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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, 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.

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 and hatchery 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, 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 angling for chum salmon (including jacks) unless noted under Exceptions.
  • 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 Big Elk Creek, Salmon River, 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.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater May 22 – Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
Closed unless noted under Exceptions.

Note: Regulation changes may occur throughout the year and are posted on the ODFW website:
www.odfw.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 See Marine Zone.
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.
  • For smelt species other than Eulachon smelt, see Marine Zone regulations for allowed Harvest Methods and other Restrictions. An angling license is required.

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

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.

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 and Bay

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

Barney Reservoir

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

Bear Creek (Clatsop Co.)

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31, May 22 – Aug 31, and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook Salmon
    May 22 – Aug 31 and Oct 1 – Dec 31
  • Closed to all angling from Sep 1-30.

Bear Creek and Tributaries (Lincoln Co.)

  • Closed.

Beaver Creek (Columbia Co.)

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31, upstream to 200 feet below lower falls.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon May 22 – Aug 31 and Oct 1 – Dec 31, upstream to 200 feet below lower falls.

Beaver Creek (Lincoln Co.)

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, up to county bridge near Ona.

Beaver Creek
(Nestucca Basin, Tillamook Co.)

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed to all angling above West Beaver Creek.

Big Creek (Clatsop Co.)

Upstream 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. in effect Aug 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 1 – Oct 31.
  • Closed to all angling from Sep 1-30, including angling from the railroad trestle.

Upstream of 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 to all angling Apr 1 – Nov 30.

Big Elk Creek

  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Bear Creek.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Grant Creek bridge.
  • Open for wild steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31 upstream to Grant Cr. bridge. Bag limit is 1 per day/3 per year

Bob Creek

  • Closed.

Cape Creek

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

Cape Meares Lake

  • 1 bass per day.

Clatskanie River

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31, up to Swedetown bridge.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon May 22 – Aug 31 and Oct 1 – Dec 31, up to Swedetown Bridge

Cook Creek (Tillamook Co.)

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31, upstream to South Fork Cook Cr.

Cummins Creek

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

Deadwood Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to West Fork Deadwood Cr.
  • Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Devils Lake

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

Drift Creek (Alsea Basin, Lincoln Co.)

  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, upstream to lower Wilderness Boundary (RM 10).
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to 200 feet below Bohannon Falls.
  • Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Drift Creek (Siletz Basin, Lincoln Co.)

  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, upstream to steel bridge entering Mennonite Camp.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31 from mouth upstream to Sampson Creek.

East Fork Trask River

  • Open for trout May 22 – Oct 31.

Ecola Creek

Upstream to the confluence of north and south forks

  • Mainstem open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Nov 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed to angling Apr 1 – Oct 31.

Fall Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Carns Creek.

Fishhawk Lake

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

Five Rivers

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Buck Creek.
  • Closed to angling for Chinook salmon.
  • Closed to angling on all tributaries not listed.

Gnat Creek

RR Bridge to Aldrich Point Road Bridge

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

Aldrich Point Road Bridge to Falls

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook Jan 1-Aug 31 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed to angling from Sep 1-30.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Hunt Creek

  • Open all year for trout, catch-and release only, above Hunt Creek Falls.
  • Artificial flies and lures only upstream of Hunt Creek Falls.

Indian Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to West Fork Indian Cr.
  • Closed to angling on all tributaries.

John Day River (Clatsop Co.)

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

Kilchis River

From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to North Fork

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Apr 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.
  • Closed to all salmon angling all year above Tilden Bluff Rd. bridge, RM 11.
  • All other river sections and tributaries are closed.

Klaskanine River

Mainstem upstream from Marker (above Young’s River confluence), North Fork upstream to hatchery dam, and South Fork upstream to first falls (RM 4.7)

  • Open for hatchery steelhead all year (see exceptions below).
  • Open all year for hatchery Chinook salmon (see exceptions below).
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed to salmon and steelhead angling Aug 15 – Oct 15, upstream of Youngs River Loop Bridge.
  • Closed on the North Fork between hatchery deadline marker and hatchery dam Aug 1 – Nov 30.

North Fork upstream of hatchery dam

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

South Fork upstream from first falls (RM 4.7)

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

Lake Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Fish Creek.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Oct 15 – Dec 31, upstream to Indian Creek.
  • Closed to angling Sep 1 – Nov 30, from Indian Creek upstream to Fish Creek.
  • Closed to angling on tributaries not listed.

Lake Lytle

  • 1 bass per day.

Lewis and Clark River

Upstream to 200 feet downstream of Warrenton Reservoir Dam

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

Upstream of Saddle Mtn 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).

