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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.

 Snake Zone Updates

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Revised September 1, 2015


  • Aug. 31, 2015: Oregon streams re-open to afternoon fishing
  • July 16, 2015: ODFW takes action to help native fish
  • Snake River – fall Chinook

    • Open for hatchery fall chinook Monday, Sept.1 until Sunday, Oct. 31, or until a closure is announced, from the OR/WA border to the deadline below Hells Canyon Dam.
    • From Cliff Mountain Rapid (at river mile 246.7) upstream to the deadline at Hells Canyon Dam open from Nov. 1-17.
    • The daily bag limit will be six adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon. Anglers can also keep an unlimited number of fin-clipped jack Chinook. Chinook jacks are salmon between 15 and 24-inches long.
    • Only barbless hooks may be used. Anglers are reminded to consult the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for other applicable regulations.

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