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Southwest Zone

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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 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.
  5. See Health Advisory.

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.

  • 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.
  • See exceptions to the Chinook salmon catch limit under Sixes, Elk, Pistol, Chetco and Winchuck rivers and Floras and Hunter creeks.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, May 22 – Aug 31. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
  • Note: Regulation changes may occur throughout the year and are posted on www.odfw.com. Check before you fish.
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.
  • For smelt species other than Eulachon smelt, see Marine Zone regulations for allowed Harvest Methods and other Restrictions. An angling license is required.
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 See Marine Zone.

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

Upstream to Applegate Dam

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

Mainstem and tributaries upstream of Applegate Dam

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

Ashland Creek

  • Open all year for trout on East and West forks, and all tributaries upstream of Reeder Dam.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Rainbow trout over 16 inches are not considered steelhead.

Big Butte Creek and Tributaries

Upstream of Cobleigh Road 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 from Apr 1 – Oct 31.
  • All tributaries closed to angling.

Chetco 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 catch
  • Open for Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31, upstream to Nook Creek.
  • Wild Chinook 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-angling (must include a strike indicator) or salmon bobber angling Sep 1 – Nov 3 from RM 2.2 upstream to Nook Creek.
    • Bobber angling gear must include a bobber and a leader no longer than 36 inches in length.
    • The leader below the bobber or strike indicator must remain suspended in the water column and not resting on the bottom.
    • Any weight may be no more than 36 inches from the hook when suspended vertically.

Coos Bay

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

  • Open all year for Chinook salmon.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Isthmus Slough from MP 3 on Hwy 42 upstream open to youth anglers
    (age 17 and under) and Oregon Disabled Hunting and Fishing Permit holders.
    Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction: Leader length must be between 18 and 36 inches.

Coos River

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

Coquille River

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

Cow Creek

Mainstem upstream to Middle Creek Bridge

  • 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 – Dec 31.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Bait allowed Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31.
  • Closed to all angling May 1 – May 21 and Sep 16 – Nov 30.

Mainstem above Middle Creek Bridge and all Cow Creek 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-realese for tiger trout.

East Fork Coquille River

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, upstream to marker at the lower end of Brewster Gorge.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Closed 200 feet upstream and downstream of falls above MP 21 near Dora.

East Fork Millicoma River

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

Eel Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30.

Elk River

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

Emigrant Creek

  • Open all year for trout in the mainstem and tributaries upstream from Emigrant Dam.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Rainbow trout over 16 inches are not considered steelhead.

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)

  • Closed to all angling above Fillmore Street bridge near mouth.

Fish Lake (Jackson Co.)

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

Floras Creek and New River

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

Galesville Reservoir

  • All landlocked salmon are considered trout.

Garrison Lake and Outlet

  • 1 bass per day, 15 inch minimum length.

Glade Creek

  • Open all year for trout above the lower crossing of Forest Service Road 2030.
  • Rainbow trout over 16 inches are not considered steelhead.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Hubbard Creek and Tributaries (Curry Co.)

  • Closed.

Hunter Creek

Upstream to North Fork

  • Open for Chinook salmon Oct 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Mateer Bridge 1 adult Chinook per day 5 per year.
  • 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.
  • Closed for trout.
  • All tributaries closed to angling.

Illinois River

Mainstem up to Pomeroy Dam near Cave Junction

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Wild rainbow and cutthroat trout must be released.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.
  • Wild steelhead over 24 inches may be harvested from Klondike Creek upstream to Pomeroy Dam; Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31.; 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead catch limit.
  • Closed from mouth of Fall Creek to 400 feet upstream of Illinois Falls.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.
  • All tributaries closed to angling.

Mainstem and tributaries upstream of Pomeroy Dam

  • Closed.

Jenny Creek and Tributaries

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

Little Butte Creek and Tributaries

Upstream of the Forks

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

Lost Creek Reservoir

  • All landlocked salmon are considered trout.

Middle Creek (Coos Co.)

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and May 22 – Dec 31, upstream to Cherry Creek.

Middle Fork Coquille River

  • Open for Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed to all angling Sep 16 – Nov 30, upstream from Myrtle Creek.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.

Mill Creek

  • Closed to angling below Loon Lake.

