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Beginning Aug.1, anglers fishing for Chinook and hatchery coho and steelhead may use two rods with a two rod validation.

Areas within a 200-foot radius from the mouths of all tributaries on parts of the mainstem Umpqua River will close to all fishing beginning Saturday, July 28.

 

Beginning Aug. 6 through Sept. 3, the fly area on the North Umpqua River will close to all fishing from 2 p.m. to one hour before sunrise.

Recreational ocean salmon fishing closes North of Cape Falcon effective 11:59 PM on Sunday, Aug 12.

Fishing

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.