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Effective June 16, 2019, retention of  steelhead allowed downstream of  Moody Rapids.

Effective June 16, 2019, retention of  steelhead allowed downstream of Tumwater Falls.

Effective July 1, bag limits on wild adult Chinook salmon are reduced.

Effective June 13, 2019, the Trask River Hatchery Hole will be closed.

Recreation Report

Snake Zone

Regulation Updates

Regulation updates as of June 12, 2019

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

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

Fishing for crappie has been fair. Catch rates have been variable, but the fish being caught are big. Fishing has been good for bass.

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

Fishing is starting to pick up for bass, catfish and crappie. Best trout fishing will be at tributary inlets.

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

Bass and trout on the Snake River should be improved with warmer weather.

Due to poor salmon returns, there are no plans for a spring Chinook salmon season.

Steelhead season ended April 30. 

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.