Tributaries and River Sections not listed

  • Closed.

Little North Fork Wilson River

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

Lobster Creek

  • Closed to angling on tributaries and mainstem above confluence with Little Lobster Creek.

Miami River

Upstream from 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 only for chum salmon Sep 16 – Nov 15.
  • Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Necanicum River

Including Neawanna Creek tidewater downstream of 12th Ave Bridge

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31, upstream to Hwy 53 bridge at Necanicum Jct.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies), upstream to Hwy 53 bridge at Necanicum Jct.
  • Closed to angling on all tributaries and river sections not listed.

Nehalem River and Bay

  • Open for hatchery steelhead all year, upstream to Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead upstream of Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie Jan 1 – Mar 31,
    May 22 – Aug 31, and Nov 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Apr 1- Sep 15. Within the 2 adult salmon/steelhead daily bag limit, only 1 wild Chinook may be retained (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Open for Chinook salmon Sep 16 – Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies)
  • Closed to all angling upstream Hwy 26 Bridge at Elsie Sep 1 – Oct 31.
  • Closed to all salmon angling above Foss Road (CC) bridge (rivermile 15.1) all year.

Neskowin Creek

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

Nestucca River and Bay

Bay and River upstream to First Bridge
(near Beaver).

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook Apr 1 – Jul 31.
  • Open for fall Chinook Aug 1 – Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed to Chinook angling upstream of Cloverdale bridge Aug 1 – Sep 15.

First Bridge (near Beaver) upstream to
Moon Creek

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

Moon Creek to Elk Creek

  • 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

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

North Fork Alsea River

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to angling deadline marker above Alsea Hatchery fishway.
  • No angling 100 feet below and above Alsea Hatchery fishway.
  • No angling from a floating device.

North Fork Nehalem River

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31, upstream to 4th bridge on Hamlet Rd. near MP 6.
  • Open for Chinook salmon May 22 – Sep 15. upstream to Hwy 53 bridge. Within the 2 adult salmon/steelhead daily bag limit, only 1 wild Chinook may be retained (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag limit applies).
  • Open for Chinook salmon Sep 16- Dec 31, upstream to Hwy 53 bridge (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag limit applies).
  • Closed to angling 200 feet upstream and 260 feet downstream of Fall Creek Falls adult trap.
  • Angling from Nehalem Hatchery Platform open only to anglers with Disabled Veteran Angling License or Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit.

North Fork Siuslaw River

  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Meadows bridge at MP 11.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed to angling on all tributaries.

North Fork Trask River

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Bark Shanty Creek.
  • Closed to angling on all tributaries.

Plympton Creek

  • Catch-and-release trout angling all year above second falls (RM 1.4), artificial flies and lures only.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead all year, except closed from Sep 1 – Sep 30.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon and hatchery coho salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, except closed from Sep 1 – Sep 30.
  • Closed to angling Sep 1-30.

Rock Creek (Clatsop/Columbia Co.)

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

Rock Creek (Lane Co.)

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

Rock Creek (Lincoln Co.)

Upstream to Big Rock Creek.

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

Salmon River

  • Open for wild steelhead (1 per day and 3 per year) and hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31, upstream to confluence with Sulphur Creek located west of the Van Duzer Corridor.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, upstream to bridge located near MP 9 on Hwy 18 (2 adult Chinook salmon per day, and 10 adult wild Chinook salmon per year).
  • Knight Park boat ramp to Sulphur Creek from Sep 1 – Dec 31, angling is restricted to single point hook metal lures, fly angling, or salmon bobber angling (see diagram page 16.)

Salmonberry River

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

Sand Lake Estuary

Upstream to Jewell Creek

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

Tributaries and stream sections not listed

  • Closed.

Schooner Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Erickson Creek.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Erickson Creek.

Scott Creek

  • Closed.

Siletz River and Bay

  • Open for hatchery steelhead all year, upstream to 900 feet below Siletz Falls (painted boulder).
  • Open for wild Chinook salmon Apr 1 – Jul 31 (1 per day and 2 per season), upstream to deadline marker at Moonshine boat ramp.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, upstream to marker sign approx. 1200 feet upstream of Ojalla bridge.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Oct 7 – Dec 31, upstream to Illahee boat ramp.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed to angling upstream of the marker located 900 feet below Siletz Falls and on all tributaries above the falls.

Siltcoos Lake

  • Open for coho salmon Oct 1 – Dec 31. One wild adult coho salmon and one wild jack coho salmon per day and five adult wild coho salmon per year (Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Coho angling allowed upstream of Hwy 101 bridge, downstream of railroad trestle on Maple Creek arm, and the Fivemile Road crossing on the Fiddle Creek arm.
  • Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho season.

