6 Alerts

Effective Dec. 7, the emergency angling closures in the Winchuck, Chetco, Elk and Sixes Rivers will be lifted.

Effective Dec.7 through Dec. 31, 2019 closed to salmon fishing.

The recreational harvest of razor clams is CLOSED from the south jetty of the Siuslaw River to the California border for elevated domoic acid levels.

Effective October 19, the daily bag limit reduces for adult hatchery Chinook 

Retention of wild adult fall Chinook salmon is prohibited effective Oct. 5, 2019.

Steelhead, fall Chinook and coho bag limits reduced to one per day.

Recreation Report

Snake Zone

Regulation Updates

Regulation updates as of November 18, 2019

These are in-season regulation changes adopted on a temporary or emergency basis. Please see e-regulations for permanent regulations.

Snake River from the Oregon-Washington border upstream to the deadline below Hells Canyon Dam

  • Retention of fall salmon is prohibited.

Snake River from Cliff Mountain Rapids (RM 246.7, 1.1 miles below Hell’s Canyon Dam) upstream to the deadline below Hells Canyon Dam

  • Retention of fall salmon is prohibited.

Snake River below Hells Canyon Dam

  • Beginning September 1 through December 31, 2019 the daily bag limit is one hatchery steelhead.
Recreation Report

We want your photos

Attention anglers – we want your photos!

Whether you’re out after trout or bass, steelhead or salmon, surfperch or rockfish, we’d love to see photos of your adventure. When you submit your photos to ODFW they could appear on our website or signs, or in social or brochures. What a great way to share your experience with others!

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BROWNLEE RESERVOIR: crappie, bass, perch, catfish, bluegill, trout

No recent fishing reports.

Call the Idaho Power Company’s recording at 1-800-422-3143 to get information on access at recreational sites. | Reservoir level information

OXBOW RESERVOIR: trout, crappie, bass, catfish

No recent fishing reports.

Trout fishing should be good at tributary inlets.

HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR: trout, crappie, bass, catfish

No recent fishing reports.

SNAKE RIVER below HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR: trout, steelhead, bass

Fall Chinook fishing on the Snake River is closed.

Steelhead season opened on Sept. 1 with a reduced daily bag limit of one hatchery steelhead through at least Dec. 31. Poor returns of steelhead are forecasted for the Snake River Basin prompting managers to reduce bag limits to ensure hatchery production can be met. Managers will continue to evaluate the run and adjust bag limits as necessary.

Barbless hooks and a Columbia Basin Endorsement are required when fishing for salmon, steelhead and sturgeon in the Snake River. All other 2019 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations apply. Due to limited access in this section, most anglers access this fishery below Hells Canyon Dam or by jet boat.

Updated information on flow levels

SNAKE RIVER (above Brownlee Reservoir): channel catfish, flathead catfish, smallmouth bass

No recent fishing reports, however fishing is likely good for most species. Access is limited for bank anglers in this portion of the Snake River. Ontario State Recreation Site (Or. State Parks), River Park (Nyssa) and the east side of the bridge over the Snake River near Adrian provide some public access. The Outdoorsman in Ontario (NE 2nd St and E Idaho Ave.) may have local knowledge of other access points for bank anglers.