The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted ocean salmon seasons at their April 21 meeting. Adopted regulations reflect the continuing poor forecasts for numerous ocean salmon populations.
South Coast anglers should note the following regulations:
The area from Humbug Mt. south to the Oregon-California border will be closed for all ocean salmon fishing with the exception of the Chetco state waters (bubble) fishery for Chinook.
The Chetco state waters (bubble) fishery is scheduled to be open October 7-8 and October 14-15 with a bag limit of 1 Chinook per day. Please check the open area and regulations for the Chetco ocean terminal fishery.
As a reminder, in-river Chinook fisheries on the Rogue and Chetco rivers and other south coast streams will remain open. Please consult the 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for river specific exceptions to the Southwest Zone Regulations.
ODFW cautions anglers to expect above average flows through the spring and summer on the Rogue River due to this year’s abundant snowpack.