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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page How To Use This Guide .................................................... 4 General Regulations
Licenses, Tags and Permits............................................... 5 Catch and Possession Limits ............................................. 8 Definitions .......................................................................... 8 Gear and Bait Restrictions ................................................. 9 General Restrictions ........................................................ 10 Hook and Weight Regulations ......................................... 10 Angling and Harvest Methods, Hours and Restrictions ... 11

STATEWIDE Pages 4 - 23

Columbia Zone Marine Zone

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Maps .................................................................................88 Zone and Special Regulations ..........................................92 Maps (including Marine Gardens) .....................................97 Zone and Special Regulations ........................................100 Angler Rights and Access Information .............................15 Angling Mail Order Application........................................105 Angling Zones Map ...........................................................16 Bail Schedules ..................................................................99 Brook and Bull Trout Identification ....................................71 Clam and Crab Identification.............................................96 Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit Information .........87 Easy Angling Oregon ........................................................86 Ethics, Freshwater Angling ...............................................85 Fin-clip and Salmon Identification .....................................17 Fish Measurements ..........................................................21 Free Fishing Weekend ......................................................86 Harvest Card Instructions .................................................22 Health Advisories ..............................................................20 Introduced Fish Species Identification ..............................19 Invasive Species Alert.......................................................65 Native Fish Species Identification .....................................18 Rockfish Species Identification .......................................104 Scanable QR Codes for Zone Regulations Updates On ODFW’s Website......................................................45 Stream Location and Species Codes................................23 Tiger Trout Description .....................................................45 Transfer Record Form.......................................................21 Wildlife Area Parking Permit Program Info .......................13

NORTHWEST Pages 24 - 33

Other Information

Northwest Zone

Southwest Zone Willamette Zone Central Zone

Maps .................................................................................24 Zone and Special Regulations ..........................................26 Maps .................................................................................36 Zone and Special Regulations ..........................................38 Maps .................................................................................46 Zone and Special Regulations ..........................................48 Maps .................................................................................58 Zone and Special Regulations ..........................................60 Maps .................................................................................66 Zone and Special Regulations ..........................................68 Maps .................................................................................72 Zone and Special Regulations ..........................................77 Maps .................................................................................82 Zone and Special Regulations ..........................................84

SOUTHWEST Pages 36 - 45 WILLAMETTE Pages 46 - 59

Northeast Zone

Southeast Zone

CENTRAL Pages 60 - 66

Snake River Zone

NORTHEAST Pages 68 - 73

English This book includes important information about Oregon fishing laws. You can be fined or jailed if you violate these laws. Please have an English reader who fully understands this information and can accurately interpret the legal meaning of the regulations in this book explain them to you. Spanish Este libro incluye información importante sobre las leyes de pesca de Oregon. Puede recibir multas o ir a la cárcel si infringe esas leyes. Haga que un lector angloparlante que entienda cabalmente esta información y pueda interpretar con exactitud el alcance legal de las leyes expresadas en este libro, se las explique. Traditional Chinese 本書包括有關俄勒岡州漁業法的重要資訊。如果違反這些法律,將會被處以罰款 或監禁。請讓完全瞭解這些資訊並能夠準確詮釋本書條例法律含義的英文讀者為 你解釋這些資訊。

Russian Данная книга содержит важную информацию о законах штата Орегон о рыбной ловле. За нарушение этих законов Вы можете быть оштрафованы или осуждены. Пожалуйста, убедитесь, что Вы полностью понимаете информацию правового характера, изложенную в этой книге. Ukrainian Ця книга містить важливу інформацію про закони про риболовлю в штаті Орегон. Якщо Ви порушите ці закони, з Вас можуть стягнути штраф або посадити у вязницю.Будь ласка, попросіть людину, яка добре розуміє англійську і може точно передати юридичне значення цієї книги, прочитати і пояснити Вам ці правила. Vietnamese Quyển sách này bao gồm những thông tin quan trọng về luật đi săn của Oregon. Quý vị có thể bị phạt tiền hoặc phạt tù nếu vi phạm những luật này. Hãy nhờ một người thạo tiếng Anh, người có thể hoàn toàn hiểu những thông tin này và có thể giải thích chính xác ý nghĩa luật pháp của các quy chế nêu trong sách, giải thích cho quý vị.

SOUTHEAST Pages 74 - 83 SNAKE RIVER Pages 84 - 87

REGULATIONS MAY CHANGE
Call the Department of Fish and Wildlife at 503-947-6000 for up-to-date information about fishing and regulations changes or visit us on the Internet at: www.dfw.state.or.us. This Internet site also features a weekly recreation report, the latest Department news releases and much more.

COLUMBIA Pages 90 - 97

PLEASE HELP US IMPROVE THE NEXT EDITION
Every year we try to make the contents and layout of this booklet as clear and user friendly as possible. If you have any suggestions to help us improve the presentation of information, please send them to: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish Division - Angling Regulations Coordinator 3406 Cherry Avenue NE Salem, OR 97303
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MARINE Pages 99 - 105

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Fishing Is Big Business In Oregon
Sport fishing is big business in Oregon. In 2008 anglers in Oregon (resident and nonresident) spent over $782 million dollars on tackle, equipment and fishing-related travel. This positive economic impact is felt state-wide but is particularly powerful in many rural counties where up to 40 percent of all travel dollars are related to fishing, hunting or wildlife viewing activities. While the economic impact is significant, for most Oregon anglers fishing is about more than dollars – it’s about sport, tradition, and time on the water with family and friends. In 2011 Oregon anglers experienced some memorable fisheries: This year we opened 10 coastal rivers to wild coho fishing – the largest wild coho season in 15 years. Coastal coho remain listed under the federal Endangered Species Act, but 10 years of protection and restoration under the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds are paying off with big returns. With conservative quotas and careful management, anglers have been able to harvest wild fish while still protecting native populations. Trout fishing at places like Diamond Lake and Crane Prairie has rebounded in the last few years and anglers are once more catching the trophy-sized trout these lakes were well known for. In 2011, anglers caught a record number of summer steelhead (over 42,600 fish) on the Columbia River. To help promote this often-overlooked fishery, ODFW partnered with Travel Oregon and the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association to encourage anglers to take advantage of this easily-accessible, world class fishery. The centerpiece of this effort was a website dedicated to summer steelhead fishing, with advice on tackle, techniques and river access. Finally, this summer’s ocean salmon season included some of the most significant Chinook salmon fishing since 2007 as well as some opportunity to harvest wild coho. As good as fishing was in 2011, we want it to be even better in the future. That’s why we continue to restore trout fisheries in waters overrun with illegally-introduced or invasive fish. In the past few years water bodies including Mann and Walton lakes and Antelope Flat Reservoir have been treated to eliminate illegally introduced fish and re-establish productive trout fisheries. Most recently, we’ve treated South Twin Lake and Stateline Reservoir in order to restore trout fisheries there and we expect excellent trout fishing in years to come. The 25-Year Angling Enhancement Plan calls for ongoing efforts to enhance our trout and warmwater fisheries and make them more accessible to anglers. In 2011, projects (many of them funded by the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program) ranged from restoration of Sauvie Island ADA Fishing Piers to ensure long-term access, to recreational warmwater fishing opportunities for families and individuals in the Portland Metropolitan area, to access and facility improvements to many local valley trout and warmwater fishing ponds, to construction of a new youth fishing pond in Madras. Our hatchery programs will continue to play a big part in providing fishing opportunity. And we will continue to fine-tune our hatchery programs as scientists learn more about the impact hatchery fish can have on native fish populations. If you have fished in Oregon for a while, you already know that our hatchery releases have changed over the years as new information became available. We will continue to evaluate our hatchery programs, and make changes when necessary, to reflect new scientific findings. Hatchery strategies also will be considered as we develop a multi-species plan for coastal streams and rivers from Elk River north. This new initiative will consider several species of salmon and steelhead and develop a comprehensive coast-wide strategy for managing fish populations. We also may be able to identify wild fish populations upon which new or additional harvest opportunities exist. Oregon anglers enjoy some of the most diverse fishing opportunities in the country: trout and bass, ocean rockfish and halibut, salmon and steelhead, clams and crabs. We offer lots of resources to help you find your place to fish. Our website continues to offer updated fishing reports, how-to’s and other information to help you plan an afternoon getaway or week-long trek. And one final note: Beginning this year, parking permits will be required at some ODFW wildlife areas (Sauvie Island, EE Wilson, Denman, Ladd Marsh and Summer Lake). Non-hunters will need to purchase a $7 daily or $22 annual parking permit to park in the areas. The funds will be used for facilities upkeep and to develop wildlife viewing opportunities, an activity growing in popularity. Anglers who purchase a combination fishing and hunting license or Sports Pac will receive a free annual parking permit as hunting license dollars already go to support wildlife areas. I hope you enjoy many days on the water in 2012. We have appreciated your support in the past and hope we can continue to earn it in the future. With every fishing license and fishing rod you buy, you are supporting our mission of providing and promoting fishing opportunity while conserving Oregon’s fish and wildlife resources. Thank you,

Roy Elicker, Director

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ODFW on the Internet: www.dfw.state.or.us E-mail us at: odfw.info@state.or.us ODFW Headquarters: 503-947-6000 or In-state toll-free: 800-720-6339 Information & Education: 503-947-6002 Fish Division: 503-947-6201 Licensing Services: 503-947-6100 Marine Programs: 541-867-4741 Wildlife Violations: 1-800-452-7888 The information in this booklet will be furnished in alternate format for people with disabilities, if needed. Please call 503-947-6002 or e-mail to: odfw.info@state.or.us to request an alternate format. ODFW prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any ODFW program, activity or facility, or if you desire further information, please contact: Deputy Director, Fish & Wildlife Programs, ODFW, 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem, OR 97303-4924, or call 503-9476000, or write to the Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Access, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at: Mail Stop: WSFR-4020 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. ODFW allows appropriate advertising in this booklet to help offset the cost of printing. ODFW neither endorses products or services listed nor accepts any liability arising from the use of products or services listed. Front Cover: Fly-fishing for trout on Drift Creek.

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61374 Parrell Rd Bend, OR 97702 541-388-6363

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Roy Elicker, Director
Headquarters Office 3406 Cherry Ave. NE Salem, OR 97303-4924 503-947-6044 OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION Dan Edge (Chair) ..................................... Corvallis Bobby Levy (Vice Chair) ................................Echo Holly Akenson .............................................Joseph Jon Englund ................................................Astoria Michael Finley ........................................... Medford Skip Klarquist ...........................................Portland Bob Webber..........................................Port Orford

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Northeast

Northwest

17330 SE Evelyn Street Clackamas, OR 97015 971-673-6000

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Southwest

HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
This guide contains information you need to legally fish throughout Oregon. NOTE: Regulations may change on short notice during the year or season. If you want the latest on regulations or other fishing information, you may call the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife at 503-9476000 during normal businss hours or visit us at our Internet site: www.dfw.state.or.us. Oregon has three types of regulations for all fishing waters: • General Regulations – Include information on licenses, tags/harvest cards, permits, catch and possession limits, definitions, gear and bait restrictions, and harvest methods and hours. • Zone Regulations – Apply to entire geographical areas. There are nine zones in Oregon. • Special Regulations – Apply to specific bodies of water or portions of water within a zone. If a body of water or specific references to species, catch limits, length limits, seasons, or other specifications are not made in the Special Regulations for the zone, then Zone Regulations apply. Before you fish any body of water, always: 1. Check the Special Regulations first. If the waterbody you intend to fish is listed, then follow the Special Regulations but also check in the Zone Regulations for additional regulations which apply. 2. If a body of water is not listed in the Special Regulations for the zone, check the Zone Regulations. 3. Regardless of where you fish, be certain to review the General Regulations. Let’s try an example. You want to go fishing at Crescent Lake in Central Oregon.
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Lake is located. You locate the lake on the Central Zone map on page 59. Next, determine if there are any special fishing regulations for Crescent Lake. • You find Crescent Lake listed on page 61. • Crescent Lake has a trout daily catch limit that may include only one lake trout that must be at least 30 inches in length. • You then turn back to page 60 and review the Zone Regulations for the Central Zone. • By reading the Zone Regulations, you learn you may catch and keep only five trout per day with a minimum size limit of 8 inches, of which only one may be over 20 inches. • Thus, if you catch and keep one lake trout that is at least 30 inches in length, you may still catch four other trout in Crescent Lake that are 20 inches or less. Can you fish Crescent Lake all year? • On page 60, you note that the season column states lakes in the Central Zone are open to fishing for trout all year. What do you need to legally catch a trout in Crescent Lake? • You note that there are no other restrictions listed in the Special or Zone Regulations. • So you turn to pages 5-12 to review the General Regulations. In the General Regulations you learn: • You need an angling license; • You may not use live fish to catch fish in Crescent Lake; and • You may only use one fishing rod, except by permit. (continued on next page)

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HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE (continued)
Continue to thoroughly read the General Regulations for other information regarding harvest methods and hours. Note: Text highlighted in blue is new or changed from last year’s guide. Other Information - Boats and Motors: Only those boating regulations restricting sport fishing are listed in this booklet. General Boating Regulations: Information on general boating regulations can be obtained from the web at: www. boatoregon.com or Oregon State Marine Board, 435 Commercial Street NE, Salem, OR 97301, 503-378-8587, and Marine Board agents. Guides and Packers: Information on guides and packers can be obtained from Oregon State Marine Board, 435 Commercial Street NE, Salem, OR 97301, 503-378-8587. Travel Information: Oregon Tourism, Telephone: 1-800-547-7842.

GENERAL (STATEWIDE) REGULATIONS
Instructions:
1. Read the Special Regulations for the zone in which you will be fishing. Special Regulations apply to specific bodies of water or

Licenses, Tags and Permits:

portions of water within a zone. If specific references to a body of water, species, catch limits, length limits, seasons, or other specifications are not made in the Special Regulations for this zone, then Zone Regulations apply. 2. Read the section entitled Regulations for this zone for the zone in which you will be fishing. 3. Always read the following General Regulations, which apply to all zones, for information about licenses; tags/harvest cards, and permits; definitions; catch and possession limits; gear and bait restrictions; and harvest methods and hours, before going fishing. 4. Emergency or permanent rules adopted since these rules were printed may supersede these regulations. Anglers may call ODFW headquarters or regional offices at the numbers on page 4 of these regulations, or check the ODFW web site, www.dfw.state.or.us for these rules.
1. Licenses, tags and permits can be obtained at license agents throughout the state of Oregon, via the Internet (www.dfw.state.or.us/ 2. 3.

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online_license_sales/index.asp), or through the headquarters office in Salem by mail, fax, or in person. Licenses and tags may be purchased for you by a family member or friend. State and federal laws require a Social Security Number to obtain most hunting and fishing licenses. All persons 14 years or older must have in possession a valid Oregon angling license to angle for or take or assist another in angling for or taking of any fish for personal use, except: • During “Free Fishing Weekend” (June 9-10, 2012) when no license or tag is required; • When taking smelt, crayfish, or bullfrogs; • Oregon resident landowners and members of their immediate family may angle for fish on land they own and reside upon; • When angling in the Pacific Ocean within 3 miles of shore between Cape Falcon, Oregon and Leadbetter Point, Washington either a resident Washington license or an Oregon license is valid. Persons other than Washington residents must have a valid Oregon license to land fish in Oregon which were caught in the ocean. All persons 14 years or older must have in possession a valid Oregon shellfish license to take any shellfish for personal use, except: • During “Free Fishing Weekend” (June 9-10, 2012) when no license is required; • When taking crayfish; • Oregon resident landowners and members of their immediate family may take shellfish on land they own and reside upon. All anglers, regardless of age, need in possession a valid Combined Angling Tag to angle for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon or Pacific halibut. Anglers may purchase only one Combined Angling Tag (authorizing harvest of 20 salmon or steelhead) per year. Any salmon or steelhead may be recorded on the Combined Angling Tag. Anglers may purchase multiple Hatchery Harvest Tags to record adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon or adipose fin-clipped steelhead harvested, in lieu of recording those fish on the Combined Angling Tag. Only adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon or adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be recorded on the Hatchery Harvest Tag.

Licenses, Tags and Permits - Fish
Resident Annual Licenses: Angling License* Combination Angling/Hunting License* Juvenile Angling License* (14 through 17 years of age) Youth Under 14 Angling License Senior Citizen Combination Angling/Hunting License* Senior Citizen Angling License* Sports Pac License

Fee
$33.00 $58.00 $9.00 Free

Qualifications
• See also, definition of “Resident” at top of page 9. • A person who has resided in Oregon for at least 6 consecutive months immediately prior to the date of making application for a license, tag or permit.

Juvenile Sports Pac License (resident only age 12 through 17) Duplicate License or Tag
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• Must be at least 70 years of age and have lived in Oregon for more than 5 years and for at least 6 consecutive months immediately before buying a license. $15.00 • Available from license agents. $164.75 • Includes: combination angling/hunting license; shellfish license; salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, Pacific halibut, spring turkey, cougar, fall black bear, elk and deer tags; upland bird and waterfowl validations. $52.00 • Includes: combination angling/hunting license; shellfish license; salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, Pacific halibut, spring turkey, cougar, fall black bear, elk and deer tags; upland bird and waterfowl validations. $17.00 • Duplicate tags available only at ODFW offices. $25.50

* To obtain mail order licenses and/or tags see page 105.
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

GENERAL (STATEWIDE) REGULATIONS
Licenses, Tags and Permits - Fish
Resident Permanent Licenses: Resident Disabled War Veteran Angling and Hunting License Resident Pioneer Angling and Hunting Permanent License Nonresident Annual License: Angling License* Nonresident Juvenile Angling License* (14 through 17 years of age) Daily Licenses: 1-Day Angling License* 2-Day Angling License* 3-Day Angling License* 4-Day Angling License* 7-Day Angling License* Tags: Combined Angling Tag* (Adult) (Annual Tag to fish for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and Pacific halibut.) Combined Angling Tag* (Juvenile) (Annual Tag to fish for salmon steelhead, sturgeon and Pacific halibut.) Note: Youths age 13 and under must first obtain a Youth Under 14 Angling License prior to purchasing this tag.

Fee
Free

Qualifications
• Available only at ODFW offices. • Must have resided in Oregon for at least 6 consecutive months

Free

immediately before applying for a license and provide written certification of at least 25 percent disability from Veterans Affairs or a branch of the Armed Forces. • Available only at ODFW offices. • Must be at least 65 years of age and have lived in Oregon for at least 50 years and for at least 6 consecutive months immediately before applying for a license.
• No residency requirements. • No residency requirements. • Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon and Pacific Halibut Tag (Combined

$106.25 $20.25 $16.75 $31.50 $46.25 $58.00 $59.75 $26.50

Angling Tag) is included with daily licenses, and all retained fish must be recorded on the tag. • The same fees apply to residents and nonresidents.
• Non-residents only. • Adult: 18 years and older. Juvenile: Under 18 years of age. • The same fee applies to both residents and nonresidents • Anglers may purchase only one Combined Angling Tag per year • It is unlawful to alter entries on tags or licenses and to possess an

$8.50

• Entries must be recorded in ball point pen. No erasures allowed. • Adult salmon (jack salmon only if required under Special

altered tag or license.

Free

Hatchery Harvest Tag (Annual Tag to record adult hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead)

$16.50

Two-Rod Validation

$17.00

Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit (Permit holders must still acquire the appropriate license and tags.)

Free

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Regulations, see Yachats River in the Northwest Zone and Hunter Creek and Pistol River in Southwest Zone) or steelhead, legal size sturgeon and Pacific halibut must immediately upon removal from the water, be recorded on the Combined Angling or Hatchery Harvest Tag in the chronological order caught, except during Free Fishing Weekend (June 9-10, 2012) when no licenses or tags are required. • The angler who landed the fish must record the fish on his or her tag irrespective of who hooked the fish. • See pages 22 and 23 for instructions and codes. • Angler must purchase Combined Angling Tag, which, along with all purchased Hatchery Harvest Tags, must be in possession and presented when requested while angling. Each Hatchery Harvest Tag purchased authorizes the harvest of a combined total of 10 adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon or adipose fin-clipped steelhead. • No limit on the number of Hatchery Harvest Tags an angler may purchase per year. • Only adipose or otherwise fin-clipped adult salmon or adipose finclipped steelhead may be recorded on the Hatchery Harvest Tags. • Entries must be recorded in ball point pen. No erasures allowed. • Adult and juvenile anglers (14-17 years of age) must possess a valid Angling License in order to purchase a Two-Rod validation. Anglers under age 14 may use two rods where allowed without a Two-Rod validation. • Issued by ODFW Salem (Disabilities Permit application and information can be found at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/ form_applications/). Written certification from a licensed physician which states that the applicant meets one of the following criteria: 1. Is permanently unable to walk without the use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, wheelchair, scooter or walker; 2. Is restricted by lung disease to the extent that the person’s forced expiratory volume for one second, when measured by a spiro-meter, is less than 35 percent predicted, or arterial oxygen tension is less than 55 mm/Hg on room air at rest;
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STATEWIDE Pages 4 - 23

GENERAL (STATEWIDE) REGULATIONS
Licenses, Tags and Permits - Fish
Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit (Permit holders must still acquire the appropriate license and tags.) (Continued from previous page.)

Fee
Free

Qualifications
limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV, according to standards established by the American Heart Association; 4. Has a permanent, physical impairment that prevents the person from holding or shooting a firearm or bow or from holding a fishing rod in hand; or 5. Has central visual acuity that permanently does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with corrective lenses, or the widest diameter of the visual field is no greater than 20 degrees; or • Written proof that the last official certification of record by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States shows the person to be at least 65 percent disabled (ORS 496.018). • Holders of a Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit; a Permanent Wheel-chair Angling License or a Permanent Blind Angler License (issued prior to 2000); or a Walking Disability Permit (issued prior to 1988) may angle from an anchored craft in waters where angling from a floating device is prohibited by ODFW. This allowance does not supersede safety or security regulations enacted by other agencies. • A person may assist a disabled angler provided: 1. The person assisting the disabled angler has the appropriate license and tags in possession and a copy of the disabled angler’s Permanent Disabilities Permit while providing assistance. 2. The Permanent Disabilities Permit holder is present and participating in the angling activities. 3. Fish harvested while providing assistance to the Permanent Disabilities Permit holder become part of the Disabled Permit holder’s bag and possession limit. 4. The disabled angler and their assistant(s) may only use one fishing rod while being assisted or providing assistance, except in Two-Rod waters when disabled angler and assistant(s) have Two-Rod validations. 5. The person(s) assisting the disabled angler may be in possession of their daily bag limit and still assist the disabled angler.
3. Has a cardiac condition to the extent that the person’s functional

Licenses and Permits - Shellfish
Resident Annual Shellfish License Nonresident Annual Shellfish License Disabled Veteran Shellfish License

Fee
$7.00 $20.50 Free

Qualifications
• Same as Resident Annual Angling License (see page 5 under Licenses, Tags and Permits). • No residency requirements. • Available only at ODFW offices. • Must have resided in Oregon for at least 6 consecutive months immediately before applying for a license and provide written certification of at least 25 percent disability from Veterans Affairs or a branch of the Armed Forces. • No residency requirements. • Issued by ODFW Newport, Charleston or Astoria offices. • Written certification from a licensed physician that the applicant meets one of the following criteria: 1. Severely limited mobility because of paralysis or loss of use of some or all of a person’s legs or arms; 2. Loss of vision or substantial loss of visual acuity or visual field beyond correction; or 3. Unable to walk without an assistive device or unable to walk more than 200 feet. • The doctor’s certification must state whether the condition is permanent or temporary and, if temporary, the date when assistance would no longer be required. • A Disabled Veterans License, a Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit, Wheelchair Angler License, or a Blind Angler License, issued by ODFW, may be used instead of the Disabled Clam Digger Permit. • A shellfish license is required in addition to this permit. • Issued by ODFW Newport, Charleston or Astoria offices.
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Nonresident 3-day Shellfish License Disabled Clam Digger Permit • A person may assist a disabled clam digger, provided: 1. Both diggers have their own containers for clams; and 2. The disabled clam digger is within 100 feet of the assistant while the assistant is digging; and 3. The disabled clam digger has one of the permits or licenses listed in possession on the clam beds; and 4. The person assisting the clam digger holding one of the permits or licenses listed has a copy of said permit or license in possession on the clam beds. Abalone Harvest Permit
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$11.50 Free

Free

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GENERAL (STATEWIDE) REGULATIONS
Catch and Possession Limits:
Catch and Possession Limits: Daily Limit: Annual Limit: Catch and possession limits apply to all waters and across Zone boundaries and apply to all fish and shellfish in possession regardless of condition. This includes fish and shellfish which are fresh, and when lawful, frozen, canned, smoked or otherwise processed. Maximum number of fish or shellfish which may be legally caught and reduced to possession in one day. An angler may take daily limits of several types of fish per day. Applies to abalone, Pacific halibut, salmon, steelhead and sturgeon only. The annual catch limits are: abalone 5; sturgeon 5; Pacific halibut 6; and 20 for salmon and steelhead, in any combination, when recorded on the Combined Angling Tag. Adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon or adipose fin-clipped steelhead legally recorded on a Hatchery Harvest Tag do not count toward this annual limit. Maximum number or amount of a type of fish or shellfish that a person may lawfully possess in the field or forest, or in transit to the place of permanent residence. The possession limit is: 2 daily limits for all species, including jack salmon except 1 daily limit for abalone, 1 daily limit on the vessel or three daily limits on land for Pacific halibut, and no possession limit for adult salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon. Anglers are restricted to 1 daily catch limit and 1 annual catch limit for all fish species from the Columbia River, even if licensed in Oregon and Washington. It is unlawful to take or have in possession any fish or shellfish that are smaller than the minimum size or larger than the maximum size limits. All undersized, oversized, prohibited species or unwanted fish or shellfish taken must be immediately released unharmed and should not be removed from the water. A hatchery salmon, steelhead or trout with a clipped adipose fin and having a healed scar at the location of the fin. The adipose fin is the small fatty fin on salmon, steelhead, and trout located between the dorsal fin and the tail (see page 17). The total sum or number; as in 15 fish in aggregate. Generally used where several species make up a combined daily catch limit. To take or attempt to take fish for personal use by hook and line. A fly is a hook, dressed with conventional fly tying materials. The affixed materials may be natural or synthetic. Tied in conjunction with other materials, the following items may be part of the fly: wire (lead or other metal) used for weighting the fly, dumbbell eyes or beads (metal, glass or plastic). A fly is not a hook to which sinkers, molded weights, spinners, spoons or similar attractors are attached. Any item used to attract fish which is not an artificial fly or a lure. Molded soft plastic or rubber imitation worms, eggs, or other imitation baits are considered bait. Scent is not considered bait. Angling from the mainland or island shore or from docks physically attached to the shore. A hook manufactured without barbs or a hook with the point barb removed or bent down to the shank. Depositing in the water any substance, not attached to a hook, which may attract fish. A healed scar where a fish fin has been clipped. Angling with a fly rod, fly reel, (no spinning or fixed spool reel(s)), floating or sinking fly line, leader, any type of backing line, and an artificial fly. In waters restricted to “Fly Angling Only” no additional weights or attractors shall be attached to the hook, leader, or line, and no metal core lines may be used. Are defined as follows: Trout, salmon when taken by angling, steelhead, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, other sunfish, catfish, walleye, yellow perch, hybrid bass (white x striped cross), whitefish, sturgeon and shad when taken by angling, mullet, grayling and striped bass. Includes: lingcod, rockfish, greenling, cabezon, skates, flatfish other than Pacific halibut on page 100. A series of single point hooks that are no larger than 3/8 inch gap between point and shank. Herring jigs are typically used to catch species such as herring, sardine, and anchovy. A herring jig may have any number of hooks. A landowner’s immediate family is the landowner’s spouse, domestic partner, children and parents who reside on the landowner’s property. Anywhere other than a permanent residence. The slack water portion of all lakes, ponds and reservoirs; excluding beaver ponds and tide-gate sloughs. The length of any fish (except halibut and sturgeon) is the shortest distance measured in a straight line between the tip of the tail and the tip of the snout while the fish is lying on its side, on a flat surface, with its tail in a normal position (see sketch, page 21). The length of a Pacific halibut is measured in a straight line from the tip of the lower jaw with the mouth closed to the extreme end of the middle of the tail (see sketch, page 21). The fork length of a sturgeon is measured in a straight line from the tip of the nose to the fork in the caudal fin (tail), with the fish laying on its side, on a flat surface (see sketch, page 21). An artificial device, complete with hooks, intended to attract and entice fish; excluding molded soft plastic or rubber imitation baits and artificial flies. Corkies, spin-n-glos, go-glos, birdy drifters, lead-head jigs, etc., are considered lures. Molded soft plastic or rubber imitation worms, eggs, or other imitation baits are considered bait. Line which when bent sharply and then released remains bent.
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Possession Limit:

Size Limit:

Definitions:
Adipose FinClipped Fish Aggregate Angling Artificial Fly

Bait Bank Angling Barbless Hook Chumming Fin Clip Fly Angling Game Fish Groundfish Group Herring Jig Immediate Family In the Field, Forest or Transit Lake Length

Lure Metal Core Line

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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GENERAL (STATEWIDE) REGULATIONS
Nongame Fish Offshore Pelagic Species Permanent Residence Resident Are defined as all fish except those which are defined as Game Fish. See species listed as Nongame in the Harvest Methods, Hours and Restrictions table on page 11. Includes all species of tuna and mackerel (family Scombridae), swordfish, all species of bill fish (family Istiophoridae), all species of the family jacks (family Carangidae), opah, dorado, Pacific pomfret, and all species of shark except leopard shark, spiny dogfish, white shark, soupfin shark, and basking shark. A residential dwelling where a person normally lives, with associated features such as address, telephone number, utility account, etc. A person who has resided in Oregon for at least 6 consecutive months immediately prior to the date of making application for a license, tag or permit. Resident license and tags may also be purchased by: 1. Members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: • Are permanently assigned to active duty in this state, and their spouse and dependent children. • Reside in this state while assigned to duty at any base, station, shore establishment or other facility in this state. • Reside in this state while serving as members of the crew of a ship that has an Oregon port or shore establishment as its home port or permanent station. • Armed Forces includes Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, or their reserve components; the National Guard or Oregon National Guard. 2. Aliens attending school in Oregon under a foreign student exchange program. All genera and species of the family Scorpaenidae which include Sebastes, Sebastolobus, and that occur in Oregon. Refer to ODFW’s website or contact ODFW’s Marine Program at the Newport office for a listing of Oregon’s Rockfish species, descriptions and photographs. Includes 5 species: Chinook, coho, chum, sockeye and pink. Adult salmon are coho over 20 inches in length and any other salmon species over 24 inches in length, except in the ocean where all legal size salmon are considered to be adults. Jack salmon are coho between 15 and 20 inches in length and any other salmon species between 15 and 24 inches in length when in fresh-water or bays. Jack salmon are not a separate species of salmon, but a life-history stage of various species of salmon that return to fresh-water and become sexually mature after only a short period in the ocean. Thus, there are jack coho and jack Chinook salmon, for example. See exception to salmon minimum length limits for Sections 2-4 of the Columbia River and the Umatilla River. Abalone, clams, crabs, crayfish, mussels, oysters, piddocks, scallops, shrimp and other marine invertebrates with shells. Hooking or attempting to hook fish other than inside the mouth. Sea-run rainbow trout over 20 inches in length except in Northwest and Southwest Zone streams where rainbow trout over 16 inches in length are defined as steelhead. The free-flowing portion of all rivers and creeks, including beaver ponds and tide-gated sloughs. A hookless, unscented floating device attached to the line or leader for the purpose of signaling a strike at the fly. The point of attachment must be at least 18 inches from the fly. Strike indicators are not considered an “attachment” or an “attractor” and are therefore permitted in fly angling and artificial fly waters, except the North Umpqua. Largemouth and smallmouth bass; bluegill; crappie; green sunfish; redear sunfish; Sacramento perch; pumpkinseed; warmouth and all hybrids of these species. To kill, reduce to possession or control. Stream or estuary waters affected by daily ebb and flow of tides. A stream flowing into a larger stream or a lake. All rainbow (except steelhead); cutthroat; brook; brown; bull; golden and lake trout; Atlantic salmon and kokanee. Coho salmon are always considered salmon regardless of size and Chinook salmon are considered trout in some areas (see Special and Zone regulations). A validation which allows an angler with a current resident or non-resident fishing license to angle with two rods or lines when angling on standing water bodies which include lakes, ponds, and reservoirs including Snake River impoundments above Hell’s Canyon Dam but excludes the Columbia River and its impoundments. Seasonal or permanent backwaters and sloughs of rivers, streams or creeks and bays, estuaries and ocean waters are also excluded from the Two-Rod Validation. See exceptions in Special Regulations which prohibit Two-Rod angling in coastal lakes during wild coho salmon seasons.

