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Feb 19, 2020 Winter Tribal Fishery Announcement

Wednesday February 19, 2020

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

Commercial Gillnet Fishery

  • Area: John Day Pool only
  • Dates/Times: 6:00 AM Thursday February 20 through 6:00 PM Monday February 24
  • Gear: Gillnets with no mesh size restriction.
  • Allowable Sales: Sturgeon from 43 to 54 inches fork length, salmon (any species), steelhead, walleye, bass, carp, catfish, shad, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. Fish landed during the open periods are allowed to be sold after the period concludes.
  • Sanctuaries: River mouth and dam closed areas applicable to gillnet gear are in effect.

An extension of commercial gillnet fishing time is possible. Fishery in Bonneville Pool will be scheduled at a later date.

  • 2020 Commercial Sturgeon Harvest Guidelines Bonneville = 500, The Dalles = 415, John Day = 210

Platform and Hook-and-line Fishery

There are no changes to the ongoing regulations for the Zone 6 Platform and Hook-and-line Fishery

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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