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Elders Only Below Bonneville Fishery 2023


The Yakama Nation Fish & Wildlife Committee authorized two scheduled Elders Only Fishery openings below Bonneville Dam 6am to 4pm on Tuesday May 2 and Tuesday May 9, 2023.  Detailed regulations attached.  Please contact the Fish & Wildlife

2023 Platform Hook & Line Regulations


The 2023 Platform Hook & Line Regulations are attached.  These provide the base regulations for the tributaries and Columbia River.

Yakama Nation Provides Testimony in Washington D.C.

Press release

Earlier this month, Jeremy Takala, Chair of the Tribal Council Committees for Legislative, Fish & Wildlife, and Law & Order traveled with the CRITFC delegation to Washington D.C.

2023 Spring Fishers Meeting


The YN Spring Fishers Meeting will be held Monday March 27, 2023 from 10am to 4pm at the Hood River Inn.  See the full agenda attached

Winter Setline Fishery


The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorize a commercial setline fishery in Bonneville and The Dalles Pools.  Bonneville Pool 6am Monday Feb 27 to 6pm Weds March 1, 2023.  The Dalles Pool 6am Monday March 6 to 6pm Thursday March 9, 2023.  Sales are

YN Tribal School Students Experience Smelt Fishing

Zach Arquette
Press release

On February 16th, 2023 Yakama Nation Tribal School students had the opportunity to fish for smelt in the Cowlitz River with Yakama Nation Fisheries staff.

Close John Day Pool No Opening in The Dalles Pool


The Fish & Wildlife Committee hereby CLOSES the fishery in John Day Pool at NOON MOnday Feb 13, 2023.  Due to the uncertainty in the harvest and available quota in The Dalles Pool, The Fish & Wildlife Committee RESCINDS the scheduled openi

Open Winter Gillnet Season


The Yakama Nation Fish and Wildlife Committee hereby authorize a commercial gillnet season on the Columbia River.  John Day Pool 6am Weds Feb 1 to 6pm Mon Feb 13.  The Dalles Pool 6am Sat Feb 4 to 6pm Mon Feb 6, 2023.  See regs attached for full d

Smelt Permits Available


The 2023 return of smelt to the Cowlitz River is forecasted to be similar to last year, which allows for fishing opportunity.  Attached is the 2023 smelt permit.  Fill out and turn in to the Fish & Wildlife Committee.  Be sure to report your h

Winter Fisher's Meeting


There will be a Winter Fisher's Meeting held Monday January 30, 2023 from 10am - 4pm at Legends Casino.  Lunch will be provided.  Agenda attached.

Open January Setlines 2023


The Yakama Nation Fish and Wildlife Committee hereby authorize a commercial setline fishery for white sturgeon in all of Zone 6 of the Columbia River. 7am Sunday January 1 to noon Tuesday January 31, 2023.  See attached memo for full details.

YN Wins "Lamprey Rockstar Team Award"

Yakama Nation Fisheries
In The News
On December 14th, 2022, our Yakama Nation Fisheries, Pacific Lamprey Project received the "LAMPREY ROCKSTAR TEAM AWARD" at the Lamprey Information Exchange meeting in Portland, OR (held at the World Forestry Center).