Rockfish Salmon

Shellfish Snagging Steelhead Stream Strike Indicator Sunfish Take Tidewaters Tributary Trout Two-Rod Validation

Gear and Bait Restrictions:

Use of Fish for Bait 1. It is unlawful to: transport live fish into, within or out of this state; hold any live fish in the waters of this state; or release or attempt to release any live fish into the waters of this state; except as provided by OAR 635-007-0600(3)(a) for aquaria fish intended for aquaria use and those holding a valid Fish Transport Permit. 2. Live fish may not be used or held for use as bait, except live nongame fish may be used in the ocean, bays and tidewaters when taken from the waterbody in which they will be used. 3. Dead fish, preserved fish, or parts of fish, shellfish and fish eggs may be used as bait. Goldfish may not be used as bait or in angler’s possession while angling. 4. It is unlawful to use lamprey as bait in any recreational fishery. 5. Live crayfish may not be used as bait and live crayfish taken for bait may not be released into Oregon waters except in the waterbody in which they were taken. 6. Live leeches may not be used as bait or in angler’s possession while angling.
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General Restrictions:
The following activities are unlawful: 1. Use of more than one rod or one line when angling for any fish except: a. A person with a current Two-Rod Validation may use two rods or lines when angling on standing water bodies which include lakes, ponds, and reservoirs but exclude reservoirs on the Columbia River and the Snake River below Hells Canyon Dam. Seasonal or permanent backwaters and sloughs of rivers, streams or creeks and bays, estuaries and ocean waters are also excluded from the Two-Rod Validation. See exceptions in Special Regulations which prohibit Two-Rod angling in coastal lakes during wild coho salmon seasons. b. Any number of rods or lines are allowed outside of three miles from shore when angling for offshore pelagic species and only if no species other than offshore pelagic species have been retained. c. Rods or lines must be closely attended. 2. Use of gurdies, winches or reels affixed to a boat to land fish (rod or line must be held in hand) except when used for retrieving crab rings or pots. 3. Sale or purchase of fish or shellfish, or parts thereof, which have been taken for personal use. Except the skeletal remains of ocean food fish may be sold; and eggs from ocean-caught salmon may be sold to a licensed wholesale fish or bait dealer. 4. Catching all or part of another person’s catch limit, except as provided for by a Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit. See page 7. 5. Trespassing on a fishway, weir or fish trap; and angling within 200 feet above and 200 feet below a weir or the entrance or exit of a fishway or fish trap either public or private. 6. Taking or attempting to take fish from state or federal hatchery facilities. 7. Removal, alteration or possession of ODFW signs. 8. Angling through a human-made ice hole larger than 12 inches diameter or length. 9. Transporting live fish or live eggs from one waterbody to another or into the state without a permit from ODFW. 10. Wasting fish, shellfish or marine intertidal invertebrates. 11. Angling on private land without permission. 12. Denying ODFW employees, peace officers or landowners opportunity to inspect license, catch and gear. It is also unlawful for any person licensed by ODFW to fail to comply with the directions of authorized Department personnel related to the collection of sampling data or material from salmon or other fish. It is also unlawful for any such person to fail to relinquish to the Department any part of a salmon or other fish containing coded-wire tags, including but not limited to, the snouts of those salmon that are marked by having clipped adipose fins. 13. Taking or attempting to take any fish by means of chumming, or knowingly angle with the aid of chum, except chumming is allowed when fishing for offshore pelagic species outside of three miles from shore and only if no species other than offshore pelagic species have been retained. 14. Continuing to angle for the same type of fish after taking and retaining a catch or possession limit. Exceptions are provided for in bass fishing tournament regulations and while anglers are providing assistance to a disabled angler (see page 7). Anglers may continue to angle for sturgeon provided all subsequent fish are released. 15. Dispose of dead animal (fish) carcasses, or parts thereof, in Oregon waters. 16. To attach a tag or physically mark any fish in Oregon waters without a scientific taking permit except that adipose or otherwise finclipped fish may be tagged as part of angling tournament activities authorized under Department tournament permits. Contact ODFW in Salem for an application. 17. Take a fish which has had a radio tag inserted (a fish with an antenna trailing from its mouth or body) except radio-tagged fish may be retained, when otherwise legal, (consistent with all other existing regulations and applicable laws) in the mainstem Columbia River and its tributaries. 18. Unless authorized by a specific permit issued by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, no person may angle for or possess any of the following species of fish: Goose Lake lamprey; Pacific lamprey; River lamprey; Western brook lamprey; Miller Lake lamprey; Klamath lamprey; Pit-Klamath lamprey; Klamath Basin lamprey; Goose Lake tui chub; Warner Basin tui chub; Alvord chub; Catlow tui chub; Oregon lakes tui chub; Sheldon tui chub; Summer Lake Basin tui chub; Borax Lake chub; Oregon tui chub of Hutton Spring; Oregon chub (Willamette Basin); California roach; Millicoma dace; Foskett Springs speckled dace; Lahonton redside shiner; Goose Lake sucker; Modoc sucker; Tahoe sucker; Lost River sucker; short nose sucker (mullet) of Klamath County; Jenny Creek sucker; Warner sucker; Malheur mottled sculpin; margined sculpin; pit sculpin; grass carp; caribe or piranha; walking catfish; Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon; Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon; Columbia River Coho Salmon. Note: fish listed under state or federal endangered species acts may be harvested under “incidental take permits,” which are considered annually. Check regulations to see under what circumstances these fish may be taken. 19. Snag or attempt to snag gamefish. 20. Take, possess, or remove from streams salmon and steelhead carcasses or parts thereof not legally taken.

Hook and Weight Regulations:

1. No more than two hooks may be used while angling for Pacific halibut and no more than three hooks may be used while angling for

other species except herring jigs may be used for marine food fish species (defined on pages 11 and 12) other than Pacific halibut. A double or treble point hook is classified as one hook. When angling with two rods (where allowed and with a current Two-Rod Angling Validation), the general hook rule applies to each rod. 2. Measure hook gap from point to shank (see sketches at right). 3. When angling for sturgeon, anglers are restricted to one single-point barbless hook in all Oregon waters. 4. When angling for salmon or steelhead, (except in the ocean or as listed under Special Regulations for specific bodies of water) the following regulations apply:
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Hook and Weight Regulations: (continued from previous page)
• Single-point hooks larger than 1-inch and multiple-point hooks larger than 9/16-inch gap are prohibited. • All weight, if not part of a conventional lure, must be attached above the hooks. When using single-point hooks larger than 5/8-inch

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5. When angling for salmon or steelhead in the ocean, anglers must refer to Marine Zone Regulations for Salmon and Steelhead, 6. Barbless hooks are advised for fisheries where the release of fish is anticipated, unless specifically required.

gap or multiple-point hooks, the attachment of the weight must be 18 inches or more above uppermost hook.

page 101, and the Northwest Zone Special Regulations for Tillamook Bay, page 32.

Angling and Harvest Methods, Hours and Restrictions: Species Harvest Method Game Fish - Freshwater:
Salmon, Shad, Angling only Steelhead, Sturgeon, Trout, Whitefish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Hybrid Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Sunfish, Yellow Perch, Walleye and Mullet

1. Fish, shellfish or marine invertebrates may be taken only by the method or gear and during hours listed below.

Restrictions
Unlawful to: 1. Angle for or take salmon, shad, steelhead, sturgeon, trout or whitefish except in daylight hours (one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset). See exceptions for specific waterbodies in Southeast (Miller Lake and Lake-of-the-woods) and Columbia River zones (McNary Dam to Oregon-Washington border); 2. Attempt to snag, spear, gaff, net, trap, club, shoot or ensnare any game fish. A handheld landing net may be used to land legally hooked fish. A gaff may not be used to land hooked salmon, steelhead or other freshwater game fish in inland or ocean fisheries; 3. Take game fish hooked other than hooked inside the mouth; 4. Remove eggs from any salmon, steelhead or sturgeon without retaining the carcass while in the field; 5. Possess in the field game fish dressed or mutilated so that size, species or fin clip cannot be determined until the angler has reached their automobile or principle means of land transportation and has completed their daily angling; 6. Angle for sturgeon with lures in waters closed to salmon or steelhead angling; 7. Gaff or penetrate sturgeon in any way while landing or releasing it; 8. Remove oversize sturgeon totally or in part from the water; 9. Take or possess suckers (mullet) in Klamath County; 10. Continue to angle for jack salmon after retaining a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.
• No angling license is required to take bullfrogs. • Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required. • It is illegal to harvest or possess all freshwater mussels or clams unless authorized by

Nongame Fish and Shellfish - Freshwater:
Bullfrogs Crayfish Freshwater Clams and Mussels Pacific Lamprey Angling, Hand, Bow & Arrow, Spear, Gig, Spear Gun, Dip Net Hand, Baited Lines (no hooks allowed), Net, Rings and Traps Harvest prohibited Hand or handpowered tools

Smelt Suckers, Northern Pikeminnow, Carp, Chub, Sculpin, and other Nongame Freshwater Fish Food Fish Herring, Anchovy, Sardines and Smelt

None Angling, Hand, Bow & Arrow, Crossbow, Spear, Spear Gun, Gaff & Snag Hook

a specific permit issued by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (Scientific Take Permit). Note: Unlawful to take or possess Zebra mussels or Asian clams. 1. May be taken at Willamette Falls only. 2. Must have in possession both a Personal Use Permit and a Possession Permit issued from the ODFW Northwest Region Office in Clackamas when harvesting lamprey. 3. Must have a Possession Permit to possess lamprey. Possession Permit does not authorize harvest of lamprey. 4. Season, Harvest Hours and Possession Limits established by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission are printed on Personal Use Permit. 5. Lamprey Harvest Permit with completed catch information must be turned in to the Northwest Region Office within 30 days of the end of season. Failure to report annual catch may jeopardize your ability to obtain a Lamprey Harvest Permit in the future. • Unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters including bays, estuaries, rivers and streams. See ODFW website for smelt identification guide. • Unlawful to take or attempt to take suckers (mullet) in Klamath and Lake Counties.

Food Fish and Shellfish - Marine:
Angling, Dip Net, Cast • Unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters including bays, Net & Herring Jig with estuaries, rivers and streams. See ODFW website for smelt identification guide. any number of hooks Note: Marine Shellfish; Marine Invertebrates and Other Marine Regulations are listed on pages 100-102. For Licensing Requirements see pages 5-7.

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Species Harvest Method Food Fish and Shellfish - Marine: (continued from previous page)
Lingcod, Rockfish, Cabezon, Greenling, Flounder, Sole, Perch, other Nongame Marine Fish and Offshore Pelagic species Pacific Halibut

Restrictions

Angling, Hand, Bow & • Unlawful to mutilate fish so that size or species cannot be determined prior to landing Arrow, Spear, Spear or to transport mutilated fish across state water. Gun, Gaff & Snag Hook and Herring Jig

Single Line, no more than 2 hooks; Spears Marine Shellfish and See Marine Zone Marine Invertebrates

• See Marine Zone (page 101), and License Requirements (pages 5-7).

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Fish District Boundaries and Contacts
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Chris Knutsen 503-842-2741
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Steve Mamoyac 541-757-4186
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Bob Buckman 541-265-8306

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Brett Hodgson
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541-726-3515

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Jeff Ziller

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Mike Gray 541-888-5515
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Shannon Hurn Roger Smith
541-883-5732
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Laura Jackson 541-440-3353

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541-573-6582

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Dan VanDyke
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now’s your chance to contribute to the development of the 2013 Oregon Sport Fishing regulations
every four years the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife conducts a major public process which provides opportunities for the public to submit proposals for new or modified angling regulations and provide comments on staff and public proposals at public meetings throughout the state. several major revisions have been made to the public process to more effectively develop and review public proposals. the focus of the new Five-step public process will be on regulation proposals shaping the “social” aspects of angling regulations. You can participate in this process by developing an angling regulation proposal, come to a public meeting and comment on staff and public proposals, submit your written comments for Commission consideration, or testify at the august or september Commission meetings. an overview of the Five-step public process and public participation will be included in the 2012 Fivestep public process packet which will be available January 1, 2012. to receive a package of materials, visit the ODFW web site at www.dfw@state.or.us or write us at angling regulations, 3406 Cherry avenue ne, salem, Or 97303. public angling regulation meetings will be held during the month of may, 2012. meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the following locations: see the ODFW web site for any updates on meeting schedules.

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All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not be removed from the water.
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NATIVE FISH SPECIES
Rainbow Trout Redband Trout

Coastal Cutthroat Trout

Westslope Cutthroat Trout

Chinook Salmon (King, Blackmouth)

Coho Salmon (Silver)

Kokanee/Sockeye spawning colors

Kokanee/Sockeye pre-spawning colors

Steelhead

Bull Trout

White Sturgeon

Green Sturgeon

Northern Pikeminnow

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INTRODUCED FISH SPECIES
Largemouth Bass Smallmouth Bass

Yellow Perch

Walleye

American Shad

Striped Bass

Channel Catfish Black Crappie Bluegill

Brook Trout

Brown Trout

Lake Trout

Atlantic Salmon

Illustrations this and previous page are taken from Game Fish Identification Charts, by Oregon artist Ron Pittard, published and copyrighted by Windsor Nature Discovery, LLC. See their web site www.nature-discovery.com or call 1-800-635-4194. Or visit 1000 S. Bertelsen Rd. #13, Eugene, OR.
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OREGON FISH ADVISORIES
Fish are a nutritious, low-fat source of protein. However, fish in some Oregon waters have contaminants that may be harmful to you and your family. Please consult the recommendations below for fish consumption guidelines. For more information call the Oregon Department of Human Services at (971) 673-0440 or visit their Web site at http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/entox. Please note: Not all of Oregon’s waters have been sampled for contaminants in fish. WATERBODY
Antelope Reservoir (SE Zone) Columbia River - from Bonneville Dam upstream to Ruckel Creek (Columbia River Zone) Columbia Slough (Willamette Zone) Cooper Creek Reservoir (SW Zone) Cottage Grove Reservoir (Willamette Zone) Dorena Reservoir (Willamette Zone) East Lake (Central Zone) Emigrant Reservoir (SW Zone) Galesville Reservoir (SW Zone) Jordan Creek (SE Zone) Lower Columbia River (Columbia River Zone) Owyhee Reservoir and Owyhee Riverupstream to Three Forks (SE Zone) Plat 1 Reservoir (SW Zone) Portland Harbor (Lower Willamette River) (Willamette Zone) Avoid eating carp, bass and catfish Snake River including Brownlee Reservoir (Snake River Zone) Willamette River and Coast Fork Willamette to Cottage Grove Reservoir (Willamette Zone)

CONTAMINANT
Very high mercury levels All species PCB levels Smallmouth bass (no more than one 8-ounce serving per month) PCB levels All resident species (no more than two 8-ounce servings per month) High mercury levels All species Very high mercury levels All species Moderate mercury levels All species High mercury levels All species Very high mercury levels All species except rainbow trout High mercury levels All species Very high mercury levels All species PCBs, dioxins & pesticides All resident species Very high mercury levels All species Moderate mercury levels All species PCBs, dioxins & pesticides All resident species Moderate mercury levels All species High mercury levels and PCBs, dioxins & pesticides All resident species

CONSUMPTION RECOMMENDATIONS VERY HIGH MERCURY LEVELS
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Women of childbearing age, children under 6, and people with liver and kidney damage should avoid eating fish from these waters. n Healthy adults should eat no more than one 8-ounce serving per month

HIGH MERCURY LEVELS
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Children under 6 should eat no more than one 4-ounce serving every two months. n Women of childbearing age should eat no more than one 8-ounce serving every month. n Healthy adults should eat no more than one 8-ounce serving every two weeks.

MODERATE MERCURY LEVELS
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Children under 6 should eat no more than one 4-ounce serving every month. n Women of childbearing age should eat no more than one 8-ounce serving every two weeks. n Healthy adults should eat no more than one 8-ounce serving every week.

PCBs, DIOXINS & PESTICIDES
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All persons should reduce or avoid eating fatty parts of fish. Exposure can be reduced by removing the skin and all fat, eggs and internal organs. See diagram below.
Cut away back fat Remove skin

Cut away fatty area along the side of the fish

Trim off belly fat

ONE 8-OUNCE SERVING is about the size and thickness of your hand.
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FISH MEASUREMENTS

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Sturgeon
Sturgeon length measurements are taken by fork length. Fork length is measured in a straight line from the tip of the nose to the fork in the caudal fin (tail), with the fish laying on its side, on a flat surface.

Legal Measurement

*

TRANSFER OF FISH AND SHELLFISH TO ANOTHER PERSON
Fish and shellfish (whole or parts, including fish eggs) which have been taken for personal use and then given or shipped to another person must be accompanied by the following information or you may complete the Fish and Wildlife Transfer Record below: 1. Kind and number of fish or shellfish transferred; 2. Date fish or shellfish were caught; 3. Name, address, Angling License or Shellfish License number, and Combined Harvest or Hatchery Harvest tag number (if applicable) of the person who caught the fish or shellfish. The above information must also be provided to the wholesale fish or bait dealer when eggs from oceancaught salmon are sold.

FISH AND WILDLIFE TRANSFER RECORD
Person transferring fish or wildlife Name: Address: License: #: Tag #: Location & Date: Fish species transferred Coho salmon Chinook salmon Steelhead Trout Other Species condition
Entire carcass

Phone:

Wildlife species transferred Deer Elk Bear Cougar Other Parts Phone:

Transferred to Name: Address:
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Your 2011 Salmon/Steelhead/ Sturgeon/Halibut Harvest Card
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Instructions for Completing Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, and Halibut Harvest Card (Tag)
Example of a coded entry while fishing on the Lower Rogue River on January 25, a fin-clipped Chinook then an unmarked Steelhead are taken. On Tahkenitch Lk. Nov. 30 a wild Coho is taken. Species 1 6W 2W Location 225 225 93 Length (inches) 36 28 30 Month 1 1 11 Day 25 25 30

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For more info, call your local ODFW office or ODFW Headquarters (503) 947-6200

SALMON, STEELHEAD, STURGEON & HALIBUT ANGLERS: Upon landing and keeping an adult salmon, steelhead, legal size sturgeon, or halibut, the angler must IMMEDIATELY enter the codes for the species caught (ocean port or stream) and the month and day of catch. Record fish in consecutive order. (Southwest Zone Regulations: jack salmon landed and kept from Hunter Creek and Pistol River are required to be tagged and recorded). Use only 1 line per fish. Sturgeon and halibut anglers must record the fish length in inches. ENTRIES MUST BE RECORDED IN BALL POINT PEN ! NO ERASURES ALLOWED ! HANDLE WITH CARE: When you catch and release fish, you are preserving a valuable resource for other anglers to enjoy in the future. Use barbless hooks in order to easily release your catch. Land fish as carefully as possible. Remove the hook quickly and gently, keeping the fish underwater. See page 33 for Catch and Release guidelines. Carefully released fish may also be counted on spawning grounds, ensuring adequate escapement for conservation and management of fish populations.

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Codes
1 1W

Species of Fish
Chinook Fin-Clipped (Hatchery) (king or blackmouth) - has black lower gum line Chinook Unmarked (Wild) (king or blackmouth) - has black lower gum line Coho Fin-Clipped (Hatchery) (silver) - has white lower gum line Coho Unmarked (Wild) (silver) - has white lower gum line Other Salmon - Pink (humpy); Chum (dog); or Sockeye Jack Salmon Steelhead Fin-Clipped (Hatchery) Steelhead Unmarked (Wild) White Sturgeon - gray with uniform pale belly Green Sturgeon - olive green with dark stripe on belly Halibut

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Return expired Harvest Card (tags) to qualify for prizes and help ODFW manage the fisheries and estimate total harvest. Return to: ODFW 3406 Cherry Ave NE Salem OR 97303-4924 or: Deposit with any ODFW License Agent
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HARVEST CARD (TAG) LOCATION CODES
OCEAN HARVESTED FISH ONLY (for bays and estuaries use river systems codes below)
Code 1 18 19 2 3 Coastal Port Astoria Gearhart Beach N to Astoria Cannon Beach Nehalem Bay Garibaldi Code 4 5 6 7 8 Coastal Port Netarts Bay Cape Kiwanda & Pacific City Salmon River Siletz Bay Depoe Bay Code 9 10 11 12 13 Coastal Port Newport Waldport Florence Winchester Bay Charleston Code 20 14 15 16 17 Coastal Port Sunset Bay Bandon Port Orford Gold Beach Brookings

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COLUMBIA RIVER MAINSTEM
Code 211 212 Waterbody Buoy 10 to Tongue Point Tongue Point to Longview Bridge Code 213 214 Waterbody Longview Bridge to I-5 Bridge I-5 Bridge to Bonneville Dam Code 215 216 Waterbody Bonneville Dam to The Dalles Dam The Dalles Dam to John Day Dam Code 217 218 Waterbody John Day Dam to McNary Dam McNary Dam to Stateline

COLUMBIA RIVER TRIBUTARIES
Code 187 114 115 116 149 223 117 120 122 245 246 247 123 131 203 132 133 134 209 Waterbody Alton Baker Canoe Canal (Willamette R.) Bear Cr. (Clatsop Co.) Beaver Cr. (Columbia Co.) Big Cr. (Clatsop Co.) Big Sheep Cr. from mouth to Little Sheep Cr. Blue R. (McKenzie R.) Bull Run R. Catherine Cr. Clackamas R. below Carver Bridge Clackamas R. from Carver Bridge to Bakers Ferry Rd. Clackamas R. from Bakers Ferry Rd. to River Mill Dam Clackamas R. from River Mill Dam to Cazadero Dam Clatskanie R. Deschutes R. below Sherar Falls Deschutes R. above Sherar Falls Eagle Cr. (Clackamas. R.) Eagle Cr. (Columbia R.) Fall Cr. (Willamette R.) Little Fall Cr. (Willamette R.) Code 135 137 138 231 232 233 140 229 144 208 250 238 239 146 147 148 151 152 153 Waterbody Fifteenmile Cr. Gales Cr. (Tualatin R.) Gnat Cr. Grande Ronde R. from Stateline to Wildcat Bridge Grande Ronde R. from Wildcat Bridge to Island City Bridge Grande Ronde R. above Island City Bridge Herman Cr. (Columbia R.) Hood R. Imnaha R. John Day Arm John Day R. (Clatsop Co.) John Day R. below Cottonwood Bridge John Day R. above Cottonwood Bridge Mid Fk. John Day R. N Fk. John Day R. Johnson Cr. (Willamette R.) Klaskanine R. N Fk. Klaskanine R. S Fk. Klaskanine R. Code 150 154 220 156 156 241 157 155 158 164 242 165 221 167 168 205 244 169 170 171 172 Waterbody Knappa / Blind sloughs Lewis & Clark R. Long Tom R. Luckiamute R. Little Luckiamute R. Lookingglass Cr. Marys R. McKenzie R. below Leaburg Dam McKenzie R. above Leaburg Dam Molalla R. Powder R. Rickreall Cr. Row R. Salmon R. (Sandy R.) Sandy R. from mouth to Revenue Bridge Sandy R. from Revenue Bridge to Salmon R. Sandy R. above Salmon R. Santiam R. N Fk. Santiam R. Little N Fk. Santiam R. S Fk. Santiam R. Code 176 178 180 236 243 237 182 234 235 184 203 185 186 188 210 190 191 192 193 Waterbody Snake R. Tanner Cr. Tualatin R. Umatilla R. below Three-Mile Dam Umatilla R. Three-Mile Dam to Nolin Umatilla R. above Nolin Walla Walla R. Wallowa R. mouth to Minam State Park Wallowa R. above Minam State Park Wenaha R. White R. Willamette R. & Slough below Oregon City Falls Willamette R. above Oregon City Falls Mid Fk. Willamette R. Coast Fk. Willamette R. Yamhill R. N Fk. Yamhill R. S Fk. Yamhill R. Youngs R. & Bay

COASTAL RIVER SYSTEMS
Code 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 52 40 42 43 44 45 Waterbody Alsea R. & Bay N Fk. Alsea R. S Fk. Alsea R. Applegate R. Beaver Cr. (Lincoln Co.) Beaver Cr. (Till. Co.) Big Cr. (Lane Co.) Big Elk Cr. (Yaquina R.) Brush Cr. (Curry Co.) Cape Cr. Chetco R. & Bay Cook Cr. (Nehalem R.) Coos R. & Bay S Fk. Coos R. Coquille R. & Bay N Fk. Coquille R. E Fk. Coquille R. S Fk. Coquille R. Mid. Fk. Coquille R. Cow Cr. Cummins Cr. Deadwood Cr. (Siuslaw R.) Drift Cr. (Alsea R.) Drift Cr. (Siletz R.) Eel Cr. & Lk. Code 46 47 48 49 50 51 53 54 55 240 56 57 58 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 204 67 224 69 Waterbody Elk Cr. (Clatsop Co.) Elk R. Euchre Cr. Fall Cr. (Alsea R.) Five R. (Alsea R.) Floras Cr. & Lk. Fourmile Cr. (Coos Co.) Hunter Cr. Illinois R. Isthmus Slough Indian Cr. (Siuslaw R.) Kilchis R. Lake Cr. (Siuslaw R.) Miami R. Middle Cr. (Coquille R.) Millicoma R. E Fk. Millicoma R. W Fk. Millicoma R. Necanicum R. Nehalem R. & Bay below Hwy. 26/Elsie Nehalem R. above Hwy 26/Elsie N Fk. Nehalem R. Neskowin Cr. Nestucca R. & Bay Code 70 51 71 72 73 74 225 226 227 228 77 78 79 80 81 84 85 86 87 89 90 92 Waterbody Little Nestucca R. New R. & Lk. Pistol R. Rock Cr. (Lane Co.) Rock Cr. (Nehalem R.) Rock Cr. (Siletz R.) Rogue Bay up to Elephant Rock Rogue R. from Elephant Rock to Grave Cr. Rogue R. from Grave Cr. to Gold Ray Dam site Rogue R. above Gold Ray Dam site Salmon R. (Coast) Salmonberry R. Sand Lk. Schooner Cr. (Siletz R.) Siletz R. & Bay Siltcoos R. & Lk. Siuslaw R. & Bay N Fk. Siuslaw R. Sixes R. Smith R. N Fk. Smith R. Sweet Cr. (Siuslaw R.) Code 93 94 95 96 97 98 194 99 100 101 102 103 201 219 104 105 106 107 108 110 111 Waterbody Tahkenitch Cr. & Lk. Tenmile Cr. & Lk. (Coos Co.) Tenmile Cr. (Lane Co.) Three Rivers Tillamook Bay Tillamook R. Tioga Cr. Trask R. N Fk. Trask R. S Fk. Trask R. Umpqua R. & Bay N Fk. Umpqua R. below Winchester Dam N Fk. Umpqua R. from Winchester Dam to Rock Cr. N Fk. Umpqua R. from Rock Cr. to Soda Springs (Fly Area) S Fk. Umpqua R. Wilson R. S Fk. Wilson R. Little N Fk. (Wilson R.) Winchuck R. Yachats R. Yaquina R. & Bay

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NORTHWEST ZONE
Description:
The Northwest Zone is all waters north of the Umpqua River to the Columbia River that drain directly to the Pacific Ocean, but not including the Umpqua River drainage, and tributaries of the Columbia River entering downstream of the City of St. Helens. Portions of Columbia River tributaries upstream of the railroad bridge (near the mouth) are included in the Northwest Zone and those portions of the tributaries below the railroad bridge (near the mouth) are included in the Columbia River Zone (pages 92-95). Regulations for marine fish, marine shellfish and marine invertebrates are listed under the Marine Zone (pages 100-103).

