Nonselective Coho Season To Close On Umpqua River

It was inevitable – with the fishing pressure and overall angling success, but the Umpqua River fishery for wild or unclipped coho salmon will close on Thursday, Oct. 2nd.

This means that all unclipped cohos become illegal to keep – including unclipped coho jacks – at one hour after sunset on Wednesday.

Chinook salmon and clipped coho and jack coho salmon remain legal to keep – subject to individual daily and seasonal quotas.

Almost all of Oregon’s coastal rivers had their quotas removed regarding total catch of wild or unclipped coho salmon -but because of fishing pressure and catch success, the biologists could not bring themselves to remove the quota on the Umpqua River – and fishing pressure and the numbers of unclipped cohos caught in the last two weeks will only heighten their concerns regarding removing any such quota on the Umpqua River.

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Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.

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