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Willamette Zone

Fishing Regulations Icon Oregon Fishing

Description

The Willamette Zone is all waters draining to the Columbia River between the city of St. Helens and Bonneville Dam, except for those portions of tributaries east of the Sandy River that are downstream from the Union Pacific Railroad line. Includes all waters on Sauvie Island except the Columbia River.

Willamette Zone Regulations

  1. 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.

Willamette Zone Regulations

Species

Bag Limit

Size Limit and Other Specifications

Season

Trout Lakes: 5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession.

Streams: catch-and-release only, except as noted under Exceptions.

  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. 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 20 inches are considered steelhead in streams.
  • Kokanee included in trout limits except as noted under Exceptions.
  • 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 May 22 – Oct 31 unless noted under Exceptions.

Salmon and Steelhead below Willamette Falls and Columbia River Tributaries In the aggregate: 2 adult salmon or steelhead per day, 20 per year. 5 jacks per day, 2 daily jack limits in possession.
  • Angling is restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
  • Harvest of wild salmon or steelhead is prohibited in the Willamette Zone unless otherwise noted under Exceptions.
  • 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 in all waters unless noted under Exceptions.
Salmon above Willamette Falls 2 adult salmon per day, 5 jacks per day, 2 daily jack limits in possession. 20 salmon and steelhead per year in aggregate.
  • Angling is restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
  • Harvest of wild salmon is prohibited in the Willamette Zone unless noted under Exceptions.
  • There is no annual limit on hatchery salmon as long as the appropriate number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch.
Steelhead above Willamette Falls 3 adult steelhead per day (in addition to daily salmon bag limit). 20 salmon and steelhead per year in aggregate.
  • Angling is restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
  • Harvest of wild steelhead is prohibited in the Willamette Zone unless noted under Exceptions.
  • If harvest of wild steelhead is allowed under Exceptions, the daily limit for wild steelhead is 2 per day.
  • There is no annual limit on hatchery steelhead as long as the appropriate
    number of Hatchery Harvest Tags have been purchased to record the catch.
Sturgeon Catch-and-release only, except as noted under Exceptions.
  • Closed to retention of 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. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
Catch-and-release: Open all year, except as noted under Exceptions.
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass 5 per day, 2 daily limits in possession, except as noted under exceptions.
  • No more than 3 over 15 inches in length.
  • Willamette River mainstem above Hwy 20 Bridge at Albany, the Santiam and Calapooia basins: no limit on size or number taken.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
Lakes: Open all year.

Streams: Open during trout, salmon or steelhead seasons, except mainstem Willamette River and sloughs and tidewater areas of Columbia River tributaries downstream from Bonneville Dam are open all year.

Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, Other Sunfish, Spotted Bass, Walleye, and Yellow Perch No limit, except as noted under Exceptions.
  • No minimum length.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
Striped Bass 2 per 24 consecutive hours, 2 daily limits in possession.
  • 30 inch minimum length.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
Northern Pikeminnow, Carp, Sucker, Chub, Sculpin, Whitefish, Shad, and other Nongame Fish No limit.
  • No length limit.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams. See Exceptions where use of bait is allowed.
Pacific Lamprey Refer to General (Statewide) Regulations for regulations covering the harvest of Pacific lamprey.
Smelt Closed. 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. Closed.
Freshwater Clams and Mussels Harvest prohibited. It is illegal to harvest or possess any freshwater mussels or clams. Closed.
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.

Exceptions to Willamette Zone Regulations

Abiqua Creek

Above Abiqua Falls

  • Open all year.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.

Adair Pond

  • 1 bass per day.
  • 10 crappie per day.
  • 2 channel catfish per day.
  • No minimum length on warmwater fish.

Airport Pond

  • Closed.

Alton Baker Park Canoe Canal

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead over 24 inches in length.
  • 5 trout per day, no minimum length for hatchery trout.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Two Rod Validation may be used.

Balch Creek

  • Closed.

Bear Creek (Pudding River)

Above Shorty’s Pond

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Blue River and Tributaries

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead over 24 inches in length.
  • 2 wild trout per day may be harvested above Blue River Dam only, 8 inch minimum length.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.

Bond Butte Pond

  • 1 bass per day.
  • 10 crappie per day.
  • 2 channel catfish per day.
  • No minimum length on warmwater fish.

Breitenbush River

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

Bull of the Woods Wilderness Area

The following lakes: Beth, Big Slide, Lenore, Pansy, Lower Twin and Upper Twin

  • No limit on size or number of brook trout.