Instructions:

1. Read the Special Regulations for this zone. Special Regulations apply to specific bodies of water or portions of water within a

Regulations for this zone:

zone. If specific references to a body of water, species, catch limits, length limits, seasons, or other specifications are not made in the Special Regulations for this zone, then Zone Regulations apply. 2. Read the following Regulations for this zone. 3. Always read the General Regulations, pages 5-12, which apply to all zones, for information about licenses; tags and permits; definitions; catch and possession limits; gear and bait restrictions; and harvest methods and hours, before going fishing. 4. Emergency or permanent rules adopted since these rules were printed may supersede these regulations. Anglers may call ODFW headquarters or regional offices at the numbers on page 4 of these regulations, or check the ODFW web site, www.dfw.state.or.us for these rules, or call 503-947-6000 during normal business hours.
1. Angling for all species in streams above tidewater is restricted to artificial flies and lures May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions for use of

bait in Siletz, Nestucca, Trask, Wilson, John Day, Lewis and Clark, Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, Big and Gnat creeks, and Three Rivers. 2. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round. 3. Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.

Species Name
Trout

Catch Limits
Lakes: 5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession. Streams: ( including tidewaters and bays): • 2 per day, 2 daily limits in possession. • Lower Columbia River tributaries catch and release only. In the aggregate: 2 adult salmon or steelhead per day, 20 per year. 5 jack salmon per day, 2 daily jack limits in possession.

Length Limits and Other Specifications
• 8-inch minimum length. • Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day. • Rainbow trout over 16 inches are considered steelhead in streams. • Salmon under 15 inches are considered trout, except coho salmon, • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tide-

Season
Lakes: Open all year Streams: (including tidewaters and bays): Open May 26-Oct. 31

which are always considered salmon regardless of size.

water, May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.

Salmon and Steelhead

• See exceptions to the Chinook salmon catch limit under Nehalem, Closed in all waters • Pink salmon, sockeye salmon and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon species under

Nestucca and Tillamook bays and tributaries, and Yachats River.

unless noted by

may be retained as part of the adult and jack salmon daily bag limit Special in all waters that are currently open to angling for Chinook salmon or Regulations. steelhead, except as specified in Special Regulations. • Hatchery releases of coho salmon occur in the Trask River, North Fork Nehalem River, Big Creek, Klaskanine River and Youngs Bay. • Closed to chum salmon (including jacks) angling unless noted under Special Regulations. • Note: Changes to salmon regulations for the ocean, are printed in the spring and are available at ODFW offices or from license agents. Regulation changes for other water bodies may occur throughout the year and are posted on the ODFW website: http://www.dfw.state. or.us/resources/fishing/. Check for new regulations before you fish. • See Special Regulations in NW Zone to determine where harvest of any Chinook salmon is allowed. Harvest of nonadipose fin-clipped steelhead and nonadipose fin-clipped coho salmon is prohibited in the NW Zone except as allowed under Special Regulations for Siltcoos and Tahkenitch lakes. There is no annual limit on adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon or adipose fin-clipped steelhead as long as the appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.

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Species Name
Sturgeon

Catch Limits
1 per day, 5 per year.

Length Limits and Other Specifications

Season

• Closed to the retention of green sturgeon. Lakes: Open all year • Minimum fork length 38 inches, maximum fork length 54 inches. Streams: (including • All oversize, undersize, and unwanted legal size sturgeon must be tidewaters and • Oversize sturgeon cannot be removed totally or in part from water. trout, salmon or • Only one single-point barbless hook may be used for sturgeon. steelhead seasons, • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tide- except tide-water

immediately released unharmed into the water.

bays): Open during

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2 per 24 consecutive hours; 2 daily limits in possession. Sucker, Northern No limit. Pikeminnow, Carp, Chub, Sculpin and other Nongame Fish and Shad • An angling license is not required. Open all year. No limit. Bullfrogs • Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required. 100 per day, Crayfish • All streams are open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as 2 daily limits in closed under Special Regulations. possession. Harvest prohibited • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams Closed. Freshwater unless authorized by a specific permit issued by the Oregon Fish Clams and and Wildlife Commission (Scientific Take Permit). Mussels Marine Fish and See Marine Zone (pages 100-103). Marine Shellfish Smelt None.
• Unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters Closed in all NW

Warmwater Game Fish: Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Other Sunfish, Walleye and Yellow Perch Other Fish: Striped Bass

5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession. No limit.

water May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. Note: Tidewater portions of Columbia River tributaries are managed per Columbia River regulations. Columbia River sturgeon fisheries are managed on a quota basis. Anglers should check the status of regulations prior to fishing as modifications will be made in-season if necessary to remain within catch guidelines. • No more than 3 over 15 inches in length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. • No minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. • 24-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.

areas of Columbia River tributaries down-stream from the city of St. Helens are open all year.

including bays, estuaries, rivers and streams. See ODFW website Zone waters. for smelt identification guide.

Special Regulations for this zone:
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Alsea River (Lincoln Co.): 1. Mainstem, including tidewater upstream to Fall Creek 2. Upstream from Fall Creek upstream to 100 feet below the Alsea Hatchery fishway, and from 100 feet above the Alsea Hatchery fishway upstream 600 feet to the angling deadline marker 4. South Fork Alsea upstream to bridge located 200 feet upstream from Peak Creek at McBee Park Barney Reservoir (Washington Co.)
3. North Fork Alsea from the mouth

Special Regulations
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for marine fish and other fish entire year in Alsea Bay. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Dec. 1-31. • No angling from a floating device upstream from Mill Creek. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1- April 30 and Dec. 1-31. • No angling from a floating device.

• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-Mar. 31 and Dec. 1-31. • No angling from a floating device. • Catch and release only for trout. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures.

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Bear Creek and tributaries (Salmon River Basin, Lincoln Co.) Bear Creek (Clatsop Co.)

Special Regulations
• Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31, May 26-Aug. 31 and • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon May 26-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Aug. 31 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed Sept. 1-30. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon May 26-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31. • Closed upstream from West Beaver Creek. • Closed Sept. 1-30. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-Aug. 31 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1- July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-31 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31. • Angling from Big Creek railroad trestle bridge near mouth closed Sept. 1-30. • Use of bait allowed. • Closed to all species except open to catch and release trout angling above the hatchery

Oct. 1-Dec. 31.

Beaver Creek (Columbia Co.) upstream to 200 feet below lower falls Beaver Creek (Lincoln Co.) upstream to county bridge located at Ona, including tidewater Beaver Creek (Nestucca Basin, Tillamook Co.) Big Creek (Clatsop Co.) 1. Downstream from hatchery weir deadline.

2. Upstream from hatchery weir

• Restricted to artificial flies and lures May 26-Aug. 31. Big Creek including tidewater (Lane Co.) • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed April 1-Oct. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. Big Elk Creek including tidewater • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31. (Yaquina Basin, Lincoln Co.) upstream

weir May 26-Oct. 31.

to first bridge located downstream from Grant Creek Bob Creek (Lane Co.) Cape Creek including tidewater (Lane Co.) Cape Meares Lake (Tillamook Co.) Clatskanie River (Columbia Co.) upstream to Swedetown Road Bridge crossing near Swedetown Cook Creek upstream to South Fork (Nehalem Basin, Tillamook Co.) Cummins Creek including tidewater (Lane Co.) Deadwood Creek (Siuslaw Basin, Lane Co.): 1. Mainstem
2. Tributaries Devils Lake (Lincoln Co.)

• Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed April 1-Oct. 31. • Limit 1 bass per day, any size, 2 daily limits in possession. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon May 26-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed April 1-Oct. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31. • Open to trout angling May 26-Sept. 30 below the confluence with the West Fork • Trout angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, 8-inch minimum length, 2 fish per day. • Closed April 1-May 25 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed. • Closed to take of grass carp. • Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be taken. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Oct. 16-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon Oct. 16-Dec. 31. • Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed April 1-Oct. 31.

Deadwood Creek.

Drift Creek (Alsea Basin, Lincoln Co.): 1. Mouth upstream to Lyndon Creek (near head of tidewater) 2. Lyndon Creek upstream to 200 feet below Bohanon Falls located at Rivermile 25 3. Tributaries not listed and mainstem and tributares above Bohanon Falls Drift Creek (Siletz Basin, Lincoln Co.): 1. Upstream to Sampson Creek Ecola (Elk) Creek including tidewater upstream to forks located 1 mile upstream from Hwy 101 bridge (Clatsop Co.)
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Fall Creek upstream to Carns Creek (Alsea Basin, Lincoln Co.) Five Rivers (Alsea Basin, Lincoln, Lane, and Benton Co.) 1. Upstream to Buck Creek 2. Tributaries not listed and mainstem and tributaries upstream from Buck Creek. Fishhawk Lake (near Birkenfeld on the Nehalem River, Columbia Co.) Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.): 1. Upstream from railroad bridge to the Aldrich Pt. Road Bridge
2. Upstream from Aldrich Pt. Road

Special Regulations
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31, except closed for Chinook salmon upstream

from Cascade Creek.

• Closed. (See Lobster Creek for available trout angling.) • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only May 26-Aug. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead the entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-Jul. 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • See Special Regulations for Blind Slough/Knappa Slough, page 95. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-Aug. 31 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July. 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Aug. 31 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31. • Use of bait allowed. • Closed Sept. 1-30. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31. • Open to trout angling May 26-Sept. 30 below the confluence with the West Fork Indian • Trout angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, 8-inch minimum length, 2 fish per day. • Closed April 1-May 25 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Use of bait allowed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; except closed for Chinook salmon

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Bridge to Barrier Falls which is located 1/4 mile upstream from Hwy 30.

Indian Creek (Siuslaw Basin, Lane Co.): 1. Mainstem

Creek.

2. Tributaries John Day River (Clatsop Co.)

Kilchis River (Tillamook Co.) 1. Upstream to North Fork, including tidewater

tributaries including North Fork and South Fork Klaskanine River upstream from marker immediately above the confluence with Youngs River, North Fork upstream to Klaskanine Hatchery angling deadline and South Fork upstream to the first falls (approximately Rivermile 4.7) (Clatsop Co.)

2. Upstream from North Fork and all

upstream from old Hwy 101 bridge Aug. 1-Sept. 15; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. • Catch and release only for chum salmon Sept. 16-Nov. 15. • Closed.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed on the North Fork from 200 feet below hatchery holding pond fishway upstream • North Fork Klaskanine is closed to salmon and steelhead angling upstream of Olney

to hatchery dam.

• South Fork Klaskanine is closed to salmon and steelhead angling from Sept. 1-Oct. 15. • Use of bait allowed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. Lake Creek (Lane Co.): • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31 1. Upstream to Deadwood Creek 2. From Deadwood Creek upstream to • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31. • Closed Oct. 1-Nov. 30. the mouth of Fish Creek 3. Tributaries not listed • Closed. • Limit 1 bass per day, any size, 2 daily limits in possession. Lake Lytle (Tillamook Co.) Lewis and Clark River upstream to fish • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. ladder located 200 feet downstream from • Open for fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31. Warrenton Reservoir Dam (Clatsop Co.) • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Use of bait allowed. • Catch and release only for all fish. Lily Lake (Lane Co.) • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. Lobster Creek (Alsea Basin, Benton and • Open to trout angling May 26-Sept. 30. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, 8-inch minimum length, 2 fish per day. Lincoln Co.) 1. Mouth upstream to confluence with

Lane Bridge (near fire station) from Sept. 1-Oct. 15.

Little Lobster Creek

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Special Regulations

Lobster Creek (Alsea Basin, Benton and • Closed. Lincoln Co.) (Continued from page 29) 2. Above confluence with Little Lobster Creek and tributaries • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. Miami River (Tillamook Co.): • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon May 26-July 31. 1. Mainstem only, including tidewater • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. • Catch and release only for chum salmon Sept. 16-Nov. 15. 2. Tributaries • Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. Necanicum River (Clatsop Co.) down• Open for Chinook salmon Sept. 1-Dec. 31. stream of Hwy 53 bridge at Necanicum • Open for marine fish and other fish entire year below the 12th Avenue bridge located in Jct., including Neawanna Creek tideSeaside. See Marine Zone (pages 100-103). water downstream of 12th Avenue bridge • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year Nehalem Bay up to Miami River-Foley • Open for spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31. Creek Road bridge (Tillamook Co.) • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures May 26-Aug. 31 above tidewater (at upstream end Nehalem River: of Mohler Sand and Gravel). 1. Mainstem upstream from Miami River• Closed upstream from Hwy 26 bridge located at Elsie Sept. 1-Oct. 31. Foley Creek Road bridge including • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead upstream to Hwy 26 bridge at Elsie entire year. tidewater • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead upstream from Hwy 26 bridge at Elsie Jan. 1-March 31, May 26-Aug. 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for spring Chinook salmon May 26-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. • Closed to angling for Chinook salmon above the railroad bridge (RM 22.3) located at the mouth of the Salmonberry River the entire year. 2. North Fork up to 4th bridge on Hamlet • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for spring Chinook salmon May 26-July 31. Road located near Milepost 6 • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. • Fishing is authorized during open fishing seasons from the Nehalem Hatchery Barrier Free Fishing Platform by those individuals who possess one of the following Departmentissued licenses: Blind Angler License; Wheelchair Angling License; Disabled War Veteran Angling License, or Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit. A person may assist a Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit holder in angling, provided that conditions of the permit are followed (see page 7). • Closed to angling for Chinook salmon above Highway 53 Bridge the entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. Neskowin Creek (Tillamook Co.): • Closed April 1-Oct. 31. 1. Mainstem including tidewater 2. Tributaries • Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. Nestucca River and Bay • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31. (Tillamook Co.): • Open for fall Chinook salmon mouth to Cloverdale Bridge, including upstream to Hwy 1. Mainstem upstream to Farmer Creek 101 bridge on Little Nestucca River, Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, and entire bay including upstream to 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, Hwy 101 bridge on Little Nestucca and Nestucca bays and streams. River • Open for fall Chinook salmon Cloverdale Bridge to Farmer Creek Sept. 16-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook per day, 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. • Use of bait allowed. 2. From Farmer Creek to Moon Creek • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31. located at Blaine • Open for fall Chinook salmon Sept. 16-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. • Use of bait allowed. 3. From Moon Creek located at Blaine to • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. Elk Creek • Restricted to artificial flies and lures only. • Closed to all salmon angling year round.
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Nestucca River and Bay (Tillamook Co.) (continued) 4. Upstream from Elk Creek 5. Tributaries not listed Nestucca River, Little (Tillamook Co.): 1. Hwy 101 bridge upstream to Forest Service bridge located at Dolph (for downstream of Hwy 101 see Nestucca River and Bay) 2. Upstream from the Forest Service bridge located at Dolph 3. Tributaries Netarts Bay and tributaries (Tillamook Co.) Pacific Ocean Plympton Creek (Clatsop Co.) Rock Creek including tidewater (Lane Co.) Rock Creek (Nehalem Basin, Clatsop/ Columbia Co.) Rock Creek up to Big Rock Creek (Siletz Basin, Lincoln Co.) Salmon River including tidewater upstream to bridge located between Mileposts 11 and 12 (Lincoln Co.) Salmonberry River Basin (Tillamook Co.): 1. Mainstem 2. Tributaries Sand Lake estuary upstream to Jewell Creek (Tillamook Co.) Sand Lake tributaries (Tillamook Co.) Schooner Creek (Siletz Basin, Lincoln Co.) including tidewater up to Erickson Creek Scott Creek and tributaries (Alsea Basin, Lincoln Co.) Siletz River and Bay (Lincoln Co.): 1. Mainstem upstream to painted boulder located 900 feet downstream from Siletz Falls at Rivermile 64.5, including tidewater 2. Mainstem Siletz upstream from 900 feet below Siletz Falls, North Fork Siletz, South Fork Siletz and all tributaries of these streams Siltcoos Lake (Lane/Douglas Co.)

Special Regulations
• Closed.

• Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon May 26-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, 4 in

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any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. • Closed.
• Closed. • Closed to salmon, steelhead and trout angling. Open only for other fish (see page 27). • See Marine Zone (pages 100-103) • See Columbia River Zone (page 95) for the area downstream from the mainline railroad

bridge.

• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed April 1-Oct. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31, May 26-Aug. 31 and Nov. 1• Closed Sept. 1-Oct. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead upstream to bridge located between Milepost 11 • Open for Chinook salmon upstream to bridge located near Milepost 9 on Hwy 18

Dec 31.

and 12 on Hwy 18 Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. May 26-Dec. 31.

• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed April 1-Oct. 31. • Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31. • Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for Chinook salmon April 1-Dec. 31, upstream to deadline marker at the Moonshine • Use of bait allowed. • Closed.

Park boat ramp.

Siuslaw River (Lane Co.): 1. Mainstem upstream to Whittaker Creek including tidewater

Coho Salmon Regulations: • Open upstream from the Hwy. 101 bridge and downstream of the railroad trestle on the Maple Creek arm and the Fivemile Road crossing on the Fiddle Creek arm. • Open for coho salmon Oct. 1-Dec. 31. • Bag limit is one non fin-clipped adult coho salmon and one non fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day and 5 total non fin-clipped adult coho salmon per year in aggregate with other NW and SW Zone waterbodies. Special Gear Restrictions and Closures: • Closed to two-rod angling for all fish species during coho salmon season Oct. 1Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open to angling for adipose fin-clipped steelhead April 1-15, from Whittaker Creek boat launch to 200 yards below Wildcat Creek boat launch. • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for other fish (see page 27) entire year in tidewater.
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Siuslaw River (Lane Co.): (continued from previous page) 2. Mainstem upstream from Whittaker Creek 3. North Fork including tidewater a. Mainstem b. Tributaries Slick Rock Creek and tributaries (Salmon River Basin, Lincoln Co.) Sunset Lake (Clatsop Co.) Sweet Creek (Siuslaw Basin, Lane Co.): 1. Tidewater to 200 feet below falls located near Milepost 10. Tahkenitch Lake (Douglas Co.)
2. From head of tidewater upstream

Special Regulations
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31. • Closed Oct. 1-Nov. 30. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31. • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec 31 up to Meadows Bridge at Milepost 11. • Open to trout angling above Meadows Bridge May 26-Sept. 30. • Closed. • Closed. • Limit 1 bass per day, any size, 2 daily limits in possession. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for other fish entire year (see page 27). • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31. • Closed Oct. 1-Nov. 30.

Tenmile Creek including tidewater (Lane Co.) Three Rivers (Nestucca Basin, Tillamook/Yamhill Co): 1. Mainstem

2. Tributaries Tillamook Bay (Tillamook Co.)

Tillamook Bay tributaries not listed Tillamook River (Tillamook Co.): 1. Tidewater

2. Mainstem, upstream from tidewater

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Coho Salmon Regulations: • Open upstream from the Hwy. 101 bridge and downstream of the first road crossing on the Leitel Creek arm and the ODFW marker at the bridge on the 059 Road just west of the Douglas County Road 49. • Open for coho salmon Oct. 1-Dec. 31. • Bag limit is one non fin-clipped adult coho salmon and one non fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day; and total of 5 non fin-clipped adult coho salmon per year in aggregate with other NW and SW Zone waterbodies. Special Gear Restrictions and Closures: • Closed to two-rod angling for all fish species during coho salmon season Oct. 1Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed April 1-Oct. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-June 30. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Oct. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. • Closed from mouth upstream to hatchery weir deadline July 1-Sept. 30. • Use of bait allowed. • No angling from a floating device. • Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon during any authorized ocean Chinook salmon seasons prior to August 1 in the Tillamook Spring Chinook Terminal Area (ocean) from the jetty tips seaward to the 15 fathom line offshore from Twin Rocks (45* 35’ 54” N. lat.) to Pyramid Rock (45* 29’ 48” N. lat.). • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31 in Tillamook Bay inside the jetty tips. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. NOTE: Changes to salmon regulations in the Tillamook Fall Terminal Area are adopted by June of each year and are posted on the ODFW website: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/ resources/fishing/. Check for new regulations before you fish. • Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon May 26-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. • Closed.
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Town Lake (Tillamook Co.) Trask River (Tillamook Co.): 1. Mainstem up to North and South forks, (at Trask County Park) including tidewater

Special Regulations
• Limit one bass per day, any size, 2 daily limits in possession. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; except closed for adult Chinook salmon

2. North Fork 3. South Fork 4. East Fork 5. Tributaries not listed

Vernonia (Pond) Lake (Columbia Co.) Whittaker Creek (Lane Co.) Wilson River (Tillamook Co.): 1. Mainstem upstream to South Fork including tidewater

2. Little North Fork 3. South Fork, from mouth upstream to

marked deadline at Milepost 1

upstream from Hwy 101 bridge Aug. 1-Sept. 15. Two adult Chinook per day, 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. • Use of bait allowed. • Closed from marker below Dam Hole upstream to Blue Ridge Creek Sept. 1-Nov. 30. The Dam Hole is located near milepost 7 on the Trask River Road. • Closed from Gold Creek, at hatchery, 200 feet upstream and 900 feet downstream June 1-Nov. 30. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31, upstream to Bark Shanty Creek. • Open for trout May 26-June 15 only. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31, upstream to Edwards Creek. • Open for trout May 26-June 15 only. • Open for trout May 26-June 15 only. • Closed. • Limit one bass per day, any size, 2 daily limits in possession. • Limit ten Crappie per day, no minimum length. • Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31; except closed for Chinook salmon upstream from railroad bridge Aug. 1-Sept. 15; 2 adult Chinook salmon per day, 4 in any 7 consecutive days, 10 per season in aggregate from all Nehalem, Tillamook, and Nestucca bays and streams. • Use of bait allowed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1- 31.
• Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31. • Only 1 adult Chinook salmon per day and 5 per year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for Chinook salmon April 1-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon entire • Open for fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Sturgeon fisheries in Youngs Bay are managed in accordance with Columbia River

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4. Tributaries not listed

Yachats River up to North Fork including tidewater (Lincoln Co.) Yaquina River, including Bay, (Lincoln Co.): 1. From ends of jetties upstream to head of tide 2. From head of tide upstream to first bridge located 2-1/2 miles upstream from Eddyville on Eddyville-Nashville Road Youngs Bay (Clatsop Co.): 1. From Hwy 101 bridge upstream to markers immediately above confluence of Youngs Bay and Klaskanine River (including Walluski River tidewater)

year.

Youngs River including tidewater (Clatsop Co.): 1. From marker immediately above confluence of Youngs Bay and Klaskanine River upstream to Youngs River Falls 2. Upstream from Youngs River Falls • Open for catch and release trout angling May 26-Oct. 31. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures.

guidelines and regulations. Anglers should check the status of the regulations prior to fishing. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Use of bait allowed.

All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not be removed from the water.
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Help Get the Lead Out
Lead and the environment While lead in fishing tackle, ammunition and shot has been shown to be toxic for some wildlife and lead is harmful to humans, the impact of lead on fish is unknown. However, it is known that lead is toxic to almost all organisms and has no biological benefit in any amount. Because of this, the use of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle is under heightened scrutiny and there have been some calls for increased regulation or prohibitions on its use.

Some Things to Think About.

In the meantime, anglers are encouraged to Get the Lead Out by switching to non-lead alternatives. Lead-free alternatives There are several alternatives to lead in fishing tackle, including tin, steel, bismuth, brass and tungsten. Ask for these alternatives at retailers and stores, or search the internet for on-line sources. Risks of lead tackle to humans Lead is toxic to children and adults. To help reduce the risks, follow these tips when making or using lead fishing tackle:
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Use non-lead fishing weights where possible. l Never discard old fishing gear into the water or on the bank. Wash hands thoroughly after handling lead sinkers or cleaning out your tackle box. l Take special precautions when making lead sinkers or jigs. Never melt lead inside your house, always work in a well-ventilated area and wear a respirator mask, and wash your body and your clothes after working with lead. ODFW is actively doing its part as well. All ODFW-sponsored youth and adult fishing events are lead-free.

Removing Sodium Sulfite from Cured Eggs
ured fish eggs have been a popular salmon and steelhead bait for decades. However, a recent study by ODFW and OSU has shown that a common ingredient in some cures – sodium sulfite – can be toxic at some levels when consumed by juvenile salmon and steelhead. Thanks to the work of the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association and the egg cure manufacturers, guidelines have been developed for cured egg recipes that reduce sodium sulfites to levels that are much safer for juvenile fish. Many manufacturers are now transitioning to these new formulations. If you’re making your own cure, we urge you to avoid using sodium sulfite. Borax is a good alternative that does not appear to cause mortality in juvenile salmon. If you’re buying commercially cured eggs: l Look for products that are labeled Meets Oregon Guidelines and carefully follow label instructions. l Don’t add additional sodium sulfite to already cured eggs. l Don’t dump unused eggs in the river where they can be eaten by juvenile fish. l Consider the use of net bags to reduce the likelihood of juvenile salmon consuming the eggs. The effect of sodium sulfite on salmon and steelhead populations has not been determined. However, reducing sodium sulfite from cured eggs is a small step that individual anglers can take to help reduce salmon and steelhead smolt mortality.

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ince it opened in 2005, scientists at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center have been studying the ways hatchery fish are reared or used in fishery management. Researchers at the center are now focusing their efforts on finding ways to minimize the effect hatchery salmon and steelhead can have on wild fish populations while still providing for healthy fisheries. To help find some of these answers, research at OHRC is focusing on:  Can we prevent hatchery fish from spawning with wild fish? If the number of hatchery fish on spawning grounds can be reduced ODFW can provide more opportunity for anglers to harvest these fish in the lower rivers and estuaries.  Should hatchery fish be as similar, or as different as possible from wild fish? For years, scientists and managers have debated whether wild fish should be used in hatchery broodstocks. It is also believed that selecting the right breeding pairs (fish that would have spawned together in the wild) at the hatchery may produce offspring that would have less impact on wild fish. While the answers to these questions may vary depending on the fishery, the OHRC will be focused on research that will help fishery managers make these choices.  How can we establish healthy wild populations of salmon above barriers such as dams? ODFW and partner agencies are beginning to reintroduce salmon into several areas from which they had disappeared due to dams or

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Description:
The Southwest Zone is all waters draining directly to the Pacific Ocean from the Umpqua River south to the Oregon-California border, and including, the Umpqua River drainage; and those portions of Klamath River drainage in Jackson County. Regulations for marine fish, marine shellfish and marine invertebrates are listed under the Marine Zone (pages 100-103).

Instructions:

1. Read the Special Regulations for this zone. Special Regulations apply to specific bodies of water or portions of water within a

Regulations for this zone:

zone. If specific references to a body of water, species, catch limits, length limits, seasons, or other specifications are not made in the Special Regulations for this zone, then Zone Regulations apply. 2. Read the following Regulations for this zone. 3. Always read the General Regulations, pages 5-12, which apply to all zones, for information about licenses; tags and permits; definitions; catch and possession limits; gear and bait restrictions; and harvest methods and hours, before going fishing. 4. Emergency or permanent rules adopted since these rules were printed may supersede these regulations. Anglers may call ODFW headquarters or regional offices at the numbers on page 4 of these regulations, or check the ODFW web site, www.dfw.state.or.us for these rules, or call 503-947-6000 during normal business hours.
1. Rogue River tributaries below Lost Creek Dam, Applegate River tributaries below Applegate Dam, all Illinois River tributaries, and 2. Angling in streams above tidewater for all species during May 26-Aug. 31 is restricted to artificial flies and lures. See exceptions for 3. Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round. 4. Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining limit of adult salmon or steelhead.

the Illinois River above Pomeroy Dam are closed to all angling, except as noted under Special Regulations. use of bait in Rogue, Applegate and Umpqua river basins.

