Call the ODA shellfish hotline (800) 448-2474 or check the ODA safety shellfish page.

The creek will be open to hatchery Chinook through June 14.

The lower Columbia will be open for hatchery Chinook from Saturday, June 1 through Saturday, June 15.

Includes updates to fishing, crabbing and clamming

 

Hunting updates will resume in August

The big game and game bird hunting reports will be taking the summer off and will be back in August -- in time for opening of big game archery and upland game bird seasons.‌

Oregon coast closed for clamming

Currently the entire Oregon coast is closed the clam (both bay and razor) and mussel harvest due to high biotoxin levels. Be sure to call the ODA shellfish safety hotline at 1-800-448-2474 or visit the ODA shellfish closures website before harvesting for the most current information about shellfish safety closures.‌

Let young wildlife stay wild – we can't say it enough

ODFW district offices are reporting an increasing number of drop offs of young animals, including deer, coyote and bobcats. Remember, the best thing you can do for young wildlife you find alone is LEAVE THEM THERE. Chances are good mom is nearby -- just waiting for you to leave so she can return to her baby. Here's what to do if you find young animals alone in the wild.‌

Proposed fall coastal salmon seasons

The 2024 coastal fall salmon seasons for wild Chinook and coho will be similar to last year under ODFW staff proposals. The Commission will consider these proposals at their June 14 meeting in Chiloquin. Find more information here. ‌

Sign up for hunter education

The fall hunting season will be here sooner than you think. If you've got a young, would-be hunter that hopes to hunt for the first time this fall, help them sign up for hunter education now. Because the closer we get to opening days, the harder it will be to find an open class or field day. Here are the ways to take hunter education. ‌

Best bets for weekend fishing

Salmon, steelhead, trout, kokanee, bass and rockfish are all on the table this weekend.‌

  • Spring Chinook fishing on the North Coast picked up last week in the Nestucca and Trask Rivers as rain brought in a push of fresh fish.
  • Hyatt and Howard Prairie continue to put out large trout in the 15 to 18-inch range.
  • On the upper Rogue, hatchery spring Chinook continue to pour into the hatchery.
  • Anglers have been catching cutthroat trout in the Chetco, Elk and Sixes rivers. Anglers looking for a bit more adventure, might try exploring the upper reaches of these rivers.
  • Summer steelhead fishing continues to be good in the Lower McKenzie, Middle Fork Willamette, and the North and South Fork Santiam.
  • Trout stocking has started to shift to some higher elevation lakes on the flanks of Mt. Hood.
  • At the same time, bass and warmwater fishing has picked up in most locations as water temperatures continue to get warmer.
  • With kokanee biting at Lake Billy Chinook, Odell and Paulina, now might be a good time to consider these tips for catching more kokanee.
  • Anglers have been catching spring Chinook on the Snake River below Hells Canyon Dam.

These examples are for demonstration purposes only. Check the zone reports for details and more options.‌