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Feb 28, 2019 Winter Season Tribal Fishery Announcement

Thursday February 28, 2019

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

Commercial Gillnet Fishery

  • Area: Bonneville Pool only
  • Dates/Times: 6:00 AM Friday March 1 through 6:00 PM Tuesday March 12
  • Gear: Gillnets with no mesh size restriction.
  • Allowable Sales: Sturgeon* from 38 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. The Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary is not in effect this time of year.

*2019 Commercial Sturgeon Harvest Guidelines Bonneville = 500, The Dalles = 415, John Day = 175

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery

  • Platform and Hook and Line regulations remain unchanged.

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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