Regulation Updates as of January 6, 2020
These are in-season regulation changes adopted on a temporary or emergency basis. Please see e-regulations for permanent regulations.
The sturgeon quotas in The Dalles and Bonneville pools have been met. The Dalles Pool closed to retention at midnight on Jan. 4 and Bonneville Pool closes at midnight Jan. 7.
Barbless Hooks are required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the mainstem Columbia River under permanent regulations.
See 2021 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for legal size, daily, and annual bag limits.
Bonneville Reservoir (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam)
The Dalles Reservoir (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam)
John Day Reservoir (John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam)
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Columbia River regulation updates for salmon, steelhead, shad and sturgeon can be found above.
SALMON, STEELHEAD AND SHAD
The Columbia River salmonid creel programs have ended for the year and will resume February 2021.
Closed for retention effective 11:59 PM Jan. 7, 2021. No report.
The Dalles Pool:
Closed for retention effective 11:59 pm Jan. 4, 2021. No report.
John Day Pool: