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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 (see Columbia Zone, for more details). Includes all waters on Sauvie Island except the Columbia River.

Willamette Zone Regulations

  1. The use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in Willamette River downstream of Willamette Falls (including Multnomah Channel and Gilbert River) and in lower Clackamas River upstream to Highway 99E bridge.
  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.
  3. See Health Advisory.

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.
  • Closed to angling for bull trout.
  • No limit on size or number of brook or brown trout in streams unless noted under Exceptions.
  • Kokanee included in trout limits except as noted under Exceptions.
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.
  • See page 75 for tag return information.
  • 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 on page 19 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

  • Open all year upstream of Abiqua Falls.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length upstream of Abiqua Falls.

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)

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length, upstream of Shorty’s Pond.
  • Use of bait allowed upstream of Shorty’s Pond.

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 upstream of 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 Lake.

  • No limit on the size or number of brook trout.

Bull Run River

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Closed to angling from ODFW markers located 75 ft. downstream and 200 ft upstream of the ODFW weir and fish trap in Dodge Park near the mouth of the Bull Run River.
  • Combined daily limit of 3 hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead per day.
  • Open all year for hatchery salmon and hatchery steelhead up to the watershed boundary.
  • Use of bait allowed.

Butte Creek

  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length upstream of Butte Creek Falls.
  • Open all year upstream of Butte Creek Falls.

Canby Pond

  • Youth Only (17 years and under) or Disabled Angler Permit holder.

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)

  • Closed for salmon and steelhead all year.
  • Closed from the mouth upstream to the markers located 100 feet upstream of the hatchery water intake dam.
  • Open for trout May 22 – Oct 31, upstream of the markers located 100 feet upstream of the hatchery water intake dam.

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 approximately 100 feet upstream of the Clackamas Hatchery water intake.

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

  • Closed for salmon and steelhead all year.
  • Closed to angling from a floating device or from the west shore for the length of the Three Lynx Powerhouse (111 feet).
  • Harvest of bull trout prohibited.

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

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

Clear Lake (Upper McKenzie River)

  • No limit on size or number of brook trout.

Coast Fork Willamette 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.
  • Tributaries are closed for Chinook salmon and steelhead angling.
  • See separate entry for Row River and Tributaries.

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)

  • Open all year for hatchery salmon and hatchery steelhead, upstream to markers 200 feet below hatchery ladder outlet.
  • Combined daily limit of 3 hatchery salmon or hatchery steelhead per day.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed from 200 feet upstream and 300 feet downstream of fish ladder located 1/2 mile below Eagle Fern Park.
  • Anti-Snagging Gear Restriction: Leader length must be between 18 and 36 inches. (see diagram page 16), from Aug 1 to Dec 31.

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

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 per day.
  • No angling between markers 400 feet upstream and 126 feet downstream of the downstream corner of the Faraday Powerhouse from Jun 16 – Oct 31.
  • Closed from the entrance of the fishway/fish trap at the Faraday Diversion (Cazadero) Dam downstream approximately 275 feet 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.
  • Use of bait allowed, Apr 22 – Oct 31.
  • Open all year for hatchery Chinook salmon, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead greater than 24 inches below Fall Creek Dam.
  • Closed within 200 feet of entrance to the Fall Creek fish ladder.
  • See separate entry for Little Fall Creek.

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. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, remainder of year catch-and-release.
  • During harvest season: 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum.

Gales Creek

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

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 100 yards down Salt Creek.

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 Creek 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

  • No limit on size or number of brook trout.
  • Open all year.
  • 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 feet upstream of 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 the mouth upstream to 200 feet below fish ladder.
  • Use of bait allowed, Apr 22 – Oct 31.

