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DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

 

DIVISION 14

NORTHWEST ZONE

635-014-0080

Purpose and Scope

(1) The purpose of division 14 is to provide for management of sport fisheries in the Northwest Zone over which the State has jurisdiction.

(2) Division 14 incorporates by reference the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Therefore, persons must consult the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations in addition to division 11 and division 14 to determine all applicable sport fishing requirements for the Northwest Zone.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 497.121 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.004, 496.009, 496.162 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; Renumbered from 635-014-0105 - 635-014-0460; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 100-1998, f. 12-23-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 85-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-30-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 26-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-02; DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-014-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Northwest Zone. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time and to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet.

(2) Notwithstanding all other requirements provided in the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet, the following additional rules apply to adult salmon angling in waters of the Northwest Zone:

(a) All waters of the Necanicum River Basin, Nehalem River Basin (including North Fork), Tillamook Bay Basin, (including the Miami, Kilchis, Wilson, Trask, and Tillamook rivers), the Nestucca River Basin (including the Little Nestucca) and Salmon River, that are open for Chinook salmon are limited to no more than 2 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day, and 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon in the seasonal aggregate when combined with all other waters in the Northwest Zone with a 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon seasonal aggregate limit. Seasonal aggregate applies to all adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon retained between August 1 and December 31 except in the Nehalem Basin where the seasonal aggregate applies to all adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon retained between July 1 and December 31.

(b) Three Rivers (Nestucca Basin, Tillamook/Yamhill Co.) mainstem:

(A) Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year. Open for adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon April 1–July 15;

(B) Closed from mouth upstream to hatchery weir deadline July 16-Sept. 30;

(C) From May 1–July 15, use of leaders longer than 36 inches is prohibited. Hooks are limited to no more than one single point, size 3/8-inch gap width (approximately size #2) or smaller hook; and

(D) All other requirements provided on page 34 and 35 of the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet apply.

(c) The Trask River will be closed from Gold Creek, at the hatchery, 200 feet upstream and 900 feet downstream July 16 through October 15, 2014.

(d) Within the Nehalem River Basin (including the North Fork) the following additional rules apply:

(A) Mainstem closed to all salmon angling upstream of Foss Road (CC) Bridge (RM 15.5) July 1 through December 31.

(B) Nehalem Bay tidewater from the jetty tips upstream to Miami-Foley Bridge on South Fork and North Fork Road Bridge on the North Fork is open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 15 through November 30.

(C) The daily catch limit may include 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and 1 non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 1 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone with a 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Nestucca River and Tillamook Bay Basin).

(e) Within the Tillamook Bay Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) Tillamook Bay tidewater from the jetty tips upstream to Highway 101 Bridge on Miami, Kilchis, Wilson, and Trask rivers and Burton Bridge on Tillamook River is open on Fridays and Saturdays only for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 19 through November 29.

(B) The daily catch limit may include 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and 1 non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 1 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone with a 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Nestucca River and Nehalem River Basin).

(f) Within the Nestucca River Basin (including the Little Nestucca River and Three Rivers) the following rules apply:

(A) Mainstem Nestucca River upstream of First Bridge (RM 15.8) near Beaver closed to all salmon angling August 1 through December 31.

(B) Nestucca Bay tidewater (excluding Little Nestucca tidewater) from the bay mouth upstream to the Cloverdale Bridge (RM 7.1) is open on Sundays and Mondays only for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 15 through November 30.

(C) The daily catch limit may include 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and 1 non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 1 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone with a 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Nehalem River and Tillamook Bay Basin).

(g) Within the Siletz River Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) Mainstem and tributaries above an ODFW marker sign approximately 1,200 feet upstream of Ojalla Bridge (RM 31) closed to Chinook August 1-October 6; mainstem and tributaries above Illahee Boat Ramp closed October 7-December 31; Drift Creek (Siletz River Basin) upstream of the confluence with Quarry Creek at RM 8 is closed for Chinook salmon from August 1 through December 31;

(B) Siletz River and Bay upstream to an ODFW marker sign approximately 1,200 feet upstream of Ojalla Bridge (RM 31) is open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 15 through October 6; Siletz River and Bay upstream to Illahee Boat Ramp is open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from October 7-November 30; and

(C) The daily catch limit may include 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and 1 non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 2 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Yaquina River, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Umpqua River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(h) Within the Yaquina River Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) All waters of the Yaquina River upstream of the confluence of the Yaquina River and Big Elk Creek at RM 18.3 and all waters of Big Elk Creek (Yaquina River Basin) are closed for Chinook salmon from August 1 through December 31;

(B) The Yaquina River and Bay upstream to the confluence of the Yaquina River and Big Elk Creek are open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 15 through November 30; and

(C) The daily catch limit may include 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and 1 non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 2 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Siletz River, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Umpqua River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(i) Within the Alsea River Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) All waters of Drift Creek (Alsea River Basin) within the Drift Creek Wilderness Area (River Mile 11) and upstream are closed for Chinook salmon from August 1 through December 31;

(B) All waters of Five Rivers are closed for Chinook salmon from August 1 through December 31.

