat other fish), fishing a minnow imitation can be effective.