Southwest Zone Regulations & Map
The Southwest Zone is all waters draining directly to the Pacific Ocean from the Umpqua River south to the Oregon-California border, and including, the Umpqua River drainage; and those portions of Klamath River drainage in Jackson County. Regulations for marine fish, marine shellfish and marine invertebrates are listed under the Marine Zone Regulations.
Umpqua Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit
From Feb 1 – Jun 30: No more than 2 wild adult Chinook per day and 10 per year may be harvested in aggregate from the Mainstem Umpqua River and the North Umpqua River. Of these 10 wild adult Chinook no more than 5 may be harvested from the Mainstem Umpqua River.
Southwest Zone Regulations
- Rogue River tributaries below Lost Creek Dam, Applegate River tributaries below Applegate Dam, all Illinois River tributaries, and the Illinois River above Pomeroy Dam are closed to all angling, except as noted under Exceptions.
- Angling in streams above tidewater for all species during May 22 – Aug 31 is restricted to artificial flies and lures. See exceptions for use of bait in Coquille,Rogue, Applegate and Umpqua river basins.
- Use of bait allowed in bays and tidewaters year round.
- Anglers may not continue to angle for jack salmon or trout after retaining limit of adult salmon or steelhead.
- See Advisories & Consumption Guidelines.
- See marine zone for additional regulations that apply to coastal bays.
- Multi-species restrictions: It is unlawful for any person to fish for, or take and retain, any species of salmon, Pacific halibut, or marine fish while possessing on board any fish not allowed to be taken in the area at that time.
Floras/New, Sixes, Elk River Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit
No more than 1 adult wild Chinook salmon per day and 10 per year may be harvested in aggregate from waters of the Floras/New River, Sixes River, Elk River, and the Elk River Ocean Terminal Area.
Southwest Zone Regulations
Size Limit and Other Specifications
|Trout||Lakes: 5 per day, 3 daily limits in possession. |
Streams: (including tidewaters and bays); 2 per day, 3 daily catch limits in possession.
| ||Lakes: Open all year |
Streams: (including tidewaters and bays): Open May 22 – Oct 31 unless noted under Exceptions.
|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. |
In the Coos, Coquille, Tenmile, and their tributaries, open for steelhead angling, one additional hatchery steelhead may be retained per day for a total aggregate of 3 adult fish harvested daily from Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31 only.
| ||Closed unless noted under Exceptions.|
|Sturgeon||Catch-and-release only.|| ||Streams: (including tidewaters and bays): Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons.|
|Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass||5 per day, 3 daily limits in possession unless noted under Exceptions.|| ||Lakes: Open all year. |
Streams (including tidewaters and bays): Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons.
|Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Other Sunfish, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Striped Bass, Sucker, Umpqua Pikeminnow, Carp, Chub, Sculpin and other Nongame Fish and Shad||No limit.|| |
|Marine Fish and Marine Shellfish||See Marine Zone Regulations.|