Species Name
Trout

Catch Limits
Lakes: 5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession. Streams: (including tidewaters and bays); 2 per day, 2 daily catch limits in possession. In the aggregate: 2 adult salmon or steelhead per day, 20 per year. 5 jack salmon per day, 2 daily jack limits in possession.

Length Limits and Other Specifications
• 8-inch minimum length. • Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day. • Rainbow trout over 16 inches are considered steelhead in streams. • Salmon under 15 inches are considered trout, except coho salmon,

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Salmon and Steelhead

Sturgeon

1 per day, 5 per year.

Lakes: Open all year Streams: (including tidewaters and bays): Open May 26which are always considered salmon regardless of size. Oct. 31 unless • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tide- noted under Special water, May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations Regulations. where use of bait is allowed. • See Special Regulations in SW Zone to determine where harvest of Closed in all any Chinook salmon is allowed. There is no annual limit on adipose waters unless or otherwise fin-clipped salmon or adipose fin-clipped steelhead noted by species as long as the appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have under Special been purchased to record the catch. Regulations. • See exceptions to the Chinook salmon catch limit under Hunter Creek and Pistol River. • Pink salmon, sockeye salmon and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon may be retained as part of the adult and jack salmon daily bag limit in all waters that are currently open to angling for Chinook salmon or steelhead. • Hatchery releases of coho salmon occur in the Rogue River and South Fork Umpqua River. • Only adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be kept, except as noted under Special Regulations for the mainstem Illinois, Chetco, Elk, Pistol, Rogue, Sixes and Winchuck rivers and Hunter and Euchre creeks. • Where allowed, no more than a total of 1 per day and 5 per year nonadipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken per year statewide. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. Note: Changes to salmon regulations for the ocean, bays, coastal rivers and the Columbia River system (page 94) are printed in May and are available at ODFW offices or from license agents. Check for new regulations before you fish. • Closed to the retention of green sturgeon. Lakes: Open all year • Minimum fork length 38 inches, maximum fork length 54 inches. unless noted under • All oversize, undersize, and unwanted legal size sturgeon must be Special Regulations Streams: (including immediately released unharmed into the water. • Oversize sturgeon cannot be removed totally or in part from water. tidewaters and • Only one single-point barbless hook may be used for sturgeon. bays): Open during • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tide- trout, salmon or water May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations steelhead seasons. where use of bait is allowed.
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Warmwater Game Fish: Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Other Sunfish, Walleye, and Yellow Perch Other Fish: Striped Bass Sucker, Umpqua Pikeminnow, Carp, Chub, Sculpin, other Nongame Fish, and Shad Smelt Crayfish Bullfrogs Freshwater Clams and mussels Marine Fish and Marine Shellfish

Catch Limits
5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession unless noted under Special Regulations. No limit.

Length Limits and Other Specifications

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water, May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations tidewaters and where use of bait is allowed. bays): Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons. • No minimum length unless noted under Special Regulations. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. • 24-inch minimum length. 2 per 24 conLakes: Open all year • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tide- unless noted under secutive hours; water, May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations Special 2 daily limits in where use of bait is allowed. possession. Regulations. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tide- Streams: (including No limit. water, May 26-Aug. 31. See exceptions under Special Regulations tidewaters and bays): Open during trout, where use of bait is allowed. salmon or steelhead seasons, unless noted under Special Regulations. • Unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters Closed in all None. including bays, estuaries, rivers and streams. See ODFW website SW Zone waters. for smelt identification guide. • Neither angling nor a shellfish license is required. 100 per day, • All streams are open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as 2 daily limits in Open all year. closed under Special Regulations. possession. No limit. • An angling license is not required. Harvest prohibited. • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams Closed. unless authorized by a specific permit issued by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (Scientific Take Permit). See Marine Zone (pages 100-103).

• No more than 3 over 15 inches in length. Lakes: Open all year. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tide- Streams (including

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Applegate Reservoir (Jackson Co.)

Special Regulations
• No harvest of bass between 12-15 inches and no more than 1 bass longer than 15

• All landlocked salmon are considered trout. • Open for trout Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. Applegate River (Josephine/ • 2 adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. Jackson Co.): 1. Mainstem upstream to Applegate Dam • Non-adipose fin-clipped rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released unharmed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31. • Use of bait allowed. • No angling from a floating device. • Closed from USGS cable crossing, located 1/4-mile downstream from Applegate Dam,

inches may be taken.

upstream to the Dam.

2. Tributaries upstream to Applegate Dam • Closed, except see entry for Glade Creek on page 41 for areas open to trout angling. 3. Mainstem and tributaries upstream • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Use of bait allowed. from Applegate Dam • Steelhead not present. Rainbow trout are always considered trout regardless of size. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. Ashland Creek (Jackson Co.): East • Use of bait allowed. and West Forks, including all tributaries

upstream from Reeder Dam Big Butte Creek (Rogue system, Jackson Co.) and tributaries upstream from Cobleigh Road Bridge Brush Creek (Curry Co.): 1. Mainstem including tidewater 2. Tributaries Chetco River (Curry Co.): Mainstem including tidewater Cooper Creek Reservoir

• Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open to trout angling per Zone Regulations. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed to angling April 1-Oct. 31. • Closed. • Open for Chinook salmon and steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily

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Water
Coos Bay from the tips of jetties upstream to head of tide including: Kentuck Slough (Creek) upstream to tide gate, Larson Slough (Creek) upstream to Sullivan Creek, North Slough upstream to tide gate, Palouse Slough (Creek) upstream to Elliott State Forest Boundary located about 6 miles upstream from highway, Catching Slough upstream to Sumner Road Bridge, Isthmus Slough, Coal Bank and Davis Sloughs upstream to their tidegates, Shinglehouse Slough, and Pony Slough (Creek) upstream to Newmark Avenue in tidewater (Coos Co.) Coos River (Coos Co.): 1. Mainstem and South Fork up to head of tide located at Dellwood 2. South Fork from head of tide upstream to concrete bridge located near Tioga Creek Coquille River (Coos Co.): 1. Inland from the tips of the jetties upstream to the South Fork 2. East Fork up to marker at lower end of Brewster Gorge
3. Middle Fork 4. North Fork

Special Regulations
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for Chinook salmon entire year. • Isthmus Slough open year-round for Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon

and adipose fin-marked steelhead up to a point on the slough adjacent to Milepost 3 on Highway 42. Open to youth anglers (age 17 and under) and Disabled Anglers with a Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit (see pages 6-7), from Milepost 3 on Highway 42 to the tidegate.

• Open for Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead the entire year. • Open for Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and

May 26-Dec. 31, except closed for salmon upstream from Seven-Mile Bridge.

• Open for Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Dec. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed 200 feet upstream from and 200 feet downstream from falls above Milepost 21

(above Dora).

• Open for Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and • Closed upstream from Myrtle Creek Sept. 16-Nov. 30. • Open for Chinook salmon from confluence with South Fork upstream to the confluence • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed 200 feet upstream from and 200 feet downstream of LaVerne Falls. • Open for Chinook salmon from confluence with North Fork upstream to the confluence • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead from confluence with North Fork upstream to the

Oct. 1-Dec. 31.

with the East Fork Jan. 1-April 30 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.

5. South Fork

with the Middle Fork Jan. 1-April 30 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.

(Milepost 4 Powers-Agness Road) upstream to Coquille River Falls (approximately 12 miles) including tributaries. • Closed for salmon upstream from the confluence of the South Fork and the Middle Fork of the Coquille River. • See Umpqua River Basin. Cow Creek (Umpqua Basin) • Open April 28-Oct. 31. Diamond Lake (Douglas Co.) • Trout catch limits: 8 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length, only 1 trout over 20 inches per day. 2 daily limits in possession. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead from Jan. 1-April 30. Eel Creek (below Eel Lake) (Coos Co.) • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. Eel Lake (Coos/Douglas Co.) • Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 per day, 8-inch minimum; and open for adipose finElk River (Curry Co.) Mainstem inland clipped rainbow trout (half pounders), 2 per day, 8-inch minimum length, Jan. 1-March 31 from the mouth of the river upstream to and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. Bald Mountain Creek, including tidewater • Open for Chinook salmon and steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Nonadipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit. • Open year round. Emigrant Creek and tributaries • Use of bait allowed. upstream from Emigrant Dam • Steelhead not present. Rainbow trout are always considered trout regardless of size. (Jackson Co.) • 8-inch minimum length for crappie. Emigrant Reservoir (Jackson Co.) • All landlocked salmon are considered trout. • See Health Advisory on page 20. • Open for steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. Euchre Creek (Curry Co.) Mainstem • Nonadipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily including tidewater or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit. Ferry Creek (Coquille Basin, Coos Co.) • Closed above Fillmore Street bridge near mouth including tributaries.
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• Closed to all angling year-round from U.S. Forest Service boundary near Powers

USFS Boundary near Powers Jan. 1-April 30 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31.

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Water
Fish Lake (Jackson Co.) Floras Creek & Floras Lake outlet (Curry Co.) Floras Lake (Curry Co.) Fourmile Creek including tidewater (Coos Co.) Galesville Reservoir (Douglas Co.)

Special Regulations
• Catch and release only for tiger trout. See description of tiger trout on page 45. • All landlocked salmon are considered trout. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31 • Open for trout, Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Bass between 12-15 inches must be released and only 1 bass longer than 15 inches • All landlocked salmon are considered trout. • See Health Advisory on page 20. • 1 bass per day, 15-inch minimum length. • Open to trout angling above the lower crossing of Forest Service Road 2030 April 28 • 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Closed. • Open for steelhead Jan. 1-March 31. • Nonadipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily • Open for Chinook salmon downstream of Mateer Bridge Oct. 1-Dec. 31; 1 adult or jack

may be taken.

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or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit.

released unharmed and should not be removed from the water, except in the mainstem Illinois River from the confluence with Briggs Creek upstream to Pomeroy Dam, nonadipose fin-clipped (wild) steelhead at least 24 inches in length may be kept, 1 per day, 5 per year, as part of the daily or annual steelhead/salmon catch limit. • Closed for salmon. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Closed from mouth of Fall Creek, located downstream from Illinois Falls, to a point 400 feet upstream from Illinois Falls. 2. Mainstem upstream from Pomeroy Dam • Closed. 3. All tributaries • Closed. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. Jenny Creek and tributaries • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. (Jackson Co.) • Steelhead not present. Rainbow trout are always considered trout regardless of size. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. Lemolo Reservoir (Douglas Co.) • Trout catch and release, except no limit on size or number of brook trout taken. Little Butte Creek and tributaries, • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. upstream from the forks (Rogue Basin, Jackson Co.) Lobster Creek (tributary to Rogue River) • Open to trout May 26-Sept. 15. • Daily limit 2 adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. (Curry Co.): • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only. 1. Mainstem upstream to North and • Closed for salmon and steelhead. South forks 2. Tributaries, including North and South • Closed to all angling. forks • All landlocked salmon are considered trout. Lost Creek Reservoir (Jackson Co.) Middle Creek upstream to Cherry Creek • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and May 26-Dec. 31. (North Fork Coquille, Coos Co.) Mill Creek upstream from Hwy 38 bridge • Closed. (Umpqua Basin, Douglas Co.) near Cave Junction
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• Closed for trout. 2. Mainstem upstream from North Fork • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31. All other Southwest Zone trout rules apply. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures entire trout season. 3. Tributaries • Closed. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. Hyatt Lake (Jackson Co.) • Open for steelhead and adipose fin-clipped trout Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. Illinois River Basin (Curry/ • 5 adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. Josephine Co.) 1. Mainstem up to Pomeroy Dam located • Nonadipose fin-clipped rainbow trout and steelhead and all cutthroat trout must be

Chinook per day, 5 per year. Jack salmon must be recorded on harvest tag.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Water
Millicoma River (Coos Co.): 1. Mainstem, including tidewater 2. East and West forks Mussel/Myrtle creeks and tributaries (Curry Co.) Myers Creek (Curry Co.) New Lake (Coos/Curry Co.) New River including tidewater (Coos/ Curry Co.) Pacific Ocean Pistol River (Curry Co.) Mainstem including tidewater

Special Regulations
• Open for Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Closed. • Closed. • Open for trout and adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31. • See Marine Zone (pages 100-103). • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 per day, 8-inch minimum length and open for

Plat I Reservoir (Umpqua Basin, Douglas Co.) Rogue River (Curry/Josephine/ Jackson Co.): 1. Mainstem upstream to Hog Creek boat landing, including tidewater

2. Hog Creek boat landing to Gold Ray

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3. From Gold Ray damsite to Cole

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adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout (half pounders), 2 per day, 8-inch minimum length, Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Nonadipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit. • Open for Chinook salmon downstream of Deep Creek Oct. 1-Dec. 31; 1 adult or jack Chinook per day, 5 per year. Jack salmon must be recorded on harvest tag. • Catch and release for bass Jan. 1-Feb. 28 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • See Health Advisory on page 20. Trout Regulations: • Open for trout Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • 5 adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Nonadipose fin-clipped rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released unharmed. Salmon Regulations: • Open for Chinook salmon: 1. Jan. 1-May 31 per Zone Regulations except closed to harvest of nonadipose finclipped Chinook salmon. 2. June 1-Dec. 31 per Zone Regulations. • Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon as per Zone Regulations. Steelhead Regulations: • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Jan. 1-April 30 nonadipose fin-clipped steelhead at least 24 inches in length may be kept; 1 per day, 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit. Special Gear Restrictions and Closures: • Use of bait allowed in mainstem Rogue River except from Foster Creek upstream to Whiskey Creek, where all angling is restricted to artificial flies and lures Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. • In addition to the hook and weight regulations on page 10, any attached weight may be no more than six feet above the lowermost hook. • Closed to all angling from Rainie Falls downstream 400 feet (Rivermile 66). Trout Regulations: • Open for trout Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • 5 adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Nonadipose fin-clipped rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released unharmed. Salmon Regulations: • Open for Chinook salmon: 1. Jan. 1-May 31 per Zone Regulations except closed to harvest of nonadipose finclipped Chinook salmon. 2. June 1-Sept. 30 per Zone Regulations. 3. Closed for Chinook salmon Oct. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon as per Zone Regulations. Steelhead Regulations: • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Feb. 1-April 30 nonadipose fin-clipped steelhead at least 24 inches in length may be kept; 1 per day, 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit. Special Gear Restrictions and Closures: • Use of bait allowed in mainstem Rogue River. • In addition to the hook and weight regulations on page 10, any attached weight may be no more than six feet above the lowermost hook. • Closed to all angling from the Gold Hill municipal water intake downstream to Gold Hill boat landing (Rivermile 121). Trout Regulations • Open for trout Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • 5 adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Nonadipose fin-clipped rainbow and cutthroat trout must blue is new or unharmed. 2011 Text highlighted in be released changed from

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3. From Gold Ray damsite to Cole

Special Regulations
Salmon Regulations • Open for Chinook salmon: 1. Gold Ray damsite to Dodge Bridge Jan. 1-June 30 per Zone Regulations except closed to harvest of nonadipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and July 1-Aug. 31 per Zone Regulations. a) Closed for Chinook salmon Sept. 1-Dec. 31. 2. Dodge Bridge to Cole Rivers Hatchery Diversion Dam Jan. 1 to July 31 per Zone Regulations except closed to harvest of nonadipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon. a) Closed for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon as per Zone Regulations. Steelhead Regulations • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Feb. 1-April 30 nonadipose fin-clipped steelhead at least 24 inches in length may be kept; 1 per day, 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit. Special Gear Restrictions and Closures • Use of bait allowed in mainstem Rogue except: 1. Gold Ray damsite upstream to markers located downstream from Cole Rivers Hatchery Diversion Dam, this area is restricted to artificial flies from Sept. 1-Oct. 31 (see definition page 8) and any type of rod and reel permitted but no metal core lines and no added weights or attachments except a bubble or similar floating device may be used Sept. 1-Oct. 31. 2. Gold Ray damsite upstream to boat ramp at Shady Cove Park, restricted to artificial flies and lures, Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • In addition to the hook and weight regulations on page 10, any attached weight may be no more than six feet above the lowermost hook. • No angling from a floating device from deadline markers located downstream of Cole Rivers Hatchery Diversion Dam to markers located 1,200 feet downstream. • Closed to all angling from 7:00 p.m. to one hour before sunrise from April 1-July 31 from ODFW markers located downstream from fish ladder entrance at Cole Rivers Hatchery to Hwy 62 bridge at McGregor Park. • Closed to all angling from Cole Rivers Hatchery Diversion Dam downstream to the ODFW markers located downstream from the fish ladder entrance at the Hatchery (Rivermile 157). • Closed to all angling in the Cole Rivers Hatchery outflow channel to confluence with main river channel. • Closed, except as noted under Special Regulations for Applegate River, Illinois River, Lobster Creek, Ashland Creek, Emigrant Creek, and Big Butte and Little Butte Creeks. • Open entire year, catch and release only. • Restricted to fly angling with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 8). • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • No limit on the size or number of brook trout taken in addition to catch limits for other trout species. • Use of bait allowed. • Steelhead not present. Rainbow trout are always considered trout regardless of size. • One bass per day. • Catch and release for trout. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 per day, 8-inch minimum length; and open for adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout (half pounders), 2 per day, 8-inch minimum length, Jan. 1-March 31 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. • Non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit. • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31. • See Umpqua River Basin on page 44. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and May 26-Dec. 31.
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and

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4. Tributaries (not listed) downstream

from Cole Rivers Hatchery

5. Hatchery Diversion Dam upstream to

Lost Creek Dam Creek Dam

6. Mainstem and tributaries above Lost

Selmac Lake (Josephine Co.) Shuttpelz Lake (Coos Co.) Sixes River (Curry Co.) Mainstem upstream to South Fork, including tidewater

Smith River Tenmile Creek including tidewater (Coos Co.) Tenmile Lakes upstream from Hilltop Bridge (Coos Co.)

Thomas Creek and tributaries (Curry Co.)

Nov. 1-Dec. 31. May 1- Oct. 31 rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered trout and may be harvested 1 per day as per Zone Regulations. • Largemouth bass, 5 per day under 15 inches in length. All bass 15 inches or over in length must be released. • Closed.

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Tioga Creek up to concrete bridge located 1/2 mile downstream from Burnt Creek (Coos Co.) Umpqua River Basin (Douglas Co.): includes Umpqua River, Smith River, North Umpqua River, South Umpqua River and their tributaries 1. Umpqua River mainstem, including tidewater, from the tips of the jetties upstream to confluence with North and South Forks (includes Winchester Bay)
2. Tributaries to mainstem Umpqua

Special Regulations
• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and May 26-Dec. 31. • 10 smallmouth bass per day of any size, 2 daily limits in possession.

River, including tidewater portions, from mouth upstream to confluence with North and South Forks

• Catch and release for trout, open May 26-Oct. 31 per Zone Regulations. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for Chinook salmon entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon as per Zone Regulations. • Use of bait allowed. • 2 fish per 24 consecutive hours, 24-inch minimum size for striped bass. • Open for trout May 26-Sept. 15. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures for all tributaries, except tidewater areas • Open for striped bass entire year in tidewater areas. • Mill Creek below Loon Lake, not including Camp Creek, closed to angling entire year. • 2 fish per 24 consecutive hours limit, 24-inch minimum size for striped bass. • Open for Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and

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upstream to Spencer Creek and North May 26-Dec. 31. Fork from mouth upstream to Johnson • Catch and release for trout, Open May 26-Sept. 15. • Open for striped bass entire year. Creek, including tidewater • Use of bait allowed in tidewater areas. • 2 fish per 24 consecutive hours limit, 24-inch minimum size for striped bass. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Dec. 1-31. Smith River mainstem from Spencer Creek upstream to Sisters Creek • Catch and release for trout, open May 26-Sept. 15, • Restricted to artificial flies and lures May 26- Sept. 15. and North Fork from Johnson Creek upstream to Bridge 10 Smith River tributaries, including tide- • Open for trout May 26-Sept. 15. water portions, Smith River mainstem • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, except tidewater areas where use of bait is upstream from Sisters Creek, and allowed. • Open for striped bass entire year in tidewater areas. North Fork and tributaries upstream • 2 fish per 24 consecutive hours limit, 24-inch minimum size for striped bass. from Bridge 10 North Umpqua River from mouth • Catch and release for trout, open May 26-Oct. 31 per Zone Regulations. upstream to fly area boundary above • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. Rock Creek • Open for Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon as per Zone Regulations. • Closed between old Hwy 99 bridge and Winchester Dam. • Use of bait allowed. • No angling from a floating device upstream from BLM recreation site (Lone Rock ramp) which is located 0.5 miles above the Lone Rock Bridge (Hwy 138). • Closed from markers located upstream from Rock Creek, upstream 700 feet to the fly area boundary. North Umpqua River from fly area • Catch and release for trout, open May 26-Oct. 31 per Zone Regulations. boundary above Rock Creek, • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. upstream to Soda Springs Dam • Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon as per Zone Regulations. (31 miles) Special Gear Restrictions and Closures: • July 1-Sept. 30 all angling restricted to use of single barbless unweighted artificial fly. For the purposes of this rule, an unweighted artificial fly is defined as: “a conventional hook that is dressed with natural or artificial materials, and to which no molded weight (such as split shot, jig heads or dumbbell eyes), metal wire, metal beads, bead chain eyes, or plastic body are affixed, and to which no added weight, spinning or attractor device, or natural bait is attached.” • Jan. 1-June 30 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31 restricted to fly angling only with single barbless hook (see fly angling and artificial fly definitions on page 8). • Any type rod or reel permitted, but no metal core lines and no added weights or attachments to line, leader or fly (including, but not limited to, strike indicators) except non-fly monofilament lines may have a casting bubble or similar floating device. • Closed from Soda Springs Dam downstream about 1/2 mile to marker located downstream from power plant enclosure. • No angling from a floating device. North Umpqua River tributaries from • Open for trout in tributaries below fly area boundary, except Rock Creek May 26mouth upstream to Soda Springs Sept. 15. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. Dam • Rock Creek and all tributaries above fly area boundary are closed to angling.
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Special Regulations
• Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31. • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken in addition to catch limits for other trout • Use of bait allowed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Dec. 1-31. • Open for trout May 26-Sept. 15. • Closed to all angling May 1- May 25 and Sept. 16-Nov. 30. • Use of bait allowed. • Closed.

tributaries upstream from Soda Springs Reservoir

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10. South Umpqua River from mouth

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11. South Umpqua River and tributaries upstream from Jackson Creek Bridge 12. South Umpqua River tributaries • Open for trout May 26-Sept. 15. • Jackson Creek closed to all angling. below Jackson Creek Bridge • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Dec. 1-31. 13. Cow Creek mainstem (South • Open for trout May 26-Sept. 15. Umpqua) from mouth upstream to • Restricted to artificial flies and lures, May 26-Sept. 15. Middle Creek Bridge • Use of bait is allowed Jan. 1-April 30 and Dec. 1-31. • Open for trout May 26-Sept. 15. 14. Tributaries to Cow Creek and mainstem Cow Creek upstream from • Restricted to flies and lures. Middle Creek Bridge • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and May 26-Dec. 31. Winchuck River Mainstem up to • Nonadipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken; 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily Wheeler Creek, including tidewater or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit. (Curry Co.) • Open for Chinook salmon May 26-Dec. 31. • No angling from a floating device.
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attention anglers: Tiger trout now available in Oregon!
in 2011 the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife initiated tiger trout stocking programs in Fish lake (sW Zone, page 41) and in phillips reservoir (ne Zone, page 70) to evaluate the fisheries enhancement potential and provide additional diversity in Oregon’s trout fisheries. tiger trout are highly piscivorous (fish eaters) from an early age and prey in shallow margins of lakes. predation on illegally introduced fish species such as the tui chub and yellow perch may help to increase survival and growth of stocked fingerling trout and reestablish productive trout fisheries. tiger trout are being managed under catch-and-release regulations to evaluate their fishery and management potential. please carefully release all tiger trout to ensure their survival.

Tiger trout description:
tiger trout are produced from a cross between a male brown trout and a female brook trout. these sterile hybrids have a distinctive, dark mazelike pattern all over a brownish, gray body. the under-belly is yellowish orange as are the pectoral, pelvic and anal fins. the tail fin is square. Coloration patterns may vary between males and females, and seasonally.

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Description:
The Willamette Zone is all waters draining to the Columbia River between the city of St. Helens and Bonneville Dam, except for those portions of tributaries east of the Sandy River that are downstream from the Union Pacific Railroad line (see Columbia Zone pages 92-95, for more details). Includes all waters on Sauvie Island except the Columbia River.

Instructions:

1. Read the Special Regulations for this zone. Special Regulations apply to specific bodies of water or portions of water within a

Regulations for this zone:
Species Name
Trout

zone. If specific references to a body of water, species, catch limits, length limits, seasons, or other specifications are not made in the Special Regulations for this zone, then Zone Regulations apply. 2. Read the following Regulations for this zone. 3. Always read the General Regulations, pages 5-12, which apply to all zones, for information about licenses; tags and permits; definitions; catch and possession limits; gear and bait restrictions; and harvest methods and hours, before going fishing. 4. Emergency or permanent rules adopted since these rules were printed may supersede these regulations. Anglers may call ODFW headquarters or regional offices at the numbers on page 4 of these regulations, or check the ODFW web site, www.dfw.state.or.us for these rules, or call 503-947-6000 during normal business hours.

Catch Limits
Lakes: 5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession. Streams: catch and release only, except as noted under Special Regulations. In the aggregate: 2 adult salmon or steelhead per day, 20 per year. 5 jacks per day, 2 daily jack limits in possession, with the exception that in the Willamette River and tributaries of the Willamette Basin above Willamette Falls, 1 additional adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained per day for a total aggregate of 3 adult fish harvested daily. 1 per day, 5 per year.

Length Limits and Other Specifications
• 8-inch minimum length. • Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day. • Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead in streams. • Closed to angling for bull trout. • Kokanee included in trout limits except as noted under Special

Season
Streams: Open May 26-Oct. 31 see Special Regulations for this zone and Willamette Zone map on pages 46-47 for streams that are open April 28-Oct. 31. Closed in all waters unless noted by species under Special Regulations.

• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions Lakes: Open all year.

under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.

Regulations.

Salmon and Steelhead

• Angling is restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See ex• Note: Changes to salmon regulations for the Columbia River system

ceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.

including changes to the Willamette River system are printed in May and are available at ODFW offices or from license agents. Check for new regulations before you fish. • Harvest of non-adipose fin-clipped salmon or steelhead is prohibited in the Willamette Zone with the exception of coho salmon and summer steelhead above Willamette Falls and Sandy River as noted under Special Regulations. • Daily limit for unmarked summer steelhead is 2 fish per day, and annual limit 20 per year. • There is no annual limit on adipose fin-clipped salmon or adipose fin-clipped steelhead as long as the appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch.

Sturgeon

Note: Sturgeon fisheries are managed on a quota basis. Anglers immediately released unharmed into the water. should check the • Only one single-point, barbless hook may be used for sturgeon. status of regulations • Oversize sturgeon cannot be removed totally or in part from the prior to fishing as water. modifications will • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions be made in-season under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. if necessary to remain within catch guidelines.

• Closed to retention of green sturgeon. • See page 86 for tag return information. • Minimum fork length 38 inches, maximum fork length 54 inches. • All oversize, undersize, and unwanted legal size sturgeon must be

All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not be removed from the water.
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Species Name

Catch Limits

Length Limits and Other Specifications
Santiam and Calapooia basins: no limit on size or number taken. under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.

Season
during trout, salmon seasons, except

5 per day, Warmwater 2 daily limits in Game Fish: Largemouth and possession. Smallmouth Bass Bluegill, Catfish, No limit. Crappie, Other Sunfish, Walleye, and Yellow Perch

• No more than 3 over 15 inches in length. Lakes: Open all year. • Willamette River mainstem above Hwy 20 Bridge at Albany, the Streams: Open • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions or steelhead

mainstem Willamette • No minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions River and sloughs under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. and tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from Bonneville Dam are open all year.

Other Fish: Pacific Lamprey Striped Bass

Northern Pikeminnow, Carp, Sucker, Chub, Sculpin, Whitefish, Shad and other Nongame Fish Smelt Freshwater Clams and Mussels Crayfish Bullfrogs

Refer to General (Statewide) Regulations on page 11 for regulations covering the harvest of Pacific lamprey. • 30-inch minimum length. 2 per 24 conLakes: Open all year. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions Streams: Open secutive hours, under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. 2 daily limits in during trout, salmon possession. or steelhead seasons, except • No length limit. No limit. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions mainstem Willamette River and sloughs under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. and tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from Bonneville Dam are open all year. • Unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters All waters closed all Closed. including bays, estuaries, rivers and streams. See ODFW website year. for smelt identification guide. Harvest prohibited. • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams Closed. unless authorized by a specific permit issued by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (Scientific Take Permit). • Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required. Open all year. 100 per day, • All streams are open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as 2 daily limits in closed under Special Regulations. possession. • An angling license is not required. No limit.

