Or. Admin. R. 635-023-0125 - [Effective until6/15/2022]Spring Sport Fishery

The 2022 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Columbia River Zone and the Snake River Zone. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time, and, to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the 2022 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(1) The Columbia River Spring Recreational Fishery area boundaries include the following:
(a) Beacon Rock line projects from a deadline marker on the Oregon bank (approximately four miles downstream from Bonneville Dam Powerhouse One) in a straight line through the western tip of Pierce Island to a deadline marker on the Washington bank at Beacon Rock.
(b) Tower Island power lines (approximately six miles below The Dalles Dam)
(2) Effective January 1 through March 31, the Columbia River from The Dalles Dam upstream to the Oregon-Washington border (upstream of McNary Dam) is closed to angling for and retention of all salmon and steelhead.
(3) Effective March 1 through April 6, the lower Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam is open to angling for, and retention of salmon, steelhead, and shad with the following regulations:
(a) The daily adult bag limit is two hatchery salmonids (Chinook and steelhead only), of which only one may be a Chinook; and
(b) All coho, wild Chinook, and wild steelhead must be released.
(c) Angling from a boat is not allowed from the Beacon Rock line upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline.
(4) Effective March 1 through June 15, the Columbia River Select Area salmon and steelhead bag limit will be as follows:
(a) On days when the Columbia River mainstem recreational fishery downstream of Bonneville Dam is open to the retention of Chinook salmon, the bag limit is the same as the mainstem Columbia River bag limit; and
(b) On days when the mainstem Columbia River recreational fishery downstream of Bonneville Dam is closed to the retention of Chinook salmon, the permanent bag limit regulations apply.
(5) Effective April 1 through May 5, the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/WA border (upstream of McNary Dam) is open to angling for, and retention of salmon and steelhead with the following regulations:
(a) The daily adult bag limit is two hatchery salmonids (Chinook and steelhead only), of which only one may be a Chinook; and
(b) All coho, wild Chinook, and wild steelhead must be released.
(c) Angling from a boat is not allowed from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Tower Island power lines.
(6) All other General, Statewide and Zone Regulations, as provided in the 2022 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, remain in effect.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 635-023-0125
DFW 179-2021, temporary amend filed 12/22/2021, effective 01/01/2022 through 05/31/2022; DFW 23-2022, temporary amend filed 02/28/2022, effective 3/1/2022 through 6/15/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 496.138, ORS 496.146 & ORS 506.119

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 496.162 & ORS 506.129

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