Media, please, contact Paul Ward at 509-865-5121 ext. 6363.

Authorize Smelt Fishing By Permit for 2014


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.

Fisher's Meeting January 27, 2014


The Fish & Wildlife Committee directed Fisheries Staff to schedule a Fisher's Meeting for 10 am to 4 pm Monday January 27, 2014 at Legends Casino in Toppenish, WA.  Lunch will be provided.  See attached memo for the full agenda.

Sturgeon Setline Fishery


The tribal sturgeon setline fishery normally begins January 1st of each year.  At the present time harvestable numbers of sturgeon are available in Zone 6 of the Columbia River.  The setline catch is projected to be fewer than 200 fish.

The Lost Fish

Yakama Nation, CRITFC, Freshwaters Illustrated
Yakama Premiere!
December 9, 2013 (Monday)
Heritage Theater

3rd Annual Lake Cle Elum Mackinaw Tournament


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.