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Yakama Nation Re-Introduction Efforts Bring Once-Extinct Sockeye Back to Cle Elum Lake, Tributaries
The Fish and WildlifelLawand Order Committee authorize fish caught with subsistence gears in the Wind and Klickitat Rivers and Drano Lake to be allowed for commercial sales from 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Until Furthex- Notice.
The Platform/H&L Fishery in all of Zone 6 of the Columbia River at 11:59 p.m. Saturday May 18,2013. This closure will remain in effect through 6:00 a.m.
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.
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.
Attached is the 2013 Yakama nation Tributary Fisheries regulations package.
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.