Bull Run River

Mouth to Watershed Boundary

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Open all year for hatchery salmon and hatchery steelhead.
  • Combined daily limit of 3 hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead per day.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed from ODFW markers 75 ft below and 200 ft above the ODFW weir and fish trap in Dodge Park near mouth.

Butte Creek

Above Butte Cr Falls

  • Open all year.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.

Canby Pond

  • Youth angling (ages 17 and under) or Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit holders only.

Canyon Creek (South Santiam)

  • Closed.

Cascade Lakes

The following Willamette National Forest Lakes: Blair, Blue, Corner, Lower and Upper Eddeeleo, Goose, Heart, Upper Horse, Linton, Nash, Penn, Porky, Upper Salmon, Separation, Spring, Spirit, Timpanogas, Lower Timpanogas

  • No limit on size or number of brook trout.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Cedar Creek (Sandy River)

Mouth to markers 100 ft above hatchery water intake dam

  • Closed.

Above markers 100 ft above intake dam

  • Open for trout May 22 – Oct 31.
  • Closed all year for salmon and steelhead.

Clackamas River

Mouth to River Mill Dam

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Open all year for hatchery salmon and hatchery steelhead.
  • Combined daily limit of 3 hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead per day.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • No angling from a floating device between River Mill Dam and the ODFW markers approx. 100 ft above the Clackamas Hatchery water intake.

Mainstem and tributaries (except Oak Grove Fork) above Faraday Diversion (Cazadero) Dam, excluding North Fork Reservoir and Faraday Lake

  • Harvest of bull trout prohibited.
  • No angling from a floating device or from the west shore for the length of the Three Lynx Powerhouse (111 ft).
  • Closed all year for salmon and steelhead.

Oak Grove Fork and tributaries between markers at upper end of Harriet Lake and Timothy Lake Dam

  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • No limit on size or number of brook or brown trout.

Clear Lake (Upper McKenzie River)

  • No limit on size or number of brook trout.

Commonwealth Lake

  • 1 bass per day.
  • 10 crappie per day.
  • 2 channel catfish per day.
  • No minimum length on warmwater fish.

Dog Creek

  • Closed.

E.E. Wilson Pond

  • Open all year.

Eagle Creek (Clackamas River)

Mouth to markers 200 ft below hatchery ladder outlet

  • Open all year for hatchery salmon and hatchery steelhead.
  • Combined daily limit of 3 hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead per day.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction: Leader length must be between 18 and 36 inches Aug 1 – Dec 31 (See Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction Rules pg 18).
  • Closed from 200 ft above and 300 ft below fish ladder ½ mi below Eagle Fern Park.

East Salish Pond

  • 1 bass per day.
  • 10 crappie per day.
  • 2 channel catfish per day.
  • No minimum length on warmwater fish.

Erma Bell Lakes and Tributaries

  • Open May 22 – Oct 31.
  • 2 rainbow trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • No limit on size or number of brook trout.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Estacada Lake

Clackamas River, River Mill Dam upstream to Faraday Diversion (Cazadero) Dam

  • Open for trout May 22 – Oct 31.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Trout over 20 inches are considered steelhead.
  • Open all year for hatchery salmon and hatchery steelhead.
  • Combined daily bag limit of 3 hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead.
  • Closed between markers 400 ft above and 126 ft below the downstream corner of the Faraday Powerhouse Jun 16 – Oct 31.
  • Closed from the entrance of the fishway/fish trap at the Faraday Diversion (Cazadero) Dam downstream approx. 275 ft to the ODFW deadline markers.

Fall Creek and Tributaries (Middle Fork Willamette)

  • Open all year for trout.
  • 2 wild trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Open all year for hatchery Chinook salmon, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead greater than 24 inches below Fall Cr Dam.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.
  • See Little Fall Cr. and Tributaries.
  • Closed within 200 ft of entrance to the Fall Cr fish ladder.

Faraday Lake

  • Only hatchery trout may be harvested.

Foster Reservoir

  • 5 hatchery trout or kokanee per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.

Frazier Creek

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length, remainder of year catch-and-release.

Gales Creek

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length, remainder of year catch-and-release.
  • Open for coho salmon Aug 1 – Oct 31 from mouth to NW Clapshaw Hill Rd.

Gold Lake

  • Open May 22 – Oct 31.
  • Catch-and-release for rainbow trout.
  • No limit on size or number of brook trout.
  • Fly fishing only, barbless hooks required.
  • Closed from Gold Lake boat ramp 300 ft down Salt Cr.

