Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

September 6, 2018

Mouth of Deschutes River to close on mainstem Columbia River

Action: Certain waters of the Columbia River within Oregon are closed to fishing.

Effective date: August 9, 2018 until further notice.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Oregon's waters adjacent to the mouth of the Deschutes River south of a straight line projecting from the flashing red USCG light #2 upstream to the lower South Channel range marker.

Reason for action: The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission directed the closure of these joint state waters of the mainstem Columbia River. Anglers are permitted to fish within joint state waters with either a Washington or Oregon fishing license, but must follow regulations of the waters being fished. This notice is designed to inform Washington anglers of Oregon's fishing closure.

Additional information: See the ODFW website for more information on the fishing rule change.

Information contact: Tucker Jones at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (971) 673-6067.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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