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Willamette River Zone

CLACKAMAS RIVER

 

August 15, 2013



Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, barbless hooks will be required from the mouth to the 99E Bridge when fishing for salmon, steelhead and trout.

SANDY RIVER

Effective February 28, 2013 angling for sturgeon, including catch and release, is prohibited in the Sandy River.

WILLAMETTE RIVER, Mouth to Willamette Falls, including Multnomah Channel

Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, barbless hooks will be required from the mouth to Willamette Falls, including the Multnomah Channel and Gilbert River, when fishing for salmon, steelhead and trout.

Salmon and Steelhead

This area is open to retention of adipose fin-clipped steelhead and adipose fin-clipped chinook salmon the entire year under permanent rules.

Bank angling is prohibited from the east shore of the Willamette River the entire year at the “Oregon City Wall” defined as the area beginning west of Highway 99E, at the northern-most extent of the parking area near the intersection of 8th Street and Highway 99E in Oregon City, approximately 290 feet DOWNSTREAM of the Oregon City/West Linn bridge (Hwy 43) and extending upstream approximately 1715 feet to the retaining wall extending into the Willamette River at the NW corner of the Blue Heron Paper Mill.

Sturgeon

Willamette River DOWNSTREAM of Willamette Falls including the Multnomah Channel and Gilbert River

Sturgeon retention is closed, except for the following retention season:

Retention allowed Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Daily bag limit is 1 white sturgeon, 38-54 inches FORK LENGTH. The annual bag limit is two legal white sturgeon total for all zones statewide.

Fishery managers will review catches after the open period and may consider additional retention opportunity if the guideline is not met.

Catch and release angling may continue during retention closures, except for the following permanent rules:

Angling for sturgeon, including catch-and-release, is prohibited seven days per week during May 1 through August 31 from Willamette Falls DOWNSTREAM to the I-205 Bridge.

Bank angling is prohibited from the east shore of the Willamette River the entire year at the “Oregon City Wall” defined as the area beginning west of Highway 99E, at the northern-most extent of the parking area near the intersection of 8th Street and Highway 99E in Oregon City, approximately 290 feet DOWNSTREAM of the Oregon City/West Linn bridge (Hwy 43) and extending upstream approximately 1715 feet to the retaining wall extending into the Willamette River at the NW corner of the Blue Heron Paper Mill.

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Columbia River Information | Columbia River Dam Counts

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The 2013 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations (pdf) provide requirements for all zones. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time and to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the 2013 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE :: Salem, OR 97302 :: Main Phone (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW :: http://www.dfw.state.or.us

 

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