Little Luckiamute River

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

Long Tom River

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

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

Marys River and Tributaries

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

McKenzie River and Tributaries

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead greater than 24 inches in length.
  • Open all year for hatchery Chinook Salmon, in the mainstem McKenzie River from the mouth upstream to Leaburg Dam.
  • Wild trout must be released, including brook trout.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Bait allowed from Apr 22 – Oct 31 in the mainstem McKenzie River from Hendricks Bridge upstream to Forest Glen Boat Ramp.
  • Gear Restriction: Hayden Bridge to Hendricks Bridge — Bait allowed May 1 – Jun 15 when angling for salmon and steelhead with hooks 5/8 inch gap or larger.
  • Gear Restriction: Leaburg Dam downstream to Trout Creek (approx. 1 mile) any attached weight may be no more than six feet from the lowermost hook, in addition to the statewide hook and weight regulations
  • Closed within 200 feet downstream of Leaburg Dam.
  • Closed within the Carmen Spawning Channel and in the McKenzie River from Trail Bridge Dam to 200 feet downstream from the Carmen Spawning Channel entrance.
  • Closed from Cougar Dam downstream 700 feet (to concrete supports of the old adult fish trap).
  • Closed — within the Walterville bypass canal from the Walterville Canal salmon weir upstream to the McKenzie River.
  • See separate entries for Blue River & Tributaries, Leaburg Canal & Tributaries, Leaburg Lake, Mohawk River & Tributaries, Smith River & Tributaries above Smith Reservoir and Walterville Canal & Tributaries.

Middle Fork Willamette River and Tributaries

  • Open all year for trout.
  • Open all year for hatchery Chinook salmon, hatchery steelhead, and wild steelhead greater than 24 inches below Dexter Dam.
  • 2 wild trout per day downstream of Dexter Dam, 8 inch minimum length.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed downstream of Dexter Dam.
  • Wild trout must be released, including brook trout, upstream of Lookout Point Reservoir.
  • Angling gear may be cast within 200 feet of fish ladder at base of Dexter Dam.
  • Gear Restriction: From Dexter Dam 700 feet downstream to markers: Only one single point hook with 5/8 inch gap or smaller may be used.
  • Restrictions from Dexter Dam approximatley 700 feet downstream to markers: No angling from the north shore, from a floating device, or while wading.
  • Gear Restriction: From Dexter Dam downstream to the power lines (approx. 1/2 mile)- any attached weight may be no more that six feet above lower most hook, in addition to the statewide hook and weight regulations.

Mill Creek (Marion Co.)

  • Open all year: Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31 remainder of year catch and release
  • During harvest season 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum.

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

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

Moose Creek

  • Closed from the mouth upstream to Moose Lake.

Mt Hood Pond

  • Youth Only (17 years and under) and Disabled Anglers Permit holder from Apr 1 – Aug 31.

Muddy Creek and Tributaries

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

North Fork Middle Fork Willamette River and Tributaries

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

North Fork Reservoir (Clackamas River)

North Fork Dam upstream to MP 32 on Hwy 224

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

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, remainder of year catch-and-release.
  • During harvest season: 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.

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.
  • Use of bait allowed, Apr 22 – Oct 31.
  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Closed to salmon and steelhead angling in Mosby Creek and Mosby Creek 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)

  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length upstream of Final Falls.

Salt Creek and Tributaries

  • Open all year.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Use of bait allowed, Apr 22 – Oct 31.
  • Closed to angling in Salt Creek from Gold Lake boat ramp downstream 100 yards.

Sandy River

Mouth to ODFW markers at Salmon River confluence

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

Santiam River (Mainstem)

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

Santiam River,
Middle Fork and Tributaries

Upstream of Green Peter Reservoir

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

Santiam River, North Fork

Mouth to Big Cliff Dam

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead all year.
  • Open for wild steelhead Jul 1 – Aug 31.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 15 – Dec 31.
  • Open for coho salmon all year from mouth to Stayton-Scio Bridge.
  • Open for coho salmon Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 15 – Dec 31 from Stayton-Scio Bridge to Big Cliff Dam.
  • Use of bait allowed from mouth to ODFW markers at Packsaddle Park.
  • Closed from the ODFW markers (located between the foot bridge and the 1st Ave Bridge) upstream to the falls in Mill City.
  • Closed within the Stayton power canal.
  • Closed from the ODFW markers at Packsaddle Park upstream to Minto Dam.
  • Closed from Big Cliff Dam downstream 400 feet.

