Oregon Streams Re-Open for Afternoon Fishing

From TU 678: The ban on fishing after 2pm for coldwater species in many of Oregon’s rivers and streams has been lifted.

McKenzie River

Starting yesterday, September 1st, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife resumed normal fishing hours on most streams and rivers throughout the state, including the lower Willamette and Clackamas Rivers.

Read the full release from ODFW here. While we’re thrilled normal fishing hours have been re-established, conditions are still far from ideal with many rivers and streams exhibiting extremely low flows. We urge you to use caution and your good judgement while you fish for trout, steelhead, salmon and sturgeon. Some tips that will go a long way to protecting our native coldwater fish include fishing in the early morning, avoiding water that’s above 70 degrees and releasing fish quickly.

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