News/Announcements

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3rd Annual Lake Cle Elum Mackinaw Tournament

Announcement

3rd Annual Lake Cle Elum Mackinaw Tournament Saturday May 4th starting at 8:00 am from Parkers at Morgan Creek. Check in and registration at 7:00 am. For information call Kenny Selzler at 509-674-9087.

Yakama Nation closes fishery below Bonneville Dam.

To prioritize fish for ceremonial needs and to reduce risks of exceeding catch guiedelines, the FWLO closes hook and line fishing in the area below Bonneville Dam at 6 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Salmon Spawning in Yakima Basin

Adult sockeye transported from Priest Rapids dam in July are spawning above Lake Cle Elum. Sockeye change from ocean rearing colors of blue back to a bright green head and red body when they are spawning. The vibrant color of the sockeye and large number has biologists enthusiastic to share the success of the innovative program. The Yakama Nation is in its fourth year of reintroduction work that includes transporting sockeye into the lake, monitoring populations, spawning surveys, and developing strategies to maintain the Yakima Basin stock. The number that spawns has increased each year as the tribe negotiated an agreement to take up to three percent of overall run size.

Virtual Lamprey Arrives in Yakima Valley

Toppenish, Wash. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Yakama Nation announce the virtual arrival of Asúm the Lamprey to the Yakima Valley.