CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Oregon and Washington fishery managers have decided to continue the one adult hatchery steelhead bag limit through March 31, 2021 for the ongoing fishery in the mainstem Columbia River from The Dalles Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge near Pasco, WA. The low pre-season forecast prompted fishery managers to take a conservative approach when setting regulations for the 2020-2021 summer steelhead run. This spells Oregon steelhead fishing guides and sports fishing anglers get screwed while gill netters are allowed to continue fishing.
Although the B-Index summer steelhead run is currently projected at 32,300 fish compared to the preseason expectation of 9,600 fish, fishery managers want to maintain a conservative approach. Anglers are reminded that permanent regulations will be in effect beginning Jan. 1 for the mainstem Columbia River from the mouth upstream to The Dalles Dam and in the John Day River downstream of Tumwater Falls.
See permanent regulations at http://www.eregulations.com/oregon/fishing/ For the latest in-season changes on Columbia River regulations, always visit https://myodfw.com/recreation-report/fishing-report/columbia-zone
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