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Alsea River (Mainstem) and Bay

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Nov 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, up to USFS River Edge Boat Landing.
  • Open for other fish as described in Marine Zone.
  • No angling from a floating device above Mill Cr.

Alsea River, North Fork

Mouth to angling deadline marker above Alsea Hatchery fishway

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31.
  • No angling from a floating device.
  • No angling 100 ft above and below Alsea Hatchery fishway.

Alsea River, South Fork

Mouth to bridge at McBee Park

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31.
  • No angling from a floating device.

Barney Reservoir

  • Catch-and-release for trout.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Bear Creek (Clatsop Co.)

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon.

Bear Creek and Tributaries (Lincoln Co.)

  • Closed.

Beaver Creek (Columbia Co.)

Mouth to 200 ft below lower falls

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon.

Beaver Creek (Lincoln Co.)

Mouth to county bridge near Ona

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

Beaver Creek (Nestucca Basin, Tillamook Co.)

Mouth to West Beaver Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

East and West Beaver Cr including tributaries

  • Closed.

Big Creek (Clatsop Co.)

Mouth to hatchery deadline

  • Open for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1-Aug 15 and Oct 16-Dec 31
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed including angling from the RR trestle Aug 16-Oct 15.

Above hatchery

  • Catch-and-release for trout.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Big Creek (Lane Co.)

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed Apr 1 – Nov 30.

Big Elk Creek

Mouth to Bear Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Aug 1- Dec 31.
  • Open for wild steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31. Bag limit is 1 per day/3 per year.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.

Bear Cr to Grant Cr Bridge

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Open for wild steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31. Bag limit is 1 per day/3 per year.

Bob Creek and Tributaries

  • Closed.

Cape Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed Apr 1 – Nov 30.

Cape Meares Lake

  • 1 bass per day.

Clatskanie River

Mouth to Swedetown Bridge

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon.

Cook Creek (Tillamook Co.)

Mouth to South Fork

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

Cummins Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed Apr 1 – Nov 30.

Deadwood Creek

Mouth to West Fork

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

All tributaries

  • Closed.

Devils Lake

  • Only hatchery trout may be harvested.
  • No harvest of grass carp.

Drift Creek
(Alsea Basin, Lincoln Co.)

Mouth to lower Wilderness Boundary (RM 10)

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Aug 1- Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.

Lower Wilderness Boundary (RM 10) to 200 ft below Bohannon Falls

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31.

Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Closed.

Drift Creek
(Siletz Basin, Lincoln Co.)

Mouth to steel bridge entering Mennonite Camp

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Aug 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.

Steel bridge entering Mennonite Camp to Sampson Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

Ecola Creek

Mouth to confluence of North and West Forks

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed Apr 1 – Oct 31.

Fall Creek

Mouth to Carns Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31.

Fishhawk Lake

  • Open for trout May 22 – Oct 31.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Five Rivers

Mouth to Buck Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31.
  • See Lobster Cr.
  • Closed to Chinook salmon angling.

Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Closed.

Gnat Creek

RR bridge to Aldrich Point Rd Bridge

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon.
  • See regulations for Blind Slough/Knappa Slough in Columbia Zone.

Aldrich Point Rd Bridge to Falls

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Hunt Creek

Above Hunt Cr Falls

  • Catch-and-release all year for trout.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Indian Creek

Mouth to West Fork Indian Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

All tributaries

  • Closed.

John Day River (Clatsop Co.)

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Kilchis River

Hwy 101 bridge to Tilden Bluff Rd Bridge (RM 11)

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Jul 31.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Catch-and-release for chum salmon Sep 16 – Nov 15.

Tilden Bluff Rd Bridge to North Fork

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Closed all year to salmon angling.

Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Closed.

Klaskanine River (Mainstem)

Marker at Youngs River confluence to Youngs River Loop Bridge

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Youngs River Loop Bridge to North Fork

  • Open for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Aug 14 and Oct 16 – Dec 31.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Klaskanine River, North Fork

Mouth to hatchery dam

  • Open for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1-Aug 15 and Oct 16-Dec 31.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed between hatchery deadline marker and hatchery dam Aug 1 – Nov 30.

Above hatchery dam

  • Catch-and-release for trout.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Klaskanine River, South Fork

Mouth to first falls (RM 4.7)

  • Open for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Aug 15 and Oct 16 – Dec 31.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Above first falls

  • Open all year for trout.
  • Catch-and-release only.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Lake Creek

Mouth to Indian Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Oct 15-Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Oct 15 – Dec 31.

Indian Cr to Fish Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed Sep 1 – Nov 30.

All tributaries not listed

  • Closed.

Lake Lytle

  • 1 bass per day.

Lewis and Clark River

Alternate Hwy 101 bridge to 200 ft below Warrenton Reservoir Dam

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • No angling within 200 ft of fish ladder on Warrenton Reservoir Dam.

