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Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for all zones. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time and to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the printed Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations booklet.

 Northwest Zone Updates

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Revised September 15, 2015


NW Zone Fall salmon regulations are available at:

Five Rivers (Alsea Basin)

  • Closed for Chinook salmon, Aug. 1 – Dec. 31 from the confluence with the Alsea River upstream to Buck Creek.

Klaskanine River

  • Closed for to retention of non adipose fin-clipped Chinook Sept. 1 through Oct. 15 from the confluence with Youngs River upstream to the Youngs River Loop Bridge (Tidewater Bridge).
  • Closed to all salmon and steelhead angling Aug 15-Oct 15 upstream from Youngs River Loop Bridge (including North and south Forks).

Youngs Bay/River

  • Closed to retention of non-adipose fin-clipped Chinook (adult and jack) Sept. 1 through Oct. 15 from the commercial fishing deadline at Battle Creek Slough upstream to Youngs River Falls.

Siletz River

The following temporary rule, filed April 1, 2015, supersedes the Siletz River and Bay entry at the bottom of page 27 in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet.

Effective April 1 through July 31, 2015, for the Siletz River and Bay, upstream to painted boulder located 900 fee downstream from Siletz Falls at river mile 64.4, including tidewater:

  1. Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year;
  2. Open for spring Chinook salmon April 1-July 31, upstream to deadline marker at Moonshine Park boat ramp, one non fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon per day and 2 per year;
  3. Open for fall Chinook salmon Aug. 1-Dec. 31 upstream to marker sign approximately 1200 feet upstream of Ojalla Bridge;
  4. Open for fall Chinook salmon Oct. 7-Dec. 31 upstream to Illahee boat ramp; and
  5. Use of bait is allowed.

For more information contact your local ODFW office:

  • Tillamook (503) 842-2741
  • Newport (541) 867-4741

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