Several Oregon rivers set to open for Salmon fishing

Posted by on July 31, 2015

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Oregon Fishing Reports

Oregon fishing season is well underway and even with the warmer than usual weather conditions the fishing has been great. Several of Oregon’s the top salmon fishing destinations are getting ready to open in August. Here are the rivers and creeks that will be opening.

 

Northwest Zone.

 

Alsea River (Lincoln Co.) – Fishing regulation area code (21) Mainstem, including tidewater upstream to USFS River Edge Boat Landing.

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.
5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Bear Creek (Clatsop Co.) – Fishing regulation code (114)

Opens for fall Chinook salmon on August 1st, 2015 to August 31st, 2015

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Beaver Creek (Columbia Co.) – Fishing regulation code (115) Upstream to 200 feet below lower falls.

Opens for fall Chinook salmon August 1st, 2015 to October 31st, 2015

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Big Creek (Clatsop Co.) – Fishing regulation code (116) From the mouth to Downstream from hatchery weir deadline.

Opens for fall Chinook salmon on August 1st, 2015 to August 31st, 2015

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Big Elk Creek (Yaquina Basin, Lincoln Co.) – Fishing regulation code (28) Including tidewater upstream to Bear Creek.

Opens for fall Chinook salmon on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Clatskanie River (Columbia Co.)– Fishing regulation code (123) upstream to Swedetown Road Bridge crossing near Swedetown.

Opens for fall Chinook salmon August 1st, 2015 to October 31st, 2015

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Drift Creek (Alsea Basin, Lincoln Co.) – Fishing regulation code (43) From the Mouth upstream to lower Wilderness Boundary (RM 10).

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Drift Creek (Siletz Basin, Lincoln Co.) – Fishing regulation code (43) From the mouth upstream to steel bridge entering the Mennonite Camp (RM 10) .

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Five Rivers (Alsea Basin, Lincoln, Lane, and Benton Co.) – Fishing regulation code (50) Upstream to Buck Creek.

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Gnat Creek (Clatsop Co.) – Fishing regulation code (138) – Upstream from railroad bridge to the Aldrich Pt. Road Bridge.

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Upstream from Aldrich Pt. Road Bridge to Barrier Falls which is located 1/4 mile upstream from Hwy 30.

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

John Day River (Clatsop Co.) – Fishing regulation code (250)

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Kilchis River (Tillamook Co.) – Fishing regulation code (57) Upstream from Hwy 101 Bridge to North Fork (for downstream of Hwy 101 Bridge see Tillamook Bay)

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

no more than 10 non finclipped fall Chinook salmon per season in aggregate with other north
coast bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River). • Closed to salmon angling above the Tilden Bluff’s Road (Barker’s/Green) Bridge (RM 11) all year.

 

Klaskanine River (Clatsop Co.) – Fishing regulation code (151) Upstream from marker above the confluence with Youngs River, North Fork upstream to Klaskanine Hatchery Dam and South Fork upstream to first falls approximately RM 4.7).

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Lewis and Clark River (Clatsop Co.) – Fishing regulation code (154) Upstream to fish ladder located 200 feet downstream from Warrenton Reservoir Dam.
Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Miami River (Tillamook Co.) – Fishing regulation code (60) Mainstem upstream from Hwy 101 bridge (downstream of Hwy 101 bridge
see Tillamook Bay)

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.
no more than 10 non finclipped fall Chinook salmon per season in aggregate with other north
coast bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River). • Closed to salmon angling above the Tilden Bluff’s Road (Barker’s/Green) Bridge (RM 11) all year.

 

Necanicum River (Tillamook Co.) – Fishing regulation code (65) Mainstem upstream from Hwy 101 bridge (downstream of Hwy 101 bridge
see Tillamook Bay)

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.
no more than 10 non finclipped fall Chinook salmon per season in aggregate with other north
coast bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River). • Closed to salmon angling above the Tilden Bluff’s Road (Barker’s/Green) Bridge (RM 11) all year.

 

Nestucca River and Bay (Tillamook Co.) – Fishing regulation code (69) Mainstem upstream to First Bridge and entire bay including upstream to Hwy 101 Bridge on Little Nestucca River.

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

 

First Bridge to Moon Creek located at Blaine

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

no more than 10 non finclipped fall Chinook salmon per season in aggregate with other north
coast bays and streams (Necanicum to Nestucca River). • Closed to salmon angling above the Tilden Bluff’s Road (Barker’s/Green) Bridge (RM 11) all year.

 

Nestucca River, Little – Fishing regulation code (65) (Tillamook Co.- Hwy 101 bridge upstream to Forest Service bridge located at Dolphine (for
downstream of Hwy 101 see Nestucca River and Bay)

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

 

Salmon River – Fishing regulation code (77) including tidewater upstream to confluence with Prairie Creek located west of Milepost 10
(Lincoln Co.)

Opens for Chinook salmon upstream to bridge located near Milepost 9 on Hwy 18. Aug. 1-Dec. 31.

Two adult Chinook salmon per day, 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon per year.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Siletz River and Bay (Lincoln Co.) – Fishing regulation code (81) Upstream to painted boulder located 900 feet downstream from Siletz Falls at Rivermile 64.5, including tidewater.

Open for Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31, upstream to marker sign approx. 1200 feet upstream of Ojalla Bridge.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Siuslaw River (Lane Co.) – Fishing regulation code (85) Mainstem upstream to the confluence with Lake Creek, including tidewater.

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

 

Tillamook Bay (Tillamook Co.) – Fishing regulation code (97). From jetty tips to Hwy 101 Bridge on Miami, Kilchis, Wilson and Trask rivers; and to Burton Bridge on Tillamook River and any associated sloughs.

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Yaquina River – Fishing regulation code (111). including Bay, (Lincoln Co.) – From head of tide upstream to Simpson Creek.

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.

 

Youngs Bay (Clatsop Co.) – Fishing regulation code (111). From Hwy 101 bridge upstream to markers immediately above confluence of Youngs Bay and Klaskanine River (including Walluski River tidewater)

Opens for Chinook salmon retention on August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

5 jack salmon per day with 2 adult fish allowed , See Oregon Regs for more details.
From marker immediately above confluence of Youngs Bay and Klaskanine River upstream to Youngs River Falls. Same Rules as above.

 

Southwest Zone

 

Smith River – Fishing regulation code (111). mainstem from mouth upstream to Spencer Creek and North Fork from mouth upstream to Johnson
Creek, including tidewater.

Open for fall Chinook salmon August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

see regs for allowed limits.

 

Willamette Zone

 

Eagle Creek – Fishing regulation code (132). up to markers 200 feet below hatchery ladder outlet (Clackamas Basin near Estacada) (Clackamas Co.)
Anti-snagging regulations take effect August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015. See page 6 for Anti-snagging Regulation.

 

Willamette River – Fishing regulation code (185). Mouth upstream to Willamette Falls (including Multnomah Channel/ Willamette Slough and Gilbert River)

Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

 

Yamhill River (Yamhill Co.) – Fishing regulation code (190). From mouth upstream to the mouth of Rock Creek near the town of Grand
Ronde.

Opens to Coho retention August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

 

Central Zone

 

Deschutes River – Fishing regulation code (131). . Northern boundary of the Warm Springs Reservation upstream to Pelton Regulating Dam.

Opens to Coho retention August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

 

Columbia River – Fishing regulation code (212). A line projected from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through Red Buoy 44 to the navigation light at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank upstream to I-5 Bridge.

Open for Chinook salmon, adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

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