Siuslaw River and Bay

  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Lake Creek.
  • Open for other fish (see page 25) all year in tidewater.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed for Chinook salmon upstream of Lake Creek.
  • Closed to angling Oct 1 – Nov 30, on mainstem and tributaries above Whittaker Creek.

Soapstone Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1-Mar 31 and May 22-Dec 31, upstream to first bridge on Soapstone mainline road.
  • All tributaries and sections not listed are closed.

South Fork Alsea River

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to first bridge above McBee Park.
  • No angling from a floating device.

South Fork Trask River

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Edwards Creek.
  • Closed to angling on all tributaries.

South Fork Wilson River

Mouth to marked deadline near milepost 1

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

Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Closed.

Sunset Lake

  • 1 bass per day.

Sweet Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to 200 feet below falls located near MP 10.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, upstream to head of tidewater.
  • Open for other fish in tidewater as described in Marine Zone.
  • Closed to all angling Oct 1 – Nov 30, from head of tidewater to falls located near MP 10.

Tahkenitch Lake

  • Open for coho salmon Oct 1 – Dec 31. One wild adult coho salmon and one wild jack coho salmon per day and five adult wild coho salmon per year (Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Coho angling allowed upstream of Hwy 101 bridge, downstream of first road crossing on Mallard arm, and downstream of the 059 bridge on the five-mile arm.
  • Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho season.

Tenmile Creek

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

Three Rivers

  • Open for hatchery steelhead all year, except closed Jul 16 – Sep 30 from mouth to hatchery weir.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Apr 1 – Jul 15.
  • Youth angling only (ages 17 and under) Jun 1 – Jul 15 from Cedar Creek Hatchery deadline to marker located downstream of Gauldy Mtn. Road Bridge.
  • 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.
  • Closed to angling from mouth to hatchery weir Jul 16 – Sep 30.
  • Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction: in effect May 1 – Jul 15, except only one single point hook 3/8 inch gap width or smaller allowed and leader less than 36 inches in length.
  • Closed to angling on all tributaries.

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 from Apr 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 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.).

Tributaries not listed

  • Closed.

Tillamook River

Upstream of Burton Bridge

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Apr 1 – Jul 31.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Sep 16 – Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).

Tributaries not listed

  • Closed.

Town Lake

  • 1 bass per day.

Trask River

From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to confluence of North and South Forks

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Apr 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 angling Sep 1 – Nov 30, from marker at Dam Hole (MP 7 on Trask River RD) upstream to Blue Ridge Creek.
  • Closed to angling Jul 16 – Oct 15, 200 feet upstream and 900 feet downstream of Gold Creek at Trask Hatchery.
  • From Cedar Creek boat slide (RM 10.9) downstream to marker at Loren’s drift (RM 9.0) from May 1-Jul 31, angling is restricted to fly angling or salmon bobber angling.

Tributaries and river sections not listed.

  • Closed.

Vernonia Pond

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

Whittaker Creek

  • Closed.

Wilson River

From Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to South Fork

  • Closed Aug 1 – Dec 31 to salmon angling upstream of Jordan Creek (RM 21.9)
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon Apr 1 – Jul 31.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Sep 16 – Dec 31 (North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Use of bait allowed.

Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Closed.

Yachats River

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31, upstream to North Fork Yachats River.
  • Open for Chinook Salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, upstream to North Fork Yachats River (1 per day and 5 per year).

Yaquina River and Bay

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, from visible ends jetty tips upstream to first bridge on Eddyville-Nashville Road.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Apr 1 – Dec 31, from visible ends of jetty tips upstream to Simpson Creek.
  • Open for other fish as listed in Marine Zone.

Youngs River and Bay

Upstream from 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.
  • Open all year for hatchery Chinook salmon.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Upstream of Youngs River falls is open for catch-and-release trout angling all year, artificial flies and lures.

Is Your Boat 10 Feet Or Longer? You need an Aquatic Invasive Species Permit!

  • One permit per boat while in use; permit is transferrable.
  • Required for all motorized boats and non-motorized (drift boats, kayaks, canoes, etc.) 10 feet or longer
  • $7 annually ($5 permit plus
    $2 agent fee) — $22 for nonresidents
  • Purchase where hunting/fishing licenses are sold or online at
    Oregon Marine Board website at www.boatoregon.com.
  • Automatically included with motorboat registration

All boats, regardless of size, are required to stop at inspection stations when stations are observed and open. Failure to stop could result in a $110 fine.

The Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program was established by the Oregon Legislature in an effort to keep Oregon’s lakes, rivers and streams free of destructive species like quagga mussels. See www.odfw.com for more information.