Drought and low water levels persist and temperatures will be spiking again this week. Here’s what you should know about fishing in these conditions.
Fall Chinook season kicks off Sunday
The fall Chinook season on the Columbia and in coastal rivers opens Aug. 1. There are special regulations in place this year for the Columbia and south coast, so be sure to check before you go.
Ocean coho season continues
Catch rates for hatchery coho have been good, and took a jump over the last week. Salmon fishing in the cooler ocean breezes is a great way to beat the summer heat. Looking to improve your chances? Check out these 10 tips for targeting ocean coho.
Wildfire closures and restrictions updates
Access for fishing and big game scouting is getting tricky
Fire danger in many parts of the state remains extreme. The Forest Service has closed the Umatilla National Forest to the public, and the Oregon departments of parks and forestry have banned all campfires on their lands east of I-5.
To keep up with the latest closures and restrictions on private forest lands, check out the links on this webpage.
To help you navigate the status of popular recreation sites on public lands, natural resource management agencies in Oregon have released an interagency status map that shows open, closed and reduced service areas on a single map, regardless of reason for closure.
Finally, check the zone reports for updates on specific waterbodies.