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DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

 

DIVISION 16

SOUTHWEST ZONE

635-016-0080

Purpose and Scope

(1) The purpose of division 16 is to provide for management of sport fisheries in the Southwest Zone over which the State has jurisdiction.

(2) Division 16 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 16 to determine all applicable sport fishing requirements for the Southwest 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 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-016-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Southwest 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.

(2) Notwithstanding all other requirements provided in the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, the following restrictions apply to angling in waters of the Southwest Zone:

(a) Within the Umpqua River Basin the following additional rules apply: Open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the Mainstem Umpqua River and Bay from the mouth to Scottsburg Bridge at RM 27.5 from September 15 through the earlier of November 30 or attainment of an adult coho quota of 3,000 non adipose fin-clipped coho. The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho 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, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(b) Within the Coos River Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) All waters of the South Fork Coos River upstream from the head of tidewater at Dellwood at RM 10.0 are closed for all salmon angling from August 1 through December 31 and closed for steelhead from August 1 through November 14; and

(B) Open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon upstream to the head of tide at Dellwood at RM 10.0 on the South Coos River and to the East Fork/West Fork Millicoma confluence from September 15 through November 30. The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one 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, Umpqua River, Yaquina River, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, and Coquille River).

(c) Within the Coquille River Basin the following additional rules apply: Open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in Coquille River and Bay upstream to the Highway 42S bridge (Sturdivant Park) at RM 24.0 from September 15 through November 30. The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one 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, Umpqua River, Yaquina River, Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Floras Creek/New River, and Coos River).

(d) Within the Tenmile Lakes Basin the following additional rules apply: North and South Tenmile Lakes (Coos County) upstream from Hilltop Bridge are open for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from October 1 through December 31. The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon, and no more than 5 total adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon in the seasonal aggregate from all waters in the Northwest Zone and Southwest Zone. Only one rod per angler may be used while angling for coho. Streams that empty into North and South Tenmile Lakes are not open to coho salmon angling, nor is the canal that connects North and South Tenmile Lakes.

(e) Within the Floras Creek/New River Basin the following additional rules apply:

(A) All waters of Floras Creek/New River Basin that are open for Chinook salmon are limited to no more than one adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day and 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon in the seasonal aggregate when combined with waters of the Sixes River, Elk River, and Elk River Ocean Terminal Area. Seasonal aggregate applies to all adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon retained between August 1 and December 31; and

(B) Floras Creek/New River from the Bureau of Land Management boat ramp at Storm Ranch upstream to the confluence with the Floras Lake outlet open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays ONLY for non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon from November 1-30 or until attainment of an adult coho quota of 200 fish. The daily catch limit may include one adult non adipose fin-clipped coho salmon per day and one non adipose fin-clipped jack coho salmon, 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, Beaver Creek (Ona Beach), Alsea River, Siuslaw River, Umpqua River, Coos River, and Coquille River).

(f) Within the Sixes River Basin the following additional rules apply: All waters of the Sixes River Basin that are open for Chinook salmon are limited to no more than 1 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day and 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon in the seasonal aggregate when combined with waters of Floras Creek/New River, Elk River and Elk River Ocean Terminal Area. Seasonal aggregate applies to all adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon retained between August 1 and December 31.

(g) Within the Elk River Basin the following additional rules apply: All waters of the Elk River Basin that are open for Chinook salmon are limited to no more than 1 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day and 10 adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon in the seasonal aggregate when combined with waters of Floras Creek/New River, Sixes River and Elk River Ocean Terminal Area. Seasonal aggregate applies to all adult non fin-clipped Chinook salmon retained between August 1 and December 31.

(h) All waters of the Chetco River mainstem upstream of the powerline crossing at RM 2.2 are closed to angling from August 1 through November 1.

(i) All waters of the Winchuck River mainstem, including tidewater, are closed to angling from August 1 through November 1.