Green Peter Reservoir

  • 25 kokanee per day in addition to daily trout limit. No size limits.
  • Salmon may be retained as part of kokanee bag limit.

Haldeman Pond

  • Closed Jan 1 – Apr 15 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.

Henry Hagg Lake

  • Open all year.
  • 1 bass per day.
  • 25 crappie per day.
  • No minimum length on warmwater fish.

Hills Creek and Hills Creek Tributaries

Above Hills Cr Reservoir

  • Open all year.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.

Hills Creek Reservoir

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Wild trout must be released.
  • Hatchery salmon less than 24 inches in length are considered trout.

Horn Creek

  • Closed.

Lava Lake and Tributaries

  • Open all year.
  • No limit on size or number of brook trout.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Leaburg Canal and Tributaries

  • Open all year.
  • Catch-and-release for trout.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.
  • Closed within the Leaburg powerhouse tailrace.
  • Closed from Leaburg Dam to below fish screens (approx. 600 ft.).

Leaburg Lake

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead greater than 24 inches in length.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Wild trout must be released.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.
  • Two Rod Validation may be used.
  • Closed within 200 ft above Leaburg Dam.

Little Fall Creek and Tributaries

  • Open all year for trout.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Open all year for hatchery Chinook salmon, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead greater than 24 inches in length – from mouth to 200 ft below fish ladder.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.

Long Tom River and Tributaries

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length, remainder of year catch-and-release.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Lookout Creek and Tributaries

  • Closed.

Lost Creek and Tributaries (Middle Fork Willamette River)

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead greater than 24 inches in length.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.

Lost Lake (Santiam Pass)

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

Luckiamute River (Mainstem) and Tributaries

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length, remainder of year catch-and-release.

Luckiamute River, Little

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length, remainder of year catch-and-release.

Marys River and Tributaries

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length, remainder of year catch-and-release.
  • Use of bait allowed.

McKenzie River and Tributaries

The following apply to open sections below: *

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead greater than 24 inches in length.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Wild trout must be released, including brook trout.

* Mouth to Hayden Bridge

  • Open all year for hatchery Chinook salmon in the mainstem.
  • See Mohawk River & Tributaries.

* Hayden Bridge to Hendricks Bridge

  • Open all year for hatchery Chinook salmon in the mainstem.
  • Gear Restriction: Bait allowed May 1 – Jun 15 when angling for salmon and steelhead with hooks 5/8 inch gap or larger.
  • See Walterville Canal.

* Hendricks Bridge to Leaburg Dam

  • Open all year for hatchery Chinook salmon in the mainstem.
  • Bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31 in the mainstem.
  • Gear Restriction: Leaburg Dam downstream to Trout Cr (approx. 1 Mi) any attached weight may be no more than 6 ft from the lowermost hook, in addition to statewide Hook and Weight Regulations (pg 19).
  • See Leaburg Canal & Tributaries and Walterville Canal & Tributaries.
  • Closed within 200 ft downstream of Leaburg Dam.

* Leaburg Dam to Forest Glen boat ramp

  • Bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31 in the mainstem.
  • See Leaburg Lake and Blue River & Tributaries.

* Forest Glen boat ramp to Clear Lake

  • See Trail Bridge Reservoir.
  • See Smith River & Tributaries above Smith Reservoir.
  • Carmen Reservoir (Willamette Zone Regulations apply)
  • Closed within the Carmen Spawning Channel and in the McKenzie River from Trail Bridge Dam to 200 ft below the Carmen Spawning Channel entrance.
  • Closed from Cougar Dam downstream 700 ft to concrete supports of the old adult fish trap.

Mill Creek and Tributaries (Marion Co.)

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length, remainder of year catch-and-release.

Mohawk River and Tributaries

  • Open all year.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.

Molalla River

Mouth to Turner Cr Bridge

  • Open for any steelhead Jul 1 – Aug 31.
  • Open all year for hatchery Chinook salmon, hatchery steelhead, and coho salmon.
  • No limit on size or number of bass.
  • Use of bait allowed May 15 – Jul 15.

Moose Creek

Mouth to Moose Lake

  • Closed.

Mt Hood Pond

  • Youth angling (ages 17 and under) and Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit holders Apr 1 – Aug 31.

Muddy Creek and Tributaries

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length, remainder of year catch-and-release.

North Fork Reservoir (Clackamas River)

North Fork Dam up to MP 32 on Hwy 224

  • Open for trout May 22 – Oct 31.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • No limit on size or number of brook or brown trout.

Quartzville Creek

  • Open all year.
  • 5 trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Rainbow Lake
(Charles Metzger County Park)

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.

