Or. Admin. R. 635-023-0130 - [Effective until12/31/2022]Fall 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) Effective July 15 through September 15, thermal angling sanctuaries described in OAR 635-023-0090 (4)(b) through (4)(d), and (4)(f) are in effect.
(2) In the mainstem Columbia River from the Buoy 10 line upstream to Bonneville Dam, the following regulations apply:
(a) Effective September 2 through December 31, angling for and retention of all salmon is prohibited.
(b) Effective August 1 through October 31, angling for and retention of all steelhead is prohibited.
(c) Effective November 1 through December 31 retention of hatchery steelhead is allowed; all salmon must be released. The daily adult bag limit is two steelhead.
(3) In the mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam, retention of salmon and steelhead is allowed as follows:
(a) Effective August 1 through October 31, retention of Chinook and coho is allowed.
(A) The daily adult bag limit is two salmon, but only one may be a Chinook.
(B) Downstream of the Hood River Bridge, wild coho must be released.
(b) Effective November 1 through December 31, retention of Chinook, coho, and hatchery steelhead is allowed.
(A) The daily adult bag limit is two salmonids, but only one may be a Chinook.
(B) Downstream of the Hood River Bridge, wild coho must be released.
(4) In the mainstem Columbia River from The Dalles Dam upstream to the OR/WA border (upstream of McNary Dam), retention of salmon and steelhead is allowed as follows:
(a) Effective August 1 through August 31, retention of Chinook, coho, and hatchery steelhead allowed. The daily adult bag limit is two salmonids, but only one may be a Chinook and only one may be a hatchery steelhead.
(b) Effective September 1 through December 31, retention of Chinook and coho is allowed. The daily adult bag limit is two salmon, but only one may be a Chinook.
(5) Effective September 6, In the mainstem Columbia River from the Buoy 10 line upstream to the west Puget Island line (defined as a line at the west end of Puget Island extending from green navigation marker #39 on the Washington shore to green navigation marker #41, then to red navigation marker #42, and terminating at red navigation marker #44A on the Oregon shore), a temporary bag limit allowance for an individual sponsored by 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation "Northwest Dream Hunts" will be in place as described in an August 15, 2022 letter from ODFW. The bag limit for the individual on September 6 will be a combined total of three adult Chinook or adult hatchery coho in any combination. Members of the fishing party may assist them in fishing or landing fish. Other fishing members of the party remain subject to all existing regulations.
(6) For the fisheries described in sections (3) through (5) of this rule, each angler aboard a vessel may continue to deploy angling gear until the daily adult salmon bag limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.
(7) All other General, Statewide, and Zone regulations, as provided in the 2022 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, remain in effect.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 635-023-0130
DFW 92-2022, temporary amend filed 07/19/2022, effective 8/1/2022through 12/31/2022; DFW 115-2022, temporary amend filed 08/30/2022, effective 8/30/2022 through 12/31/2022; DFW 116-2022, temporary amend filed 08/31/2022, effective 8/31/2022 through 12/31/2022; DFW 118-2022, temporary amend filed 09/01/2022, effective 9/2/2022 through 12/31/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 496.138 & ORS 496.146

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 496.162

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