NW Oregon Fishing Update for Nov 2

Managers for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife were forced to take drastic measures beginning today, closing most rivers on the north coast to fall Chinook fishing. The closure will affect large swaths of once-productive rivers like the Wilson, Trask and Nestucca systems as adult returns are concerning to all in the angling community.

Tillamook Bay as well as other north coast estuaries will remain open for Chinook, with a 1 fish per day/3 per season (through December 31st) bag limit to keep the harvest in check. If anglers have already harvested their 10 fish limit for the year, you’re done, period.

Ocean crabbing closed on October 15th, but remains open and productive in Tillamook Bay and the lower Columbia River. The ocean salmon season, as well as halibut close after October 31st. Rockfishing remains a viable option when seas calm, whenever that may be.

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