(C) The Alsea River and Bay upstream to the USFS River Edge Boat Landing are open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 15 through November 30; and

(D) The daily catch limit may include 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and 1 non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 2 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Siletz River, Yaquina River, Siuslaw River, Umpqua River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(j) Within the Siuslaw River Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) All waters of the Siuslaw River upstream of the confluence with Lake Creek at RM 30.0 are closed for Chinook salmon from August 1 through December 31;

(B) All waters of Lake Creek are closed for Chinook salmon August 1 through October 15 and all waters of Lake Creek upstream from the mouth of Indian Creek (RM 2.5) and downstream of Fish Creek (RM 17) are closed for angling for Chinook salmon the entire year and closed to all angling from September 1 through November 30;

(C) The Siuslaw River and Bay upstream to the confluence of the Siuslaw River with Lake Creek is open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from September 15 through November 30; and

(D) Lake Creek upstream to the mouth of Indian Creek (RM 2.5) is open to non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from October 16 through November 30;

(E) The daily catch limit may include 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and 1 non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 2 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon seasonal aggregate limit (Yaquina River, Alsea River, Siletz River, Umpqua River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(k) Beaver Creek (at Ona Beach between Newport and Waldport) from footbridge west of Highway 101 upstream to the power line crossing near the the confluence of South Fork Beaver Creek (Ona Beach) open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from November 1-30 or until attainment of an adult coho quota of 150 fish. The daily catch limit may include 1 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and 1 non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon per day, and no more than 2 non adipose fin-clipped salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone with a 2 adult non adipose fin-clipped coho season aggregate limit (Siletz River, Yaquina River, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Umpqua River, Floras Creek/New River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(3) Big Creek (Clatsop Co.) in the area downstream from the hatchery weir deadline:

(a) Open for retention of adipose fin-clipped steelhead and fall Chinook salmon from September 17 through December 31, 2014; catch limits, in the aggregate, 2 adult salmon or steelhead per day, 20 per year, 5 jack salmon per day, 2 daily jack limits in possession.

(b) Anti-snagging regulations in place September 17 through October 31, 2014 downstream from hatchery weir deadline. See page 11 of the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for anti-snagging gear restrictions.

(c) Use of bait is allowed. All other regulations as shown in the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations apply.

(4) Beginning January 1, 2013, the use of barbless hooks is required when angling for salmon, steelhead, or trout in the following areas:

(a) Within the Youngs Bay Select Area (Clatsop County) from the Highway 101 Bridge upstream to markers at the confluence of the Youngs and Klaskanine rivers including the lower Lewis and Clark River upstream to the Alternate Highway 101 Bridge, and the lower Walluski River upstream to the Highway 202 Bridge.

(b) In Gnat Creek (Clatsop County) from the railroad bridge upstream to the Aldrich Point Road Bridge.

