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

Beginning May 1, in the NW Zone, the use of two fishing rods while fishing for both hatchery spring chinook and hatchery steelhead is allowed with 2-rod validation.

Sturgeon angling closed, including catch-and-release.

The season will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through June 4 from Buoy 10 to the Wauna power lines. No sturgeon fishing allowed after 2 p.m. on days open to retention.

The Columbia River subarea all-depth halibut quota has been reached. Fishery will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 11.

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.