Smelt returns to the Columbia Basin have been very low for the past several years; however an improved Smelt return is expected in the Cowlitz River in 2014. Therefore, the Fish, Wildlife, and Law and Order Committee hereby authorize Smelt fishing in the Cowlitz River through March 2014 according to the regulations on the attached permit. Regulations are pursuant to Title XXXII of the Revised Law & Order Code of the Yakama Nation. Authority to enforce these regulations is provided under Section 32.18.05 of the Code. Violations of any of these regulations are punishable under Section 32.18.05 of the Code.
Please see Raemelle to obtain your permit.