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Special Regulations for this zone:
Water
Abiqua Creek upstream from Abiqua Falls near Rivermile 19 (Marion Co.) Airport Pond (Lane Co.) Alton Baker Park Canoe Canal (Eugene)

Special Regulations
• Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • Closed. • Open for trout and adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open to harvest of non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length • 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • Open to the use of two rods with a Two-Rod Validation. • Closed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped trout May 26-Oct. 31. • 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length. • Use of Bait allowed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and adipose fin-clipped trout April 28-Oct. 31. • Open to harvest of non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length

entire year.

• 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. 2. Mainstem and tributaries upstream • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31. • 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. from Blue River Reservoir • Use of bait allowed. • See Santiam River, item 4 on page 55. Breitenbush River (Marion Co.) Text highlighted in blue is new or changed from 2011

Balch Creek and tributaries (Multnomah Co.) Bear Creek (tributary to Pudding River) (Clackamas Co.) upstream from Shorty’s Pond which is located in Ivor Davies Park in the City of Molalla Blue River (McKenzie Basin, Lane Co.): 1. Mainstem and tributaries downstream from Blue River Dam

April 28-Oct. 31.

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Water
Bull of the Woods Wilderness Area Lakes (Mt. Hood National Forest, Clackamas Co.) Bull Run River up to watershed boundary (Clackamas Co.)

Special Regulations
• NOTE: Applies to Beth Lake, Big Slide Lake, Lenore Lake, Pansy Lake, Lower Twin • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken. Catch limits on other trout species do

Lake and Upper Twin Lake. not apply to brook trout.

• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon, and • Closed between markers 100 feet upstream from and 100 feet downstream from PGE • Use of bait allowed. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • Angling restricted to youth age 17 and under or holders of one of the Disabled Anglers

adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. powerhouse.

Butte Creek upstream from Butte Creek Falls near R.M. 25.5 (Marion/Clack. Co.) Canby Pond (Clackamas Co.) Canyon Creek (S. Santiam/Linn Co.) Carmen Reservoir

permits.

Cascade Lakes, select lakes in the Willamette National Forest Portion (Lane Co.); Blue, Corner, Lower Eddeeleo, Upper Eddeeleo, Goose, Upper Horse, Linton, Nash, Penn, Porky, Upper Salmon, Separation, Spring, Spirit, Timpanogas and Lower Timpanogas (Douglas Co.); and Heart Lake (Linn Co.) Cedar Creek (Sandy Basin, Clack. Co.) • Closed upstream to hatchery dam. • Open for adipose fin-clipped trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, and no minimum Clackamas River (Clackamas Co.): length. 1. From mouth upstream to River Mill • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon, and Dam adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Use of bait allowed. • No angling from a floating device between River Mill Dam and ODFW markers located approximately 100 feet upstream of hatchery intake structure. 2. River Mill Reservoir up to Cazadero • Open for adipose fin-clipped trout May 26-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum Dam length. • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Use of bait allowed. • Trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead. • Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31. • No angling between markers 400 feet upstream and 100 feet downstream from Faraday Powerhouse June 16-Oct. 31. • No angling from the entrance of the fishway/fish trap at Casadero Dam downstream to yellow deadline markers (approximately 275 feet). 3. Mainstem and tributaries not listed • For the length of the Three Lynx Powerhouse (111 feet), no angling from a floating upstream from Cazadero Dam device or from the west shore. • No limit on size or number of brook or brown trout taken. Catch limits on other trout species do not apply to brook or brown trout. 4. North Fork Reservoir upstream to • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • Only adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout may be taken, 5 per day except no limit on size or Milepost 32 on Hwy. 224 number of brook or brown trout taken. Catch limits for adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout do not apply to brook or brown trout. 5. Oak Grove Fork and tributaries be- • 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. tween yellow markers at upstream end • No limit on size or number of brook or brown trout taken. Catch limits on other trout species do not apply to brook or brown trout. of Harriet Lake and Timothy Lake Dam • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken. Catch limits on other trout species do Clear Lake (upper McKenzie River/ not apply to brook trout. Linn Co.) • See Health Advisory on page 20. Columbia Slough (Multnomah Co.) Commonwealth Lake (Washington Co.) • Bass limit 1 per day, no minimum length. • Crappie limit 10 per day, no minimum length. • Only bass less than 15 inches in length may be taken. Cottage Grove Reservoir (Lane Co.) • See Health Advisory on page 20. • Salmon less than 24 inches in length are considered trout. Cougar Reservoir • No limit on size or number of bass.
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Note: Access may be restricted due to construction in 2012. Trout stocking may be temporarily halted during the construction period. • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken. Catch limits on other trout species do not apply to brook trout. • Use of bait allowed.

• Closed. • Open all year, 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed per Zone Regulations.

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Water
Detroit Reservoir Dexter Reservoir Dog Creek (Mclver Park, Clack. Co.) Dorena Reservoir (Lane Co.) Drift Creek upstream from Victor Point Road Crossing (Marion Co.) Eagle Creek (Clackamas Co.) up to markers 200 feet below hatchery ladder outlet (Clackamas Basin near Estacada) E.E. Wilson Pond (Benton Co.) East Salish Pond (Multnomah Co.) Erma Bell Lakes (Lane Co.) and tributaries Fall Creek (Middle Fork Willamette, Lane Co.) 1. Mainstem downstream from Fall Creek Dam
2. Mainstem and tributaries upstream

Special Regulations
• Salmon are considered trout. • Salmon less than 24 inches in length are considered trout. • Closed. • Only bass less than 15 inches in length may be taken. • See Health Advisory page 20. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and • Closed from 200 feet upstream to 300 feet downstream from fish ladder located 1/2 mile • Use of bait allowed. • Open Feb. 1-Sep. 30.

adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. below Eagle Fern Park.

• Daily bass limit, 1 per day, no minimum length. • Daily crappie liimit, 10 per day, no minimum length. • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • 2 rainbow trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken. Catch limits on other trout species do

not apply to brook trout.

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from Fall Creek Reservoir

Fall Creek Reservoir Faraday Lake (Clack. R., Clack. Co.) Fish Creek (Clackamas R., Clack. Co.) Fish Lake (Linn Co.) Foster Reservoir (S. Santiam/Linn Co.) Frazier Creek (Benton Co.) Gales Creek (Tualatin River tributary, Washington Co.) 1. From mouth upstream to NW Clapshaw Hill Road in Gales Creek 2. Upstream of NW Clapshaw Hill Road and tributaries not listed Gold Lake (Lane Co.)

year. Open to harvest of non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches entire year. • Open Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout. • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31. • 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • Salmon less than 24 inches in length are considered trout. • All salmon are considered trout. • Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be taken. • Closed. • Open Jan. 1-May 31. • Only kokanee and adipose fin-clipped trout may be taken. • No limits on size or number of bass. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31. • 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open for coho salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31.

• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire

• Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open to angling May 26-Oct. 31. • Catch and release only for rainbow trout. • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken. Catch limits on other trout species do • Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 8). • Closed to angling from Gold Lake boat ramp down Salt Creek 100 yards to markers

not apply to brook trout.

Jan. 1-June 30 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. limits.

Green Peter Reservoir (Linn Co.) Haldeman Pond (Sauvie Is., Columbia Co.) Henry Hagg Lake (Washington Co.) Hills Creek Reservoir (Lane Co.)

• 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) may be taken in addition to other trout species catch • Salmon may be retained as part of the kokanee bag limit. • Closed Jan. 1-April 15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed Jan. 1-Mar. 2 and Nov. 19-Dec. 31. • Open Mar. 3-Nov. 18. • One bass per day. • 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Adipose fin-clipped salmon less than 24 inches in length are considered trout.

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Water
Hills Creek and tributaries upstream from Hills Creek Reservoir (Lane Co.) Horn Creek (Linn Co.) Lava Lake and tributaries (Linn Co.)

Special Regulations
• Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31. • 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • Closed. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31. • 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • No catch limit or size limit on brook trout. • Closed within the Leaburg powerhouse tailrace and from Leaburg Dam to below fish • Open for trout entire year, catch and release only. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • See McKenzie River, Section 3.

Leaburg Canal and tributaries (Lane Co.) Leaburg Dam to Leaburg Powerhouse Leaburg Lake (Lane Co.) Little Fall Creek (Lane Co.)

screens (approx. 600 ft.).

Long Tom River (Benton/Lane Co.): 1. Mainstem upstream to Fern Ridge Reservoir 2. All tributaries above and below Fern Ridge Reservoir, and mainstem above Fern Ridge Reservoir Lookout Creek and tributaries (Lane Co.) Lookout Point Reservoir Lost Creek and tributaries (Middle Fork Willamette, Lane Co.) Lost Lake (Santiam Pass, Linn Co.) Luckiamute River (Polk/Benton Co.) 1. Mainstem and tributaries not listed 2. Little Luckiamute River (Polk Co.) above falls at Falls City Marion Lake (Linn Co.) Marys River and tributaries (Benton Co.)

McKenzie River (Lane/Linn Co.): 1. Mouth upstream to Hayden Bridge
2. Hayden Bridge upstream to Leaburg

Dam (see separate entries for Walterville Canal and Leaburg Canal)

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adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches entire year (mainstem from the mouth upstream to 200 feet below the concrete fish ladder, approximately 12 miles). • Open Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout. • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • Open Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout. • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • Open Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures Jan. 1-Apr. 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed April 28-Oct. 31. • Closed, U.S. Forest Service Research Area. • Salmon less than 24 inches in length are considered trout. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • Catch and release for trout. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only. • Outlet closed between markers and bridge. • Open Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures Jan. 1-Apr. 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed April 28-Oct. 31. • Open for trout entire year, catch and release only as per Zone Regulations. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon; adipose fin-clipped steelhead; and nonadipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches entire year. Trout Regulations: • Open for trout Jan. 1-April 27, catch and release only with angling restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open for trout April 28-Dec. 31, 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length. • Non-adipose fin-clipped trout must be released unharmed. Note: Not stocked below Hendricks Bridge; adipose fin-clipped trout originate from stocked areas upstream. Salmon and Steelhead Regulations: • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Open for non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon entire year from Hayden Bridge to the ODFW markers, approximately 200 feet below the fishways at Leaburg Dam. Special Regulations and Closures: • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures Jan. 1-April 27. • Use of bait allowed April 28-Dec. 31. • Closed: 1. Within the Leaburg powerhouse tailrace. 2. Within 200 feet downstream of Leaburg Dam. 3. Downstream from salmon weir (Walterville Canal). 4. Within the Walterville bypass canal from salmon weir upstream to McKenzie River.

• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon; adipose fin-clipped steelhead; and non-

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Water
McKenzie River (Lane/Linn Co.): (continued from previous page)
3. Leaburg Dam upstream to Forest

Special Regulations
• Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length. • Non-adipose fin-clipped trout must be released unharmed. • Use of bait allowed. • Two-rod angling allowed in Leaburg Lake with a Two-Rod Validation. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater • Closed within 200 feet upstream of Leaburg Dam. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, catch and release only for trout, as per Zone Regulations. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • Closed to angling within the Carmen Spawning Channel and in the McKenzie River from

Glen boat ramp near Blue River, including Leaburg Lake

than 24 inches April 28-Oct. 31.

4. Forest Glen boat ramp near Blue

River upstream to Trail Bridge Dam

than 24 inches April 28-Oct. 31.

Trail Bridge Dam to 200 feet downstream from the Carmen Spawning channel entrance.

5. South Fork McKenzie

• Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, catch and release only for trout, as per Zone Regulations. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • Closed to angling from Cougar Dam downstream 700 feet (to concrete supports of the

old adult fish trap).

stream end of Trail Bridge Reservoir to Tamolitch Falls (approx. 2.2 miles upstream) 7. Tamolitch Falls to Clear Lake (See Carmen Reservoir, page 50)
8. Tributaries not listed upstream to

6. McKenzie River from bridge at up-

• Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, catch and release only for trout, as per Zone Regulations. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. WILLAMETTE Pages 46 - 57 • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken. Catch limits on other trout species do

not apply to brook trout.

Clear Lake Mill Creek (Mohawk River System, Lane Co.)

Mill Creek upstream of Mill Creek Park bridge (Polk Co.) Mohawk River (Lane Co.) Molalla River (Clackamas Co.): 1. Upstream to Pine Creek Bridge

• Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, catch and release only for trout, as per Zone Regulations. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31. • 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31. • 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire • Open to harvest of non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead July 1-Aug. 31. • Use of bait allowed May 15-July 15. • Open for coho salmon entire year. • Use of single barbless hooks encouraged. • No limit on size or number of bass taken. • See Row River. • Closed. • Angling restricted to youths age 17 and under or holders of one of the Disabled Anglers

year.

Mosby Creek (Lane Co.) Moose Creek upstream to Moose Lake (South Santiam Basin, Linn Co.) Mt. Hood Pond (Multnomah Co.) Muddy Creek and tributaries (Linn Co.) North Fork Reservoir (Clackamas Co.) Pamelia Lake (Linn Co.) Quartzville Creek (Linn Co.) Rainbow Lake (Charles Metzger Co. Park, Yamhill River) Rickreall Creek and tributaries (Polk Co.) Round Lake (Collawash River, Marion Co.)

permits from April 1-Aug. 31.

• Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31. • Use of bait allowed. • 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • See Clackamas River, item 4 on page 50. • Bag limit 15 cutthroat trout per day, no minimum size. • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken. • See Santiam River, item 6 on page 55. • 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only. • 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures.

All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not be removed from the water.
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Water
Row River and tributaries, including: Sharps Creek, Brice Creek, Layng Creek, Mosby Creek, Rat Creek and Teeter Creek (Lane Co.)

Special Regulations
• Open Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed April 28-Oct. 31. • Open the entire year for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped

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steelhead in the mainstem from the mouth upstream to Dorena Dam (tributaries are closed to angling for salmon and steelhead). • Open to harvest of non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches the entire year in the mainstem from the mouth upstream to Dorena Dam. • One bass per day. St. Louis Ponds (Marion Co.) • Ten crappie per day • Two channel catfish per day. • Unlawful to use any floating craft on any pond. • Closed from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise. Salmon Creek and tributaries (Lane Co.) • Catch and release for trout Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, artificial flies and lures only. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed April 28-Oct. 31. • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken between April 28-Oct. 31. Catch limits on other trout species do not apply to brook trout. • Catch and release for trout Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, artificial flies and lures Salt Creek and tributaries (Lane Co.) only. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed April 28-Oct. 31. • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken between April 28-Oct. 31. Catch limits on other trout species do not apply to brook trout. • Closed to angling from Gold Lake boat ramp down Salt Creek 100 yards to markers Jan. 1-June 30 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. Sandy River (Multnomah/Clack. Co.): • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon Feb. 1-Oct. 31. 1. Mainstem and tributaries upstream • Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon entire year. to ODFW markers at the mouth of • Closed within 200 feet of Chinook salmon spawning areas located in Oxbow Park Salmon River where posted by ODFW markers Sept. 16-Nov. 15. • No angling from a floating device upstream from a point that is 200 feet below the Oxbow Park boat ramp. • Use of bait allowed. 2. Mainstem and tributaries upstream • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead from ODFW markers at the mouth of July 1-Aug. 31. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures with a single point hook no larger than 1/2 Salmon River, including the Salmon inch gap (size 1) and multiple point hook no larger than 3/8 inch gap (size 4). River • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken. Catch limits on other trout species do not apply to brook trout. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year and non-adipose fin-clipped Santiam River (Marion Co.): steelhead may be retained July 1-Aug. 31. 1. Mainstem • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon Jan. 1-Aug. 15 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for coho salmon entire year. • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. 2. Little North Fork • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained July 1-Aug. 31. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only. 3. North Fork up to Big Cliff Dam • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained July 1-Aug. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon Jan. 1-Aug. 15 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length. Coho Salmon Seasons • Mouth up to Stayton-Scio bridge in Stayton: Open for coho salmon entire year. • Stayton-Scio bridge in Stayton up to Big Cliff Dam: Open for coho salmon Jan. 1-Aug. 15 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Closed: 1. From the ODFW markers located near foot bridge upstream to the falls located upstream from the highway bridge in Mill City; 2. From the markers at Packsaddle Park (located about 200 feet above the boat ramp) upstream to 400 feet upstream from the dam and fish trap which is located near Niagara; and 3. Within Stayton Power Canal. • Use of bait allowed.

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Water
Santiam River (Marion Co.): (continued from previous page) 4. North Fork and tributaries upstream of Big Cliff Dam, including Breitenbush River
5. South Fork (S. Santiam River) to

Special Regulations
• Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken. Catch limits on other trout species do • Use of bait allowed. • NOTE: Willamette Zone Regulations apply to Big Cliff Reservoir (the area between

not apply to brook trout.

Big Cliff Dam and Detroit Dam).

Foster Dam

• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year and non-adipose fin-clipped • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon Jan. 1-Aug. 15 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length. • Mouth up to Grant Street bridge in Lebanon: Open for coho salmon entire year. • Grant Street bridge in Lebanon up to Foster Dam: Open for coho salmon Jan. 1-Aug. 15 • Closed from Foster Dam downstream about 1/4 mile to ODFW markers. • Use of bait allowed. • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken. Catch limits on other trout species do • Use of bait allowed. • Closed from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. daily. • Closed all areas Jan. 1-April 15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31, except Columbia River beaches, • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31. • 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • Angling restricted to youths age 17 and under. • Open all year for trout angling, 2 trout per day with no minimum length. • No more than 1 bass over 15 inches in length. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31. • 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed. • Closed. • Closed for sturgeon. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31. • 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) may be taken in addition to other trout species catch

steelhead may be retained July 1-Aug. 31.

Coho Salmon Seasons and Nov. 1-Dec. 31.

6. Middle Fork and tributaries upstream

of Green Peter Reservoir, including Quartzville Creek

not apply to brook trout.

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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area (Columbia/Multnomah Co.) Shotgun Creek (Mohawk River System, Linn Co.) Silver Creek upstream from Silverton Reservoir to the confluence of the North and South Forks of Silver Creek (Marion Co.) Small Fry Lake (Clackamas Co.) Smith and Bybee Lakes and Canals (Multnomah Co.) Smith River and tributaries above Smith Reservoir (Linn Co.) Spring Creek Pond (a.k.a. Maxwell Pond) (Eugene) Sturgeon Lake (Columbia Co.) Tanner Creek (Columbia River) upstream from the mainline railroad bridge Timothy Lake (Clackamas Co.)

the Gilbert River boat ramp, and the Disabled Person fishing pier that are open all year.

• No catch limit or size limit on brook trout. • Only adipose fin-clipped rainbow trout may be taken, 5 per day, no minimum length. Trail Bridge Reservoir (Linn Co.) • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures. Tualatin River (Clack./Washington Co.) • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed May 26-Oct. 31. 1. From mouth upstream to Hwy 210 • Open for coho salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31. bridge at Scholls 2. From Hwy 210 bridge at Scholls • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. upstream to Hwy 47 bridge at Gaston • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open for coho salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31. 3. Mainstem and Tributaries upstream • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. from Hwy 47 bridge, and Tualatin River • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.

limits.

Basin tributaries not listed Walterville Canal (McKenzie River)

• Open for trout entire year, catch and release only. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • Closed: 1. Between the salmon weir and the downstream confluence with the McKenzie River 2. Within the Walterville bypass canal from the salmon weir upstream to the McKenzie

(the salmon weir is approximately 1/3 mile up the canal from the McKenzie River); and

River.

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Special Regulations
• See Health Advisory on page 20. • Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire • 10 walleye per day, no more than 5 per day over 18 inches and only one may be over • Use of bait allowed. • Bank angling is prohibited from the east shore of the Willamette River the entire year

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at the “Oregon City Wall” defined as the area beginning west of Highway 99E, at the northern-most extent of the parking area near the intersection of 8th Street and Hwy 99E in Oregon City, approximately 290 feet downstream of the Oregon City/West Linn bridge (Hwy 43) and extending upstream approximately 1,715 feet to the retaining wall extending into the Willamette River at the NW corner of the Blue Heron Paper Mill. NOTE: Sturgeon fisheries are managed on a quota basis. Anglers should check the status of regulations prior to fishing as modifications will be made in-season if necessary to remain within catch guidelines. • Angling for sturgeon (including catch-and-release) is prohibited seven days per week from May 1-Aug. 31 from Willamette Falls downstream to the I-205 Bridge. • Anglers are restricted to one annual limit of white sturgeon from the Columbia River and the lower Willamette River including Multnomah Channel and the Gilbert River, even if licensed in Oregon and Washington. • Closed from 200 feet upstream from the fishway at Oregon City Falls to an imaginary line downstream from fishway described as follows: 1. Beginning 54 feet below the southwesterly corner of the electric plant on Black Point; then 2. To the northeasterly corner of Mill A grinder room on the west side of river; then 3. Straight downstream 20 feet below the grinder room arches; then 4. West to the bank of the river. 5. No angling from a boat while any part of the boat is inside this closed area. • Closed in the tailrace of the West Linn Paper Company and described as follows: 1. Beginning at the south of the tailrace on the south bank; then 2. Extending across the tailrace following the line established by the bridge across the tailrace to the north bank; then. 3. In a westerly, southerly and easterly direction around the bank of the tailrace to the place of beginning. 4. No angling from a boat while any part of the boat is inside the closed area. • Refer to General (Statewide) Regulations on page 11 for regulations covering the harvest of Pacific lamprey. Willamette Falls upstream to Hwy 20 • See Health Advisory on page 20 • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire bridge located at Albany year. • Open for coho salmon entire year. • Retention of white sturgeon allowed all year. • Use of bait allowed. • See Health Advisory on page 20. Hwy 20 bridge located at Albany upstream to Hwy 99 bridge at • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, coho salmon and adipose fin-clipped Harrisburg and tributaries except for steelhead entire year in the mainstem. • Tributaries are closed to angling for salmon and steelhead. the Calapooia system. (See listings for the Marys, Long Tom, Frazier and • Open Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout. • Jan. 1-Apr. 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31 bait allowed on single point hooks 3/4” or larger Muddy Creek systems.) when angling for sturgeon in the mainstem Willamette River. • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed April 28-Oct. 31. • Retention of white sturgeon allowed all year. • See Health Advisory on page 20. Hwy 99 bridge located at Harrisburg • Open for trout (catch & release only), adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose upstream to McKenzie River mouth fin-clipped steelhead entire year. and tributaries • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. Mouth of McKenzie River upstream to • See Health Advisory on page 20 Coast Fork and tributaries except see Trout Regulations: • Open Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout. listing for Alton Baker Canoe Canal • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. Salmon and Steelhead Regulations: • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon the entire year. • Open entire year for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and for non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length. Special Gear Restrictions and Closures: • Use of bait allowed.

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Willamette River (continued): 6. Coast Fork and tributaries (except Row River and tributaries - see separate entry)

Special Regulations
• See Health Advisory on page 20. Trout Regulations: • Open Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout. • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. Salmon and Steelhead Regulations: • Open entire year for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and for non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length in the mainstem from the mouth upstream to Cottage Grove Dam. • Open entire year for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon from the mouth upstream to Cottage Grove Dam. Special Gear Restrictions and Closures: • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures Jan. 1-Apr. 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • Use of bait allowed April 28-Oct. 31. • Tributaries are closed to angling for Chinook salmon and steelhead. Trout Regulations: • Open Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout. • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. Salmon and Steelhead Regulations: • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead, non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead greater than 24 inches in length, and adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon the entire year. Special Gear Restrictions and Closures: • From Dexter Dam downstream 400 feet to markers: 1. Only 1 single-point hook 5/8-inch gap or smaller may be used; and 2. No angling from the north shore, from a floating device (US Army Corps of Engineers Boat Restricted Zone), or while wading. • Use of bait allowed. • Open for trout entire year. • Catch and release only, except anglers may harvest 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length (this area not stocked, clipped trout originating from stocked areas upstream). • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • Open Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout. • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 8). • No limits on the size or number of brook trout taken. Catch limits for other trout species do not apply to brook trout. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, no minimum length. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, catch and release only. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures, as per Zone Regulations. • Catch and release for trout Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, artificial flies and lures only. • Open for trout April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed April 28-Oct. 31. • Closed from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise. • Open to angling for warmwater game fish March 1-Oct. 31. • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Use of bait allowed March 1-Oct. 31. • Open for coho salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31. • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, of which no more than 2 may be non fin-clipped trout, 8-inch minimum length for all trout. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open for coho salmon Aug. 1-Oct. 31. • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures.

7. Middle Fork upstream to Dexter Dam

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stream from Hills Creek Reservoir Winberry Creek and tributaries (Lane Co.) Woodburn Pond (Marion Co.) Yamhill River (Yamhill Co.) 1. From mouth upstream to confluence of North and South forks of Yamhill River 2. South Yamhill from confluence with North Yamhill upstream to mouth of Rock Creek near the town of Grand Ronde 3. South Yamhill River above Rock Creek and South Fork tributaries not listed, North Fork Yamhill River and tributaries not listed

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CENTRAL ZONE

The Central Zone is all waters draining into the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam up to and including the Deschutes River.

Instructions:

1. Read the Special Regulations for this zone. Special Regulations apply to specific bodies of water or portions of water within a

Regulations for this zone:
Species Name
Trout

zone. If specific references to a body of water, species, catch limits, length limits, seasons, or other specifications are not made in the Special Regulations for this zone, then Zone Regulations apply. 2. Read the following Regulations for this zone. 3. Always read the General Regulations, pages 5-12, which apply to all zones, for information about licenses; tags and permits; definitions; catch and possession limits; gear and bait restrictions; and harvest methods and hours, before going fishing. 4. Emergency or permanent rules adopted since these rules were printed may supersede these regulations. Anglers may call ODFW headquarters or regional offices at the numbers on page 4 of these regulations, or check the ODFW web site, www.dfw.state.or.us for these rules, or call 503-947-6000 during normal business hours.

Angling for all species is restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.

Catch Limits
Lakes: 5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession. Streams: 2 per day, 2 daily limits in possession.

Length Limits and Other Specifications

Season

Salmon and Steelhead

Sturgeon

Warmwater Game Fish: Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass Bluegill, Catfish, No limit. Crappie, Other Sunfish, Walleye, and Yellow Perch

that have a harvestable fishery on steelhead which include: the lower Deschutes River, Hood River, Herman Creek and Eagle Creek. • Salmon under 15 inches are considered trout, except coho salmon, which are always considered salmon regardless of size. • Closed to angling for bull trout except as noted under Special Regulations. • Kokanee included in trout limits except as noted under Special Regulations. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. In the aggregate: • Closed for coho salmon, except for coho salmon as listed under the 2 adult salmon or Deschutes River (Sections 1 and 2) and adipose fin-marked coho steelhead per day, salmon as listed under Eagle Creek, Herman Creek and Hood River. 20 per year. 5 jack • Only adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken. salmon per day, 2 • See Special Regulations in Central Zone under Deschutes or daily jack limits in Hood River basins to determine where harvest of any Chinook and possession, with unmarked or adipose fin-marked coho salmon is allowed. Harvest of the exception that nonadipose fin-clipped steelhead is not permitted in the Central Zone. one additional There is no annual limit on adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon adipose finor adipose fin-clipped steelhead so long as the appropriate number clipped steelhead of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch. may be retained • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions per day for a under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. total aggregate NOTE: Changes to salmon regulations for the Columbia River system of 3 adult fish are printed in May and are available at ODFW offices or from license harvested daily. agents. Check for new regulations before you fish. Catch and release • Angling restricted to one single-point, barbless hook for sturgeon. • Sturgeon may not be removed from the water and must be immedionly. ately released unharmed. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. • No more than 3 over 15 inches in length. 5 per day, 2 • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions daily limits in under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. possession.

• 8-inch minimum length. Lakes: Open all year. • Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day. Streams: Open • No limit on size or number of brook trout from streams. May 26-Oct. 31 • Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead in streams

Closed in all waters unless noted by species under Special Regulations.

Lakes: Open all year. Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steehead seasons. Lakes: Open all year. Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions seasons only, except portions of under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year.

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Length Limits and Other Specifications
under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.

Season
Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by Bonneville and The Dalles dams are open all year. Open all year.

No limit. Other Fish: Whitefish, Sucker, Northern Pikeminnow, Carp, Chub, Sculpin and other Nongame Fish

• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions Lakes: Open all year.

Bullfrogs Crayfish Freshwater Clams and Mussels

• An angling license is not required. No limit. • Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required. All streams are 100 per day, open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as closed under 2 daily limits in Special Regulations. possession. Harvest prohibited • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams Closed. unless authorized by a specific permit issued by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (Scientific Take Permit).

