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Spring Season Tribal Fishery Announcement

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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

This is a Zone 6 Platform and Hook-and-Line Fishery ONLY. There are currently no scheduled commercial gill net fishing periods, nor are any fisheries open downstream of Bonneville Dam.

  • Time: Fish caught after 6:00 AM, Monday May 16 may be sold commercially.
  • Area: All of Zone 6
  • Gear: Hoop Nets/Bag Nets, Dip Nets, and rod and reel with hook and Line
  • Allowable Sales: Salmon (any species), steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use. Sturgeon between 38- 54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.
  • Sanctuaries: Any closed areas applicable to platforms are in effect. The Spring Creek Hatchery Sanctuary is not in effect this time of year.

For current information regarding tributary fishing regulations, please contact tribal fishery departments directly.

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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