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Southwest Zone

Fishing Regulations Icon Oregon Fishing

Description

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.

Southwest Zone Regulations

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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 limit of adult salmon or steelhead.

Southwest 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 catch 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 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.

  • See exceptions to the Chinook salmon catch limit under Umpqua, Sixes, Elk, Pistol, Chetco and Winchuck rivers and Floras and Hunter creeks.
  • 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.
  • Hatchery releases of coho salmon occur in the Rogue River and South Umpqua River.
  • Only hatchery steelhead may be kept, except as noted under Exceptions for the mainstem East Fork Coquille River, Illinois, Chetco, Elk, Pistol, Rogue, Sixes and Winchuck rivers and Hunter and Euchre creeks.
  • Where allowed, no more than a total of 1 per day and 5 per year wild steelhead may be taken per year zonewide. See Exceptions for the East Fork Coquille River.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 22 – Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
  • Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit applies to NW and SW Zones.
  • 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.
Sturgeon Catch-and-release only.
  • Closed to the retention of white sturgeon 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.
Streams: (including tidewaters and bays): Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons.
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass 5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession unless noted under Exceptions.
  • No more than 1 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.

Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, other Sunfish, Walleye, and Yellow Perch No limit.
  • No minimum length 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.
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.
Lakes: Open all year.

Streams: (including tidewaters and bays): Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, unless noted under Exceptions.

Sucker, Umpqua Pikeminnow, Carp, Chub, Sculpin, 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.
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.
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.
Open all year.
Bullfrogs No limit. An angling license is not required.
Freshwater Clams and Mussels Harvest prohibited. It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams. Closed.
Marine Fish and Marine Shellfish

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.

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.

Exceptions
to Southwest Zone Regulations

Applegate Reservoir

  • All landlocked salmon are considered trout.

Applegate River

Mouth to Applegate Dam

  • Open for hatchery trout Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31, 2 per day.
  • Wild rainbow trout and cutthroat trout must be released.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • No angling from a floating device.
  • All tributaries closed, except Glade Cr.
  • Closed from Applegate Dam downstream 1,500 ft to ODFW markers.

Mainstem and tributaries above Applegate Dam

  • Open all year for trout.
  • Rainbow trout over 16 inches are not considered steelhead.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Ashland Creek

East and West Forks and all tributaries above Reeder Dam

  • Open all year for trout.
  • Rainbow trout over 16 inches are not considered steelhead.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Big Butte Creek and Tributaries

Above Cobleigh Rd Bridge

  • Open for trout May 22 – Oct 31.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Brush Creek (Curry Co.)

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

Chetco River

Mouth to Nook Cr

  • Open for steelhead and Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Wild steelhead may be harvested; 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Wild Chinook salmon may be harvested; 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Gear Restriction: Angling restricted to fly fishing (must include a strike indicator) or bobber fishing from RM 2.2 to Nook Cr Sep 1 – Nov 3. (See Salmon/Steelhead Bobber Fishing Rule pg 18).

Above Nook Cr

  • Open for steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Wild steelhead may be harvested; 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.

Cooper Creek Reservoir

  • All landlocked salmon are considered trout.

Coos Bay

From the visible tips of jetties upstream to head of tide or other landmarks including: Larson Slough upstream to Sullivan Cr; Palouse Cr to Elliot Forest Boundary; Catching Slough to Sumner Rd Bridge; Kentuck, North, Isthmus, Coalbank and Davis sloughs to their tidegates; Shinglehouse Slough; and Pony Slough to Newmark Ave

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open all year for Chinook salmon.
  • Isthmus Slough above MP 3 on Hwy 42 is open to youth angling (ages 17 and under) and Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit holders only; Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction: Leader length must be between 18 and 36 inches (See Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction Rules pg 18).

Coos River (Mainstem)

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open all year for Chinook salmon.

Coos River, South Fork

Mouth to head of tide at Dellwood

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open all year for Chinook salmon.

Head of tide at Dellwood to concrete bridge near Tioga Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and May 22 – Dec 31.

Coquille River (Mainstem)

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Jul 1 – Dec 31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.

Coquille River, East Fork

  • Open for wild steelhead (1 per day and 3 per year) and hatchery steelhead from mouth to marker at lower end of Brewster Gorge at approx. MP 23 above Dora Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Closed 200 ft above and below falls above MP 21 near Dora.

Coquille River, Middle Fork

  • Open for Chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Closed above Myrtle Cr Sep 16 – Nov 30.

