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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 2016 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Therefore, persons must consult the 2016 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; DFW 165-2014, f. 12-18-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15; DFW 167-2015, f. 12-29-15, cert. ef. 1-1-16

635-014-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2016 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 2016 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet.

(2) Alsea River and Bay is open for retention of hatchery steelhead January 1 to April 30 and November 1 to December 31, 2016.

(3) Bear Creek (Clatsop Co.): Open for hatchery Fall Chinook salmon August 1-31 and from October 1 to December 31.

(4) Beaver Creek (Columbia Co) upstream to 200 feet below lower falls: Open for hatchery Fall Chinook salmon from August 1 to October 31.

(5) Big Creek (Clatsop Co.): Open for hatchery Fall Chinook salmon upstream to hatchery deadline August 1-31 and from October 1 to December 31.

(6) Clatskanie River upsteam to Swedetown bridge: Open for hatchery Fall Chinook salmon from August 1 to October 31.

(7) Gnat Creek:

(a) From the Railroad Bridge to Aldrich Point Road Bridge: Open for hatchery Fall Chinook salmon from August 1 to December 31.

(b) From Aldrich Point Road Bridge to Falls: Open for hatchery steelhead from January 1 to August 31 and October 1 to December 31; and open for hatchery Fall Chinook salmon August 1–31 and from October 1 to December 31.

(8) John Day River (Clatsop Co.) is open for hatchery Fall Chinook salmon from August 1 to December 31.

(9) Klaskanine River mainstem is open for hatchery Fall Chinook salmon upstream from marker above Young’s River confluence, in the North Fork upstream to hatchery dam, and South Fork upstream to first falls (RM 4.7) from August 1 to December 31, with the following exceptions:

(a) Closed to salmon and steelhead angling upstream of Youngs River Loop Bridge from August 15 to October 15; and

(b) Closed on the North Fork between hatchery deadline marker and hatchery dam from August 1 to November 30.

(10) Lewis and Clark River: Open for hatchery Fall Chinook salmon upstream to 200 feet downstream of Warrenton Reservoir Dam from August 1 to December 31.

(11) Nehalem River: Open for retention of hatchery steelhead upstream of the Highway 26 bridge at Elsie from January 1 to March 31, May 22 to August 31, and November 1 to December 31, 2016.

(12) North Fork Nehalem River from the mouth upstream to Highway 53 bridge is open for retention of one (1) wild Chinook per day from May 22 to September 15. The North Coast Wild Chinook Aggregate limit applies.

(13) Yaquina River and Bay:

(a) From the visible ends of the jetty tips upstream to first bridge on Eddyville-Nashville Road is open for hatchery steelhead from January 1 to March 31 and December 1-31.

(b) From the visible ends of the jetty tips upstream to Simpson Creek is open for Chinook salmon from April 1 to December 31.

(14) Youngs River and Bay from the Hwy 101 Bridge upstream to the marker at the confluence of Youngs Bay and Klaskanine River (including Walluski River tidewater) and the Young’s River mainstem: Open for hatchery Fall Chinook salmon from August 1 to December 31.

(15) Begining August 4 through October 31, the following rules apply:

(a) In all waters of the Northwest Zone when open to angling for Chinook salmon, hatchery coho salmon or hatchery steelhead, anglers with a valid 2016 Two-Rod Angling Validation may use up to two fishing rods when fishing for Chinook salmon, hatchery coho salmon or hatchery steelhead, with the exceptions that: 1) two rods may only be used in the Nehalem River Basin from September 16 through October 31; and 2) only a single rod may be used in the Lower Columbia River tributaries which include: Bear Creek, Big Creek, Gnat Creek, John Day River, Klaskanine River Basin (including north and south forks), Lewis and Clark River, Youngs River and Bay, Beaver Creek, and the Clatskanine River.

(b) Youth anglers under 12 years of age may use two rods in these areas without purchasing the Two-Rod Angling Validation.

(c) Only a single rod may be used when angling for any other game or non game species.

(d) All other permanent rules and licensing requirements specified in the 2016 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations remain in effect.

(16) For the open areas and times described in sections (3)–(10) and (14) above, retained Chinook must have a clipped adipose fin or a clipped left ventral fin. Either clip must have a healed scar at the location of the missing fin.

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; DFW 165-2014, f. 12-18-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15; DFW 23-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-1-15 thru 7-31-15; DFW 73-2015, f. 6-22-15, cert. ef. 6-23-15; DFW 75-2015(Temp), f. 6-23-15, cert. ef. 6-24-15 thru 7-31-15; DFW 88-2015(Temp), f. 7-16-15, cert. ef. 7-18-15 thru 12-31-15; DFW 94-2015(Temp), f. 7-27-15, cert. ef. 8-1-15 thru 12-31-15; DFW 118-2015(Temp), f. 8-28-15, cert. ef. 9-1-15 thru 12-31-15; DFW 120-2015(Temp), f. 8-31-15, cert. ef. 9-1-15 thru 12-31-15; DFW 142-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-16-15 thru 12-31-15; DFW 167-2015, f. 12-29-15, cert. ef. 1-1-16; DFW 24-2016(Temp), f. 3-30-16, cert. ef. 4-1-16 thru 9-27-16; DFW 43-2016(Temp), f. 4-27-16, cert. ef. 5-1-16 thru 9-30-16; DFW 96-2016(Temp), f. 7-28-16, cert. ef. 8-1-16 thru 12-31-16; DFW 102-2016(Temp), f. 8-3-16, cert. ef. 8-4-16 thru 12-31-16; DFW 105-2016, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-16

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