Fall Fishery Announcement – Sept 5, 2019
The four Columbia River treaty fishing tribes have set the following fishery plan and the Columbia River Compact concurred:
Zone 6 Commercial Salmon Gillnet Fishery
- Area: All of Zone 6
- Dates/Times: 6 AM Monday, September 9 to 6 PM Thursday, September 12 (3 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.
Please remember the Bonneville pool elevation will fluctuate from Friday-Sunday due to the planned removal of a sunken boat below Bonneville Dam that will require reducing water flow through the dam.
For information on other fisheries, please consult your tribe’s fishery department 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.