Oregon ocean salmon sport regulations

2024 ocean salmon seasons

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Ocean salmon regulations are finalized in late-April for the “salmon year” that starts on May 16 and concludes the following April. The season regulations that go into effect March 15 of each year are those that were set in April of the previous year. In April, the Pacific Fishery Management Council and Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopt additional salmon seasons for the new "salmon year" beginning May 16.

Seasons from March 15 through May 15, 2024 from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. will be open as scheduled for all salmon except closed to coho. Bag limit of 2 salmon per day (closed to coho), no more than 2 hooks, all hooks must be single point barbless, and minimum length of 24" for Chinook salmon.‌

Statewide regulations:

  • Anglers fishing for salmon and all anglers fishing from boats with a salmon on board are limited to no more than 2 single point barbless hooks per line, and no more than one line per angler.
  • It is unlawful to fish for or take and retain any legal species while possessing on board any species not allowed to be taken in that area at that time.
  • Minimum lengths: Chinook (north of Cape Falcon) = 22 inches, Chinook (south of Cape Falcon) = 24 inches: coho = 16 inches: steelhead = 20 inches: no minimum length for pink, chum or sockeye salmon in the ocean fishery.
  • Refer to the current Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for descriptions of special marine management areas including closed areas and additional restrictions.

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