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Combined Angling Tag Instructions

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Anglers can now record their catch of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and halibut by using the MyODFW Mobile Application or on a valid ODFW paper angling tag. Anglers will choose which method they use at the time of purchase.

Upon taking an adult salmon, steelhead, legal size sturgeon, or Pacific halibut, the angler must immediately enter the codes for the species caught, location code where the fish was taken, and the month and day of catch.

When taking salmon or steelhead anglers are required to also record if a hatchery or wild fish was taken. Jack salmon are not required to be tagged.

When taking a halibut or sturgeon the length of the fish must also be recorded, in inches.

When using the mobile application

  • Select species code
  • Select hatchery or wild
  • Enter the location code
  • Enter the day and month
  • Save the record

When using a paper angling tag:

  • Entries must be recorded in ball point pen! No erasures allowed!
  • Enter species code
  • Check hatchery or wild
  • Enter the location code
  • Enter the day and month
  • Record harvested fish in consecutive order
  • Use only 1 line per fish
  • Return expired tags to ODFW, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302-1142 or deposit with any ODFW license agent

Fish Species Codes

Codes

Species of Fish

1

Chinook (king or blackmouth) —
has black lower gum line

2

Coho (silver) — has white lower gum line

3

Other Salmon — Pink (humpy); Chum (dog); or Sockeye

6

Steelhead

Salmon or Steelhead Species

Check One

Location Code

Month

Day

Wild

Hatchery

1

1

131

4

29

2

6

87

12

12

Species

Length

Location Code

Month

Day

Pacific Halibut

37

9

5

21

White Sturgeon

52

211

9

6