Coquille River, North Fork

Mouth to East Fork confluence

  • Open for Chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.

Above East Fork confluence

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Closed 200 ft above and below LaVerne Falls.

Coquille River, South Fork

Mouth to Middle Fork

  • Open for Chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Middle Fork to USFS boundary near Powers

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Use of bait allowed.

USFS boundary near Powers to Coquille River Falls including tributaries

  • Closed.

Cow Creek

Mouth to Middle Cr Bridge

  • Open for trout, May 22 – Sep 15, catch-and-release only.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Artificial flies and lures only May 22 – Sep 15.
  • Use of bait allowed Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed May 1-21 and Sep 16 – Nov 30.

Mainstem above Middle Cr Bridge and all tributaries

  • Open for trout, May 22 – Sep 15, catch-and-release only.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.

Diamond Lake

  • Catch-and-release for tiger and brown trout.

Eel Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30.

Elk River

Mouth to Bald Mt Cr

  • Open for steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Wild steelhead may be harvested; 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Floras/New, Sixes, Elk River Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies.

Emigrant Creek

Mainstem and tributaries above Emigrant Dam

  • Open all year for trout.
  • Rainbow trout over 16 inches are not considered steelhead.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Emigrant Reservoir

  • All landlocked salmon are considered trout.

Euchre Creek

  • Open for steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Wild steelhead may be harvested: 1 per day, 5 per year as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.

Ferry Creek and Tributaries (Coquille Basin)

Above Fillmore St Bridge near mouth

  • Closed.

Fish Lake (Jackson Co.)

  • Catch-and-release for tiger trout.
  • All landlocked salmon are considered trout.

Floras Creek and New River

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon May 22 – Dec 31, mouth to bridge at MP 1.5 on Floras Cr Rd.
  • Floras/New, Sixes, Elk River Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies.

Galesville Reservoir

  • All landlocked salmon are considered trout.

Garrison Lake and Outlet

  • 1 bass per day, 15 inch minimum length.

Glade Creek

Mouth to lower crossing of Forest Service Rd 2030

  • Closed.

Above lower crossing of FSR 2030

  • Open all year for trout.
  • Rainbow trout over 16 inches are not considered steelhead.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Hubbard Creek and Tributaries (Curry Co.)

  • Closed.

Hunter Creek

Mouth to North Fork

  • Open for steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31.
  • Wild steelhead may be harvested; 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Oct 1 – Dec 31, mouth to Mateer Bridge; 1 adult Chinook salmon per day and 5 per year.
  • Closed for trout.
  • Closed to angling on tributaries.

Illinois River

The following apply to open sections below: *

  • Open for hatchery trout Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31, 5 per day.
  • Wild rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.
  • Closed to angling on all tributaries.

* Mouth to Klondike Cr

  • Open as described above.

* Klondike Cr to Fall Cr

  • Wild steelhead over 24 inches may be harvested Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31; 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.

Fall Cr to 400 ft above Illinois Falls

  • Closed.

* 400 ft above Illinois Falls to Pomeroy Dam

  • Wild steelhead over 24 inches may be harvested Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31; 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.

Mainstem and tributaries above Pomeroy Dam

  • Closed.

Jenny Creek and Tributaries

  • Open all year for trout.
  • Rainbow trout over 16 inches are not considered steelhead.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Little Butte Creek and Tributaries

Above the Forks

  • Catch-and-release for trout except no limit on size or number of brook trout.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Lost Creek Reservoir

  • All landlocked salmon are considered trout.

Middle Creek (Coos Co.)

Mouth to Cherry Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.

Mill Creek

Below Loon Lake

  • Closed.

Millicoma River (Mainstem)

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open all year for Chinook salmon.

Millicoma River, East Fork

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and May 22 – Dec 31.

Millicoma River, West Fork

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and May 22 – Dec 31.

Mussel / Myrtle Creek and Tributaries (Curry Co.)

  • Closed.

Myers Creek and Tributaries

  • Closed.

North Umpqua River

The following apply to open sections from mouth to marker below Soda Springs Dam: *

  • Catch-and-release for rainbow and cutthroat trout May 22 – Oct 31.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead and hatchery coho salmon.
  • Umpqua Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit Applies.

* Mouth to Old Hwy 99 bridge

  • Open for Chinook salmon Feb 1 – Jun 30.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Old Hwy 99 bridge to 200 ft above Winchester Dam

  • Closed.

