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Southeast Zone Regulations & Map

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Description

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.

Southeast Zone Regulations

  1. Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
  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. See Advisories & Consumption Guidelines.

Southeast Zone Regulations

Species

Bag Limit

Size Limit and Other Specifications

Season

Trout Lakes: 5 per day, 25 kokanee per day in addition to trout limits, 3 daily limits in possession.

Streams: 2 per day, 2 daily limits in possession.

  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions for streams where use of bait is allowed.
  • 8 inch minimum length.
  • No size limit on kokanee.
  • Only 1 trout over 20 inches in length may be taken per day.
  • No limit on size or number of brook or brown trout in streams unless noted under Exceptions.
  • Closed to angling for bull trout.
Lakes: Open all year.

Streams: Open all year, unless noted under Exceptions.

Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass 5 per day, 3 daily limits in possession, except no limit in southwest corner of Southeast Zone (see map below).
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams.
  • No more than 3 over 15 inches in length.
  • No size limit in southwest corner of Southeast Zone.
  • Note: See Exceptions to catch limits, length limits and streams where use of bait is allowed.
Lakes and Reservoirs: Open all year.

Streams: Open during trout season.

Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Other Sunfish, Walleye,
and Yellow Perch
No limit. Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed. Lakes and Reservoirs: Open all year.

Streams: Open during trout season.

Whitefish, Sucker, Northern Pikeminnow, Carp, Chub, Sculpin, and other Nongame Fish No limit.
  • Closed for suckers in the Southwest corner of the Southeast Zone (see map).
  • Closed to take and possession of Protected Fish (see item 26 in General Statewide Regulations).
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams.
  • See Exceptions for streams where use of bait is allowed.
Hybrid Bass No limit. See Ana Reservoir under Exceptions.
Sturgeon Catch-and-release only.
  • Sturgeon may not be removed from the water and must be immediately released unharmed.
  • Only one single-point, barbless hook may be used for sturgeon.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.

Catch-and-release

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