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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.
Willamette Zone Updates
Please note: Most recent updates are shown in bold red text.
- Open for smelt dipping Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 15, from 6 a.m. until noon.
- Bank only fishing, restricted to dip nets, and bag limit is 10 pounds per person.
- Anglers do not need a license to harvest smelt.
SOUTH SANTIAM RIVER
From 200 feet above Waterloo Falls downstream to the Waterloo Rd. bridge, the following regulation is in effect:
(a) Anglers are restricted to the use of fly angling or bobber angling gears only;
(b) Bobber angling gear must include a bobber and a leader no longer than 36 inches in length;
(c) Any weight attached to the line (except the bobber) may be no more than 36 inches from the lowermost hook when suspended vertically;
(d) The leader below the bobber must remain suspended in the water column and not residing on the river bottom; and
(e) All other regulations as shown in the 2015 Oregon Sports Fishing Regulations remain in effect.