Rickreall Creek and Tributaries

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length, remainder of year catch-and-release.

Round Lake (Collawash River)

  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Row River and Tributaries

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery Chinook salmon, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead greater than 24 inches in length.
  • 2 wild trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.
  • Closed to salmon and steelhead angling in Mosby Cr and Mosby Cr tributaries.

Salmon Creek and Tributaries (Middle Fork Willamette River)

  • Open all year.
  • 2 wild trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.

Salmon River (Sandy River Basin)

Above Final Falls

  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.

Salt Creek and Tributaries

  • Open all year.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.
  • Closed in mainstem from Gold Lake boat ramp downstream 300 ft.

Sandy River

Mouth to ODFW markers at Salmon River confluence

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Open for hatchery salmon and hatchery steelhead all year.
  • Combined daily bag limit of 3 hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • No angling from a floating device from 200 ft below Oxbow Park boat ramp upstream.
  • Closed within 200 ft of Chinook salmon spawning areas in Oxbow Park where posted by ODFW markers Sep 16 – Nov 15.
  • Closed to sturgeon angling including catch-and-release.

Santiam River (Mainstem)

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead and coho salmon.
  • Open for wild steelhead Jul 1 – Aug 31.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 15 – Dec 31.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Santiam River, Little North Fork

  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for wild steelhead Jul 1 – Aug 31.

Santiam River, Middle Fork and Tributaries

Above Green Peter Reservoir

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

Santiam River, North Fork

The following apply to open sections from mouth to Big Cliff Dam: *

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for wild steelhead Jul 1 – Aug 31.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 15 – Dec 31.

* Mouth to Stayton-Scio Bridge

  • Open all year for coho salmon.
  • Use of bait allowed.

* Stayton-Scio Bridge to ODFW markers at Packsaddle Park

  • Open for coho salmon Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 15 – Dec 31.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed from the ODFW markers (between the foot bridge and the 1st Ave Bridge in Mill City) up to the falls.
  • Closed within the Stayton power canal.

ODFW markers at Packsaddle Park to Minto Dam

  • Closed.

* Minto Dam to Big Cliff Dam

  • Open for coho salmon Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 15 – Dec 31.
  • Closed from Big Cliff Dam downstream 400 ft.

North Fork and Tributaries above Big Cliff Dam

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

Santiam River, South Fork

The following apply to open sections below: *

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Open all year for hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for wild steelhead Jul 1 – Aug 31.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 15 – Dec 31.
  • Use of bait allowed.

* Mouth to Grant St Bridge in Lebanon

  • Open all year for coho salmon.

* Grant St Bridge in Lebanon to Waterloo Rd Bridge

  • Open for coho salmon Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 15 – Dec 31.

* Waterloo Rd Bridge to 200 ft above Waterloo Falls

  • Gear Restriction: Angling restricted to fly fishing or bobber fishing (See Salmon/Steelhead Bobber Fishing Rule pg 18).

* 200 ft above Waterloo Falls to Foster Dam

  • Open for coho salmon Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 15 – Dec 31.
  • Closed from Foster Dam downstream approx. 1/4 mi to ODFW markers.

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

  • Open 4:00 AM – 10:00 PM.
  • Closed all areas Jan 1 – Apr 15 and Oct 1 – Dec 31, except Columbia River beaches, the Gilbert River boat ramp, and the Disabled Anglers Fishing Pier which are open all year.

Silver Creek

Above Silverton Reservoir

  • Open all year.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.

Small Fry Lake

  • Open all year for trout.
  • 2 trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Youth angling (ages 17 and under) only.

Smith and Bybee Lakes and Canals

  • 1 bass per day.
  • 10 crappie per day.
  • 2 channel catfish per day.
  • No minimum length on warmwater fish.

Smith River and Tributaries Above Smith Reservoir

  • Open all year.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.

Spring Creek Pond (Maxwell Pond)

  • Closed.

Springfield Mill Race

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery Chinook salmon, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead greater than 24 inches in length.
  • 2 wild trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.

St. Louis Ponds

  • 1 bass per day.
  • 10 crappie per day.
  • 2 channel catfish per day.
  • No minimum length on warmwater fish.
  • Unlawful to use any floating craft.
  • Closed 1 hour after sunset to 1 hour before sunrise.

Sturgeon Lake

  • Closed for sturgeon.

Tanner Creek

Above mainline railroad bridge

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31.

Timothy Lake

  • 25 kokanee per day, no size limit, in addition to daily trout bag limit.
  • No minimum length on hatchery trout.
  • No limit on size or number of brook trout.

