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The Bonneville Pool of the Columbia River will close to retention on Sunday, Feb.4. The John Day Pool will close to retention on Monday, Feb. 12.

Effective March 1 through Aug. 15 anglers with a two-rod validation will be able to use two rods for all species except sturgeon.


Widow rockfish are only occasionally found inside of 180 feet.

Features: The widow rockfish is brassy brown with a light colored belly. Their fin membranes are also brown.  They can grow to be 21-inches long.

Habitat: Widow rockfish school down to 1200 ft., usually found suspended over offshore reefs and rocky areas.

Technique: Best success will be by first locating suspended schools of widow rockfish in offshore areas during periods open for fishing offshore, and then working rubber tail jigs or shrimp flies through the schools.