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Aug 11, 2021 Fall Fishery Announcement

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The four Columbia River treaty fishing 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, August 23 to 6 PM Thursday, August 26 (3 nights) and
    6 AM Monday, August 30 to 6 PM Thursday, September 2 (3 nights)
  • Gear: Set and Drift Gillnets with 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 may be kept for subsistence purposes.
  • Closed Areas: Standard sanctuaries applicable to gillnet gear. The standard Spring Creek Hatchery Sanctuary is in place.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook-and-line Fishery

  • The Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line fishery regulations remain unchanged.

Tributary Fisheries and Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville Dam

Consult your Tribe’s Fishery Department for current regulations in these areas.


Vaccines work and are safe. Get vaccinated to help protect you, your family and your tribal community. One Community Health is the tribal health partner in the Columbia Gorge. Call them at 541-386-6380 to schedule your free vaccination or call your tribal clinic to get it before heading to the river.

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.


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.

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