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Beach, jetty and pier crabbing remains open.

From the state line to the confluence of the North and South forks will be closed to steelhead from Dec. 1 to April 30, 2019.

From the Hwy 730 bridge to the CTUIR reservation boundary will be closed to steelhead fishing from Oct. 15 to April 30, 2019.

Lake Creek, a tributary of the Siuslaw River in the NW Zone, closes to salmon fishing Oct. 15.

Due to low projected returns, Hunter Creek in the SW Zone will be closed to Chinook fishing beginning Oct. 15.


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.