ODFW Recreation Report
August 4, 2021
Fall black bear season
Opened Aug. 1 and continues through the end of the year. The tag sale deadline is Oct. 1.
Fall Chinook special regulations
There are special regulations in place this year for the Columbia and south coast fall Chinook seasons, so be sure to check before you go. Fishing won’t pick up for a couple of weeks, but it’s not too soon to be checking out the gear and tuning up the boat.
Ocean coho season continues
Catch rates for hatchery coho have been good, and took a jump over the last week. Salmon fishing in the cooler ocean breezes is a great way to beat the summer heat. Looking to improve your chances? Check out these 10 tips for targeting ocean coho.
Wildfire closures and restrictions updates
Access for fishing and big game scouting is getting tricky
When wildfire risks are high, it pays to check on access and fire restrictions before you go. Book mark this page – it includes links to closure and restriction updates on both public and private land.
Warm weather fishing updates and guidance
Drought and low water levels persist and temperatures will be spiking again this week. Here’s what you should know about fishing in these conditions.