Sept 14 Fall Fishery Announcement
The Four Columbia River Tribes set the following fishery plan and the Columbia River Compact concurred:
Commercial Gillnet Fishery Zone 6
- Area: All of Zone 6
- Dates/Times: 6 AM Monday, September 18 to 6 PM Friday, September 22 (4 nights)
- Gear: Set and Drift Gillnets with an 8-inch minimum mesh size restriction.
- Allowable Sales: Salmon (any species), steelhead, shad, yellow perch, bass, walleye, catfish and carp may be sold or retained for subsistence. Fish landed during the open periods are allowed to be sold after the period concludes. Sturgeon may not be sold, but sturgeon from 38 to 54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool and sturgeon from 43 to 54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day Pools and may be kept for subsistence purposes.
- Closed Areas: River mouth and dam closed areas applicable to gillnets in effect including the standard Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary.
The tribes will consider additional fishing at a later time.
Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery
The Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line fishery continues under existing regulations for both subsistence and commercial use. For information on other fisheries such as tributaries or downstream of Bonneville please consult the tribal Fish and Wildlife Departments directly.
Note: This announcement is an informational document and does not constitute a fishery regulation. Individual tribes determine actual fishing regulations for their members. Copies of regulations are available from tribal fishery departments.
If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone: (541)-386-6363 or toll-free (800)-487-FISH (3474). Show pride in your Tribe’s treaty rights by carrying your Tribal ID. Please consult your tribal Fisheries Department for additional details on tribal regulations. PLEASE WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS FOR SAFETY and avoid overloading your boats. Be careful on the river as flows are still very high and are expected to remain high for some time.
Note: CRITFC distributes periodic wind and weather advisories by email during commercial gillnet periods. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list, please respond to this announcement and we will add you to the list.