Special Regulations for This Zone:
Water
Bakeoven Creek and tributaries (Deschutes Basin, Wasco Co.) Baker Pond (Wasco Co.) Bend Pine Nursery Pond (Deschutes Co.) Billy Chinook, Lake (Round Butte) (Jefferson Co.): 1. Metolius Arm (tribal water): East Boundary - a line running from the west abutment of Round Butte Dam to the southern land point where the Deschutes and Metolius arms intersect. West Boundary - cable car crossing. 2. Balance of reservoir

Special Regulations
• Closed. • Open entire year. • Limit 2 fish per day, 8-inch minimum length for trout. CENTRAL Pages 58 - 64 • Open March 1-Oct. 31. In addition to an Oregon angling license, a tribal angling permit • Closed to all angling from the cable car crossing on the Metolius River to a signed point • Closed for crayfish (except tribal fishery) in Metolius Arm (tribal water). • All bag limits and other restrictions from balance of reservoir apply (see below).

is required; see Special Regulations for Warm Springs Reservation at end of this zone. approximately 350 yards downstream.

• Open entire year. • 1 bull trout per day and 1 bull trout in possession; 24-inch minimum length. • Unlawful to hold live bull trout. • Bull trout must be immediately released unharmed unless kept in the daily catch limit. • Trout daily limit, 5 trout per day, only 1 trout over 20 inches may be taken per day.

Browns Creek (Wickiup Reservoir tributary, Deschutes Co.) Buck Hollow Creek and tributaries (Deschutes Basin, Wasco Co.) Candle Creek (Jefferson Co.) Canyon Creek and tributaries (Jeff. Co.) Chenoweth Creek and tributaries (Wasco Co.) Crane Prairie Reservoir (Deschutes Co.) Crescent Lake (Klamath Co.) Crooked River mainstem (Jefferson/ Crook Co.)

NOTE: Upstream of ODFW marker in Crooked and Deschutes River arms: 1. Open entire year. 2. Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only with a 2 trout per day bag limit. • Closed.
• Closed. • Closed. • Closed. • Catch and release for trout. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Closed from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise. • The 5 trout daily limit may include only 1 non-fin-clipped rainbow trout and only 1 rainbow

• 10 bass per day, no minimum length limit.

Kokanee are included as part of the trout bag limit.

trout over 20 inches in length.

• Trout daily catch limit may include only 1 lake trout, 30-inch minimum length. • Open entire year. • Use of bait allowed May 26-Oct. 31. • Closed for 150 feet downstream from Bowman Dam. Crystal Creek (Odell Lake, Klamath Co.) • Closed. • Trout daily catch limit may include only 1 lake trout, which must be at least 8-inch Cultus Lake (Deschutes Co.)

minimum length.

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Special Regulations
• 2 trout per day, 10-inch minimum length and 13-inch maximum length. • No limit on size or number of warmwater game fish. • Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 8). • Closed from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise.

NOTE: Chinook salmon angling closed entire river. Emergency regulations opening Chinook angling may be adopted after the printing of these regulations. Up-to-date changes can be obtained by calling 1-503-947-6000 or at our internet site: www.dfw.state.or.us. • Open for coho salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for trout entire year. • 2 rainbow trout per day, 10-inch minimum and 13-inch maximum length. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures, except bait may be used from Sherars Falls downstream to upper trestle (about 3 miles). • No angling from a floating device. • Sherars Falls downstream to Buck Hollow Creek (about 1 mile) closed to angling April 1-July 31. 2. Northern boundary of the Warm • See Special Regulations for Warm Springs Reservation at end of this zone. • Open for coho salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. Springs Reservation upstream to • Open to trout April 28-Oct. 31. Pelton Regulating Dam (Wasco/ • 2 rainbow trout per day, 10-inch minimum and 13-inch maximum length. Jefferson Co.) • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead April 28-Dec. 31. • No angling from a floating device. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Closed from Pelton Regulating Dam downstream about 600 feet to ODFW markers. 3. a. Lake Billy Chinook upstream • Open for trout entire year. • 2 trout per day, which may include 1 bull trout, 24-inch minimum length. to Benham Falls (Jefferson/ • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. Deschutes Co.) 3. b. Mirror Pond (Deschutes River • Open entire year. • 2 trout per day. in Bend) from North Canal Dam to • Use of bait allowed. Colorado Street Bridge 4. Benham Falls upstream to Wickiup • Open for trout May 26-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, which may include 2 non fin-clipped Reservoir (Deschutes Co.) rainbow trout. • Use of bait allowed. 5. Wickiup Reservoir upstream to Crane • Open May 26-Aug. 31. Prairie Dam (Deschutes Co.) 6. Crane Prairie Reservoir upstream to • Open May 26-Sept. 30. Little Lava Lake (Deschutes Co.) • Catch and release only for rainbow trout, 5 brook trout per day. Eagle Creek upstream from the mainline • Catch and release only for trout May 26-Oct. 31. • Open for Chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon May 26-Aug. 15. railroad bridge (Columbia River near • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31, May 26-Aug. 15, and Bonneville Dam, Hood River Co.) Dec. 1-31. • Use of bait allowed. • See Columbia River Zone (page 95) for regulations concerning the area down stream from the mainline railroad bridge. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. East Lake (Deschutes Co.) • 16-inch maximum length on brown trout. All brown trout over 16 inches must be released unharmed. • See Health Advisory on page 20. • 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) in addition to other trout species catch limit. Elk Lake (Deschutes Co.) • Open May 26-Sept. 30. Fall River (Deschutes Co.): • Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 8). 1. Downstream from the falls 2. Upstream from the falls • Open entire year. • Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 8). • Catch and release for trout May 26-Oct. 31. Fifteenmile Creek and tributaries • Closed from head of slackwater located at the mouth to 200 feet upstream from fishway (Wasco Co.) located at Seufert Falls. Herman Creek upstream from the main- • Catch and release for trout May 26-Aug. 15. • Open for Chinook, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead line railroad bridge (Hood River Co.) Jan 1- March 31, May 26-Aug 15 and Dec. 1-31. • Use of bait is allowed. • Closed downstream from hatchery dam Aug. 16-Nov. 30. • See Columbia River Zone (page 95) for regulations concerning the area downstream from mainline railroad bridge.

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Hood River Basin (Hood River Co.): 1. Mainstem and tributaries not listed

Special Regulations
Note: Chinook salmon angling closed entire river. Emergency regulations opening Chinook angling may be adopted after the printing of these regulations. Up-to-date changes can be obtained by calling 1-503-947-6000 or at our internet site: www.dfw.state.or.us. • Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year, from mouth to mainstem confluence with the East Fork and the West Fork from the confluence with the mainstem upstream to the angling deadline 200 feet downstreem of Punchbowl Falls. • Catch and release only for trout, May 26-Oct. 31. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures when angling for trout in all tributaries and in mainstem Hood River upstream from the confluence with the West Fork. • Use of bait allowed for salmon and steelhead. • Closed.
• Closed. • Closed. • Catch and release only for Atlantic salmon. • Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 8). • No angling from motor-propelled craft while motor is operating. • Closed. • Closed. • Restricted to juvenile anglers age 17 and under or holders of one of the Disabled • Limit 2 fish per day, 8-inch minimum for trout. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Only fin-clipped trout may be kept. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • No limits on smallmouth bass. • April 28-Oct. 31. • Closed. • Use of bait allowed. • Open entire year. • Catch and release for all fish, including bull trout. • All bull trout must be released unharmed. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures downstream from Bridge 99. • Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks upstream from Bridge 99 (see fly

2. West Fork Hood River upstream of

Punchbowl Falls and tributaries

3. Clear Branch 4. Pinnacle Creek

Hosmer Lake (Deschutes Co.) Jack Creek (Jefferson Co.) Jefferson Creek (Jefferson Co.) Jefferson County Pond (Jefferson Co.) Laurance Lake (Hood River Co.)

Anglers permits.

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Lava Lake, Big (Deschutes Co.) Link Creek (tributary to Suttle Lake, Jefferson Co.) Little Deschutes River including Gilchrist Mill Pond (Klamath/Deschutes Co.) Metolius River (Jefferson Co.) 1. Mainstem, mouth upstream to Allingham Bridge

Odell Lake (Klamath Co.) Odell Lake (Klamath Co.)

• No angling from a floating device. 2. Mainstem upstream from Allingham • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • Catch and release for all fish, including bull trout. Bridge, Spring and Abbot creeks • Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 8). • Closed within 100 feet of Camp Sherman Bridge. • No angling from a floating device. • Catch and release for trout. Mill Creek and tributaries (Wasco Co.) Ochoco Creek upstream to Ochoco Dam • Open entire year, 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures. (Crook Co.) • Open May 26-Oct. 31. Odell Creek from boat ramp located • Catch and release for trout. at West Davis Lake campground up to • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) in addition to other trout species catch limit. • Trout daily catch limit may include only 1 lake trout, 30-inch minimum length. • Closed within 200 feet of the mouth of Trapper Creek. • Closed to angling for bull trout. Any incidentally caught bull trout must be immediately

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released unharmed.

Odell Lake tributaries (Klamath Co.) Paulina Lake (Deschutes Co.) Pelton Regulating Reservoir (Jeff. Co.) Prineville Reservoir (Crook Co.) Prineville Youth Pond (Crook Co.)

• Closed. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Closed. • Largemouth and smallmouth bass, 15-inch maximum length, 5 per day, only one of

which may be a largemouth bass. • Angling restricted to juvenile anglers age 17 years and younger. • Limit 2 fish per day, 8-inch minimum length for trout.

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Special Regulations
• 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Restricted to juvenile anglers 17 years old and younger. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Trout daily catch limit may include only one bull trout, 24-inch minimum length. • Bull trout must be immediately released unharmed unless kept in the daily catch limit. • Tribal angling permit required, see Special Regulations for Warm Springs Reservation

at end of this zone.

Sparks Lake and tributaries upstream to Cascade Lake Hwy (Deschutes Co.) Spring River (Deschutes Co.) Suttle Lake (Jefferson Co.) Trapper Creek (Odell Lake tributary, Klamath Co.) Trout Creek and tributaries (Deschutes Basin, Jefferson Co.) Tumalo Creek and tributaries (Deschutes Co.) Twin Lake, South (Deschutes Co.) Warm Springs Indian Reservation Telephone number: (541) 553-2002

• Restricted to fly angling only with barbless hooks (see fly angling definition, page 8). • Open May 26-Sept. 30. • 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) in addition to other trout species catch limit. • Closed. • Catch and release for trout. • Open entire year. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • In addition to an Oregon angling license, tribal permits are required on the Metolius Arm • The Reservation borders the Deschutes River for approximately 31 miles from Two

of Lake Billy Chinook, Lake Simtustus and Reservation portions of Deschutes River.

White River mainstem and tributaries upstream from first falls (Wasco Co.) Whychus Creek and tributaries (Jefferson/Deschutes Co.) Wickiup Reservoir (Deschutes Co.)

Springs Ranch (4 miles downstream from the North Junction railroad bridge) upstream to Pelton Regulating Dam. • Anglers are restricted to the eastern half of the river where it borders the Reservation. For exceptions, call the Reservation at (541) 553-2002. For information and to purchase your Tribal fishing permits visit www.tribalpermit.com. Taking crayfish from Reservation waters is prohibited, except for Tribal use. • Open for trout entire year. • See Deschutes River, Section 1, for regulations downstream from first falls. • Open entire year.
• Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Deschutes River Arm, upstream of ODFW marker located near West South Twin boat

Willow Creek (Jefferson Co.)

ramp, restricted to artificial flies and lures only with a 2 trout per day bag limit from July 15-Aug. 31. • Closed upstream of ODFW marker Sept. 1-Oct. 31. • 25 kokanee (no size limits) in addition to other trout species catch limit. • Closed from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise. • No limit on size or number of warmwater game fish. • Catch and release for trout and restricted to artificial flies and lures within National Grasslands.

Attention Anglers in Willamette Zone
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Unwanted plants and animals can ruin your favorite fishing and boating waters.
HYDRILLA
* Native to Southwest Asia * Destroys fish habitat * Reduces water movement * Interferes with recreation

Stop Harmful Species!
ZEBRA/QUAGGA MUSSEL

* Native to Caspian Sea * Freshwater mussel * Degrades fish habitat * Damages boat engines and dock pilings * Attaches to underwater surfaces in colonies

* Native to Yellow Sea * Eats fish eggs and juveniles * Found in fresh and saltwater * Identified by “hairy” claws, shell width 3-5”

MITTEN CRAB

OREGON INVASIVE SPECIES HOTLINE

1-866-INVADER

To report a sighting or for more information call

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NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL

Watersheds infested with New Zealand mudsnails as of October 2009

* Present in Oregon since 1990s * Small freshwater snail to 1/8 inch in size * Clings to waders, anchors and other gear * Transported by anglers and boaters * Detrimental to native insects * May cause declines in fish populations

You can help protect Oregon’s waters from invasive plants and animals! Here's how:
CLEAN and INSPECT - Thoroughly rinse and inspect all gear and boating equipment before you leave the area. Clean gear of all material coming from the water and inspect hard to clean areas like laces, insoles, livewells, nets, etc. DRY - Completely dry all gear and boating equipment for at least 48 hours before using in a different area. Multiple sets of gear are recommended for frequent travelers visiting many areas. FREEZE, SOAK or SPRAY - Effective cleaning methods include freezing gear overnight, washing gear in hot water (140F; warning, may damage Gortex), or a 5 min soak in Formula 409 Disinfectant (50% dilution recommended). Dispose of all rinse water appropraitely. REMEMBER - Mud, sand, plant fragments and gravel on your gear are all signs that mudsnails and other species may be attached to your equipment (boots, nets, boats, trailers, etc.). REPORT – Found mudsnails or other invasive species? Call 1-866-INVADER for more information or to report sightings. Visit www.clr.pdx.edu for the latest information on aquatic invaders in Oregon.

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NORTHEAST ZONE

The Northeast Zone is all waters draining into the Columbia River east of the Deschutes River and all waters draining into the Snake River system up to Hells Canyon Dam. This zone does not include any portion of the mainstem Columbia and Snake rivers. Regulations for the Columbia River can be found in the Columbia River Zone (pages 92-95), and regulations for the Snake River can be found in the Snake River Zone (pages 84-85).

Instructions:

1. Read the Special Regulations for this zone. Special Regulations apply to specific bodies of water or portions of water within a

Regulations for this zone:
Species Name
Trout 5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession.

zone. If specific references to a body of water, species, catch limits, length limits, seasons, or other specifications are not made in the Special Regulations for this zone, then Zone Regulations apply. 2. Read the following Regulations for this zone. 3. Always read the General Regulations, pages 5-12, which apply to all zones, for information about licenses; tags and permits; definitions; catch and possession limits; gear and bait restrictions; and harvest methods and hours, before going fishing. 4. Emergency or permanent rules adopted since these rules were printed may supersede these regulations. Anglers may call ODFW headquarters or regional offices at the numbers on page 4 of these regulations, or check the ODFW web site, www.dfw.state.or.us for these rules, or call 503-947-6000 during normal business hours.

Catch Limits

Length Limits and Other Specifications

Season

Salmon Steelhead

Warmwater Game Fish: Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass • None. Bluegill, Catfish, No limit. Crappie, Other Sunfish, Walleye, and Yellow Perch Catch and release. • Angling restricted to one single-point, barbless hook for sturgeon. Other Fish: • Sturgeon may not be removed from the water and must be immediSturgeon ately released unharmed. • None. Sucker, Carp, No limit. Chub, Northern Pikeminnow, Sculpin, Whitefish, Shad and other Nongame Fish No limit. • An angling license is not required. Bullfrogs • Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required. 100 per day, 2 Crayfish • All streams are open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as daily limits in closed under Special Regulations. possession. Harvest prohibited • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams Freshwater unless authorized by a specific permit issued by the Oregon Fish Clams and and Wildlife Commission (Scientific Take Permit). Mussels • It is unlawful to angle for or possess all or any part of these fish Protected Fish: because they are listed on the state’s sensitive species list for Margined Sculpin (Umatilla and conservation purposes. Walla Walla river systems)
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angling under Special Regulations for Imnaha and Wenaha rivers. • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken from lakes, except in Magone Lake, Morgan Lake and Bull Prairie Reservoir. • Kokanee included in trout limits except as noted under Special Regulations. • See Umatilla River listed alphabetically under Special Regulations. • There is no annual limit on adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon as long as the appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch. • Only adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be taken. Unmarked 3 per day. steelhead must be released unharmed. • There is no annual limit on adipose fin-clipped steelhead so long as the appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch. • No more than 3 over 15 inches in length. 5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession.

• 8-inch minimum length. Lakes: Open all year. • Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day. Streams: Open • Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead in streams. May 26-Oct. 31 • Closed to angling for bull trout. See exceptions for catch and release

Closed in all waters unless noted by species under Special Regulations.

Lakes: Open all year. Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons only, except portions of Columbia River tributaries flooded by John Day and McNary dams are open all year.

Open all year.

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• Open May 26-Oct. 31. • 2 trout per day. Bear Creek and tributaries (Wallowa Co.) • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. Big Sheep Creek (Wallowa County) • Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be kept. Mouth upstream to the mouth of Little

Sheep Creek Bull Prairie Reservoir (Grant Co.)

Butter Creek and tributaries (Umatilla/ Morrow Co.) Catherine Creek up to Hwy 203 Bridge located upstream from Catherine Creek State Park (Union Co.) Cold Springs Reservoir (Umatilla Co.) Deer Creek (Wallowa Co.) Grande Ronde River (Wallowa/Union Co.): 1. Stateline upstream to Rondowa 2. Rondowa upstream to Meadow Creek Hurricane Creek from forest boundary upstream to Slick Rock Creek (Wallowa Co.) Imnaha River (Wallowa Co.): 1. Upstream to Big Sheep Creek

• No more than 5 brook trout per day as part of the general trout catch limits. • No size limit on brook trout. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. • Portions of refuge are closed to angling and use of motors at times. • For information on federal refuge regulations call 509-546-8300. • Closed from the mouth upstream to the marker 380 feet upstream from the water intake

structure (0.2 mile).

• Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. • Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be kept. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. • Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be kept. • Catch and release for bull trout. • Angling restricted to single-point hook no larger than 3/8 inch gap or multiple-point hook

no larger than 1/4 inch gap May 26-Aug. 31 unless open by emergency rule for spring Chinook salmon angling. 2. Upstream from Big Sheep Creek • Closed between 200 feet downstream from the fish weir and the water intake located 1/2 mile downstream from Gumboot Creek (0.3 mile). • Catch and release for bull trout. • Angling restricted to single-point hook no larger than 3/8 inch gap or multiple-point hook no larger than 1/4 inch gap May 26-Aug. 31 unless open by emergency rule for spring Chinook salmon angling. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and June 16-Dec. 31. John Day River (Numerous Eastern • Open for Warmwater Game Fish entire year except as noted below. Oregon Counties): • Closed from ODFW marker 1/4-mile downstream from Tumwater Falls to 200 feet 1. John Day Arm and River from main above the falls, which are located near the head of John Day Arm, except open for line railroad bridge near mouth upspecies other than salmon and steelhead April 1-Aug. 31. stream to Tumwater Falls 2. Mainstem from Tumwater Falls: • Smallmouth bass, 5 per day, no more than 1 over 16 inches. a. Upstream past Cottonwood Bridge • Smallmouth bass between 12 and 16 inches must be released unharmed. (Rivermile 39.5) to Hwy 207 Bridge • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead the entire year. at Service Creek b. Hwy 207 Bridge at Service Creek • Smallmouth bass, 5 per day, no more than 3 over 15 inches. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead the entire year. to North Fork • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. c. From North Fork upstream to Indian Creek 3. Middle Fork: • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. a. Upstream to Hwy 395 bridge b. Hwy 395 bridge upstream to Hwy 7 • Restricted to artificial flies and bait with a single-point hook no larger than 1/4 inch gap. • Lures prohibited. c. Hwy 7 upstream to Summit Creek • Closed. 4. North Fork: • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. a. Upstream to Hwy 395 bridge b. Hwy 395 bridge upstream to • Restricted to artificial flies and bait with a single-point hook no larger than 1/4 inch gap. bridge located at USFS North Fork • Lures prohibited. Campground c. Granite Creek and tributaries • Closed. • Open May 26-Oct. 31. Kinney Reservoir (Wallowa Co.) • No angling from a floating device.
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Water
LaGrande Reservoir and tributaries upstream from LaGrande Reservoir (Beaver Creek,Union Co.) Little Sheep Creek (Wallowa Co.) Lookingglass Creek and tributaries (Union Co.) Lostine River, mouth to the forks (Wallowa Co.) Magone Lake (Grant Co.) McKay Creek 1. Upstream of McKay Reservoir to Spring Creek Road Crossing. 2. Spring Creek Road Crossing to the upper Umatilla Indian Reservation Boundary. 3. Upstream of Umatilla Indian Reservation Boundary. McKay Reservoir (Umatilla Co.) Meacham Creek (Umatilla Co.) Meadow Creek (Grande Ronde River, Union Co.) from forest boundary upstream to Smith Creek road crossing Mill Creek (Walla Walla Basin, Umatilla Co.) Minam River and tributaries (Wallowa Co.) Morgan Lake (Union Co.)

Special Regulations
• Open May 26-Oct. 31. • 2 rainbow trout per day. No limit on size or number of brook trout. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Closed between the fence located 440 feet downstream from the fish weir and the

fence located 240 feet upstream from the water intake (0.1 mile). feet upstream from the hatchery water intake (0.4 mile). with hooks no larger than 1/4-inch gap.

• Lookingglass Creek closed between 300 feet downstream from Jarboe Creek and 200 • Lookingglass Creek and Little Lookingglass Creek restricted to artificial flies and lures, • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures with single-point hook no larger than 3/8

inch gap or multiple-point hook no larger than 1/4 inch gap.

• No more than 5 brook trout per day as part of the general trout catch limits. • No size limit on brook trout. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Open entire year. • Nov. 1-April 27 restricted to catch and release, artificial flies and lures. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Open March 1-Sept. 30. • 3 bass per day, 15 inch minimum length. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Closed, U.S. Forest Service Research Area. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Minam River, Little Minam River and Elk Creek restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • No more than 5 brook trout per day as part of the general trout catch limits. • No size limit on brook trout. • See the Snake River Zone (pages 84-85). • Closed from 200 feet downstream from the lower fishway upstream to the upper

Snake River Spring Creek (Wallowa Hatchery) Hatchery Road crossing. including pond (Wallowa Co.) • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. Umatilla River (Umatilla Co.): 1. From Hwy 730 bridge upstream to • Open for spring Chinook angling: 1. From Hwy 730 bridge upstream to Three Mile Dam, April 16-June 12. reservation boundary located upstream 2. From Three Mile Dam upstream to reservation boundary located upstream from from Hwy 11 bridge at Pendleton Hwy 11 bridge at Pendleton, April 16-June 30. 3. Only adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon may be kept. 4. Spring Chinook salmon bag limit, 2 adults and 5 jacks per day and 10 adults per year. • Open for coho salmon and jack fall Chinook salmon Sept. 1-Nov. 30. • Salmon less than 15 inches may be harvested, 5 per day, 8-inch minimum length, during coho and fall Chinook salmon seasons in addition to adult and jack salmon limits. • Daily bag limit 2 coho adults and a total of 5 coho or fall Chinook jacks in the aggregate. • Daily bag limit of adult salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead not to exceed 2 fish in the aggregate with exception that 1 additional adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained for a total aggregate of 3 fish. • Open for warmwater fish angling all year downstream from the footbridge in the City of Umatilla. • Closed to angling for warmwater fish upstream from the footbridge in the City of Umatilla April 16-May 25. 2. Umatilla Indian Reservation • Tribal permits are required on Reservation portions of the Umatilla River. For information, call the Umatilla Indian Reservation at (541) 429-7293. 3. Mainstem and tributaries upstream • Catch and release for trout. from confluence of Ryan Creek (near • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. eastern boundary of Umatilla Indian Reservation) • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. Walla Walla River and tributaries • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead in the mainstem Walla Walla River from the (Umatilla Co.) Oregon/Washington border upstream to the confluence of the North and South forks, Jan. 1-April 15 and Dec. 1-31.
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Water
Wallowa Lake (Wallowa Co.) Wallowa River (Wallowa Co.): 1. Mouth upstream to Rock Creek 2. Rock Creek upstream to Trout Creek 3. Upstream from Wallowa Lake to falls on West Fork and PPL intake on East Fork Wenaha River (Wallowa Co.): 1. Upstream to Crooked Creek
2. From Crooked Creek to confluence of

Special Regulations
• 5 trout per day, including rainbow and lake trout, with no size limits. • 10 kokanee per day, no minimum length and no more than 5 over 12 inches in length. • All bull trout must be released unharmed. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. • Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be kept. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. • Open May 26-Aug. 31. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 15 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. • Two trout per day, 8 inch minimum length. • Catch and release for bull trout. • Two trout per day, 8 inch minimum length. • Catch and release for bull trout. • Two trout per day, 8 inch minimum length. • Closed to angling for bull trout. • Catch and release only for largemouth bass. • Smallmouth bass per Zone Regulations, 5 per day, no more than 3 over 15 inches. • Crappie, 8-inch minimum length, daily bag limit of 25 fish. • Open entire year. • Open April 28-Oct. 31.

North and South Forks.

(Upper South Fork and all tributaries). Willow Creek Reservoir (Morrow Co.): Willow Creek System (Morrow Co.): 1. Slackwater at wildlife area 2. Upstream from the wildlife area at the mouth

3. Remainder of Wenaha River Basin

Attention Anglers !
Bull trout, one of Oregon’s native species, is listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Harvest of bull trout is severely restricted in Oregon as part of conservation efforts to recover this species and rebuild the fishery. Please refer to regulations for the Willamette, Central, Northeast, and Southeast Zone regarding Bull trout. Research has shown that most anglers, experienced as well as inexperienced, have difficulty distinguishing between bull trout and brook trout, an introduced species in Oregon. This Fish Identification is provided to help you distinguished between native bull trout and introduced brook trout. Please help recover bull trout and restore the fishery by taking the time to learn the characteristics. Your help is essential! Brook trout and bull trout both have light spots on a dark grey or olive-green background. In general, bull trout have a clear dorsal fin, although in some fish light marks may be seen on the dorsal fin. Bull trout lack the worm-like markings on their backs and the red on their paired fins that characterize brook trout. Brook trout may be identified by light colored worm-like marking on their back, dark wavy lines on the dorsal fin, and red on the paired fins.

Introduced Brook Trout
Dark marks on dorsal fin Worm-like markings on back

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Red on paired fins

Native Bull Trout
No dark marks on dorsal fin

No red on paired fins

Good Fishing Depends on Clean Water

Many of our rivers, lakes, and coastal areas are experiencing algae blooms that cover our favorite fishing spots with green slime and cause fish kills and “dead zones” where no aquatic life can survive. The cause is usually nitrogen and phosphorus pollution that comes from farm and lawn fertilizers, septic systems, animal waste, and sewage treatment plants. Everyone can do their part for clean water by reducing fertilizer use, preserving plants along shorelines, and picking up pet waste. Supporting water quality protection supports great fishing! Learn more at: www.epa.gov/nutrientpollution/.
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SOUTHEAST ZONE

The Southeast Zone is all tributaries (including their impoundments) of the Snake River system above Hells Canyon Dam; the Silvies River drainage in Grant County; all waters in Malheur and Lake counties; all waters in Harney County except South Fork John Day drainage; and all waters of the Klamath Basin in Klamath and Lake counties. This zone does not include any portion of the mainstem Snake River. The Klamath River Basin is all streams and their tributaries that drain toward Upper Klamath Lake or Klamath River. Regulations for the Snake River can be found in the Snake River Zone (pages 84-85).

Instructions:

1. Read the Special Regulations for this zone. Special Regulations apply to specific bodies of water or portions of water within a 2. 3. 4.

Regulations for this zone:
Species Name
Trout

5.

zone. If specific references to a body of water, species, catch limits, length limits, seasons, or other specifications are not made in the Special Regulations for this zone, then Zone Regulations apply. Read the following Regulations for this zone. Always read the General Regulations, pages 5-12, which apply to all zones, for information about licenses; tags and permits; definitions; catch and possession limits; gear and bait restrictions; and harvest methods and hours, before going fishing. Emergency or permanent rules adopted since these rules were printed may supersede these regulations. Anglers may call ODFW headquarters or regional offices at the numbers on page 4 of these regulations, or check the ODFW web site, www.dfw.state.or.us for these rules, or call 503-947-6000 during normal business hours. All waters of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are closed to angling unless listed under Special Regulations.

Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.

Catch Limits
Lakes: 5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession. Streams: 2 per day, 2 daily limits in possession.

Length Limits and Other Specifications

Season

• 8-inch minimum length. Open all year, • Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day. except Klamath • No limit on size or number of brook trout taken from lakes and River Basin streams

Warmwater Game Fish: Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass

Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Other Sunfish, Walleye, and Yellow Perch No limit. Other Fish: Whitefish, Sucker, Northern Pikeminnow, Carp, Chub, Sculpin, and other Nongame Fish Hybrid Bass No limit. Sturgeon Catch and release only.

