Select Page

June 30, 2020 Fishery Announcement

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The four Columbia River treaty fishing tribes set the following fishery plan and the Columbia River Compact concurred:


Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery

  • Area: All of Zone 6
  • Dates/Times (2 openings):
    • 6 AM Wednesday July 1 to 6 PM Friday July 3 (2.5 nights)
      GEAR: Set and Drift Gillnets with a 7-inch minimum mesh size restriction
    • 6 AM Monday July 6 to 6 PM Thursday July 9 (3.5 nights)
      Gear: Set and Drift Gillnets with no 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. 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 may be kept for subsistence purposes. Fish landed during the open periods are allowed to be sold after the period concludes.
  • Closed Areas: Standard river mouth and dam closed areas applicable to gillnet gear, except the Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary is not in effect during the summer management period.
  • COVID Guidelines: Please review the Safe Fishers, Safe Fisheries guidelines to protect the vulnerable members of the tribal community from COVID-19.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook-and-line Fishery

  • Area: All of Zone 6
  • Dates/Times: Fish caught after 6:00 AM Saturday June 22 may be sold commercially until further notice.
  • 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.
  • Other Rules: All other Regulations for the ongoing Zone 6 platform and hook-and-line fishery remain unchanged.
  • COVID Guidelines: Please review the Safe Fishers, Safe Fisheries guidelines to protect the vulnerable members of the tribal community from COVID-19.

For information regarding other fisheries in tributaries or downstream of Bonneville please consult the tribal fishery departments directly.


PLEASE FOLLOW PHYSICAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES TO HELP PREVENT SPREAD OF COVID-19

Visit the CRITFC COVID-19 Resources Guide for Columbia River Fishing Access Site Residents and Tribal Fishers page for more information about safely fishing during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.

Pin It on Pinterest