Recreational ocean salmon in-season changes between Cape Falcon and Humbug Mt.

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

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Recreational ocean salmon in-season changes between Cape Falcon and Humbug Mt.

September 14, 2023

NEWPORT, Ore – Ocean recreational coho salmon harvest closes at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 between Cape Falcon and Humbug Mt. The season remains open for Chinook salmon with a daily bag limit of one salmon, minimum 24 inches in length.

Also, an impact neutral equivalent rollover from the summer hatchery mark selective coho season resulted in adding 15,500 coho to the non-mark selective recreational September season from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt.

The revised quota for this fishery is now 40,500 coho for Sept. 1 through the earlier of the quota or Sept. 30. This impact neutral transfer was allowed per adopted federal ocean salmon regulations for this area.

The transfer prioritizes the recreational fishery. A small remainder of the allowed impacts will be held in reserve and may be transferred later this month if fishery managers need to move more fish to either the recreational fishery or the commercial troll fishery.

The National Marine Fisheries Service in consultation with the State of Oregon, the Pacific Fishery Management Council, the State of California, and fishery representatives made these two in-season management actions on Sept. 13. The group meets again late on Tuesday, Sept. 19 to evaluate the quota status and potential for reopening additional days in September.

Visit our website for more detailed information on Oregon's ocean salmon seasons and fisheries.

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Hosmer Lake: Anglers continue to report good brook, cutthroat and rainbow trout fishing
Metolius River: The Metolius River continues to fish well
Ochoco Reservoir: The reservoir is 38 percent full
Paulina Lake: Anglers continue to report good trout fishing and excellent kokanee fishing
Prinevile Reservoir: Prineville Reservoir at 68 percent full
Three Creek Lake: Anglers report light use and good trout fishing
Breitenbush River: River flows have dropped and are now around 150 cfs
Detroit Reservoir: Water levels are slowly dropping and will continue to drop through the fall
Green Peter Reservoir: Launching boats will then no longer be possible until sometime after refilling begins this winter
Santiam River ( North Fork) : River is currently running at around 1,200 cfs
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Flows are currently around 400 cfs
Santiam River (South Fork): Currently flows are around 1,200 cfs at the Waterloo gauge
Waverly Lake: The pond is much better shape now
Nestucca River: Saturday, Sept. 9 is the opener of the wild coho fishery in the Nestucca estuary
Kilchis River: Cutthroat are available throughout the river
Necanicum River: Sea-run cutthroat fishing should be decent
Nehalem River: Saturday (9/9/23) will be the first day of the wild coho fishery in Nehalem Bay
Applegate Reservoir: Fishing for warmwater fish should be the focus for Applegate anglers
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant is 18 percent full
Fish Lake : Fish Lake is 37 percent full
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt is currently 41 percent full
Lost Creek Lake: Trout anglers will want to fish deeper with the warm water
Rogue River - Middle: Current flow is a little less than 1,600 cfs
Rogue River- Upper: The release from Lost Creek Reservoir is 1,723 cfs and temperature is 56F
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): A variety of techniques will catch fish
Tenmile Lakes: The lake surface water temperature is in the mid-70s
Mann Lake: The lake is currently fishless
Owyhee Reservoir: Bass fishing has been slow with the highest catch rates in the lower reservoir
Pole Creek Reservoir: Fishing has been fair