5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession, except no limits in Klamath Basin, Lost River, Warner Basin Lakes, Abert Lake Basin (includes Summer Lake and Chewaucan basins) and Thompson Valley Reservoir. No limit.

streams, except lakes in the Winema National Forest and streams in the Pine Creek and Powder River systems where the limit is 5 trout per day. • Closed to angling for bull trout. • Kokanee included in trout limits and seasons unless noted under Special Regulations. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed. • No more than 3 over 15 inches in length, except no length limit in Klamath Basin, Lost River, Warner Basin Lakes, Abert Lake Basin (includes Summer Lake and Chewaucan Basins), and Thompson Valley Reservoir. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.

not listed are open April 28-Oct. 31.

Lakes and Reservoirs: Open all year. Streams: Open during trout season.

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• Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions

under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.

• Closed for suckers and mullet in Klamath County and Warner • Closed to take and possession of Protected Fish (see item 18 in • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions

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under Special Regulations where use of bait is allowed.

• See Ana Reservoir under Special Regulations. • Sturgeon may not be removed from the water and must be • Only one single-point, barbless hook may be used for sturgeon. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See exceptions

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Species Name
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Catch Limits

Length Limits and Other Specifications

Season

100 per day, 2 • Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required. Open all year. • All streams are open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as daily limits in closed under Special Regulations. possession. Harvest prohibited • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams Closed. Freshwater unless authorized by a specific permit issued by the Oregon Fish Clams and and Wildlife Commission (Scientific Take Permit). Mussels • It is unlawful to angle for or possess all or any part of these fish Protected Fish: because they are listed on the state’s sensitive species list for Margined Sculpin (Umatilla and Walla conservation purposes. Walla river systems)

Special Regulations for this zone:
Water
Agency and Klamath Lakes (Klamath Co.) Ana Reservoir (Lake Co.) Ana River (Lake Co.) Antelope Creek (Coyote Lake Basin, Malheur Co.) Antelope Creek (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) Antelope Reservoir (Owyhee Basin, Malheur Co.) Balm Creek Reservoir (Baker Co.) Big Alvord Creek (Alvord Basin, Harney Co.) Big Creek and tributaries (Malheur River Basin, Grant Co.) Blitzen River Basin (Malheur Lakes Basin, Harney Co.): 1. Malheur Refuge waters downstream from Bridge Creek 2. Mainstem, East Canal, and tributaries upstream and including Bridge Creek, except Little Blitzen River 3. Little Blitzen River Burnt River and tributaries upstream from Huntington-Richland Road Bridge (Baker Co.) Chewaucan River and tributaries, including Rivers End Reservoir, below Hwy 31 at Paisley (Lake Abert Basin, Lake Co.) Cogswell Creek (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) Cottonwood Creek and tributaries (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) Cottonwood Creek (Alvord Basin, Harney Co.) Cottonwood Reservoir (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) Crater Lake National Park (Klamath Co.) Crane Creek (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) Crooked Creek (Lake Abert Basin, Lake Co.) Crooked Creek (Wood River Basin, Klamath Co.) Crystal Creek (Klamath Co.)
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Special Regulations
• 1 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • 1 hybrid bass in 24 hours, 16-inch minimum length. • No minimum length or catch limit on largemouth bass. • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • Closed. • Open May 26-Oct. 31 • See Health Advisory on page 20. • Marine Board regulations restrict to electric motors only. (See www.boatoregon.com.) • Closed. • 5 trout per day. • Closed.

• Open May 26-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day. • Open Jan. 1-May 25 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout. • Catch and release for trout. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • Open May 26-Oct. 31, 2 trout per day, use of bait allowed.

• Open May 26-Oct. 31. • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • Closed. • Open entire year. • 2 trout per day. • Angling in Crater Lake National Park is regulated by the National Park Service. • For additional information call (541) 594-3000. • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Catch and release for trout. • Closed from the springs located at Klamath Hatchery downstream 1,000 ft. to a posted

fence crossing.

• Open April 28-Oct. 31. • 1 trout per day, use of bait allowed.

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• Open May 26-Oct. 31. Deming Creek including Campbell Reservoir diversion (Sprague Basin, Klamath Co.) Denio Creek (Alvord Basin, Harney Co.) • Closed. Dog Lake (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) • Closed for trout. • 3 bass per day, 15-inch minimum length. • Open May 26-Oct. 31. Drews Creek and tributaries (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) • 2 trout per day. Drews Reservoir (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) • Open May 26-Oct. 31. Dry Creek and tributaries (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) • Open April 28-Oct. 31. Eagle Creek and tributaries (Powder • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. River Basin, Baker/Union Co.) • Open April 28-Oct. 31. Fort Creek (Wood River Basin, • Catch and release for trout. Klamath Co.) • Open entire year. Fourmile Creek (Agency Lake Basin, • 1 trout per day, use of bait allowed. Klamath Co.) • 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) in addition to other trout species catch limit. Fourmile Lake (Klamath Co.) • Open May 26-Oct. 31. Goose Lake (Goose Lake Basin, Lake • 2 trout per day, artificial flies and lures. Co.) • Open entire year. Harriman Creek (Klamath Co.) • 1 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. Higgins Reservoir (Baker Co.) • 2 trout per day, angling restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Marine Board regulations restrict to electric motors only. (See www.boatoregon.com.) • Closed. Indian Creek (Quinn Basin, Malheur Co.) • See Health Advisory on page 20. Jordan Creek (Owyhee Basin, • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. Malheur Co.) • Open May 26-Oct. 31. Kelley Creek (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. Kiger Creek and tributaries (Malheur Lakes Basin, Harney Co.) Klamath Lake and Agency Lakes • 1 trout per day. Bait allowed as per Zone Regulations. (Klamath Co.) • Open entire year. Klamath River (Klamath Co.): • 1 trout per day, use of bait allowed. 1. Lake Ewauna downstream to Keno Dam 2. Keno Dam downstream to JC Boyle • Open Jan. 1-June 15 and Oct. 1-Dec. 31. • 1 trout per day. Reservoir 3. Boyle Dam downstream to Oregon/ • Open entire year. California border • 1 trout per day. • Catch and release for trout June 16-Sept. 30. • Closed from Boyle Dam to downstream side of bridge at flume crossing. • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. Krumbo Creek (Malheur Lakes Basin Harney Co.), 1. Above Krumbo Reservoir 2. Below Krumbo Reservoir • Closed. • Open April 28-Oct. 31 Krumbo Reservoir (Harney Co.) • 5 trout per day. Lake Creek and tributaries (Malheur River Basin, Grant Co.) • 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) in addition to other trout species catch limit. Lake of the Woods (Klamath Co.) • No more than 1 bass over 15 inches, as part of daily limit. • Angling allowed 24 hours per day. • Open to angling May 26-Oct. 31. Larkin Creek (Klamath Co.) • Open entire year. Link River (Klamath Co.) • 1 trout per day • Use of bait allowed. • Closed. Little Alvord Creek (Alvord Basin, Harney Co.) Text highlighted in blue is new or changed from 2011 (Continued on next page) 79

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Lost River and tributaries (Klamath Co.) Malheur River (Harney/Grant/ Malheur Co.) 1. Mouth of Bluebucket Creek to Big Creek. 2. Remainder of basin. Malheur River, North Fork (Malheur/Harney/Grant/Baker Co.) 1. Mainstem and tributaries upstream of Beulah Reservoir. 2. Mainstem downstream of Beulah Reservoir. Mann Lake (Harney Co.) Mann Lake tributaries (Harney Co.) McCoy Creek, Little (Alvord Basin, Harney Co.) Miller Creek (Outlet of Miller Lake, Klamath Co.) Miller Creek (tributary to Lost River) Miller Lake (Klamath Co.) Mosquito Creek (Alvord Basin, Harney Co.) Odessa Creek (Klamath Co.) Owyhee Reservoir and tributaries (Malheur Co.) Owyhee River from the mouth upstream to Owyhee Dam (Malheur Co.) Phillips Reservoir (Baker Co.) Pike Creek (Alvord Basin, Harney Co.) Pine Creek (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) Pine Creek and tributaries upstream from Oxbow Bridge (Baker Co.) Pilcher Creek Reservoir (Union Co.) Poison Creek Reservoir (Silvies Basin, Grant Co.) Powder River (Baker/Union Co.) 1. Mainstem and tributaries upstream from Huntington-Richland Road Bridge 2. Upstream from Hughes Lane Bridge near Baker City to Phillips Reservoir Rattlesnake Creek and tributaries (Malheur Lakes Basin, Harney Co.) Recreation Creek (Klamath Co.) Riddle Creek and tributaries (Malheur Lakes Basin, Harney Co.) Sage Creek (Quinn Basin, Malheur Co.) Sand Creek (Klamath Co.) Scott Creek (Klamath Co.) Sevenmile Creek downstream from Nicholson Road (Klamath Co.) Short Creek (Klamath Co.)
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• Open entire year. • Use of bait allowed. • 5 trout per day.

• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • 5 trout per day.

• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • 2 trout per day, 16-inch minimum length. • Restricted to artificial flies and lures. • Closed. • Closed. • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • Open entire year. • Use of bait allowed. • 25 kokanee per day (no size limits) in addition to other trout species catch limit. • Angling allowed 24 hours per day. • Closed. • Open entire year. • 1 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • See Health Advisory on page 20. • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • Catch and release for brown trout. • Catch and release only for tiger trout. See description of tiger trout on page 45. • Closed. • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Brook trout are part of the standard 5 trout per day over 8-inch bag limit. • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum. • Use of bait allowed. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • Brook trout are part of the standard 5 trout per day over 8-inch bag limit. • Open Jan. 1-April 27 and Nov. 1-Dec. 31, catch and release for trout, restricted to • Open April 28-Oct. 31, 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • Open entire year. • 1 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • Closed. • Open entire year. • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • Open entire year. • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Catch and release for trout. • Open entire year; 1 trout per day; use of bait allowed. Text highlighted in blue is new or changed from 2011

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Silvies River and tributaries (Malheur Lakes Basin, Grant/Harney Co.) Silver Creek and tributaries (Malheur Lakes Basin, Crook/Harney Co.) Skull Creek (Catlow Basin, Harney Co.) Snake River and impoundments Spencer Creek (Klamath Co.) Sprague River and tributaries (Klamath Co.): 1. Mouth upstream to Saddle Mountain Pitt Road Bridge. 2. Saddle Mountain Pitt Road Bridge (USFS Road 5850) upstream to Godowa Springs Road Bridge. 3. Mainstem upstream from Godowa Springs Road Bridge and tributaries not listed. Spring Creek (Klamath Co.)

Special Regulations
• 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • 5 trout per day, use of bait allowed. • Closed. • See Snake River Zone (pages 84-85). • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • 1 trout per day. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only as per Zone Regulations. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Use of bait allowed. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • 2 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only. • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • 2 rainbow trout per day, 8-inch minimum length, only 1 trout over 20 inches per day. • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only. • No limit on size or number of brook trout. • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • Open entire year; 1 trout per day; use of bait allowed. • Closed. • Closed upstream of Westside Road. • Closed within 200 feet of Dam Jan. 1-March 31 and Dec. 1-31. • Closed. • Catch and release angling for Lahontan cutthroat trout. • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • 1 trout per day.

Tandy Creek (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) Thomas Creek and tributaries (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.) Thomason Creek (Klamath Co.) Threemile Creek (Catlow Basin, Harney Co.) Threemile Creek (Klamath Co.) Unity Reservoir (Baker Co.) Van Horn Creek (Alvord Basin, Harney Co.) Whitehorse Creek Drainage (Coyote Lake Basin, Harney/Malheur Co.) Williamson River (Klamath Co.): 1. Mouth upstream to Modoc Point Road Bridge. (The mouth of the Williamson River is located by marker buoys and the river channel extends upstream within the vegetation lined banks through Klamath Lake at high lake levels) 2. Modoc Point Road Bridge upstream to Chiloquin Bridge.

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• Open May 26-Oct. 31. • 1 trout per day May 26-July 31. • Catch and release for trout Aug. 1-Oct. 31. • No angling from motor-propelled craft while motor is operating. 3. Chiloquin Bridge to Kirk Bridge. • Open May 26-Oct. 31. • 1 trout per day May 26-July 31. • Catch and release for trout Aug. 1-Oct. 31. • No angling from a floating device. 4. Kirk Bridge upstream to headwaters. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • 2 trout per day, except no limit on size or number of brook trout. • No angling from a floating device. Willow Creek (Alvord Basin, Harney Co.) • Closed. Willow Creek Drainage (Coyote Lakes • Catch and release angling for Lahontan cutthroat trout.

Basin, Harney/Malheur Co.) Willow Valley Reservoir (Klamath Co.) Wood River (Klamath Co.) from mouth (mouth of Wood River extends through the Wood River Delta to emergent vegetation line in Agency Lake) upstream including tributaries, except Annie Creek

• Bass catch limits 1 per day, 15 inches minimum length. • Open April 28-Oct. 31. • Catch and release for trout.

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SNAKE RIVER ZONE
Description:
The Snake River Zone is all the waters of the Snake River from the Oregon-Washington border upstream to the Oregon-Idaho border. The boundary between the Snake River and its tributaries is defined as a straight line across the mouths of all rivers. The Snake River Zone includes the portions of the Burnt and Powder rivers downstream of the Huntington-Richland Road near their mouths and includes the portion of Pine Creek downstream of the Oxbow Bridge.

Instructions:

1. Read the Special Regulations for this zone. Special Regulations apply to specific bodies of water or portions of water within a

Regulations for this zone:

zone. If specific references to a body of water, species, catch limits, length limits, seasons, or other specifications are not made in the Special Regulations for this zone, then Zone Regulations apply. 2. Read the following Regulations for this zone. 3. Always read the General Regulations, pages 5-12, which apply to all zones, for information about licenses; tags and permits; definitions; catch and possession limits; gear and bait restrictions; and harvest methods and hours, before going fishing. 4. Emergency or permanent rules adopted since these rules were printed may supersede these regulations. Anglers may call ODFW headquarters or regional offices at the numbers on page 4 of these regulations, or check the ODFW web site, www.dfw.state.or.us for these rules, or call 503-947-6000 during normal business hours.

1. Where the Snake River forms the boundary between Oregon and Idaho, the following rules apply:

a. License of either state is valid in the Snake River when angling from a floating device. However, when fishing tributaries, sloughs or from sloughs or from lands within either state, the angler must be licensed by the state where the waters (or land) are located. b. Anglers must follow the rules of the licensing state. c. Anglers are restricted to one daily catch limit, even if licensed by both states. d. Anglers may launch and take out their boats from either state, regardless of licensing state. 2. See health advisories on page 20.

Species Name
Trout

Catch Limits
6 per day, 2 daily limits in possession.

Length Limits and Other Specifications
of Hells Canyon Dam.

Season

• No minimum length limit. Open all year. • Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day, upstream • Closed to angling for bull trout. • Rainbow trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead downstream

of Hells Canyon Dam. to Hells Canyon Dam.

Salmon Steelhead

3 per day.

• Closed. Closed. • See Snake River entry from Oregon-Washington border upstream Closed in all

• Only adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be kept. noted by species • Restricted to barbless hooks for adipose fin-clipped steelhead. under Special • No annual limit on adipose fin-clipped steelhead as long as the Regulations.

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Warmwater Game Fish: Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Other Sunfish, Walleye, and Yellow Perch Other Fish: Sucker, Carp, Chub, Northern Pikeminnow, Sculpin, Whitefish, Shad and other Nongame Fish Sturgeon Bullfrogs Crayfish Freshwater Clams and Mussels
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appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags has been purchased to record the fish. • No more than 3 over 15 inches in length. Open all year.

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No limit.

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Catch and release • Angling restricted to one single-point, barbless hook for sturgeon. • Sturgeon may not be removed from the water and must be immedionly. ately released unharmed. • An angling license is not required. No limit. • Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required. 100 per day, 2 daily limits in possession. Harvest prohibited • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams Closed. unless authorized by a specific permit issued by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (Scientific Take Permit).
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Special Regulations for This Zone:
Water
Brownlee Reservoir including Snake River Oregon-Idaho border (Baker and Malheur Co.) Hells Canyon Reservoir (Baker and Wallowa Co.) Oxbow Reservoir (Baker Co.) Snake River from Oregon-Washington border upstream to Hells Canyon Dam

Special Regulations
• Powder River Arm from mouth upstream to Huntington-Richland Road Bridge requires • Bass, 12-inch minimum length. • See Health Advisory on page 20. • Bass, 12-inch minimum length. • Catch and release only for bass Jan. 1-June 30. • July 1-Dec. 31 2 bass per day. • Bass between 12 and 16 inches must be released. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-April 30 and Sept. 1-Dec. 31. • Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be taken. • Bass, no length limit. • Closed from Hells Canyon Dam downstream 400 feet to cable crossing. • See Health Advisory on page 20.

an Oregon angling license.

Freshwater Angling Ethics
Enjoying angling in Oregon’s waters brings with it some responsibilities. To ensure viable fish populations and continued fishing opportunities, all Oregonians are encouraged to make a personal commitment to the care of the state’s fish and their habitats. Positive voluntary efforts can reduce the necessity for future mandatory regulations. Here are some guidelines to consider when pledging a personal code of ethics one that reflects your values and your respect for Oregon’s natural places. • Know and follow all state angling rules and regulations. Call: 1503-947-6000 or visit ODFW’s website at: www.dfw.state.or.us. • Protect Oregon’s waters from pollutants and waste. Dispose of all trash, including fishing line and tackle, at collection stations or disposal sites. • Ask first! Do not trespass on private land. • Be courteous to other anglers, boaters, hikers and campers. • Remember that warm water conditions can stress salmon, steelhead and trout. Seek cooler waters during summer months, especially early in the day. • Clean angling equipment and boats. Disinfect wading boots to prevent the spread of aquatic “hitch hikers” such as weeds and diseases. See page 65 for details. • Report angling violations to the Oregon State Police at: 1-800452-7888. • Avoid actively spawning fish. • Teach future generations how to enjoy and conserve Oregon’s fish and their habitats. Using Tackle • Use barbless hooks so you can easily release your catch. Use pliers to pinch down barbs. • Use tackle strong enough to bring your fish in quickly and gently. Removing Hooks • Land fish as carefully as possible. • Avoid removing fish from the water, but if you must, use a cotton or rubber net – not nylon • Keep your hands wet when handling fish. • If taking a photo, cradle the fish at water level and quickly take the picture. • Remove the hook quickly and gently while keeping the fish under water. • Use long-nosed pliers or hemostats to back out the hook. • If a fish is hooked deeply, cut the line near the hook, which will dissolve. Reviving Fish • Point the fish into a slow current or move it back and forth until its gills are working and it maintains its balance on its own. Be patient! • When possible, let it swim out of your hands.

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Go Fish!
It’s fun and family friendly and we’ll help you get started.
Easy Angling Oregon features detailed information on 34 lakes, ponds, rivers and reservoirs around the state that have been selected by ODFW biologists as ideal for families. The locations are all accessible by car, offer good fishing opportunities and have facilities such as picnic tables, toilets, boat ramps, drinking water and hiking trails. A number of sites provide ADA access. To obtain a copy of the booklet, contact your local ODFW office or see the online version of the publication on the ODFW Web site, www.dfw.state.or.us.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (503) 947-6000

PLEASE RETURN STURGEON TAGS
They Provide Important Biological Information
Do not remove tags from fish not being retained, but record: • Tag number and color. • Date and location of catch. • Fork length measurement. • Your name and address.

Free Fishing
June 9 & 10, 2012

Weekend,

Mail to:
ODFW 17330 SE Evelyn St. Clackamas, OR 97015 or WDFW 2108 Grand Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661

child, co-worker or family member to fishing during Oregon’s annual Free Fishing Weekend. ODFW offers Oregon residents and visitors a full weekend to fish, crab and clam without a license. For more information visit the ODFW Web site, www.dfw.state.or.us

Introduce a friend,

By keeping shorelines natural, you can help protect water quality and improve fish habitat. A shoreline without trees and shrubs can get washed away, making the water muddy and unsuitable for fish. If you live near a lake or river, plant a buffer strip along the water’s edge using trees, shrubs, wildflowers or other native plants. Trees and other vegetation filter pollution and provide shade, shelter, habitat and food critical for salmon, steelhead, trout and other fish to thrive and reproduce. Keep your favorite fishing spots well vegetated! For more tips and information visit the weeb at: http://water.epa.gov/ type/lakes/index.cfm
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OREGON DISABILITIES HUNTING AND FISHING PERMIT INFORMATION
In order to be considered a person with a disability under the wildlife laws, a person shall provide either: 1. Written certification from a licensed physician, which states that the applicant: a. Is permanently unable to walk without the use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, prosthetic device, wheelchair, scooter or walker; b. Is restricted by lung disease to the extent that the person’s forced expiratory volume for one second, when measured by a spirometer, is less than 35 percent predicted, or arterial oxygen tension is less than 55 mm/Hg on room air at rest; c. Has a cardiac condition to the extent that the person’s functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class V, according to standards established by the American Heart Association; d. Has a permanent, physical impairment that prevents the person from holding or shooting a firearm or bow or from holding a fishing rod in hand; or e. Has central visual acuity that permanently does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with corrective lenses, or the widest diameter of the visual field is no greater than 20 degrees; or 2. Written proof that the last official certification of record by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States shows the person to be at least 65 percent disabled (ORS 496.018). The “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit” is not a license or tag. Anglers must still obtain an angling license and/or Combined Angling Tag (if angling for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon or pacific halibut). Hunters also must still obtain a hunting license and apply for and/or purchase appropriate tags prior to specified tag sale deadlines to hunt in controlled and general big game seasons. You must be in possession of your “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit,” license, and tag while you are angling or hunting (even holders of a Disabled Veteran/Pioneer license and tag). All license and tag fees are at regular rates. A licensed angler who possesses a valid “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit” is allowed to angle from an anchored craft in waters where angling from a floating device is prohibited by ODFW. This allowance does not supersede safety or security regulations enacted by other agencies. Licensed angers who possess a valid “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit” may also fish during authorized open fishing seasons from the Nehalem Hatchery Barrier Free Fishing Platform on the North Fork Nehalem River. For additional information on the rules and regulations pertaining to hunting and “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit” consult the 2012 Oregon Big Game Regulations. OREGON DISABILITIES HUNTING AND FISHING PERMIT APPLICATION For more information or to obtain an “Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit” application packet, please visit our Web site at www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/hunting/disability. Application packets are also available at the ODFW headquarters office, ODFW regional offices (see page 4), ODFW district offices, or by calling 503-947-6000.

This agency receives federal financial assistance in Sport Fish and/or Wildlife Restoration and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. If you believe that you have been discriminated against as described above in any program, activity, or facility, or if you desire further information, please contact: ADA Coordinator Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife 3406 Cherry Avenue NE Salem, OR 97303-4924 (503) 947-6000 Department of the Interior U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Division of Human Resources 1849 C Street NW Mailstop: 3458 Washington DC 20240

All trout, salmon and steelhead that are released must be unharmed and should not be removed from the water.
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COLUMBIA RIVER ZONE
Description:
The Columbia River Zone is all waters of the Columbia River upstream from a north-south line through Buoy 10 at the river mouth and includes those portions of tributaries (including lakes) downstream from the mainline railroad bridges near the tributaries’ mouths except for the Willamette (including Multnomah Channel), Sandy, Hood, Deschutes and Umatilla river systems. The Columbia River Zone includes downstream from Hwy 730 on the Umatilla River and from Interstate 84 on the Deschutes River. The boundary is a straight line across the mouths of the Willamette (including Multnomah Channel), Sandy and Hood rivers. Oregon and Washington state waters are defined by the state line which lies within the waters of the Columbia River. In the area from the mouth upstream to Altoona, WA (Rivermile 24), the state line is near the Washington shore. In the area from Altoona, WA upstream to above McNary Dam (except near mainstem dams) the state line is in the middle of the ship channel.

Instructions:

1. Read the Special Regulations for this zone. Special Regulations apply to specific bodies of water or portions of water within a

Regulations for this zone:

zone. If specific references to a body of water, species, catch limits, length limits, seasons, or other specifications are not made in the Special Regulations for this zone, then Zone Regulations apply. 2. Read the following Regulations for this zone. 3. Always read the General Regulations, pages 5-12, which apply to all zones, for information about licenses; tags and permits; definitions; catch and possession limits; gear and bait restrictions; and harvest methods and hours, before going fishing. 4. Emergency or permanent rules adopted since these rules were printed may supersede these regulations. Anglers may call ODFW headquarters or regional offices at the numbers on page 4 of these regulations, or check the ODFW web site, www.dfw.state.or.us for these rules, or call 503-947-6000 during normal business hours.
1. In the Columbia River where it forms the state boundary line, not including tributaries, sloughs and lands, the following rules apply:

a. License and tags of either state are valid except when the other state’s season is closed; b. Anglers must follow the rules of the state in which they are fishing; c. Anglers are restricted to one daily catch limit for all fish species from the Columbia River, even if licensed in Oregon and Washington; d. Anglers are restricted to one annual catch limit of white sturgeon from the Columbia River and the lower Willamette River including Multnomah Channel and the Gilbert River, even if licensed in Oregon and Washington; e. Anglers with a valid resident or non-resident license issued by either Oregon or Washington may launch or take out their boats from either shore. 2. When fishing on tributaries, sloughs or from the land of a state, the angler must be licensed by that state and obey all angling regulations of that state. 3. For the mainstem Columbia River salmon and steelhead fishery upstream of the Rocky Point-Tongue Point line to McNary Dam from February 15 through June 15, it is unlawful when fishing from vessels which are less than 30 feet in length, substantiated by U.S. Coast Guard documentation or Marine Board registration, to totally remove from the water any salmon or steelhead required to be released. Note: Mainstem Columbia River fisheries for salmon, steelhead and sturgeon are co-managed by the Oregon and Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife and the four Treaty Tribes, represented by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Based on discussions among the co-management agencies, Oregon may adopt in-season changes to sport fishery regulations in the Columbia River. Regulation changes can occur on short notice and will be made available to ODFW field offices, the news media and license agents. Anglers can check the status of regulations prior to fishing the Columbia River by checking the ODFW web site: www.dfw.state. or.us for these rules, or calling 503-947-6000 during normal business hours.

Species Name
Trout

Catch Limits
2 per day, 2 daily limits in possession. clipped.

Length Limits and Other Specifications

Season
May 26-Dec. 31.

Open Jan. 1• 12-inch minimum length. • Only cutthroat trout may be kept. All cutthroat trout must be fin- March 31 and

Salmon and Steelhead

Warmwater Game Fish: Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass Striped Bass 2 per 24 hours; 2 daily limits in possession.
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where harvest of any Chinook or coho salmon is allowed. Harvest under Special 20 per year. 5 jack of nonadipose fin-clipped steelhead is not permitted in the Columbia Regulations. salmon per day, 2 River Zone. daily jack limits in • There is no annual limit on adipose or otherwise fin-clipped salmon possession. or adipose fin-clipped steelhead so long as the appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch. NOTE: Changes to salmon regulations for the Columbia River system are printed in May and are available at ODFW offices or from license agents. Check for new regulations before you fish. • No more than 3 bass over 15 inches in length. Open all year. 5 per day, 2 daily limits in Note: See Special Regulations for bass above McNary Dam. possession.
• 24-inch minimum length.

• Closed to angling for bull trout. • Only adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be kept. In the aggregate: Closed in all 2 adult salmon or • Closed for sockeye and chum salmon. waters unless steelhead per day, • See Special Regulations in Columbia River Zone to determine noted by species

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Species Name
Warmwater Game Fish: Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, other Sunfish, and Yellow Perch Walleye Other Fish: Shad Sturgeon

Catch Limits
No limit.
• None.

Length Limits and Other Specifications

Season
Open all year.

Northern Pikeminnow, Carp, Sucker, Chub, Sculpin, Whitefish and other Nongame Fish Smelt Crayfish

10 per day, 2 daily • No more than 5 per day over 18 inches and only one may be over 24 inches. limits in posession No limit. • Shad angling closed from Buoy 10 line upstream to Bonneville Dam Open all year except as listed April 1-May 15. under Other Specifications. 1 per day, 5 per • Closed to retention of green sturgeon. NOTE: Sturgeon year. • See page 86 for tag return information. fisheries are • 38-inch minimum and 54-inch maximum fork length from river mouth managed on a upstream to The Dalles Dam except the minimum length down- quota basis. Anglers stream of Wauna power lines is 41-inch fork length effective May 1. should check the • 43-inch minimum and 54-inch maximum fork length from The Dalles status of regulations Dam upstream to the Oregon-Washington border prior to fishing. • All oversized, undersized, and unwanted legal size white sturgeon Catch and must be immediately released unharmed into the water. Release: Open • Oversize sturgeon cannot be removed totally or in part from the water. all year, except as • Only one single-point, barbless hook may be used for sturgeon. noted under Special • Catch and release of sturgeon may continue after taking the daily or Regulations. annual limit or when quota is reached. • None. Open all year. No limit.

Closed.

• Unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters Closed all year.

