Harvest Updates

Yakama Nation Harvest Management

Under the Treaty of 1855, the Yakama Nation reserved the right to fish, hunt and gather and other rights at all usual and accustomed places. This includes the preservation of fish habitat at all usual and accustomed fishing places. 

The Yakama Nation manages fisheries resources to ensure continued access by Yakama members to fulfill their ceremonial, subsistence and commercial needs.  This treaty reserved right includes the right to have fish present to harvest, at all usual and accustomed places.

Harvest News

The Fish and Wildlife Committee hereby authorizes the modification of the Icicle River subsistence fishing regulations to allow expanded weekly openings on the Icicle River from 5am Mondays to 9pm Saturdays effective May 23, 2022 through July 30...

Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery has achieved its brood collection goal and fishing opportunity exists in Drano Lake.  The fishery on Tues- Weds May 24-25, 2022 will be for 20 Subsistence permits; 10 exclusively for YN elders 55 &...

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes weekly openings on the Icicle River from Noon Thursdays to 6 pm Saturdays from May 12- July 30, 2022.  Standard subsistence Platform/H&L gears.  The use of treble hooks and snagging is prohibited...

2022 Subsistence Fishing Regs are available.  T059-22 is attached for download.

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes another winter gillnet opening in the John Day Pool from 6am Saturday March 12 to 6pm Wednesday March 16, 2022.  Downloadable regs are attached.

The Fish & Wildlife Committee approve the following additional winter gillnet openings.  The Dalles Pool 6am Thursday Feb 24 - 6pm Monday Feb 28, 2022 extend the John Day Pool to 6pm Monday Feb 28, 2022.  Open the Bonneville Pool 6am...

The Winter Gillnet Fishery in The Dalles Pool will reopen 6am Wednesday Feb 16 - 6pm Friday Feb 18, 2022.  The John Day Pool fishery willbe extended to 6pm Saturday Feb 26, 2022.  See Regs attached

Attached is the PowerPoint Presentation from the Winter Fisher's Meeting held today Jan 31, 2022 10am - 3:30 pm