ODFW Recreation Report

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Best bets for the weekend? Trout and Chinook

  • In some locations it could be a banner year for spring hatchery trout fishing. Due to poor water conditions last year and a bleak outlook for the summer, several districts are changing their trout stocking plans. Foregoing summer stocking and stocking more trout this spring when water conditions are better. Check for updates in the zone reports.
  • Spring Chinook are showing up, and being caught, in several river systems including Nestucca Bay and tidewater, Tillamook Bay and Trask Tidewater and the lower Columbia in the NW Zone. And in the Rogue and Umpqua basins in the SW Zone.

Trout fishing 101: May 13 & 14 in Salem

In this two-day class you’ll learn everything you need to know to go trout fishing on your own – including where to go, how to start, what gear to buy and how to clean your catch. Learn more.

Introduction to hunting in Oregon: May 18 in Portland

This two-hour seminar for adults new to hunting provides an overview of the hunting opportunities in Oregon. Learn more.

Find big game statistics

If you’re planning your controlled hunt applications, you’ll want to consider population, harvest and point summary reports from previous years. You can find links to all this data in one convenient spot.

More Reports

Salmon fishing closed above Bonneville Dam as of May 4
Columbia River

CLACKAMAS, Ore.—Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington closed salmon and steelhead fishing on the mainstem Columbia River between Bonneville Dam...... Read More

ODFW Recreation Report

Trout and spring Chinook on tap for the weekend In some locations it could be a banner year for spring hatchery...... Read More