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02/11/2016 Winter Season Fishery Announcement

The Four Columbia River Tribes set the following fishery plan and the Columbia River Compact concurred:

Commercial Gillnet Fishery

  • Area: The Dalles and John Day Pools only
  • Dates/Times: The ongoing fishery is extended through 6:00 PM Monday February 22 Gear: Gillnets with no mesh size restriction
  • Allowable Sales: Sturgeon from 43 to 54 inches fork length, salmon (any species), steelhead, walleye, bass, carp, catfish, shad, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. Fish landed during the open periods are allowed to be sold after the period concludes.
  • Sanctuaries: River mouth and dam closed areas applicable to gillnet gear are in effect. The Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary is not in affect this time of year.

Bonneville Pool Fishing Will Be Scheduled At A Later Date

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery

Current platform and hook and line regulations remain in effect.


For current information regarding tributary fishing regulations, please contact tribal fishery 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 tribe’s Fisheries Department for additional details on tribal regulations. PLEASE WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKET FOR SAFETY and avoid overloading your boats.

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