Trail Bridge Reservoir

  • Wild trout must be released.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Tualatin River and Tributaries

The following apply to open sections below: *

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length, remainder of year catch-and-release.

* Mainstem mouth to Hwy 47 bridge at Gaston

  • Open for coho salmon Aug 1 – Oct 31.
  • Use of bait allowed.

* Mainstem above Hwy 47 bridge at Gaston and all tributaries

  • Artificial flies and lures only.

Walterville Canal and Tributaries

  • Open all year.
  • Catch-and-release for trout.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.
  • Closed – between the salmon weir and the downstream confluence with the McKenzie River.
  • Closed – within the Walterville Bypass Canal from the salmon weir upstream to the McKenzie River.

Willamette River (Mainstem)

Mouth to Willamette Falls including Multnomah Channel/Willamette Slough/and Gilbert River

  • Open all year for hatchery Chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for hatchery coho salmon Aug 1 – Oct 31.
  • 10 walleye per day, of which no more than 5 may be over 18 inches, and only 1 over 24 inches per day.
  • Catch-and-release for sturgeon.
  • Sturgeon angling is prohibited from the Lake Oswego-Oak Grove RR bridge up to Willamette Falls May 1 – Aug 31.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • The Gilbert River is closed Jan 1 – Apr 15 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Closed: Oregon City Wall Bank Closure Area; see picture/diagram for closure area.
  • Closed: Willamette Falls Closure Area; see picture/diagram for closure area.

Willamette Falls to Hwy 20 bridge in Albany

  • Open all year for hatchery Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and hatchery steelhead.
  • Open for white sturgeon 1 per day and 2 per year, 38 inch minimum and 54 inch maximum fork length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Hwy 20 bridge to Hwy 99 bridge

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery Chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Open for white sturgeon 1 per day and 2 per year, 38 inch minimum and 54 inch maximum fork length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Hwy 99 bridge at Harrisburg to McKenzie River mouth and tributaries

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery Chinook salmon, and hatchery steelhead.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.
  • Open for white sturgeon 1 per day and 2 per year, 38 inch minimum and 54 inch maximum fork length.

Mouth of McKenzie River to Coast Fork and tributaries not listed

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery Chinook salmon, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead greater than 24 inches in length.
  • 2 wild trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Open for white sturgeon 1 per day and 2 per year, 38 inch minimum and 54 inch maximum fork length.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Willamette River, Coast Fork and Tributaries

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery Chinook salmon, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead greater than 24 inches in length.
  • 2 wild trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.
  • See Row River and Tributaries.
  • Closed to Chinook salmon and steelhead angling on tributaries.

Willamette River, Middle Fork and Tributaries

Mouth to Dexter Dam

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery Chinook salmon, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead greater than 24 inches in length.
  • 2 wild trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Angling gear may be cast within 200 ft of fish ladder at base of Dexter Dam.
  • Gear Restriction: Dexter Dam downstream approx. 700 ft to markers: Only one single point hook with 5/8 inch gap or smaller may be used. No angling from the north shore, from a floating device, or while wading.
  • Gear Restriction: From Dexter Dam downstream to power lines (approx. 1/2 Mi): any attached weight may be no more than 6 ft above lower most hook, in addition to statewide Hook and Weight Regulations (pg 19).

Above Lookout Point Reservoir

  • Open all year for trout.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Wild trout must be released, including brook trout.

Willamette River, North Fork Middle Fork and Tributaries

  • Open all year.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Fly fishing only, barbless hooks required.

Wilsonville Pond

  • 1 bass per day.
  • 10 crappie per day.
  • 2 channel catfish per day.
  • No minimum length on warmwater fish.

Winberry Creek and Tributaries

  • Open all year.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed Apr 22 – Oct 31.

Woodburn Pond

  • 1 bass per day.
  • 10 crappie per day.
  • 2 channel catfish per day.
  • No minimum length on warmwater fish.
  • Closed 1 hour after sunset to 1 hour before sunrise.

Yamhill River and Tributaries

The following apply to open sections below: *

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length, remainder of year catch-and-release.

* Mainstem mouth to confluence of North and South Forks

  • Open for coho salmon Aug 1 – Oct 31.
  • Use of bait allowed.

* South Fork Mainstem mouth to Rock Cr near town of Grand Ronde

  • Open for coho salmon Aug 1 – Oct 31.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.

* Tributaries and river sections not listed

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, 2 per day, 8 inch minimum length, remainder of year catch-and-release.
  • Artificial flies and lures only.