August 14, 2018 Fall Treaty Fishery Announcement
The Four Columbia River tribes have set the following fishery plan and the Columbia River Compact concurred:
Zone 6 Commercial Sturgeon Setline Fishery
- Area: Bonneville Pool Only
- Season: The ongoing fishery is extended to 6 PM Saturday August 25
- Sanctuaries: Standard closed areas applicable to setline gear
- Gear: Setline Gear
- Allowable Sales: Sturgeon from 38 to 54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. Fish landed during the open periods are allowed to be sold after the period concludes. Sturgeon within the 38-54 inch fork length slot limit caught in the platform or hook-and-line fishery may be sold when caught during periods when both the platform and hook-and-line fishery and setline fishery are open in the same area at the same time.
Zone 6 Commercial Salmon Gillnet Fishery
- Area: All of Zone 6
- Dates/Times: 6 AM Monday, August 27 to 6 PM Thursday, August 30 (3 nights) and
6 AM Monday, September 3 to 6 PM Friday, September 7 (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.
Additional fall season gillnet openings will be scheduled later. For information other fisheries, please consult the 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 tribal Fisheries Department for additional details on tribal regulations. PLEASE WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS FOR SAFETY and avoid overloading your boats.