Fall chinook salmon fishing will close Thursday, Nov. 1, in coastal rivers along the north half of the Oregon Coast.
Low returns and virtually no October rainfall led to the decision Friday.
Still open are most bays from the Siuslaw River north to the Necanicum, but the daily chinook bag limit will be reduced to a single fish in the bays, three total from Nov. 1 through the end of the year.
The lower Columbia River and its tributaries remain open, per current regulations.
Anglers can continue to fish for and retain fin-clipped steelhead and coho salmon in rivers open to steelhead