100 per day, 2 daily limits in possession. Harvest prohibited • It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams Closed all year. Freshwater unless authorized by a specific permit issued by the Oregon Fish Clams and and Wildlife Commission (Scientific Take Permit). Mussels Open all year. • An angling license is not required. No limit. Bullfrogs Marine Fish and See Marine Zone pages 100-103. (Marine Zone regulations for marine fish and marine shellfish only apply to Marine Shellfish Columbia River downstream of Tongue Point/Rocky Point line at the mouth of the Columbia River.) (other than Eulachon Smelt)

including bays, estuaries, rivers and streams. See ODFW website for smelt identification guide. • Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required. Open all year.

Special Regulations for this zone:
Water
Columbia River: 1. Buoy 10 line upstream to a line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through red buoy 44 to the navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank See Health Advisory on page 20.

Special Regulations
• Closed for trout. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon • Open for Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped coho Aug. 1-Dec. 31, except only adult • Minimum sizes for adult salmon are 24 inches for Chinook salmon and 16 inches for • The Columbia River South Jetty is open to salmon fishing seven days a week when the

Jan. 1-March 31.

Chinook salmon and adult adipose fin-clipped coho salmon may be kept Aug. 1-Sept. 30.

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fall Buoy 10 or adjacent ocean salmon fishery is open. Before Aug. 1 barbless hooks are required. • In the waters of the Pacific Ocean and in the Columbia River upstream to a line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through Red Buoy 44 to the navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank, each angler aboard a vessel may continue to use angling gear until the daily limit of fish for all legally licensed and juvenile anglers aboard has been achieved. However, no individual angler may exceed any personal daily bag limit.

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Water
Columbia River (continued): 2. A line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through Red Buoy 44 to the navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank upstream to I-5 Bridge

Special Regulations
• Open for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and • Open for adipose fin-clipped jack Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead • Open for Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and adipose fin-clipped • Minimum length for jack salmon is 12 inches. • Angling from Big Creek railroad trestle bridge near mouth closed Sept. 1-30. • See Health Advisory on page 20. • Closed for trout. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and June 16-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped jack Chinook salmon June 16-July 31. • Open for Chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Minimum length for jack salmon is 12 inches. • Closed:

adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31. May 16-July 31.

steelhead Aug. 1-Dec. 31.

3. I-5 Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam

4. Bonneville Dam upstream to Oregon/

Washington border located upstream of McNary Dam

1. Between markers located 150 feet upstream and 450 feet downstream from the mouth of Tanner Creek out to center of the Columbia River Aug. 16-Oct. 15; 2. Inside the south navigation lock at Bonneville Dam from a marker on the westernmost point of Robins Island to a marker on the Oregon mainland shore. • Bank angling prohibited: 1. From Bradford Island below Bonneville Dam from south shore between the dam and a line perpendicular to the shoreline marker at west end of riprap and from north shore between fishway entrance and a line perpendicular to the shoreline marker 850 feet downstream; 2. From Robins Island below Bonneville Dam downstream to a line perpendicular to the shoreline marker on mooring cell. • Angling from a floating device or using a floating device to set lines is prohibited in the area between Bonneville Dam and a line crossing the river downstream from the dam marked by the boat-restricted zone sign on the Oregon shore at the western-most tip of Robins Island to the boat-restricted zone sign approximately 50 feet upstream of the Hamilton Island boat ramp on the Washington shore (USACE Boat Restricted Zone). • Angling for sturgeon is prohibited from May 1 through Aug. 31 from Bonneville Dam downstream to a line crossing the Columbia River from Navigation Marker 82 on the Oregon shore through the upstream exposed end of Skamania Island, continuing to a sign on the Washington shore. • Angling for salmon from a floating device is prohibited from Beacon Rock upstream to Bonneville Dam Nov. 1-Dec. 31. • See Health Advisory on page 20. • Closed for trout. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead Jan. 1-March 31 and June 16-Dec. 31. • Open for adipose fin-clipped jack Chinook salmon June 16-July 31. • Open for Chinook and coho salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. Only adipose fin-marked coho salmon may be retained between Bonneville Dam and the Hood River bridge at Rivermile 169. • Minimum length for jack salmon is 12 inches. • Open for sturgeon retention Jan. 1-until quota reached, catch and release may continue after quota reached. • Angling for sturgeon is prohibited from the west end of the grain silo at Rufus upstream to John Day Dam May 1-July 31. • Angling for sturgeon is prohibited from Highway 82 Bridge (Highway 395) near Umatilla upstream to McNary Dam May 1-July 31. • Retention of white sturgeon only allowed Feb. 1 through July 31 from McNary Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington border. • When angling for salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead, a single-point hook with a gap size no larger than 3/4 inch is required for all non-buoyant lures Aug. 1-Dec. 31 from Bonneville Dam to the Oregon/Washington border. Non-buoyant lures sink in freshwater. • Angling for salmon (June 16-Dec. 31) and adipose fin-clipped steelhead (Jan. 1March 31 and June 16-Dec. 31) is allowed 24 hours/day in open waters from McNary Dam upstream to the OR/WA border. • When angling for bass above McNary Dam: 1. Largemouth bass: 5 fish per day, no minimum size limit. Only Largemouth bass less than 12 inches may be retained, except 1 over 17 inches may be retained as part of the daily limit. 2. Smallmouth bass: 10 fish per day, only 1 over 14 inches in length may be retained. • Closed: 1. Bonneville Dam upstream to a line across the river 1,000 feet from the dam as indicated by USACE signs;
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Water
Columbia River: 4. Bonneville Dam upstream to Oregon/ Washington border located upstream of McNary Dam (Continued from previous page.) Benson Lake (Multnomah Co.) Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Select Area (Clatsop Co.) (see map on page 90) including Gnat Creek from railroad bridge up to Aldrich Pt. Road Bridge Bridal Veil, Wahkeena, Multnomah, Horsetail, Oneonta and Tanner creeks upstream to the mainline railroad bridge (Multnomah Co.) Eagle Creek upstream to mainline railroad bridge (Hood River Co.) Hartman Pond (formerly Wahkeena Pond) (Multnomah Co.) Herman Creek upstream to mainline railroad bridge (Hood River Co.)

Special Regulations
2. Interstate Hwy 197 bridge at The Dalles upstream to the upper line of The Dalles Dam, except bank angling is permitted upstream from the highway bridge for 1,100 feet to the cyclone fence; 3. John Day Dam downstream about 3,000 feet except that bank angling is permitted up to 600 feet below the fishway entrance; 4. From a floating device in USACE designated hazard zones above and below McNary Dam. • Open for trout, warmwater game fish and other fish the entire year. • Only adipose fin-clipped trout may be kept. • 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon entire year. • Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31. • Open for Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon, and adipose fin-clipped steelhead consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from I-5 Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam except closed Aug. 16-Nov. 30. • See Willamette Zone (pages 48-57) for the areas upstream from the mainline railroad bridge. • Open for Chinook, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon, and adipose fin-clipped steelhead consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to Oregon/Washington border. • See Central Zone (page 62) for the area upstream from the mainline railroad bridge. • Open for trout, warmwater game fish and other fish the entire year. • 5 trout per day, 8-inch minimum length • Open for Chinook, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon, and adipose fin-clipped steelhead consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to Oregon/Washington border; except closed Aug. 16-Nov. 30. • The area west of the peninsula up to the Lower Herman Creek Pond structure is closed to all anglers except that fishing is authorized the entire year for youths age 17 and under and those individuals who possess one of the following ODFW issued licenses: Blind Angler License; Wheelchair Angling License; Disabled War Veteran Angling License, or Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit. A person may assist a holder of one of the above permits in angling in this area provided that conditions of the permit (see page 7) are followed. • An Oregon license and tag are required when angling in an area defined by a line running from the northwest corner of the jetty due south to a marker on the south shore and east into the lagoon. • See Central Zone (page 62) for the area upstream from the mainline railroad bridge. • Open for trout, warmwater game fish and other fish the entire year. • 5 adipose fin-clipped trout per day, 8-inch minimum length. • Open for Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead consistent with regulations for the Columbia River from the Rocky PointTongue Point line upstream to I-5 Bridge, except closed Sept. 1-30. • See Northwest Zone (page 31) for the area upstream from the mainline railroad bridge. • See Hartman Pond above. • Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead and adipose fin-clipped coho salmon entire year. • Open for fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon Jan. 1-July 31. • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31.

Multnomah Creek from Benson Lake downstream to the culvert under Hwy 84 Plympton Creek upstream to mainline railroad bridge (Clatsop Co.)

Wahkeena Pond Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) (see map on page 90)

State and Federal Law Requires Social Security Number Collection
Federal and state laws require ODFW to collect the Social Security number (SSN) of applicants for hunting and fishing licenses. These laws were enacted as part of a nation-wide effort to improve child support compliance. Social Security numbers will not be displayed on licenses or disclosed except as required by state or federal law. Instead, a Hunter/Angler ID number is printed on all licenses, tags, permits, etc. This is your permanent identification number. It is the primary number for identifying you in our system and maintaining your license history. Bring any 2011 license or tag to any Point-Of-Sale (POS) license agent when applying for 2012 licenses and tags. You will be quickly identified within the system and avoid delays.
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Non-Native Clams
Asian Clam (Corbicula, freshwater clam) Unlawful to take or possess

Purple varnish Clam (mahogany clam) Lawful to harvest under “Softshell and others” daily limit of 36
Has long, split (double) siphon. Thin, flat, shiny brown shell with external hinge. May be worn white at the hinge. Interior of shell has purple hue. Found in high intertidal sandy shrimp beds.

Size 1½ to 3”

Siphon is short. Heavy, thick, yellow to brown shell with elevated ridges. Larger individuals will have worn white area around hinge. Interior of shell has purple hue. Found in fresh water.

Size 1½ to 4”

Clam and Crab Identification
A. B. C.
A. COCKLE: Shell has prominent, evenly spaced ridges (ribs). B. LITTLENECK CLAM: (Steamer) Shell has radiating ribs, lacks deep scalloped edge of cockle. C. BUTTER CLAM: (Martha Washington) Shell has fine concentric lines of growth. D. GAPER CLAM: (Blue, Empire, Horseneck) Large gape where neck protrudes. E. SOFTSHELL CLAM: (Mud) (nonnative) Egg shaped shell with concentric rings.

Size 1½ to 3” Size 2 to 4” Size 1½ to 2½”

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Size 2 to 4”

F. RAZOR CLAM: Thin, oval shell has a smooth, lacquer-like, light brown coating that distinguishes it from any of the bay clams. G. DUNGENESS CRAB: Female crabs have a rounded flap on their underside. Male crabs have an elongated flap. Minimum measurement does not include points.

Correct size measurement (minimum 5¾ inches)

Size 3 to 6”

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Incorrect size measurement

MALE CRAB

FEMALE CRAB
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MANAGEMENT DESIGNATIONS FOR MARINE AREAS
Marine Garden Intertidal Research Reserve Subtidal Research Reserve Wildlife or Habitat Refuge
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MANAGEMENT DESIGNATIONS FOR MARINE AREAS
Marine Garden

Whale Cove Habitat Refuge: All areas in Whale Cove below extreme high tide east of a line drawn across the mouth of the cove, as defined by points at 44°47'14.2" N. Latitude, 124°40'17.9" W. Longitude (point A) and 44°47'22.0" N. Latitude, 124°40'19.2" W. Longitude (point B).

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MANAGEMENT DESIGNATIONS FOR MARINE AREAS
All areas seaward of extreme low tide in the area defined by the points making lines from 43°20'18.7" N. Latitude, 124°22'50.3" W. Longitude (point A) to 43°20'35.9" N. Latitude, 124°22'53.7" W. Longitude (point B), and seaward of extreme low tide from 43°20'24.1" N. Latitude, 124°22'32.7" W. Longitude (point D) to 43°20'39.0" N. Latitude, 124°22'38.2" W. Longitude (point C).

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Cape Arago Research Reserve:

Area A: All rocky areas, tide pools, and sand beaches situated between extreme high tide and extreme low tide lying between a line projected due west from the Cape Arago lighthouse and the southern tip of Norton Gulch. Area B: All rocky areas, tide pools, and sand beaches situated between extreme high tide and extreme low tide lying between the southern tip of Norton Gulch and Simpson Reef overlook. Area C: All rocky areas, tide pools, and sand beaches situated between extreme high tide and extreme low tide lying between Simpson Reef overlook and a point ¾ of a mile south of Cape Arago State Park.

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Harris Beach State Park

Brookings Research Reserve:
All rocky areas, tide pools, and sand beaches situated between extreme high tide and extreme low tide lying between a point ½ mile north of Harris Beach State Park on the north, and the mouth of the Chetco River on the south (except that portion of the area within the Harris Beach Marine Garden).

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BAIL SCHEDULES
Most violations of the wildlife and commercial fishing laws and regulations are Class A Misdemeanors, punishable by a maximum $6,250 fine and a maximum sentence of confinement to the county jail of one (1) year. There is no scheduled bail and mandatory court appearance is required if charged as a Class A misdemeanor. Violations of the wildlife and commercial fishing laws and regulations charged as violations rather than Class A Misdemeanors due to the absence of culpable mental state, or at the direction of the district attorney, have the following bail schedules: $110 – Violations that do not involve the "taking" of wildlife. $160 – Violations that involve the "taking" of non-game mammals or game birds, and violations relating to the size or quantity limits for fish or shellfish, other than size and quantity limits for salmon, steelhead trout and sturgeon. $435 – Violations that involve the "taking" of wildlife other than non-game mammals and game birds, and violations relating to the size or quantity limits for salmon, steelhead trout and sturgeon. Also, violations of the non-resident licensing requirement and obstructing the taking of wildlife.
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Description:

MARINE ZONE

The Marine Zone consists of the Pacific Ocean, coastal bays, and beaches.

Instructions:

1. Read the Special Regulations for this zone. Special Regulations apply to specific bodies of water or portions of water within a

Regulations for this zone:

zone. If specific references to a body of water, species, catch limits, length limits, seasons, or other specifications are not made in the Special Regulations for this zone, then Zone Regulations apply. 2. Read the following Regulations for this zone. 3. Always read the General Regulations, pages 5-12, which apply to all zones, for information about licenses; tags and permits; definitions; catch and possession limits; gear and bait restrictions; and harvest methods and hours, before going fishing. 4. Emergency or permanent rules adopted since these rules were printed may supersede these regulations. Anglers may call ODFW headquarters or regional offices at the numbers on page 4 of these regulations, or check the ODFW web site, www.dfw.state.or.us for these rules, or call 503-947-6000 during normal business hours. Marine regulations will also be included in the 2012 Oregon Sport Ocean Regulations for Salmon, Halibut, and Other Marine Species which will be available in Summer 2012.
1. The ocean is separated from rivers and bays by:

a. Normal high tide lines along coastal beaches, where there are no jetties; b. The ends of the jetties, where they exist, except for the Columbia River; c. A north-south line running through Buoy 10 in the Columbia River. 2. License requirements for those 14 years or older for this zone are: a. An Oregon angling license is required to angle for or land any fish species except smelt; b. A license is required to harvest shellfish. Permits are required as listed under abalone, clams, mud and ghost shrimp, and intertidal invertebrates in the following table. Contact ODFW in Newport 541-867-4741, Charleston 541-888-5515, or Astoria 503325-2462 for information. 3. Persons coming ashore in Oregon with ocean caught fish or shellfish are subject to all Oregon sport fishing and licensing regulations. 4. All areas are open except those areas listed under Season, Special Regulations or closed by a Public Health Advisory. 5. Oregon Dept. of Agriculture Public Health Advisory for shellfish: a. Any estuary or beach with a health advisory will be closed immediately until the advisory is removed; b. For current information concerning shellfish health advisories, call 503-986-4728 or 1-800-448-2474. 6. Barbed hooks are allowed when angling for marine fish except as noted for salmon and steelhead. 7. In the waters of the Pacific Ocean and in the Columbia River upstream to a line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through red buoy 44 to the navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank, each angler aboard a vessel may continue to use angling gear until the daily limit of fish for all legally licensed and juvenile anglers aboard has been achieved. However, no individual angler may exceed any personal daily bag limit or land fish that contribute to another angler’s limit (anglers who have retained a species limit must pass their rod to an angler who has not reached a limit prior to the fish being landed (netted or boated), or they must release the fish). 8. It is unlawful for any person to fish for, or take and retain any species of salmon, Pacific halibut or Marine Fish while possessing on board any species not allowed to be taken in the area at the time. 9. These angling regulations apply within the state’s Fisheries Conservation Zone, which extends 50 miles from shore. In addition, some fisheries are co-managed with the federal government, so the regulations may apply out to 200 miles from shore. 10. It is unlawful: for anglers fishing from a boat to mutilate fish so the size or species cannot be determined prior to landing; to transport mutilated fish across state waters; and for anglers fishing from shore to mutilate fish so that size or species cannot be determined prior to reaching their automobile or principle means of land transportation, and having completed their daily angling. This does not apply to herring, anchovy, smelt and sardine.

Harvest Caps and In-Season Changes:

Annual state and federal harvest caps are set for sport fisheries including black rockfish, yelloweye rockfish, canary rockfish, cabezon, greenlings and others. When a species’ harvest cap is reached or is being approached, an in-season regulation change may be implemented to stop or slow the harvest of that species. In-season changes may include (but are not limited to) reduced bag limits, a change in size limits, non-retention of a particular species, area closures and season closures.

Species Name
Marine Fish: Groundfish Group: 1. Lingcod (including green colored lingcod) 2. Rockfish (“sea bass,” “snapper”), Greenling (“sea trout”), Pacific Cod, Cabezon, Skates and other marine species not listed on pages 100-101 3. Flatfish (flounder, soles, sanddabs, turbots and halibuts except Pacific halibut)
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Daily Catch Limits
2 fish.

Harvest Methods and Other Specifications
• 22-inch minimum length for lingcod. • 16-inch minimum length for cabezon. • 10-inch minimum length for greenling. • May be taken by angling, hand, bow and arrow, spear,

Season

Waters open all year, 24 hours per day, unless noted under Special Regulations. gaff hook, snag hook and herring jigs. In addition, ocean 7 fish in • When Pacific halibut are onboard the fishing vessel, see closed April 1-Sept. 30 aggregate. Special Regulations for possession restrictions. outside of the 40-fathRetention of om curve (defined by yelloweye rockfish latitude and longitude) and canary rockish for these species. is prohibited. Stonewall Bank Yellow Rockfish Conservation 25 fish in Area closed for these aggregate. species and Pacific halibut at all times. (See page 103 for waypoints.)
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Species Name
Marine Fish (continued): Surfperch (includes all marine perch species) Striped Bass and/or Hybrid Bass Herring, Anchovy, Smelt and Sardine

Daily Catch Limits
15 fish in aggregate. 2 fish in 24 consecutive hours. 25 pounds in aggregate.

Harvest Methods and Other Specifications
gaff hook, snag hook and herring jigs.

Season
24 hours per day, unless noted under Special Regulations.

• May be taken by angling, hand, bow and arrow, spear, Waters open all year, • May be taken by angling. • 24-inch minimum length for striped/hybrid bass. • May be taken by dip net, cast net, angling and herring jigs. • Herring jigs may have any number of hooks. • Unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in

inland waters including: bays, estuaries, rivers, and streams. See ODFW website for smelt identification. • May be taken by angling, hand, bow and arrow, spear, Offshore Pelagic species 25 fish in gaff hook, snag hook and herring jigs. (see definition page 9) aggregate. White • Methods as described below are only allowed when sharks and fishing outside of three miles from shore for offshore basking sharks pelagic species. Only offshore pelagic species may be are prohibited in possession, and any other species caught must be and must be immediately released while using these methods. immediately • Use of chum is allowed. Chum may be live, dead, or released cut up squid, herring, sardine, anchovy, smelt or Pacific unharmed. mackerel. No restrictions on the number of rods or lines fished per angler. Open all year. 1 per day, • Closed for retention of green sturgeon. Sturgeon 5 per year. • Angling restricted to one single-point, barbless hook for white sturgeon. • Minimum fork length 38 inches, maximum fork length 54 inches. • Ocean salmon and steelhead seasons and restrictions are set each April by the Pacific Fishery ManSalmon and agement Council (PFMC). Regulations are published each May and are available from license agents. Steelhead • See Northwest Zone, Tillamook Bay for description of control zone off Tillamook Bay. • Single-point, barbless hooks required, except in coastal bays. Note: Regulations may change on short notice during the season. Changes are available from ODFW offices, license agents, the Internet at www.dfw.state.or.us/mrp and news media. Changes to salmon regulations for the Columbia River system are printed in May and are available at ODFW offices or from license agents. Check for new regulations before you fish. • May be taken by angling with single line, no more than 2 hooks; and by spear. Pacific Halibut • Catch limits and seasons are set in March and published in May but may change on short notice. In-season changes to regulations are available from ODFW offices, license agents, the Internet at www.dfw.state.or.us/mrp, or by calling 1-800-662-9825; press 5. Check regulations before you fish. 1 abalone per day, • 8-inch minimum length. Waters open all year, Marine Shellfish and 5 abalone per year. • May be taken by abalone iron only. 24 hours per day Marine Invertebrates: • Special permit required, see Regulations for this unless noted under Abalone Zone, item 2. For permit renewals, previous year’s Other Specifications catch record must be submitted to ODFW before next (this table) or Special year’s permit will be issued. Regulations. • Abalone brought ashore shall be whole and in such a condition that the size can be determined. • Abalone must not be removed from their shell in the field, except when being prepared for immediate consumption. • Every person while taking abalone shall carry a calipermeasuring gauge with fixed opposing arms capable of accurately measuring eight inches by placing the gauge over the shell. • Razor clams may be taken by hand, shovel, or cylindrical Waters open all year, Clams: First 15 taken. gun or tube. The opening of the gun/tube must be either 24 hours per day Razor Clams circular or elliptical with the circular gun/tube having a except as noted under 20 clams, of minimum outside dimension of 4 inches and the elliptical Special Regulations, Bay Clams: which only 12 in gun/tube having a minimum dimension of 4 inches long and Clatsop County Butter, Littleneck, and 3 inches wide outside diameter. beaches north of Cockle, Geoduck and aggregate may be gaper clams or • All other clams may be taken by hand or hand-powered tools. Tillamook Head are Gaper • Unlawful to remove clams from the shell before leaving closed to razor clams Geoduck clams. the clamming area. July 15-Sept. 30. • Each digger must have own container, dig own clams, First 36 taken. Softshell, purple and may not possess more than one limit of clams while varnish clams, and in clamming area except under a Disabled Clam Digger Others: Permit. See Licenses, Tags and Permits, page 7.
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Species Name
Clams: (continued) Bay Clams: Softshell, purple varnish clams, and Others: Mussels Scallops Piddocks Shrimp (edible) Sand Crabs, Mole Crabs, Kelp and Sand Worms, Mud and Ghost Shrimp (Bait) Crabs: Dungeness Crab

Daily Catch Limits
First 36 taken. (Continued from previous page.)

Harvest Methods and Other Specifications

Season

neck clams may be returned only in immediate digging 24 hours per day area. All other clams must be retained regardless of except as noted under size or condition. Special Regulations, and Clatsop County beaches north of • May be taken by hand or hand-powered tools. 72 mussels. • First 36 piddocks taken regardless of size or condition. Tillamook Head are 24 scallops. closed to razor clams First 36 taken. July 15-Sept. 30. 20 lb. in the shell. • May be taken by traps, pots or rings. • May be taken by hand or hand-powered tools. No limit. • Permit required to harvest mud and ghost shrimp by mechanical methods. • See Regulations for this Zone, item 2, page 100. • May be taken using crab rings, pots, or baited lines, Bays, estuaries, 12 male crabs, (limited to 3 rings, pots or lines per person); by hand; beaches, tide pools, minimum size is dip net; or rake. Pots may be left overnight. 5-3/4 inches. piers and jetties are • Female Dungeness crabs may not be kept. open all year, except Red Rock Crab 24 crabs, any size • Size is measured in a straight line across the back as noted under (caliper measurement) immediately in front of, but not Special Regulations. or sex. including the points. See picture on page 96. • Undersize and female Dungeness crabs and unwanted Ocean is closed red rock crabs must be immediately released unharmed. for Dungeness crab • No holding pots, holding devices, or live boxes in ocean. Oct. 16-Nov. 30 Holding pots, holding devices or live boxes in bays and estuaries cannot retain more than 24 Dungeness or 48 red rock crab per holding container. • No more than 1 daily catch limit per day. No more than 2 daily catch limits in possession. • Crabs may not be mutilated so that sex, size or species cannot be determined prior to landing. Mutilated crabs may not be transported across state waters. • Harvest of native oysters prohibited. Oysters No take allowed. Closed to the take of • All cultured oysters are private property and may not be oysters. taken without owner’s permission. Waters open all year, Octopus 1 octopus per day. • May be taken by angling, dip net, pot, and hand. • May be taken by angling, (squid jigs and herring jigs al- 24 hours per day Squid No limit. lowed), dip net, cast net, hand, and hand powered tools. unless noted under Other Specifications Starfish (Seastars), Urchins, 10 in aggregate. • May be taken by hand or hand-powered tools. or Special • Unwanted marine invertebrates must be released alive. Snails, Shore Crabs, and all Regulations. Other Marine Invertebrates not listed

• Unbroken butter, cockle, purple varnish clams, or little- Waters open all year,

Special Regulations for This Zone:
Area
Marine Gardens: 1. Haystack Rock (Cannon Beach) 2. Cape Kiwanda 5. Yachats 3. Otter Rock 6. Cape Perpetua 4. Yaquina Head 7. Harris Beach Marine Reserves: 1. Otter Rock Marine Reserve 2. Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area Subtidal Research Reserves: 1. Pirate Cove (Depoe Bay) 2. Gregory Point Intertidal Research Reserves: 1. Cape Arago (Areas A and C) Intertidal Research Reserves: 1. Boiler Bay 2. Neptune State Park 3. Cape Arago (Area B) 4. Brookings
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Special Regulations
• Closed to take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except: 1. Single mussels may be taken for bait; 2. Razor clams may be taken at Cape Perpetua. • See maps on pages 97-99. • Marine Reserve closed to all fishing and hunting activities. • Marine Protected Area closed to all fishing and hunting activities except: 1. Commercial or recreational crab fishing; and 2. Commercial or recreational salmon trolling. • See www.dfw.state.or.us for current rules and www.oregonocean.info for additional

information, maps and closure dates.

• Closed to take of all shellfish and marine invertebrates. • Scientific take permits may be issued for scientific and educational purposes. • See maps on pages 97-99.

• Closed to take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except abalone, clams, Dungeness

crab, red rock crab, mussels, piddocks, scallops and shrimp (edible or bait) may be taken. • Scientific take permits may be issued for scientific and educational purposes. • See maps on pages 97-99.

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Habitat Refuges: 1. Whale Cove (Lincoln Co.) Shellfish Preserves: 1. Netarts Bay 2. Yaquina Bay Other Closures: 1. Pyramid Rock (Rogue Reef) 2. Three Arch Rocks (Oceanside) WA/OR Border to Cape Falcon Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain

• Closed to take of marine fish, shellfish and marine invertebrates. • See map on page 98. • Closed to take of clams in posted shellfish preserves. • Scientific take permits may be issued for scientific and educational purposes. • See maps on page 103. • Closed to take of marine fish, shellfish and marine invertebrates, from 1000 feet around • Closed to boats 500 feet around the main rocks May 1-Sept. 15 by authority of the

and including Pyramid Rock May 1-Aug. 31.

Oregon State Marine Board. See map on page 97.

• When Pacific halibut are onboard the vessel, no species from the groundfish group may

be taken and retained, possessed or landed, except sablefish and Pacific cod.

• During days open to the Oregon Central Coast “all-depth” sport halibut fishery, when

Pacific halibut are onboard the vessel, no species from the groundfish group may be taken and retained, possessed or landed, except sablefish and Pacific cod.
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Select Groundfish Species
The rockfish species in this box, sometimes referred to as "red snapper," can be easily confused:

Canary Rockfish
lateral line

China Rockfish

Yellow band begins on fin and continues to tail. Yellow speckles on black body. To 17 inches. Body with bright orange and gray blotches. Narrow, light gray zone along side. Tail indented with two distinct tips. Fins bright orange. To 30 inches.

Quillback Rockfish

Yelloweye Rockfish

Forward fin deeply notched. Front of body light brown and yellow; rear darker. To 24 inches.

Vermilion Rockfish

Body orange fading to light orange or yellow on belly. Rough pair of ridges above bright yellow eyes. Tail not indented. Fins pinkish, commonly with black edges. Small fish may have one or two white lines on sides (not shown). To 36 inches.

Copper Rockfish

Broad, light stripe along side toward tail. Fins coppery. To 23 inches.

Cabezon

Body reddish with gray marbling. Fins red (may be dark-edged in small fish). Lower jaw with scales. Tail slightly indented. To 30 inches.

Kelp Greenling ("sea trout")

Smooth skin without scales. Small flap of skin on snout and above each eye. Body may be marbled brown, red or green. To 39 inches.

Lingcod

Small mouth with small teeth. Upper jaw does not extend past middle of eye. Males with blue spots around head (shown); females lighter with orange spots and yellow fins. To 24 inches.

Large mouth with large, sharp teeth. Upper jaw extends past middle of eye. Body may be marbled brown, blue or green. To 60 inches.
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