North Fork and Tributaries, upstream of Big Cliff Dam

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

Santiam River, South Fork

Mouth to Foster Dam

  • 5 hatchery trout per day, no minimum length.
  • Open for hatchery steelhead all year.
  • Open for wild steelhead Jul 1 – Aug 31.
  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 15 – Dec 31.
  • Gear Restriction: Waterloo Road Bridge to 200 feet above Waterloo Falls, fly fishing or bobber angling with 36 inch maximum length leader. (See diagram on page 16)
  • Open for coho salmon all year from mouth to Grant Street Bridge in Lebanon.
  • Open for coho salmon Jan 1 – Aug 31 and Oct 15 – Dec 31 from Grant St Bridge to Foster Dam.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • Closed from Foster Dam downstream approximately 1/4 mile to ODFW markers.

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

  • Closed from 10:00pm until 4:00am daily.
  • 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

  • Open all year upstream of Silverton Reservoir.
  • 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length upstream of Silverton Reservoir.

Small Fry Lake

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

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 from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise.

Sturgeon Lake

  • Closed for sturgeon.

Tanner Creek

  • Open for hatchery steelhead Jan 1 – Mar 31 and Dec 1-31, upstream of the mainline railroad bridge.

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 the number or size 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

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, remainder of year catch-and-release.
  • During harvest season: 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Open for coho salmon Aug 1 – Oct 31 from the mouth upstream to Hwy 47 bridge at Gaston.
  • Use of bait allowed from the mouth upstream to Hwy 47 bridge at Gaston.
  • Artificial flies and lures only in all tributaries and on the mainstem upstream of Hwy 47 bridge.

Walterville Canal

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

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

  • Open for hatchery Chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead all year.
  • 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 one over 24 inches per day.
  • Use of bait allowed.
  • The Gilbert River is Closed Jan 1 – Apr 15 and Oct 1 – Dec 31.
  • Catch-and-release only for sturgeon.
  • Angling for sturgeon is prohibited from May 1 – Aug 31 from the Lake Oswego-Oak Grove Railroad Bridge upstream to Willamette Falls.
  • Bank angling is prohibited all year from the east shore of the Willamette River at the “Oregon City Wall.” “Oregon City Wall” is defined as the area beginning west of Hwy 99E at the northern most extent of the parking area near the intersection of 8th street and Hwy 99E in Oregon City, approx 290 feet downstream of the Oregon City / West Linn Bridge (Hwy 43) and extending upstream approx 1,715 feet to the retaining wall that extends into the river at the NW Corner of Blue Heron Paper Mill. (See map below)
  • Closed from 200 feet upstream from the fishway at Oregon City Falls to an imaginary line described as: Beginning 54 feet below the southwest corner of electric plant on Black Point to the northeast corner of Mill A grinder room on the west side of the river then downstream 20 feet below the grinder room arches then west to the bank of the river.
  • Closed in the tailrace of the West Linn Paper Company. The area is defined; beginning a the south of the tailrace on the south bank, extending across the tailrace to the north bank, then in a west, south, east direction around the bank of the tail race.
  • No angling from a boat while any part of the boat is in this closed areas. (See map below.)

Willamette Falls upstream to Hwy 20 Bridge in Albany

  • Open for hatchery Chinook, coho, and hatchery steelhead all year.
  • 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 upstream to Hwy 99 Bridge

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery Chinook, 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 located at Harrisburg upstream to McKenzie River mouth and tributaries:

  • Open all year for trout, hatchery Chinook, and hatchery steelhead.
  • Angling restricted to artificial flies and lures only.

Mouth of McKenzie River upstream 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.

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 from 1 hour after sunset until 1 hour before sunrise.

Yamhill River and Tributaries

  • Open all year for trout. Harvest allowed May 22 – Oct 31, remainder of year catch-and-release.
  • During harvest season: 2 trout per day, 8 inch minimum length.
  • Open for coho salmon Aug 1 – Oct 31 from the mouth to the confluence of North and South Forks of Yamhill River and the South Yamhill to the mouth of Rock Creek near the town of Grande Ronde.
  • Use of bait allowed from the mouth upstream to the confluence of North and South Forks of Yamhill River.
  • Artificial flies and lures only on mainstem and tributaires upstream of the confluence of North and South Forks of Yamhill River.

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