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Feb 21, 2017 Fishery Announcement


Tuesday February 21, 2017

The Four Columbia River Tribes set the following fishery plan and the Columbia River Compact concurred:

Commercial Gillnet Fishery

  • Area: John Day Pool and The Dalles Pool
  • Dates/Times: Extend the ongoing fisheries through 6:00 PM Wednesday March 1
  • Gear: Gillnets with no mesh size restriction.
  • Allowable Sales: Sturgeon from 43 to 54 inches fork length, Salmon (any species), steelhead, shad, carp, catfish, walleye, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or retained for subsistence. Sales of fish are allowed after the fishing period as long as they were landed during the open period.
  • Sanctuaries: River mouth and dam closed areas applicable to gillnets in effect.

Additional Commercial Gillnet Fishing Time Is Expected. Bonneville Pool Fishing Will Be Scheduled At A Later Date.

2017 Commercial Sturgeon Harvest Guidelines:

  • Bonneville: 325
  • The Dalles: 325
  • John Day: 295

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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