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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.

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, 2 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, 2 daily limits in possession, except no limit in southwest corner of Southeast Zone.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.

Catch-and-release

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

Exceptions to Southeast Zone Regulations

Agency Lake

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.

Ana Reservoir

  • 1 hybrid bass per day, 15 inch minimum length.

Ana River

  • 5 rainbow trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Annie Creek

  • Use of bait allowed.

Antelope Creek (Malheur Co.)

  • Closed.

Big Alvord Creek

  • Closed.

Blitzen River

  • Catch-and-release for trout.
  • Malheur National Wildlife Refuge below Bridge Cr is Closed, except from Sodhouse Ln. to the bridge on The Boat Landing Rd Aug 1 – Sep 15.

Burnt River

  • 5 rainbow trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Calahan Creek

  • Use of bait allowed.

Chewaucan River

Below Hwy 31 at Paisley

  • Use of bait allowed.

Corral Creek

  • Use of bait allowed.

Cottonwood Reservoir (Goose Lake Basin, Lake Co.)

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.

Crater Lake National Park

  • Angling is regulated by the National Park Service (541) 594-3000.

Crooked Creek (Klamath Co.)

  • Open May 22 – Oct 31.
  • Catch-and-release for rainbow trout.
  • Closed from the springs at Klamath Hatchery downstream 1,000 ft to a posted fence crossing.

Crystal Creek

  • Open May 22 – Oct 31.
  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Denio Creek

  • Closed.

Dog Lake

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.
  • 5 bass per day, only 1 bass over 15 inches may be harvested.

Drews Reservoir

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.

Eagle Creek including East and West Forks

  • 5 rainbow trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Fort Creek

  • Open May 22 – Oct 31.
  • Catch-and-release for rainbow trout.

Fourmile Creek

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Goose Lake

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.

Harriman Creek

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Indian Creek and Tributaries (Malheur/Harney Co.)

  • Closed.

Jackson Creek

  • Use of bait allowed.

Jordan Creek

  • 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Kiger Creek

  • 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Klamath Lake

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.

Klamath River

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.
  • Closed from JC Boyle Reservoir to Keno Dam Jun 16 – Sep 30.

Krumbo Creek

Above Krumbo Reservoir

  • 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Below Krumbo Reservoir

  • Closed.

Krumbo Reservoir

  • Closed to ice fishing by Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (541) 493-2612.

Lake of the Woods

  • 5 bass per day, only 1 bass over 15 inches may be harvested.
  • Angling allowed 24 hours per day for all species.

Link River

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Little Alvord Creek

  • Closed.

Little Blitzen River

  • Catch-and-release for trout.

Little McCoy Creek

  • Closed.

Little Whitehorse Creek and Tributaries (Harney /Malheur Co.)

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

Lost River and Tributaries

  • Use of bait allowed.

Malheur River

  • 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed below Otis Cr.

Malheur River, North Fork Mouth to Beulah Reservoir

  • 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Mann Lake

  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.
  • Closed to angling on tributaries.

Miller Creek (Outlet of Miller Lake, Klamath Co.)

  • Use of bait allowed.

Miller Lake

  • Angling allowed 24 hours per day for all species.

Mosquito Creek (Harney Co.)

  • Closed.

Odessa Creek

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Owyhee River

  • 5 rainbow trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Catch-and-release for brown trout.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Phillips Reservoir

  • Catch-and-release for tiger muskie.

Pike Creek

  • Closed.

Pine Creek and Tributaries (Baker Co.)

Above Oxbow Bridge

  • 5 rainbow trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Poison Creek Reservoir

  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.

Powder River

  • 5 rainbow trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Rattlesnake Creek and Tributaries

  • 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Recreation Creek

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Riddle Creek and Tributaries

  • 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Sage Creek

  • Closed.

Sand Creek

  • Use of bait allowed.

Scott Creek

  • Use of bait allowed.

Sevenmile Creek and Tributaries

  • Catch-and-release for rainbow trout.
  • Use of bait allowed above Nicholson Rd.

Short Creek

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Silver Creek and Tributaries

  • 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed above the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge boundary.

Silvies River and Tributaries

  • 5 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Skull Creek (Harney Co.)

  • Closed.

South Fork Sycan River

  • Use of bait allowed.

Spencer Creek

  • Open May 22 – Oct 31.

Sprague River

  • Open Apr 22 – Oct 31.
  • Use of bait allowed from Saddle Mt Pit Rd Bridge up to Godowa Springs Rd.

Sprague River, North Fork and Tributaries

  • 2 brown trout per day.
  • Use of bait allowed on the mainstem and tributaries above the lowermost 3372 Rd crossing.

Spring Creek (Klamath Co.)

  • Open May 22 – Oct 31.

Thomason Creek

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Threemile Creek (Harney Co.)

  • Closed.

Threemile Creek (Klamath Co.)

Above Westside Rd

  • Closed.

Twin Lakes (Wallowa Mountains)

  • 1 rainbow trout per day, 15 inch minimum length.

Unity Reservoir

  • 5 bass per day, only 1 bass over 15 inches may be harvested.
  • Closed within 200 ft of the dam Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

Van Horn Creek

  • Closed.

Watson Creek

  • Use of bait allowed.

Whitehorse Creek and Tributaries (Trout Creek Mountains)

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

Williamson River

Mouth to Chiloquin Bridge

  • Open May 22 – Oct 31.
  • Catch-and-release for rainbow trout.

Chiloquin Bridge to Kirk Rd Bridge

  • Open May 22 – Oct 31.
  • Catch-and-release for rainbow trout.
  • No angling from a floating device.

Kirk Rd Bridge to headwaters

  • Open Apr 22 – Oct 31.
  • Catch-and-release for rainbow trout.
  • No angling from a floating device.

Willow Creek (East Steens)

  • Closed.

Willow Creek and Tributaries (Trout Creek Mountains)

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

Willow Valley Reservoir

  • 5 bass per day, only 1 bass over 15 inches may be harvested.

Wood River

  • Open Apr 22 – Oct 31.
  • Catch-and-release for rainbow trout.
  • 2 brown trout per day.