Or. Admin. R. 635-023-0129 - Thermal Angling Sanctuaries

(1) This rule establishes thermal angling sanctuaries where all angling is prohibited from July 15 through September 15 to provide an additional protective measure for upriver summer steelhead. The sanctuaries affect the lower reaches of Eagle Creek, Herman Creek, and the Deschutes River (Central Zone), and adjacent areas of the mainstem Columbia River (Columbia River Zone) as described below:
(a) Eagle Creek. That portion of Eagle Creek (Central Zone) from the angling deadline in Eagle Creek (200 feet downstream of hatchery fishway entrance) downstream to the mouth at the mainline railroad bridge.
(b) Eagle Creek mouth: That portion of the mainstem Columbia River (Columbia River Zone) adjacent to the mouth of Eagle Creek from the mainline railroad bridge northwest to a line projecting from a marker on the Oregon shore approximately 200 feet downstream of Eagle Creek, through red navigation buoy #4, and terminating at a marker on the Oregon shore approximately 325 feet upstream of Eagle Creek.
(c) Herman Creek: That portion of Herman Creek (Columbia Zone) from the mainline railroad bridge downstream to markers at mouth.
(d) Herman Creek Lagoon: That portion of the mainstem Columbia River (Columbia River Zone) adjacent to the mouth of Herman Creek commonly referred to as Herman Creek Lagoon east of a line from the northwest tip of the jetty, south to a marker on the Oregon shore.
(e) Deschutes River: The lower Deschutes River (Central Zone) from markers at the lower end of Moody Rapids downstream to the mouth at the Interstate 84 Bridge.
(f) Deschutes River mouth: That portion of the mainstem Columbia River (Columbia River Zone) adjacent to the mouth of the Deschutes River from the Interstate 84 Bridge north to a line projecting from the flashing red navigation marker #2 located approximately 1.5 miles downstream of the Deschutes River mouth on the Oregon shore, upstream to the red navigation marker #4, then to the lower South Channel Range "B" marker located on the Oregon shore approximately 0.7 mile upstream of the Deschutes River mouth.
(2) Except as described above for July 15 through September 15, other permanent rules apply except for those areas within the Columbia River Zone which are subject to annual regulations described in OARs 635-023-0095, 635-023- 0125, 635-023-0128, and 635-023-0130 and those areas within the Central Zone which are subject to any permanent rule modifications within OAR 635-018-0090.

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Or. Admin. R. 635-023-0129
DFW 58-2020, temporary amend filed 05/14/2020, effective 7/15/2020 through 9/15/2020

STATUTORY/OTHER AUTHORITY: ORS 496.138, 149.146

STATUTES/OTHER IMPLEMENTED: ORS 496.162

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