May 26 joint state meeting to discuss Columbia River salmon policies

Columbia River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
5-14-2021
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SALEM, Ore.—Members of the Oregon and Washington Fish and Wildlife commissions will hold a joint meeting to discuss Columbia River salmon policies on Wednesday, May 26 from 8-11:30 a.m.

The meeting is open to the public but no public comment will be taken. The meeting will be available to view at https://zoom.us/j/97841994928

See the meeting agenda at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/OSCRP/CRM/docs/2021/OR_WA%20CR%20joint%20mtg%205.26%20AGENDA_.pdf

Staff members with ODFW and WDFW will present along with representatives from the NW Power and Conservation Council.

Commissioners Wahl, Wolley and Zarnowitz are members of this joint state Columbia River policy subcommittee and will represent Oregon at the meeting.

The joint meetings are not decision-making meetings. The committee members will report back to their full Commissions, who will ultimately consider any changes to their respective policies.




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Fourmile Lake: The Lake is Very Low at 21 Percent Full
Snake River: Spring Chinook Season is Open
Imnaha River: High Flows During the Spring Will Make Fishing Difficult
Wallowa Lake : Wallowa Lake is Open
Wallowa River: Wallowa River can Fish Well For Trout as Long as Conditions Allow
Grande Ronde River: Snowmelt Causing High Flows and Difficult Fishing
Hat Rock Pond: 1,000 Legal Trout Stocked on April 14
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook Fishing is Slow
Tillamook Bay: Spring Chinook Fishing is Sporadic
Trask River: The Trask is a Little Slow and Water Conditions are Very Low Above Tidewater
Wilson River: Summer Steelhead Should Start Showing Up This Month
Applegate River: River Closed to Steelhead and Trout Fishing on March 31
Arizona Pond: This Pond is a Great Place For New Anglers to Learn Fishing Techniques
Ben Irving Reservoir: Reservoir was Stocked at the Beginning of March with 3,000 Rainbow Trout
Bradley Lake: Trophy Trout Were Stocked Last Month
Butterfield Lake: Trout Were Stocked Last Month
Coos River: Trout Fishing in Streams Will Open on May 22
Coquille River: Anglers Have Been Catching Striped Bass in the Upper End of Tidewater
Emigrant Reservoir: Bass Fishing Has Picked Up Recently
Expo Pond: Day Use Permits Are Required
Fish Lake : 4,500 Legal Rainbow Trout Were Stocked This Week
Floras Lake: Sunny Spring Weather has Brought the Water Temperature Up
Galesville Reservoir: Lots of Trout Available for Anglers!
Hemlock Lake: Fishing Should Be good
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Recently Received 5,000 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Was Recently Stocked With 5,000 Legal Rainbow Trout
Illinois River: Steelhead and Trout Fishing Closed on March 31
Laird Lake: Lake was Stocked a Few Weeks Ago With Rainbow Trout
Lake Selmac: 3,000 Legal Trout Will Be Stocked This Week
Lost Creek Lake: The Takelma and Marina Ramp are Usable
Medco Pond: This Can Be A Great Little Pond For Bluegill Fishing With Kiddos
Powers Pond: Trophy Trout Were Stocked This Week
Rogue River- Lower: Anglers Have Had Success Picking Up Spring Chinook
Rogue River - Middle: Currently Only Hatchery Steelhead and Hatchery Spring Chinook May Be Harvested
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Hatchery Hole is Currently Closed to All Fishing Through July 31
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): The Rogue and Tributaries Above Lost Creek Reservoir Remain Open Year-Round
Tenmile Lakes: Trout Were Stocked in North and South Tenmile Lakes Recently
Umpqua River: Spring Chinook Continues to be Slow
Willow Lake: Trout Fishing at Willow Lake Should Be Good
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,000 Legal-Size and 200 Pound Rainbow Trout
Blue River: Was Stocked The Week of May 3 With 1,100 Rainbow Trout
Blue River Reservoir: Was Last Stocked The Week of May 3 With 1,400 Legal-Size and 50 Trophy-Size Rainbow Trout
Clackamas River: Winter Steelhead Season Has For The Most Part Come To An End
Clear Lake: Was Stocked Last Week With 3,150 Trout of Various Sizes
Detroit Reservoir: The Lake Has Been Stocked Several Times in Recent Weeks With One-Pound Hatchery Trout
Eagle Creek: The Creek Remains Too Low and Clear to Offer Much Fishing Opportunity
EE Wilson Angling Pond: Trout Was Stocked Last Week With About 1,200 Hatchery Trout
Foster Reservoir: The Reservoir Was Stocked Recently With About 3,300 Trout
Green Peter Reservoir: The Reservoir Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 5,000 Hatchery Trout
Hills Creek Reservoir: Was Last Stocked The Week of April 26 With 3,200 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
Junction City Pond: This Pond is Stocked Regularly Throughout the Winter and Spring
Leaburg Lake: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 800 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
McKenzie River: Was Last Stocked The Week of May 3 With 3,900 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
McKenzie River: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,000 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
Middle Fork Willamette: Chinook Are On The Way
Quartzville Creek: This River Above Green Peter Reservoir Will Be Stocked Again This Week
Salmon Creek: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 1,350 Legal-Size Rainbow Trout
Sandy River: Summer Steelhead Can Now Be Found Throughout the River
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Anglers Can Still Access The River From Stayton Downstream and in a Few Places Above The Mehame Bridge
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: The Highway Along the Upper North Santiam has Re-Opened
Sunnyside Park Pond: It Will Be Stocked This Week With About 1,100 Legal and Larger Trout
Timber Linn Lake: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With Around 1,000 Legal-Size Trout
Walling Pond: About 1,350 Trout Are Going To Be Stocked In This Pond This Week