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Spring Season Tribal Fishery Announcement

2014 SPRING SEASON TRIBAL FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT

Tuesday May 6, 2014

Today, the Columbia River Tribes made the following change to their spring fisheries and the Columbia River Compact concurred:

The Zone 6 Platform and Hook-and-line Fishery

The tribes will allow commercial sales of Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line caught fish with the following rules:

  • Time: 6:00 PM Tuesday, May 6 through 6:00 PM Thursday, July 31, 2013. (Fall season rules beginning August 1 will be set later)
  • Area: All of Zone 6
  • Gear: Hoop nets, Dipnets, and Hook-and-line.
  • Allowable Sales: Salmon, 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.
  • Misc. Rules: Sanctuaries for these gear types are in effect.

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

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At this time, tribal bank fisheries downstream of Bonneville remain closed.

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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). Please consult your tribal Fisheries Department for additional details on tribal regulations. PLEASE WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS FOR SAFETY and avoid overloaded boats.

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