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Northwest Zone

Fishing Regulations Icon Oregon Fishing

Description

The Northwest Zone is all waters north of the Umpqua River to the Columbia River that drain directly to the Pacific Ocean, 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), the Skipanon River upstream of the Harbor Street Bridge, and Youngs Bay upstream from the Highway 101 Bridge are included in the Northwest Zone and those portions of the tributaries other than Youngs Bay below the railroad bridge (near the mouth) are included in the Columbia River Zone. Regulations for marine fish, marine shellfish and marine invertebrates are listed under the Marine Zone.

Northwest Zone Regulations

  1. Angling for all species in streams above tidewater is restricted to artificial flies and lures May 22 – Aug 31. See exceptions for use of bait in Siletz, Little Nestucca, Nestucca, Trask, Wilson, John Day, Lewis and Clark, Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, Big and Gnat creeks, and Three Rivers. Use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas: Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop Co.) from the Highway 101 bridge upstream to markers at confluence of Youngs and Klaskanine rivers, including lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to Alternate Highway 101 bridge, and lower Walluski River upstream to Highway 202 bridge; and Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.) from railroad bridge upstream to Aldrich Point Road bridge.
  2. A valid Columbia River Basin Endorsement must be in possession when fishing for salmon, steelhead, or sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream and in all the rivers and their tributaries that flow into the Columbia River.
  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 a limit of adult salmon or steelhead.
  5. See marine zone for additional regulations that apply to coastal bays.

Northwest Zone Regulations

Species

Bag Limit

Size Limit and Other Specifications

Season

Trout Lakes: 5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession.

Streams: (including tidewaters and bays): 2 per day, 2 daily limits in possession.

  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 22 – Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
  • 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, which are always considered salmon regardless of size.
  • No limit on size or number of brook or brown trout in streams unless noted under Exceptions.
Lakes: Open all year

Streams: (including tidewaters and bays): Open May 22 – Oct 31

Salmon and Steelhead In the aggregate: 2 adult salmon or steelhead per day, 20 per year. 5 jack salmon per day, 2 daily jack limits in possession.
  • See exceptions to the Chinook salmon catch limit under north coast streams (Necanicum to Salmon) and Yachats River.
  • Pink salmon, sockeye salmon, hatchery coho salmon, and hatchery steelhead 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, except as specified in Exceptions.
  • Hatchery releases of coho salmon occur in the Trask River, North Fork Nehalem River, Big Creek, Klaskanine River and Youngs Bay.
  • Closed to angling for chum salmon (including jacks) unless noted under Exceptions.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater May 22 – Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
  • See Exceptions in NW Zone to determine where harvest of any Chinook salmon is allowed. Harvest of wild steelhead and wild coho salmon is prohibited in the NW Zone except as allowed under Exceptions for wild steelhead in Big Elk Creek, Salmon River, and wild coho in Siltcoos Lake and Tahkenitch Lake. There is no annual limit on hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead as long as the appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch.
Closed unless noted under Exceptions.

Note: Regulation changes may occur throughout the year and are posted on the ODFW website:
www.myodfw.com. Check before you fish.

Sturgeon Catch-and-release only.
  • Closed to the retention of white and green sturgeon.
  • All sturgeon must be immediately released unharmed into the water.
  • Sturgeon over 54 inches in fork length cannot be removed totally or in part from the water.
  • Only one single-point barbless hook may be used for sturgeon.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater May 22 – Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
  • Note: Tidewater portions of Columbia River tributaries are managed per Columbia River regulations. Columbia River sturgeon fisheries downstream of Bonneville Dam are restricted to catch-and-release angling only.
Streams: (including tidewaters and bays): Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons.
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass 5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession.
  • No more than 3 over 15 inches in length.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 22 – Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
Lakes: Open all year.

Streams: (including tidewaters and bays): Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from the city of St. Helens are open all year.

Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Other Sunfish, Walleye and Yellow Perch No limit.
  • No minimum length.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 22 – Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
Striped Bass 2 per 24 consecutive hours, 2 daily limits in possession.
  • 24 inch minimum length.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 22 – Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
Sucker, Northern Pikeminnow, Carp, Chub, Sculpin and other Nongame Fish and Shad No limit. Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 22 – Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
Bullfrogs No limit. An angling license is not required. Open all year.
Crayfish 100 per day, 2 daily limits in possession.
  • Neither an angling nor a shellfish license is required.
  • All streams are open to crayfish harvest including streams listed as closed under Exceptions.
Freshwater Clams and Mussels Harvest prohibited. It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams. Closed.
Marine Fish and Marine Shellfish
Smelt
  • Unless specifically authorized under emergency rules, it is unlawful to take or attempt to take Eulachon smelt in inland waters, including bays, rivers, estuaries, and streams.

North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit

No more than 2 wild adult Chinook salmon per day and 10 per year may be harvested in the north coast bays and streams from the Necanicum River to the Salmon River. Of these 10 wild adult Chinook salmon, no more than 5 may be harvested from the Nehalem River and Bay and/or North Fork Nehalem River from Apr 1 – Sep 15.

Catch-and-Release

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

Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit

Daily bag limit of one wild coho salmon and one wild coho jack per day. No more than 5 wild adult coho salmon may be harvested per year in the Northwest and Southwest Zones with open wild coho salmon fisheries. All 5 may be harvested from Siltcoos Lake, Tahkenitch Lake, and/or Tenmile Lakes or as part of the aggregate with other open wild coho salmon fisheries in the Northwest and Southwest streams and lakes. Wild coho salmon seasons are determined annually, prior to September; please check www.odfw.com for information on wild coho seasons.

Exceptions to Northwest Zone Regulations

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 for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon May 22 – Dec 31.

Bear Creek and Tributaries (Lincoln Co.)

  • Closed.

Beaver Creek (Columbia Co.)

Mouth to 200 ft below lower falls

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon May 22 – Aug 31 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.

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 Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction: Leader length must be between 18 and 36 inches Aug 1-31 and Oct 1-31 (See Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction Rules pg 18).
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed including angling from the RR trestle Sep 1-30.

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 Dec 1-31.
  • 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 for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon May 22 – Aug 31 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.

Cook Creek (Tillamook Co.)

Mouth to South Fork

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 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 Dec 1-31.
  • 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 Dec 1-31.
  • 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 Nov 1 – Dec 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 14 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 14 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 Dec 1-31.
  • 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 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).
  • 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 fall Chinook salmon Aug 1 – 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 for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon May 22 – 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 for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Closed 260 ft below Fall Cr Falls fish ladder.

Neskowin Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Nov 1 – Dec 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.
  • Closed to Chinook salmon angling above Cloverdale Bridge Aug 1 – Sep 15.

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.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

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 for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon and hatchery coho salmon Aug 1-31 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed Sep 1-30.

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 Dec 1-31.
  • 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 artificial flies and lures or bobber fishing Sep 1 – Dec 31 See Salmon/Steelhead Bobber Fishing Rule pg 18.

* 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 Nov 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed Apr 1 – Oct 31.
  • Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Sand Lake Estuary

Mouth to Jewell Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.

Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Closed.

Schooner Creek

Mouth to Erickson Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.
  • 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 Dec 1-31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open all year for other fish (see pg 26-27) 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

  • 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 Dec 1-31.
  • 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 for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.

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 Dec 1-31.
  • 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.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Oct 1 – Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • 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 pg 18).

* Mouth to hatchery weir

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Jul 15 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • 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.

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).
  • Open to hatchery spring Chinook salmon during any authorized ocean fishery prior to Aug 1 in the Tillamook spring Chinook Terminal Area.
  • Tillamook spring Chinook Terminal Area (ocean) extends from the visible ends of 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.).

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 fall Chinook salmon Sep 16 – 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 Sep 16 – 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 pg 18).
  • 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.

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 Sep 16 – 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 Dec 1-31.
  • 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 Dec 1-31.
  • 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.