Above Saddle Mt State Park access bridge

  • Open all year for trout.
  • Catch-and-release only.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Lily Lake

  • Catch-and-release only.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Little Nestucca River

Hwy 101 to USFS bridge at Dolph

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Jul 31.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Use of bait allowed.

Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Closed.

Lobster Creek

Mainstem and tributaries above confluence with Little Lobster Cr

  • Closed.

Miami River

Above Hwy 101 bridge

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon May 22 – Jul 31.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Catch-and-release for chum salmon Sep 16 – Nov 15.

All tributaries

  • Closed.

Necanicum River

Mouth to Hwy 53 bridge at Necanicum Jct including Neawanna Cr tidewater below 12th Ave Bridge

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon May 22 – Dec 31. (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).

Tributaries and river sections not listed including Neawanna Cr above 12th Ave Bridge

  • Closed.

Nehalem River (Mainstem) and Bay

Up to Foss Rd (CC) Bridge (RM 15.1)

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Apr 1 – Sep 15. Wild Chinook salmon may be harvested; 1 per day as part of daily salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Sep 16 – Dec 31.
  • North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies.

Foss Rd (CC) Bridge (RM 15.1) to Hwy 26 bridge at Elsie

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Closed all year to all salmon angling.

Above Hwy 26 bridge at Elsie

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31, May 22 – Aug 31, and Nov 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed Sep 1 – Oct 31.
  • Closed all year to all salmon angling.

Nehalem River, North Fork

Mouth to Hwy 53 bridge

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Sep 15. Wild Chinook salmon may be harvested; 1 per day as part of daily salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Sep 16 – Dec 31.
  • North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag limit applies.
  • Angling from Nehalem Hatchery Platform open only to anglers with Disabled Veteran Angling License or Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit.

Hwy 53 bridge to 4th bridge on Hamlet Rd near MP 6

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Closed 260 ft below Fall Cr Falls fish ladder.

Neskowin Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed Apr 1 – Oct 31.
  • Closed to all angling on all tributaries.

Nestucca River and Bay

Up to First Bridge (near Beaver)

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Jul 31.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Use of bait allowed.

First Bridge (near Beaver) to Moon Cr

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Jul 31.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed to salmon angling Aug 1 – Dec 31.

Moon Cr to Elk Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Closed.

Netarts Bay and Tributaries

  • Open for other fish as described in Marine Zone.
  • Closed to salmon, steelhead, and trout angling.

Plympton Creek

  • Catch-and-release all year for trout above second falls (RM 1.4), artificial flies and lures only.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon.

Rock Creek (Clatsop/Columbia Co.)

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed Sep 1 – Oct 31.

Rock Creek (Lane Co.)

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed Apr 1 – Nov 30.

Rock Creek (Lincoln Co.)

Mouth to Big Rock Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

Salmon River

The following apply to open sections below: *

  • Open for wild steelhead (1 per day and 3 per year)and hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Aug 1 – Dec 31.
  • North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies.

* Mouth to Knight Park boat ramp

  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.

* Knight Park boat ramp to bridge near MP 9 on Hwy 18

  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.
  • Gear Restriction: Angling restricted to single point hook metal based lures, fly fishing, or bobber fishing Sep 1 – Dec 31 See Salmon/Steelhead Bobber Fishing Rule Gear & Bait Restrictions.

* Bridge near MP 9 on Hwy 18 to confluence with Sulphur Cr west of the Van Duzer Corridor

  • Open for wild steelhead (1 per day and 3 per year) and hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed to salmon angling.

Salmonberry River

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed Apr 1 – Oct 31.
  • Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Sand Lake Estuary

Mouth to Jewell Cr

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.

Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Closed.

Schooner Creek

Mouth to Erickson Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Aug 1-Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.

Scott Creek

  • Closed.

Siletz River and Bay

The following apply to open sections below: *

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Use of bait allowed.

* Up to marker sign approx. 1200 ft above Ojalla Bridge

  • Open for Chinook salmon Apr 1 – Jul 31 (1 wild Chinook salmon per day and 2 per season).
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.

* Marker sign approx. 1200 ft above Ojalla Bridge to Illahee boat ramp

  • Open for Chinook salmon Apr 1 – Jul 31 (1 wild Chinook salmon per day and 2 per season).
  • Open for Chinook salmon Oct 7 – Dec 31.

* Illahee boat ramp to deadline marker at Moonshine boat ramp

  • Open for Chinook salmon Apr 1 – Jul 31 (1 wild Chinook salmon per day and 2 per season).

* Moonshine boat ramp to 900 ft below Siletz Falls (painted boulder)

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Above the marker 900 ft below Siletz Falls and all tributaries above the falls

  • Closed.

