2 Rod fishing extended to coastal rivers

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[h=2]ODFW extends two-rod fishing to coastal rivers[/h]
August 3, 2016

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s popular two-rod fishing validation will be extended to coastal streams open to salmon and steelhead fishing this fall to help anglers take advantage of expected strong Chinook salmon returns.

“We are expecting another strong return of fall Chinook this season, and allowing the expanded use of two rods for coastal rivers will give anglers a great opportunity to harvest these fish,” said Mike Gauvin, manager of ODFW’s recreational fishing program.

The temporary rule is effective Aug. 4 - Oct. 31 in all coastal streams open to angling for Chinook salmon, hatchery coho, and hatchery steelhead. Only a single rod can be used for any other game and non-game fish species.

Two-rod validations are nothing new. ODFW has been gradually opening more waterways to the use of two rods. For $21.50, licensed anglers can purchase the right to use a second rod in certain locations of the state, including most ponds and lakes, and now coastal streams.

Gauvin noted that anglers that have already purchased a 2016 Two Rod Angling Validation do not need another one for the coastal openings. Also, youth anglers under 12 years of age are permitted under the rules to use two rods where allowed without purchasing a fishing license or a two-rod validation.

Some areas are limited or excluded from the two-rod opportunity, due to conservation needs.

In the NW Zone, two rods may only be used in the Nehalem River Basin from Sept. 16 – Oct. 31. Only a single rod may be used in lower Columbia tributaries which include Bear Creek, Big Creek, Gnat Creek, John Day River, Klaskanine River Basin (including north and south forks), Lewis and Clark River, Youngs River and Bay, Beaver Creek, and the Clatskanie River.

In the SW Zone, two rods may only be used in the Umpqua River upstream to Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. 38), in the Rogue River upstream to the upstream deadline at the Ferry Hole Boat Ramp, and in the Chetco River upstream to the Harbor Water Intake.

For more about this and other fishing opportunities, visit ODFW online at www.odfw.com.
 

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EOBOY;n597692 said:
Rog does that mean I need to put more rod holders on:lol:

that is a great thing about salmon trolling in a kayak, since you already have a rod holder on each side, all set to run a large, slow turning spinner OFF one side and a rolling herring OFF the other...boo yah
 
rogerdodger;n597696 said:
that is a great thing about salmon trolling in a kayak, since you already have a rod holder on each side, all set to run a large, slow turning spinner OFF one side and a rolling herring OFF the other...boo yah

I'm right there with ya, Roger! Looking to get the kayak out onto T-Bay soon and troll for chinook. I set a 5 lb. drag on both rods this spring on the Willy, and that worked extremely well. 6 for 6 with no lines getting tangled. I was re-reading the ODFW rulebook and updates, and it looks like we can keep hatchery coho in T-Bay during the open chinook seasons. I've only ever caught and released wild coho there, but I'm guessing some hatchery coho move through T-bay as well.
 

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Gettin' Jiggy Wid It;n597704 said:
I'm right there with ya, Roger! Looking to get the kayak out onto T-Bay soon and troll for chinook. I set a 5 lb. drag on both rods this spring on the Willy, and that worked extremely well. 6 for 6 with no lines getting tangled. I was re-reading the ODFW rulebook and updates, and it looks like we can keep hatchery coho in T-Bay during the open chinook seasons. I've only ever caught and released wild coho there, but I'm guessing some hatchery coho move through T-bay as well.

correct, limiting this to the coast (NW and SW zones), under the zone rules, any location open for Chinook salmon or steelhead is also open for pink salmon, sockeye salmon and hatchery coho salmon.
 

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rogerdodger;n597705 said:
correct, limiting this to the coast (NW and SW zones), under the zone rules, any location open for Chinook salmon or steelhead is also open for pink salmon, sockeye salmon and hatchery coho salmon.

How would this apply to Siltcoos?
 

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eugene1;n597708 said:
How would this apply to Siltcoos?

does not apply. the lakes are covered under permanent coho rules that void the 2 rod license during coho seasons. it is also those permanent rules for coho that might be why there will be a wild coho season for the lakes, could be those coho that pass through a lake to their spawning beds fall through the cracks so to speak with regard to the ESA listing. don't have a better explanation as I think we are expecting weak runs to the lakes...cheers, roger
 
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rogerdodger;n597709 said:
that might be why there will be a wild coho season for the lakes, could be those coho that pass through a lake to their spawning beds fall through the cracks so to speak with regard to the ESA listing. don't have a better explanation as I think we are expecting weak runs to the lakes...cheers, roger

Thanks, yes the state and NMFS/PFMC has decided to allow flexibility with coho harvest; so it is decided basin by basin in Oregon.
 
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