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Sept 24, 2020 Fall Fishery Announcement

Thursday, September 24, 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: 6:00 AM Monday, September 28 through 6:00 PM Thursday, October 1 (3.5 days)
  • Gear: Set and Drift Gillnets with an 8-inch 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. 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 may be kept for subsistence purposes.
  • Closed Areas: River mouth and dam closed areas applicable to gillnets are in effect. The Spring Creek Hatchery Sanctuary will be reduced to 150 feet around the hatchery ladder.
  • COVID Guidelines: Please review the Safe Fishers, Safe Fisheries guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the vulnerable members of the tribal community.

There will be a Compact hearing to consider additional fishing on Thursday, September 24, at 10 AM.


Zone 6 Platform and Hook-and-line Fishery

The Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line fishery regulations remain unchanged:

  • 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.

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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