Single hatchery steelhead limit continues upstream of The Dalles Dam until Jan. 1st

  CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Oregon and Washington fishery managers have decided to continue the one adult hatchery steelhead bag limit through March 31, 2021 for the ongoing fishery in the mainstem Columbia River from The Dalles Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge near Pasco, WA. The low pre-season forecast prompted fishery managers to take …

Hatchery steelhead retention allowed above The Dalles Dam beginning Nov. 1st

  CLACKAMAS, Ore.— Due to a better-than-expected return of B-Index summer steelhead and low cumulative impacts to wild ESA-listed fish, Oregon and Washington fishery managers are easing steelhead regulations for the ongoing fishery in the mainstem Columbia River above The Dalles Dam. From Nov. 1-Dec. 31, anglers may retain up to one hatchery steelhead within …

Steelhead Fishing Workshop in Troutdale Oregon on May 19th

SALEM, Ore.—Register by May 14 for a steelhead fishing workshop on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at Glen Otto Community Park (1106 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale). The event is co-hosted by ODFW and the Sandy River Chapter, Association of NW Steelheaders. Register online at https://or.outdoorcentral.us/or/license (call Jason at (503) 947-6025 if you need help registering). The workshop is for beginning …

Anglers can keep hatchery steelhead on the lower Kalama River

  WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE    Action: WDFW Re-opens the lower Kalama River to retention of hatchery steelhead. Effective dates: Immediately. Species affected: Steelhead. Locations: The Kalama River from the boundary markers at the mouth to 1,000 feet below the fishway at the upper salmon hatchery. Reason for action: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife closed steelhead retention on the …

Oregon’s Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Newport on April 12th

  SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet in Newport on Thursday, April 12. The meeting will occur in the Conference Room at the Holiday Inn Express located at 135 SE 32nd St. in Newport. On Thursday, from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm, the agenda includes …

WDFW increases daily Steelhead limit on the lower Hanford Reach, and Ringold bank fishery Columbia River

WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Area 1: Columbia River from Hwy.395 Bridge at Pasco to the old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers: Effective date: Immediately through March 31, 2018 Daily limit: Two (2) hatchery steelhead Area 2: Ringold area bank fishery Effective date: Immediately through April 15, 2018 Daily limit: Two (2) hatchery steelhead Reason for action: The 2017-18 Hanford …

Oregon Steelhead bag limits re-established for Snake River and Tributaries

  ENTERPRISE, Ore.—Now that 2018 is here, anglers are reminded they are once allowed to harvest three hatchery summer steelhead per day in the Snake, Grande Ronde, and Imnaha Rivers, consistent with permanently-adopted regulations. Bag limits had been reduced during the fall through a series of temporary regulations as fish managers implemented conservative management actions …

Oregon Volunteers needed to help with ODFW Winter Steelhead study

  ROSEBURG, Ore – If you have a flexible schedule, love to fish and chat with other anglers, ODFW has a volunteer opportunity for you. “We need volunteers to informally interview winter steelhead anglers on the North and South Umpqua rivers. Volunteers can work a very flexible schedule and will be stationed at boat ramps …