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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 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Therefore, persons must consult the 2015 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

635-014-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2015 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 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet.

(2) Notwithstanding all other requirements provided in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet, the following additional rules apply to wild coho salmon angling in waters of the Northwest Zone during the period September 1–December 31, 2015:

(a) For the purposes of regulations described in section (2) of this rule, wild coho are defined as fish with an intact adipose fin.

(b) For all waters in the Northwest and Southwest zones that are open to wild coho harvest, anglers may not take more than 1 wild adult coho and 1 wild jack coho per day regardless of location. There is no seasonal limit on wild coho jacks regardless of location. The seasonal limit on wild coho adults for the Northwest and Southwest zones is 5 fish in aggregate from all waters. Harvest of wild coho salmon is allowed in the following waterbodies with restrictions as specified in sections (2)(c) through (2)(i) of this rule.

(A) No more than 1 adult wild coho may be harvested for the season from either the Nestucca River Basin or the Tillamook River Basin. Wild adult coho taken from these areas do not count towards the 2 fish limit described in section (2)(b)(B) of this rule, but do count towards the overall 5 fish aggregate limit for the Northwest and Southwest zones;

(B) No more than 2 adult wild coho in total for the season may come from any combination of the following areas: Siletz River, Yaquina River, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Umpqua River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, Coos River, and Coquille River. Wild adult coho taken from these areas do not count towards the 1 fish limit described in section (2)(b)(A) of this rule, but do count towards the overall 5 fish aggregate limit for the Northwest and Southwest zones; and

(C) No more than 5 adult wild coho in total for the season may come from any combination of the following areas: Siltcoos Lake, Tahkenitch Lake, and Tenmile Lake (SW Zone). Wild adult coho taken from these areas do not count against aggregate limits described in sections (2)(b)(A) and (2)(b)(B) of this rule, but do count towards the overall 5 fish limit for the Northwest and Southwest zones as specified in section (2)(b) of this rule.

(c) 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 wild coho salmon from September 18 through October 31. Daily and seasonal catch limits as described in section (2)(b) of this rule apply.

(d) 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 wild coho salmon from September 20 through November 2. Daily and seasonal catch limits as described in section (2)(b) of this rule apply.

(e) Siletz River and Bay upstream to an ODFW marker sign approximately 1,200 feet upstream of Ojalla Bridge (RM 31) is open for wild coho salmon from September 15 through October 6; Siletz River and Bay upstream to Illahee Boat Ramp is open for wild coho salmon from October 7–November 30. Daily and seasonal catch limits as described in section (2)(b) of this rule apply.

(f) The Yaquina River and Bay upstream to the confluence of the Yaquina River and Big Elk Creek are open for wild coho salmon from September 15 through November 30. Daily and seasonal catch limits as described in section (2)(b) of this rule apply.

(g) The Alsea River and Bay upstream to the USFS River Edge Boat Landing are open for wild coho salmon from September 15 through October 15. Daily and seasonal catch limits as described in section (2)(b) of this rule apply.

(h) The Siuslaw River and Bay upstream to the confluence of the Siuslaw River with Lake Creek is open for wild coho salmon from September 15 through October 15. Daily and seasonal catch limits as described in section (2)(b) of this rule apply.

(i) 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 wild coho salmon from November 1–30 or until attainment of an adult wild coho quota of 150 fish. Daily and seasonal catch limits as described in section (2)(b) of this rule apply.

(3) Siletz River and Bay, upstream to painted boulder located 900 feet downstream from Siletz Falls at rivermile 64.4 including tidewater:

(a) Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year;

(b) Open for spring Chinook salmon April 1–July 31, upstream to deadline marker at Moonshine Park boat ramp, one non fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon per day and 2 per year;

(c) Open for fall Chinook salmon August 1–December 31 upstream to marker sign approximately 1200 feet upstream of Ojalla Bridge;

(d) Open for fall Chinook salmon October 7–December 31 upstream to Illahee boat ramp; and

(e) Use of bait is allowed.

(4) Beginning Saturday, July 18, 2015 until further notice, all waterbodies defined as ‘streams’ in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations will be closed to angling for trout, salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon from 2:00 p.m. daily until one hour before sunrise the following day with the following exception: Angling hours in tidewater areas, as defined in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, remain in effect as shown in the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(5) Five Rivers upstream to Buck Creek (Alsea Basin; Lincoln, Lane, and Benton counties) is closed for Chinook salmon August 1-December 31.

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

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