(3) Effective April 1, 2013, the annual bag and possession limit for white sturgeon is two (2) fish and catch-and-release angling for white sturgeon is allowed year-round. Effective January 1, 2014, all waters within the Southwest Zone are closed to the retention of white sturgeon and catch-and-release angling is allowed year-round.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138 & 496.146
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162
Hist.: FWC 80-1993(Temp), f. 12-21-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; FWC 31-1994, f. 5-26-94, cert. ef. 6-20-94; FWC 79-1994(Temp), f. 10-21-94, cert. ef. 7-22-94; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 34-1995, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-95; FWC 57-1995(Temp), f. 7-3-95, cert. ef. 7-4-95; FWC 59-1995(Temp), f. 7-24-95, cert. ef. 8-1-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 82-1995(Temp), f. 9-29-95, cert. ef. 10-1-95; FWC 90-1995(Temp), f. 11-29-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 20-1996, f. & cert. ef. 4-29-96; FWC 52-1996, f. & cert. ef. 9-11-96; FWC 61-1996, f. & cert. ef. 10-9-96; 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 17-1997(Temp), f. 3-19-97, cert. ef. 4-1-97; FWC 32-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-23-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 24-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-25-98 thru 9-15-98; DFW 34-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-98; DFW 52-1998(Temp), f. 7-10-98, cert. ef. 7-11-98 thru 7-24-98; DFW 55-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-24-98 thru 12-31-98; DFW 70-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-98; 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 48-2000(Temp), f. 8-14-00, cert. ef. 8-15-00 thru 12-31-00; 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 8-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-5-01; DFW 40-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 5-24-01 thru 11-20-01; DFW 42-2001(Temp), f. 5-25-01, cert. ef. 5-29-01 thru 7-31-01; DFW 70-2001, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-01; DFW 72-2001(Temp), f. 8-10-01, cert. ef. 8-16-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 90-2001(Temp), f. 9-14-01, cert. ef. 9-15-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 97-2001(Temp), f. 10-4-01, cert. ef. 11-1-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 105-2001(Temp), f. 10-26-01, cert. ef. 11-1-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 122-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-31-01 thru 5-31-02; 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 55-2002(Temp), f. 5-28-02, cert. ef. 7-1-02 thru 11-31-02; 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 124-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-30-02 thru 12-31-02 (Suspended by DFW 125-2002(Temp), f. 11-8-02, certe. ef. 11-9-2002); DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 90-2003(Temp), f. 9-12-03 cert. ef. 9-13-03 thru 12-31-03; 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 127-2004, f. 12-22-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 24-2006(Temp), f. 4-25-06, cert. ef. 5-13-06 thru 10-31-06; DFW 37-2006(Temp), f. 6-2-06, cert. ef. 6-5-06 thru 12-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 47-2007(Temp), f. 6-18-07, cert. ef. 6-21-07 thru 10-31-07; DFW 56-2007(Temp), 7-6-07, cert. ef. 8-1-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 137-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 54-2008(Temp), f. 5-28-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08 thru 7-31-08; DFW 67-2008(Temp), f. 6-20-08, cert. ef. 8-1-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 138-2008(Temp), f. 10-28-08, cert. ef. 11-1-08 thru 11-30-08; DFW 140-2008(Temp), f. 11-4-08, cert. ef. 11-5-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 57-2009(Temp), f. 5-27-09, cert. ef. 6-1-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 77-2009(Temp), f. 6-29-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 87-2009(Temp), f. 7-31-09, cert. ef. 8-1-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 113-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-18-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 141-2009(Temp), f. 11-4-09, cert. ef. 11-7-09 thru 12-21-09; DFW 143-2009(Temp), f. 11-17-09, cert. ef. 11-19-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 65-2010(Temp), f. 5-18-10, cert. ef. 5-22-10 thru 5-31-10; DFW 76-2010, f. 6-8-10, cert. ef. 8-1-10; DFW 143-2010(Temp), f. 10-8-10, cert. ef. 10-10-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 152-2010(Temp), f. 10-27-10, cert. ef. 10-30-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 31-2011(Temp), f. 4-18-11, cert. ef. 5-1-11 thru 10-27-11; DFW 83-2011, f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11; DFW 137-2011(Temp), 9-30-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 145-2011(Temp), f. 10-11-11, cert. ef. 10-12-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 149-2011(Temp), f. 10-20-11, cert. ef. 10-22-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 62-2012, f. 6-12-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 138-2012(Temp), f. 10-29-12, cert. ef. 10-31-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 149-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 155-2012(Temp), f. 12-28-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13 thru 6-29-13; DFW 23-2013(Temp), f. 3-20-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13 thru 9-27-13; DFW 50-2013, f. 6-10-13, cert. ef. 7-1-13; DFW 124-2013(Temp), f. 10-29-13, cert. ef. 11-1-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 137-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

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