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2018 Summer Season Tribal Fishery Announcement

Monday, June 11, 2018

The four Columbia River tribes set the following fishery plan and the Columbia River Compact concurred:


Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery

  • Area: All of Zone 6
  • Dates/Times: 6 AM Monday June 18 to 6 PM Friday, June 22 and 6 AM Monday June 25 to 6 PM Friday, June 29.
  • Gear: Set and drift gillnets with a 7-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 may be kept for subsistence purposes.
  • Closed Areas: River mouth and dam closed areas applicable to gillnets in effect. The Spring Creek Hatchery closed area is not in effect in the summer management period.

The tribes will consider additional fishing at a later time.


Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery

  • Area: Zone 6
  • Allowable Sales: Fish caught after 6:00 AM Saturday June 16 may be sold commercially. Sales will continue until
    further notice.
  • 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.
  • Other Rules: All other Regulations for the ongoing Zone 6 platform and hook and line fishery remain unchanged.
    For information other fisheries such as tributaries or downstream of Bonneville please consult the tribal fishery departments directly.

Northern Pike Alert!

). If you cannot keep it, or do not wish to, please take several photos of the fish for identification purposes. Thank you, your participation may help save thousands of salmon in the years to come!

Kokanee salmon and the pike that ate them

Wild kokanee and the pike that ate them from Lake Roosevelt

Pike with belly of smolts

Juvenile salmon in the stomach of an Alaskan northern pike caught during a 2012 control effort.

Northern Pike age classes

Multiple year classes of northern pike from 2017 Lake Roosevelt control work


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.

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