Harvest Updates

Yakama Nation Harvest Management

Under the Treaty of 1855, the Yakama Nation reserved the right to fish, hunt and gather and other rights at all usual and accustomed places. This includes the preservation of fish habitat at all usual and accustomed fishing places. 

The Yakama Nation manages fisheries resources to ensure continued access by Yakama members to fulfill their ceremonial, subsistence and commercial needs.  This treaty reserved right includes the right to have fish present to harvest, at all usual and accustomed places.

Harvest News

The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorizes the opening of the Icicle River Fishery
from 6am Thursday June 22 through 6pm Saturday June 24, 2017 and will continue
The Fish& Wildlife Committee authorize the first 2 Commercial Summer Gillnet openings:
6am June 19 to 6pm June 22 and
6am June 26 to 6pm June 29, 2017.
See full regulations attached.
Due to the low spring chinook returns to date on the Icicle River, it is unlikely the
Leavenworth NFH will achieve broodstock collection.  The fishery on the Icicle
The Spring chinook escapement is on track to meet broodstock, therefore the
Fish &Wildlife Committee extends the Klickitat River Fishery through
The Fish and Wildlife Committee extends the sturgeon setline fishery
in the Priest Rapids and Wanapum Pools to 6pm June 10, 2017.  
See attached.
Spring chinook returns continue to be low.  The F&W Committee does
not want to draw names for the Drano Lake fishery until good numbers
There has been good effort and harvest during the sturgeon setline fishery in the
Priest Rapids and Wanapum Pools.  Therefore, the Fish and Wildlife Committee
Attached are the general subsistence regulations for the Platform/ H&L fisheries
for Zone 6 of the Columbia River and the Yakama Nation tributary fisheries:
Harvestable sturgeon continue to be available in the Priest Rapids and Wanapum Pools 
of the Columbia River.  Therefore the F&W Committee authorizes a commercial
The sturgeon harvest guideline in the Bonneville Pool is expected to
be achieved and the winter gillnet season will close 6pm Friday, March 17, 2017.