* 200 ft above Winchester Dam to Lone Rock slide put in (BLM Rec. Site)

  • Open for Chinook salmon Feb 1 – Jun 30.
  • Use of bait allowed.

* Lone Rock slide put in (BLM Rec. Site) to markers (painted lines) above Rock Cr

  • Open for Chinook salmon Feb 1 – Jun 30.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • No angling from a floating device.
  • Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction: Leader length must be between 18 and 36 inches Mar 1 – Jul 31 (See Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction Rules pg 18).

Markers (painted lines) above Rock Cr to Fly Area Boundary at Deadline Falls

  • Closed.

* Fly Area Boundary at Deadline Falls to marker below Soda Springs Dam near power plant enclosure

  • Any type of rod or reel permitted.
  • No angling from a floating device.
  • No added weights or attachments (including strike indicators) to line, leader or fly, except non-fly monofilament lines may have a bobber or similar device attached.
  • Gear Restriction: Angling restricted to use of single, barbless artificial fly Jan 1 – Jun 30 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Gear Restriction: Angling restricted to use of single, barbless, unweighted, artificial fly Jul 1 – Sep 30.

Marker below Soda Springs Dam near power plant enclosure to Slide Cr Dam

  • Closed.

Above Slide Cr Dam

  • Open all year.
  • Use of bait allowed.

North Umpqua River Tributaries

Rock Cr and tributaries

  • Closed.

Mouth to Fly Area Boundary at Deadline Falls

  • Open for trout, May 22 – Sep 15, catch-and-release only.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Fly Area Boundary at Deadline Falls to Soda Springs Dam

  • Closed.

Soda Springs Dam to Slide Cr Dam

  • Catch-and-release for trout May 22 – Oct 31.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Above Slide Cr Dam

  • Open all year.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Pistol River

  • Open for steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Wild steelhead may be harvested; 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Oct 1 – Dec 31, mouth to Deep Cr; 1 adult Chinook salmon per day, 5 per year.

Rogue River

The following apply to open sections from mouth to Cole Rivers hatchery dam: *

  • Open for hatchery rainbow trout Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • 5 hatchery rainbow trout per day.
  • Wild rainbow trout and cutthroat trout must be released.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for wild steelhead at least 24 inches in length Feb 1 – Apr 30; 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Open all year for hatchery coho salmon.
  • Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction: Leader length must be less than or equal to 6 ft (See Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction Rules pg 18).

* Mouth to Hog Cr boat ramp

  • Additionally open for wild steelhead at least 24” in length Jan 1 – Apr 30, 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – May 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Jun 1 – Dec 31.
  • Use of bait allowed except restricted to artificial flies and lures Sep 1 – Oct 31 from Foster Cr to Whisky Cr.
  • Closed from ODFW markers 400 ft below Rainie Falls to Rainie Falls (RM 66).

* Hog Cr boat ramp to Fishers Ferry boat ramp

  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – May 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Jun 1 – Sep 30.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed for Chinook salmon Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed from Gold Hill boat ramp (RM 121) up to Gold Hill municipal water intake.

* Fishers Ferry boat ramp to Dodge Bridge

  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Jun 30.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Jul 1 – Aug 31.
  • Artificial flies and lures only Nov 1 – Dec 31.
  • Use of bait allowed except restricted to artificial flies Sep 1 – Oct 31, no added weights or attachments except a bubble or similar floating device attached to the line.
  • Closed for Chinook salmon Sep 1 – Dec 31.

* Dodge Bridge to Shady Cove Park boat ramp

  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Jul 31.
  • Artificial flies and lures only Nov 1 – Dec 31.
  • Use of bait allowed except restricted to artificial flies Sep 1 – Oct 31, no added weights or attachments except a bubble or similar floating device attached to the line.
  • Closed for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.

* Shady Cove Park boat ramp to Hwy 62 bridge at McGregor Park

  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Jul 31.
  • Use of bait allowed except restricted to artificial flies Sep 1 – Oct 31, no added weights or attachments except a bubble or similar floating device attached to the line.
  • Closed for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.

* Hwy 62 bridge at McGregor Park to ODFW markers 1,200 ft below fish ladder entrance markers (RM 157) at Cole Rivers Hatchery

  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Jul 31.
  • Use of bait allowed except restricted to artificial flies Sep 1 – Oct 31, no added weights or attachments except a bubble or similar floating device attached to the line.
  • Closed for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed from 8pm to one half hour before sunrise Apr 1 – Jul 31.
  • Closed to all angling in the Cole Rivers Hatchery outflow channel to confluence with the main river channel.

