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

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

The 2022 smelt return to the Cowlitz is forecasted to be good.  Therefore the F&W Committee authorizes a smelt fishery on the Cowlitz River through March 2022.  Smelt Permits are available from Raemelle.  Or you can download one here and...

The Fish & Wildlife Committee approves the commercial winter gillnet fishery for Zone 6 of the Columbia River.  The Dalles Pool open 6am Tuesday Feb 1 to 6pm Sat Feb 5, 2022.  The John Day Pool opens 6am Tuesday Feb 1 to 6m Sat Feb 12, 2022...

The Fish & Wildlife Comittee authorize a Winter Fishers Meeting January 31, 2022 from 10am - 4pm via Zoom.  See attached for agenda and Zoom Link.  Join...

The YN Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize a commercial setline fishery for white sturgeon in all of Zone 6 of the Columbia River. 

7am Saturday January 1 to noon Monday January 31, 2022.

Downloadable regs are attached.