(5) Beginning January 1, 2014, all waters within the Northwest Zone are closed to the retention of white sturgeon and catch-and-release angling is allowed year-round.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 497.121 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.004, 496.009, 496.162 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; FWC 21-1994(Temp), f. 4-22-94, cert. ef. 4-25-94; FWC 31-1994, f. 5-26-94, cert. ef. 6-20-94; FWC 65-1994(Temp), f. 9-15-94, cert. ef. 9-17-94; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 28-1995(Temp), f. 3-31-95, cert. ef. 5-1-95; FWC 34-1995, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-95; FWC 39-1995, f. 5-10-95, cert. ef. 5-12-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 19-1996, f. & cert. ef. 5-16-96; FWC 20-1996, f. & cert. ef. 4-29-96; FWC 29-1996, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-96; FWC 46-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-23-96; FWC 55-1996(Temp), f. 9-25-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 73-1996(Temp), f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 5-1997, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-97; FWC 30-1997, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-97; FWC 58-1997, f. 9-8-97, cert. ef. 10-1-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 12-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-24-98 thru 4-24-98; DFW 34-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-98; DFW 69-1998, f. 8-28-98, cert. ef. 9-1-98; DFW 100-1998, f. 12-23-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; DFW 36-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-20-99; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 24-2000, f. 4-28-00, cert. ef. 5-1-00; DFW 83-2000(Temp), f. 12-28-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01 thru 1-31-01; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 28-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-01; DFW 40-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 5-24-01 thru 11-20-01; DFW 72-2001(Temp), f. 8-10-01, cert. ef. 8-16-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 81-2001, f. & cert. ef. 8-29-01; DFW 85-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-30-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 90-2001(Temp), f. 9-14-01, cert. ef. 9-15-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 5-2002(Temp) f. 1-11-02 cert. ef. 1-12-02 thru 7-11-02; DFW 26-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-02; DFW 37-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-02; DFW 91-2002(Temp) f. 8-19-02, cert. ef 8-20-02 thru 11-1-02 (Suspended by DFW 101-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-3-02 thru 11-1-02); DFW 118-2002(Temp), f, 10-22-02, cert. ef. 12-1-02 thru 3-31-03; DFW 120-2002(Temp), f. 10-24-02, cert. ef. 10-26-02 thru 3-31-03; DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 18-2003(Temp) f. 2-28-03, cert. ef. 3-1-03 thru 4-30-03; DFW 38-2003(Temp), f. 5-7-03, cert. ef. 5-10-03 thru 10-31-03; DFW 51-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-13-03 thru 10-31-03; DFW 90-2003(Temp), f. 9-12-03 cert. ef. 9-13-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 108-2003(Temp), f. 10-28-03, cert. ef. 12-1-03 thru 3-31-04; DFW 123-2003(Temp), f. 12-10-03, cert. ef. 12-11-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 126-2003(Temp), f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04 thru 3-31-04; DFW 60-2004(Temp), f. 6-29-04, cert. ef 7-1-04 thru 7-15-04; DFW 90-2004(Temp), f. 8-30-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 103-2004(Temp), f. & cert, ef, 10-4-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 108-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-18-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 111-2004(Temp), f. 11-16-04, cert. ef. 11-20-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 62-2005(Temp), f. 6-29-05, cert. ef. 7-1-05 thru 7-10-05; Administrative correction 7-20-05; DFW 105-2005(Temp), f. 9-12-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05 thru 12-15-05; DFW 127-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-23-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 53-2006(Temp), f. 6-29-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 7-9-06; Administrative correction 7-20-06; DFW 64-2006(Temp), f. 7-17-06, cert. ef. 8-1-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 104-2006(Temp), f. 9-19-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 24-2007, f. 4-16-07, cert. ef. 5-1-07; DFW 63-2007(Temp), f. 8-6-07, cert. ef. 8-11-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 25-2008(Temp), f. 3-13-08, cert. ef. 3-15-08 thru 9-10-08; DFW 67-2008(Temp), f. 6-20-08, cert. ef. 8-1-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 43-2009(Temp), f. 5-5-09, cert. ef. 5-22-09 thru 10-31-09; DFW 67-2009(Temp), f. 6-9-09, cert. ef. 6-15-09 thru 10-31-09; DFW 87-2009(Temp), f. 7-31-09, cert. ef. 8-1-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 99-2009(Temp), f. 8-26-09, cert. ef. 9-1-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 115-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-22-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 44-2010(Temp), f. 4-20-10, cert. ef. 4-21-10 thru 9-30-10; DFW 73-2010(Temp), f. 5-27-10, cert. ef. 6-1-10 thru 9-30-10; DFW 76-2010, f. 6-8-10, cert. ef. 8-1-10; DFW 89-2010(Temp), f. 6-28-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10 thru 9-30-10; Administrative correction 10-26-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 57-2011(Temp), f. 5-27-11, cert. ef. 6-1-11 thru 6-30-11; DFW 83-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11; DFW 139-2011(Temp), f. 10-3-11, cert. ef. 10-6-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 141-2011(Temp), f. 10-6-11, cert. ef. 10-10-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 143-2011(Temp), f. 10-10-11, cert. ef. 10-11-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 148-2011(Temp), f. 10-20-11, cert. ef. 10-21-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 53-2012(Temp), f. 5-29-12, cert. ef. 6-1-12 thru 10-31-12; DFW 62-2012, f. 6-12-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 63-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-12-12 thru 10-31-12; DFW 71-2012(Temp), f. 6-27-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12 thru 11-30-12; DFW130-2012(Temp), f. 10-10-12, cert. ef. 10-13-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 135-2012(Temp), f. 10-22-12, cert. ef. 10-24-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 139-2012(Temp), f. 10-30-12, cert. ef. 10-31-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 152-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 23-2013(Temp), f. 3-20-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13 thru 9-27-13; DFW 43-2013(Temp), f. 5-29-13, cert. ef. 6-1-13 thru 10-31-13; DFW 50-2013, f. 6-10-13, cert. ef. 7-1-13; DFW 60-2013(Temp), f. 6-24-13, cert. ef. 6-30-13 thru 9-30-13; Administrative correction 11-1-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; DFW 74-2014(Temp), f. 6-23-14, cert. ef. 6-30-14 thru 9-30-14; DFW 110-2014, f. & cert. ef. 8-4-14; DFW 111-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-4-14 thru 9-30-14; DFW 133-2014(Temp), f. 9-16-14 & cert. ef. 9-17-14 thru 12-31-14; DFW 148-2014(Temp), f. 10-13-14, cert. ef. 10-15-14 thru 12-31-14

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