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Monday, June 19
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.
Tuesday, June 13
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
Monday, June 12
The Spring chinook escapement is on track to meet broodstock, therefore the
Fish &Wildlife Committee extends the Klickitat River Fishery through
Friday, May 12
The Fish and Wildlife Committee extends the sturgeon setline fishery
in the Priest Rapids and Wanapum Pools to 6pm June 10, 2017.
Monday, May 1
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
Monday, May 1
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
Monday, April 3
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:
Monday, April 3
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
Thursday, March 16
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.
Monday, March 13
A Fisher's meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 10am to 4pm at
the Hood River Inn. Please see full agenda attached.
Monday, March 6
The Winter Gillnet Fishery in the Bonneville Pool will open
6 a.m. on Monday March 6 through 6 p.m. Tuesday March 21, 2017
Friday, February 3
The Fish and Wildlife Committee approves the commercial
winter gillnet fishery for Zone 6 of the Columbia River according
to the regulations on the attached pages. Please see the attached
Thursday, January 26
There is evidence that smelt may be moving into the Cowlitz River.
Attached is the 2017 smelt permit application.
Submit the completed application to Raemelle Kiona and she will issue the permit.
Thursday, December 22
There has been good effort and harvest during the sturgeon setline fishery
which allows for more fishing time. The Fish and Wildlife committee
Wednesday, December 7
Harvestable sturgeon are available in the Priest Rapids and Wanapum reservoirs
of the Columbia River. The F&W Committee authroizes a commercial sturgeon setline
Friday, October 14
The F&W Committe authorize a 9th fall commercial gillnet opening in zone 6
from 6 am Monday October 17 to 6 pm October 21, 2016.
See attached regs for full details.
Monday, August 15
The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorize the first 4 2016 fall commercial gillnet fishing periods
in Zone 6 of the Columbia River. From:
6am Monday August 22 to 6 pm Friday August 26,
Wednesday, June 15
YN F&W Committee authorize 6am June 16 the opening of commercial sales of fish caught with
subsistence gears in Zone 6 and in selected YN tributaries. See attached regs for full details.
Wednesday, June 8
Spring Chinook are entering the Icicle River in good numbers. Leavenworth NFH staff has
indicated they have met their broodstock need. Therefore, the Fish and Wildlife Committee
Monday, June 6
Platform/H&L catches have exceeded projections to the point there is risk of exceeding
the Treaty Catch Guideline before the end of the spring management period. Therefore