News/Announcements

Media, please, contact Paul Ward at 509-865-5121 ext. 6363.

Open Summer Gillnet Season

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize the first commercial summer gillnet 
opening 6am June 24 - 6pm Wednesday June 26, 2019.
Full regs attached 

Open Commercial Sale

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes commerical sale for platform/ hook & line
fishery.  6am Monday June 24 - 11:59 pm July 31, 2019.
Regs attached

Re-Open Icicle River Fishery

Announcement
The Leavenworth NFH has collected enough broodstock for their program,  Therefore,
the Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes the opening of the Icicle River Fishery

2019 Family Fish Day

Announcement

Yakama Nation Family Fish Day

Friday June 21, 2019

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

12421 Lateral A Road

Toppenish, WA 98948

(509) 865-5121 EXT 6372

ReOpen Zone 6 Platform/H&L

Announcement
The Fish and Wildlife Committee re-opens the platform h&l fishery for subsistence only at
6am Wednesday June 12, 2019 - December 31, 2019.
See attached regs for full details

Open Icicle River Fishery

Announcement
The Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is approaching its broodstock collection goal
which allows for fishing opportunity on the Icicle River.  The Fish and Wildlife Committee

Lamprey Permits Available

Announcement
Due to the return of lamprey to the Willamette River, YN fishing opportunity exists
at Willamette Falls.  A subsistence fishery for lamprey will be held during the months

CLOSE the platform/h&l fishery

Announcement
The Columbia Upriver Spring chinook run has been downgraded to 
75,000 at the mouth of the Columbia River.  The allowable treaty harvest 

Close Wind River

Announcement
Due to the low spring chinook returns to date and that the hatchery is 
unlikely to achieve broodstock collection in 2019, the Fish and Wildlife
Committee hereby closes the fishery on the Wind River

2019 Platform H&L Regulations

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee has authorized the 2019 Subsistence Platform H&L
Regulations for the Columbia River and tributaries.  See the attached regs

Spring Fisher's Meeting

Announcement
Spring Fisher's Meeting March 25
10am - 4pm at Hood River Inn, Hood River, OR
See full agenda attached

Extend Bonneville Pool Fishery

Announcement
The winter gillnet fishery in the Bonneville Pool has been extended to
6pm Saturday March 23, 2019.  See Regulations attached

Open Winter Gillnet Fishery in Bonneville Pool

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee approves the commercial winter gillnet
fishery for the Bonneville Pool opening 6am Friday March 1 through
6pm Wednesday March 12, 2019.
See regs attached

Extend Winter Gillnet in JD Pool

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee extends the winter gillnet fishery in
The John Day Pool to 6pm Wednesday Feb 27, 2019. 
All other winter gillnet season regulations remain unchanged. 
See attached

Open 2019 Winter Gillnet Season

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize a commercial gillnet season on the
Columbia River.  The Dalles and John Day Pools open 
6am Friday Feb 1 - 6pm Wednesday Feb 13, 2019.

2019 Smelt Permits

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize smelt fishing in the Cowlitz River
through March 2019.  Please submit the attached permit to Raemelle Kiona