Siltcoos Lake

Above Hwy 101 bridge, below RR trestle on Maple Cr Arm, and below Fivemile Rd crossing on the Fiddle Cr Arm

  • Open for coho salmon Oct 1 – Dec 31 (Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho salmon season.

Siuslaw River (Mainstem) and Bay

Up to Lake Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Aug 1- Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open all year for other fish (see Northwest Zone Regulations & Map) in tidewater.

Lake Cr to Whittaker Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed for Chinook salmon.

Above Whittaker Cr including tributaries

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed Oct 1 – Nov 30.
  • Closed for Chinook salmon.

Siuslaw River, North Fork

Mouth to Meadows Bridge at MP 11

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Aug 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.

Above Meadows Bridge at MP 11

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

All tributaries

  • Closed.

Slickrock Creek

  • Closed.

Soapstone Creek

Mouth to first bridge on Soapstone mainline Rd

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.

Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Closed.

Sunset Lake

  • 1 bass per day.

Sweet Creek

Mouth to head of tidewater

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Aug 1-Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open for other fish in tidewater as described in Marine Zone.

Head of tidewater to 200 ft below falls near MP 10

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed Oct 1 – Nov 30.

Tahkenitch Lake

Above Hwy 101 bridge, below first road crossing on Mallard Arm, and below the 059 bridge on the Fivemile Arm

  • Open for coho salmon Oct 1 – Dec 31 (Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho salmon season.

Tenmile Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed Apr 1 – Nov 30.

Three Rivers

The following apply to open sections below: *

  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Jul 15.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • No angling from a floating device.
  • Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction: Leader length must be between 18 and 36 inches and only one single point hook 3/8 inch gap or less May 1 – Jul 15 (See Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction Rules on Gear & Bait Restrictions).

* Mouth to hatchery weir

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Jul 15 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open for fall Chinook Salmon Oct. 1-Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit Applies)
  • Youth angling (ages 17 and under) only Jun 1 – Jul 15 from Cedar Cr Hatchery deadline to marker below Gauldy Mt Rd Bridge.
  • Closed Jul 16 – Sep 30.

* Above hatchery weir

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for fall Chinook Salmon Aug. 1-Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit Applies)

All tributaries

  • Closed.

Tillamook Bay

All tidewater upstream to Hwy 101 bridges on Kilchis, Miami, Wilson and Trask Rivers, and Burton Bridge on Tillamook River

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon inside the jetty tips Jan 1 – Jul 31.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).

All tributaries not listed

  • Closed.

Tillamook River

Above Burton Bridge

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon May 22 – Jul 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1-Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).

All tributaries not listed

  • Closed.

Town Lake

  • 1 bass per day.

Trask River (Mainstem)

The following apply to open sections below: *

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Jul 31.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug 1-Dec 31. (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Use of bait allowed.

* Hwy 101 bridge to marker at Loren’s Drift (RM 9)

  • Open as described above.

* Marker at Loren’s Drift (RM 9) to confluence of North and South Forks

  • Gear Restriction: Angling restricted to fly fishing or bobber fishing up to Cedar Cr Boat slide (RM 10.9) May 1 – Jul 31. (See Salmon/Steelhead Bobber Fishing Rule on Gear & Bait Restrictions).
  • Closed from marker at Dam Hole (MP 7 on Trask River Rd) up to Blue Ridge Cr Sep 1 – Nov 30.
  • Closed 200 ft above and 900 ft below Gold Cr at Trask Hatchery Jul 16 – Oct 15.

Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Closed.

Trask River, East Fork

  • Open for trout May 22 – Oct 31.

All tributaries

  • Closed

Trask River, North Fork

Mouth to Bark Shanty Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

All tributaries

  • Closed.

Trask River, South Fork

Mouth to Edwards Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

All tributaries

  • Closed.

Vernonia Pond

  • 1 bass per day.
  • 10 crappie per day.

Whittaker Creek and Tributaries

  • Closed.

Wilson River (Mainstem)

Hwy 101 bridge to South Fork

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Jul 31.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug 1-Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed to salmon angling above Jordan Cr (RM 21.9) Aug 1 – Dec 31.

Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Closed.

Wilson River, Little North Fork

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

Wilson River, South Fork

Mouth to marked deadline near MP 1

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Closed.

Yachats River

Mouth to North Fork Yachats River

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Aug 1-Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, 1 per day and 5 per year.

Yaquina River and Bay

Visible ends of jetty tips to Simpson Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Aug 1-Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Apr 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open for other fish as described in Marine Zone.

Simpson Cr to first bridge on Eddyville-Nashville Rd

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

Youngs River and Bay

Hwy 101 bridge to marker at confluence of Youngs Bay and Klaskanine River (including Walluski River tidewater) and Youngs River mainstem

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook salmon.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Above Youngs River falls

  • Catch-and-release all year for trout, artificial flies and lures only.