Historic Photos of Oregon Fishing

Sportfishing Catch of Coho Salmon Sportfishers display their catch on the boat docks at Warrenton across Youngs Bay from Astoria in Clatsop County. August 1971.

Supplies of catchable salmon grow and shrink depending on many factors: feed available, commercial & sport harvest, access to & condition of spawning grounds and more.

Fisheries management has become increasingly aware of the importance of maintaining the 'wild' gene pool to produce strong, healthy fish.

source: Oregon State Archives, Oregon Highway Division, ID: OHD8031

  • Coho Salmon Sportfishing Catch 1971
  • Deschutes River Flyfisher - 1938
  • Columbia River Fishwheel - circa 1880
  • Oakridge Salmon Hatchery - 1951
  • Bonneville Dam Fish Ladder - 1953
  • Salmon Derby Chinook - circa 1938
  • Celilo Falls Columbia River - circa 1900
  • Casting for Columbia Salmon - 1937
  • Indian Women Drying Salmon - 1952
  • Large Trout - Diamond Lake - 1937
  • Willamette River "Hog Line" - 1940
  • Trask River Steelhead - circa 1936
  • "Devil's Punchbowl" - circa 1935
  • Wilson River Flyfishing - circa 1938
  • Umpqua Steelhead Hookup - circa 1937
  • Celilo Falls Salmon Catch- circa 1935
  • Netted Salmon Celilo Falls - circa 1940
  • Gaffed Salmon Celilo Falls - circa 1937
  • Platforms Celilo Falls - circa 1937
  • Oregon Governor Earl Snell - 1940


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