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Includes all hunter education classes/field days, workshops, Family Fishing events and other volunteer-led events. 

Steelhead closes early to protect poor Chinook return.

The river will remain closed to all salmon and steelhead fishing through at least May 4.

Beginning March 23, all ODFW offices will be closed to visitors. ODFW staff will be available by phone and email.

Effective March 18, all state-owned fish hatcheries are closed to public access and visitors. Trout stocking in lakes and ponds continues for now.

Effective Feb 1 through June 30, 2020, retention of hatchery Chinook salmon is allowed on the mainstem Umpqua River.  Retention of wild Chinook salmon is prohibited.

ODFW is putting the weekly Recreation Report on hiatus for a few weeks.

April 8, 2020

In the meantime, all fishing and hunting seasons remain open as scheduled Except for the Columbia River, which will remain closed to salmon and steelhead fishing through at least May 4.

We continue to urge hunters, anglers and others recreating outside to stay close to home, keep your social distance, and travel safely.

We’ll resume our weekly updates when conditions improve. Thank you for your patience, and stay safe!

Header photo by Kathy Munsel