Millicoma River

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

Mussel / Myrtle Creek and Tributaries
(Curry Co.)

  • Closed.

Myers Creek and Tributaries

  • Closed.

North Fork Coquille River

  • Open for Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Oct 1 – Dec 31, upstream to East Fork.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed to angling 200 feet upstream and downstream of LaVerne Falls.

North Fork Smith River (Douglas Co.)

Mainstem upstream to Bridge 10

  • Open for trout upstream to Bridge 10, May 22 – Sep 15,catch-and-release only.
  • Artificial flies and lures only, May 22 – Sep 15, use of bait allowed only from mouth upstream to Johnson Creek.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1-Apr 30 and Dec 1 – Dec 31, from Johnson Creek to Bridge 10.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Johnson Creek.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead from mouth to Johnson Creek.

Tributaries and mainstem above Bridge 10

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

North Umpqua River

Mouth to Fly Area Boundary at Deadline Falls

  • Catch-and-release for rainbow and cutthroat trout May 22 – Oct 31.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open all year for hatchery coho salmon.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Feb 1 – Jun 30 (Umpqua Wild Chinook Aggregate Bag Limit Applies).
  • No angling from a floating device upstream from Lone Rock slide put in (BLM recreational site).
  • Closed to angling from Old Hwy 99 bridge to 200 feet upstream of Winchester Dam.
  • Closed to angling between markers (painted lines) upstream of Rock Creek to fly area boundary at Deadline Falls.
  • Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction: Any attached weight may be not more than 36 inches above the lowermost hook.
    In effect Mar 1 to Jul 31 from Lone Rock boat launch to markers (painted lines) upstream of Rock Creek.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Fly Area Boundary at Deadline Falls upstream to Soda Springs Dam

  • Catch-and-release for rainbow and cutthroat trout May 22 – Oct 31.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open all year for hatchery coho.
  • Jan 1 to Jun 30 and Oct 1 to Dec 31 angling restricted to use of single, barbless artificial fly.
  • Jul 1 – Sep 30 all angling restricted to use of single, barbless, unweighted, artifical fly.
  • Any type of rod or reel permitted.
  • 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.
  • No angling from a floating device.
  • Closed downstream of Soda Spring Dam to marker near power plant enclosure.

Soda Springs Dam to Slide Creek Dam

  • Closed.

Upstream of Slide Creek Dam

  • Open all year.
  • Use of bait allowed.

North Umpqua River Tributaries

Rock Creek 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 upstream to Soda Springs Dam

  • Closed.

Soda Springs Dam to Slide Creek Dam

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

Upstream of Slide Creek Dam

  • Open all year.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Pistol River

  • Open for Chinook salmon Oct 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Deep Creek, 1 adult Chinook per day, 5 per year.
  • 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.

Rogue River

Mouth to Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp

  • 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 for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – May 31.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Jun 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Hog Creek boat ramp.
  • Open for Chinook salmon Jun 1 – Sep 30, from Hog Creek boat ramp upstream to Fishers Ferry boat ramp.
  • Closed for Chinook salmon Oct 1 – Dec 31 from Hog Creek boat ramp upstream to Fishers Ferry boat ramp.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for wild steelhead at least 24″ in length Jan 1 – Apr 30 upstream to Hog Creek boat ramp, 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Open for wild steelhead at least 24″ in length Feb 1 – Apr 30 from Hog Creek boat ramp upstream to Fishers Ferry boat ramp 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Open all year for hatchery coho.
  • Use of bait allowed, except restricted to artificial flies and lures from Foster Creek upstream to Whiskey Creek Sep 1 to Oct 31.
  • Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction: Any attached weight may be no more than six feet above the lowermost hook.
  • Closed to angling from Rainie Falls to 400 feet downstream (RM 66).
  • Closed to angling from Gold Hill boat ramp (RM 121) upstream to Gold Hill municipal water intake.

Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp Upstream 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 for hatchery chinook Jan 1 – Jun 30 Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp to Dodge Bridge.
  • Open for chinook Jul 1 – Aug 31 Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp to Dodge Bridge.
  • Closed for chinook Sep 1 – Dec 31 Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp to Dodge Bridge.
  • Open for hatchery chinook Jan 1 – Jul 31 Dodge Bridge to Cole Rivers Hatchery Dam.
  • Closed for chinook Aug 1 – Dec 31 Dodge Bridge to Cole Rivers Hatchery Dam.
  • 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.
  • Use of bait allowed in the Rogue except restricted to artificial flies Sep 1 to Oct 31 from Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp upstream to markers below Cole Rivers Hatchery Dam. No added weights or attachments except a bubble or similar floating device attached to the line during this period.
  • Restricted to artificial flies and lures Nov 1 to Dec 31 from Fishers Ferry Boat Ramp upstream to boat ramp at Shady Cove Park.
  • Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction: Any attached weight may be no more than six feet above the lowermost hook. (See diagram page 16).
  • No angling from a floating device from deadline markers located downstream of Cole Rivers Hatchery Dam to markers located 1200 feet downstream.
  • Closed to all angling from 8pm to one half hour before sunrise from Apr 1 – Jul 31 from ODFW markers located downstream from fish ladder entrance at Cole Rivers Hatchery to Hwy 62 bridge at McGregor Park.
  • Closed to all angling from Cole Rivers Hatchery Dam downstream to ODFW markers located downstream from the fish ladder entrance at the Hatchery (RM 157).
  • Closed to all angling in the Cole Rivers Hatchery outflow channel to confluence with the main river channel.

Cole Rivers Hatchery Dam upstream to Lost Creek Dam

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

Mainstem and tributaries upstream of Lost Creek Dam

  • Open for 5 trout per day, all year (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 only for trout.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Selmac Lake

  • 1 bass per day.

Sixes River

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

Smith River (Douglas Co.)

Mainstem upstream to Sisters Creek

  • Open for trout upstream to Sisters Creek, May 22 – Sep 15, Catch-and-release only.
  • Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Spencer Creek.
  • Artificial flies and lures only, May 22 – Sep 15, use of bait allowed only from mouth upstream to Spencer Creek.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead from mouth to Spencer Creek.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Dec 1-31 from Spencer Creek to Sisters Creek.

Tributaries and Mainstem above Sisters Creek

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

South Fork Coos River

  • Open for hatchery steelhead all year, upstream to head of tide at Dellwood.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and May 22 – Dec 31, from head of tide at Dellwood to concrete bridge near Tioga Creek.
  • Open for Chinook salmon all year, upstream to head of tide at Dellwood.

South Fork Coquille River

  • Open for Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Oct 1 – Dec 31, upstream to Middle Fork.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30 and Oct 1 – Dec 31, upstream to USFS boundary near Powers.
  • Closed to angling year around above USFS boundary near Powers to Coquille River Falls.
  • All tributaries closed above USFS boundary near Powers to Coquille River Falls.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.

South Umpqua River

Mainstem

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

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.
  • Jackson Creek closed to all angling.
  • All tributaries above Jackson Creek Bridge closed to all angling.

Tenmile Creek (Coos Co.)

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

Tenmile Lakes

  • Open for hatchery steelhead all year, upstream from Hilltop Bridge.
  • Open for coho salmon Oct 1 – Dec 31 upstream from Hilltop Bridge. 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).
  • Closed in all tributaries and in the canal connecting the North and South Lakes.
  • Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho season.

Thomas Creek and Tributaries

  • Closed.

Tioga Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Apr 30, upstream to concrete bridge 1/2 mile below Burnt Creek.

Umpqua River

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

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

Tributaries of the Mainstem upstream to the North and South Umpqua confluence

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

West Fork Millicoma River

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

Winchuck River

  • Open for steehead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and May 22 – Dec 31, upstream to Wheeler Creek; 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, upstream to Wheeler Creek.
  • Wild Chinook may be harvested, 1 per day and 5 per year, as part of daily or annual salmon/steelhead bag limit.
  • Gear Restriction: From Sep 1 – Nov 3, angling is restricted to fly angling (must include a strike indicator) or bobber angling.
    • Bobber angling gear must include a bobber and a leader no longer than 36 inches in length.
    • The leader below the bobber or strike indicator must remain suspended in the water column and not resting on the bottom.
    • Any weight may be no more than 36 inches from the hook when suspended vertically.
  • No angling from a floating device.