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Monday, December 3
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Thursday, November 29
The sturgeon setline fishery in Priest Rapids and Wanapum Pools has been extended to close
5pm Dec 22, 2018. See Committee Action attached.
Wednesday, November 7
The coho returns to the Klickitat River are expected to be good and commercial
sales are open. Therefore, the F&W committee EXPANDS the Klickitat River Fishery
Monday, November 5
Harvestable numbers of sturgeon are available in the Priest Rapids and Wanapum Pools
of the Columbia River. Therefore the Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize a commercial
Wednesday, October 17
There are harvestable numbers of sturgeon availabile in the Bonneville Pool.
The Fish and Wildlife Committee has authorized a commercial sturgeon
setline fishery in Bonneville Pool from 6am Wed October 17 to
Monday, October 15
Due to the low fall chinook returns to date, the Fish and Wildlife Committee is closing
the weekly subsistence fishing period on the Yakima River.
See attached Committee Action for dettails.
Thursday, October 4
Klickitat River fall chinook returns have been less than expected causing
concern for broodstock collection goals. Therefore the Fish & Wildlife committee
Tuesday, October 2
The Fish & Wildlife committee authorize another week of gillnet fishing opportunity
6am Wednesday Oct 3 to 6pm Saturday October 6, 2018.
Tuesday, September 25
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize additional gillnet fishing opening
in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Wednesday Sept 26 to 6pm
Friday Sept 28, 2018.
Wednesday, September 19
The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorize additional gillnet fishing time
in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Wednesday Sept 19 to 6pm
Saturday Sept. 22, 2018. Full regs attached.
Friday, September 14
- Fall Chinook has been lower than expected and Upriver Bright Fall Chinook (URB)
- have been downgraded to 138,600 at the mouth of the Columbia River.
Sunday, September 9
The Fish and Wildlife Commitee has authorized additional fall gillnet fishing time
from 6am Monday September 10 to 6pm Friday September 14, 2018.
See regs attached
Monday, August 20
The Fish and Wildlife Commitee authorize the first 2 Commercial Fall Gillnet Openings
6am Monday Aug 27 - 6pm Thursday Aug 30 and
6am Monday Sep 3 - 6pm Friday Sep 7, 2018
See full regs attached
Monday, August 20
Klickitat River Fall chinook and Coho returns are expected to be good and commercial sales
are open. Therefore, the Fish and Wildlife Commitee EXPANDS the Klickitat River fishery
Friday, July 27
As of July 21,the Zone 6 treaty catch guideline has been exceeded. Therefore,
the F&W Commitee hereby close the Platform H&L Fishery in the Columbia River
Friday, July 27
There are 48 havestable sturgeon available in the John Day Pool. Therefore, the
F&W Committee authorizes a commercial sturgeon setline season in the John Day Pool
Monday, July 16
Fall Fishers Meeting
Friday August 3, 2018
10 am - 4 pm
Hood River Inn
Tuesday, July 10
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes another summer commercial gillnet opening
in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Wednesday July 11 to 6pm Friday July 13, 2018.
See attached regulations.
Thursday, July 5
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes the opening of the Klickitat
River fishery from noon Tuesdays to 6pm Saturdays starting
July 3, 2018 through6pm December 29, 2018
Friday, June 29
YN fishing opportunity for lamprey exists at Willamette Falls.
Please see attached regs and permit application. Permit must be turned into Raemelle for signature.