Fall Season Fishery Announcement Aug 13, 2013
Today, the Columbia River Tribes set the following commercial fisheries.
The Columbia River Compact concurred:
The Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery
The tribes will set the following commercial gillnet openings:
- 6AM Monday, August 19 through 6PM Wednesday, August 21, 2013 (2 nights)
- 6AM Monday, August 26 through 6PM Friday, August 30, 2013 (4 nights)
- 6AM Tuesday, September 3 through 6PM Saturday, September 7, 2013 (4 nights)
Area: All of Zone 6
Gear: Gillnets. There is an 8” minimum mesh size requirement for these openings.
Allowable Sales: Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use. Sturgeon between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use. Sales of fish caught during open periods may be sold after the open period.
Sanctuaries: River mouth and dam sanctuaries applicable to gillnets are in effect. The Standard Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary is also in effect for these openings.
The Zone 6 platform and hook and line fisheries and fisheries downstream of Bonneville Dam continue as previously determined.
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). Please consult your tribal Fisheries Department for additional details on tribal regulations. PLEASE WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS FOR SAFETY and avoid overloaded boats.