From the Wauna Powerlines upstream to Bonneville Dam, anglers will be able to retain white sturgeon on Saturday, Sept. 18, Sunday Sept. 19, Wednesday Sept.

Effective Sept. 17, the Columbia River will reopen to hatchery coho retention from the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line upstream to the Warrior Rock/Bachelor Island line.

The salmon fishery upstream of Warrior Rock will reopen Sept. 11 with a limit of 2 salmon, only one of which can be a Chinook.

There will be limited wild coho seasons beginning Sept. 15 in the Nestucca, Tillamook, Siletz and Coos basins.

All  ODFW offices remain closed to visitors. ODFW staff will be available by phone and email.

Hatcheries have partially reopened during normal visiting hours (8-5 in most cases). Most indoor areas, visitor centers and restrooms remain closed so please plan accordingly. 

Fishing

Willamette Zone

Abundant rainfall feeds the massive Willamette River watershed, tamed by a system of reservoirs that are stocked annually with hundreds of thousands of rainbow trout. Some of these reservoirs also grow trophy-size largemouth and smallmouth bass, as well as bluegill, brown bullhead and crappies. Smaller lakes and ponds nearer the valley floor provide springtime trout fishing close to home. Salmon and steelhead navigate the Willamette River and its tributaries, many of which are also home to rainbow and cutthroat trout.