Wild Coho salmon bag limit regulations clarified for Siltcoos and Tahkenitch Lakes

September 28, 2016

Salem, Ore. – Fishery managers issued a temporary rule today to clarify bag limit regulations for the wild coho salmon fisheries in Siltcoos and Tahkenitch Lakes.

The action was taken because the bag-limit portions of the regulations were inadvertently removed during the 2016 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations process.

The permanent rules for Siltcoos Lake (Southwest Zone) are:
•Open for coho salmon Oct. 1 – Dec. 31
•1 wild adult coho and 1 jack coho may be harvested per day
•No more than 5 wild coho, in aggregate from both the Northwest and Southwest angling zones, may be retained per year.
•Coho angling allowed upstream of Hwy 101 bridge, downstream of railroad trestle on Maple Creek arm, and the Fivemile Road crossing on the Fiddle Creek arm.
•Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho season.

The permanent rules for Tahkenitch Lake (Northwest Zone) are:
•Open for coho salmon Oct. 1 – Dec. 31
•1 wild adult coho and 1 jack coho may be harvested per day
•No more than 5 wild coho, in aggregate from both the Northwest and Southwest angling zones, may be retained per year.
•Coho angling allowed upstream of Hwy 101 bridge, downstream of the first road crossing on Mallard Arm, and downstream of the 059 bridge on the five-mile arm.
•Closed to two rod angling for all species during coho season.

To check on fishing conditions for Siltcoos and Tahkenitch Lakes, check out the recreation report on the ODFW website.

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Contact:
John Spangler, 541-265-8306 x224
John.J.Spangler@dfw.state.or.us