WDFW News – Mouth of Deschutes River to Close on Mainstem Columbia River.

Action: Certain waters of the Columbia River within Oregon are closed to fishing.

Effective date: August 9, 2018 until further notice.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Oregon’s waters adjacent to the mouth of the Deschutes River south of a straight line projecting from the flashing red USCG light #2 upstream to the lower South Channel range marker.

Reason for action: The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission directed the closure of these joint state waters of the mainstem Columbia River. Anglers are permitted to fish within joint state waters with either a Washington or Oregon fishing license, but must follow regulations of the waters being fished. This notice is designed to inform Washington anglers of Oregon’s fishing closure.

Additional information: See the ODFW website for more information on the fishing rule change.

Information contact: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (503) 947-6001.

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