* ODFW markers 1,200 ft below fish ladder entrance markers (RM 157) to Cole Rivers Hatchery Dam

  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Jul 31.
  • Use of bait allowed except restricted to artificial flies Sep 1 – Oct 31, no added weights or attachments except a bubble or similar floating device attached to the line.
  • No angling from a floating device.
  • Closed for Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed from 8pm to one half hour before sunrise Apr 1 – Jul 31.
  • Closed from ODFW markers below fish ladder entrance to hatchery dam.

Cole Rivers Hatchery Dam to Lost Cr Dam

  • Catch-and-release all year.
  • Fly fishing only, barbless hooks required.

Mainstem and tributaries above Lost Cr Dam

  • Open all year for trout, 5 per day (brook and brown trout not included in bag limit).
  • Only 1 trout over 20 inches per day, no steelhead present all rainbow trout are considered trout.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Schuttpelz Lake

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

Selmac Lake

  • 1 bass per day.

Sixes River

Mouth to Edson Cr

  • Open for steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Wild steelhead may be harvested; 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Open for Chinook salmon May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Floras/New, Sixes, Elk River Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies.

Edson Cr to South Fork

  • Open for steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Wild steelhead may be harvested; 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.

Smith River (Mainstem, Douglas Co.)

Mouth to Spencer Cr

  • Open for trout, May 22 – Sep 15, catch-and-release only.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.

Spencer Cr to Sisters Cr

  • Open for trout, May 22 – Sep 15, catch-and-release only.
  • Artificial flies and lures only May 22 – Sep 15.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.

Mainstem above Sisters Cr and all tributaries

  • Open for trout May 22 – Sep 15, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Use of bait allowed only in tidewater.
  • See Smith River, North Fork.

Smith River, North Fork (Douglas Co.)

Mouth to Johnson Cr

  • Open for trout, May 22 – Sep 15, catch-and-release only.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.

Johnson Cr to Bridge 10

  • Open for trout, May 22 – Sep 15, catch-and-release only.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Artificial flies and lures only May 22 – Sep 15.

Mainstem above Bridge 10 and all tributaries

  • Open for trout May 22 – Sep 15, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Use of bait allowed only in tidewater.

South Umpqua River

Mainstem mouth to Jackson Cr Bridge

  • Open for trout, May 22 – Sep 15, catch-and-release only.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead and hatchery coho salmon Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed May 1-21 and Sep 16 – Nov 30.

Tributaries below Jackson Cr Bridge

  • Open for trout, May 22 – Sep 15, catch-and-release only.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.
  • Jackson Cr and tributaries closed.
  • See Cow Creek.

Mainstem and tributaries above Jackson Cr Bridge

  • Closed.

Tenmile Creek (Coos Co.)

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and May 22 – Dec 31.

Tenmile Lakes

Above Hilltop Bridge

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for coho salmon Oct 1 – Dec 31; 1 wild adult coho salmon and 1 wild jack coho salmon per day and 5 wild adult coho salmon per year (Wild Coho Aggregate Bag Limit applies pg 27).
  • Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho salmon season.
  • Closed for coho salmon angling in all tributaries and the canal connecting the North and South Lakes.

Thomas Creek and Tributaries

  • Closed.

Tioga Creek

Mouth to concrete bridge 1/2 mi below Burnt Cr

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30.

Umpqua River (Mainstem)

From the visible tips of the jetties to the North and South Umpqua confluence

  • Open for trout, May 22 – Oct 31, catch-and-release only.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead and hatchery coho salmon.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Feb 1 – Jun 30 (Umpqua Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit applies).
  • Open for Chinook salmon Jul 1 – Dec 31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Tributaries of the Mainstem mouth to North and South Umpqua confluence

  • Open for trout May 22 – Sep 15, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Use of bait allowed only in tidewater.
  • See North Fork Smith River and Smith River.

Winchuck River

Mouth to Wheeler Cr

  • Open for steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Wild steelhead may be harvested; 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Open for Chinook salmon May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Wild Chinook salmon may be harvested, 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • No angling from a floating device.
  • Gear Restriction: Angling restricted to fly fishing (must include a strike indicator) or bobber fishing Sep 1 – Nov 3 (See Salmon/Steelhead Bobber Fishing Rule pg 18).