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Fall Fisher's Meeting

The Fall Fisher's Meeting will be held Friday August 4,2017
from 10am to 4pm at the Best Western Hood River Inn.
Agenda attached. 

Open the Setline Fishery in the John Day Pool

There are 132 harvestable sturgeon available int he John Day Pool.  Therefore the Fish
and Wildlife Committee authorizes a commercial sturgeon setline season in the John Day

Two Additional Gillnet Openings

The Fish and Wildlfie Committee authorizes two additional gillnet openings in Zone 6
of the Columbia River.  From 6 am Wednesday July 19 to 6 pm Saturday July 22 and

Additional summer gillnet week

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes another summer commercial
gillnet opening in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Wednesday 
July 12 to 6 pm Saturday July 15, 2017.  7 in mesh restriction

Additional summer gillnet week

The Yakama Nation Fish and Wildlife Committee authorizes
an additional commercial summer gillnet opening.
6am July 3 through 6pm July 6, 2017.  
Full regulations attached.

Willamette Lamprey Permits

A subsistence fishery for Lamprey will be held during the months of June
and July 2017 at Willamette Falls and fishing must be conducted by permit
shown on the attached permit.  

2017 Open Commercial Summer Gillnet Season

The Fish& Wildlife Committee authorize the first 2 Commercial Summer Gillnet openings:
6am June 19 to 6pm June 22 and
6am June 26 to 6pm June 29, 2017.
See full regulations attached.

Close Icicle River Fishery until further notice

Due to the low spring chinook returns to date on the Icicle River, it is unlikely the
Leavenworth NFH will achieve broodstock collection.  The fishery on the Icicle

Extend Klickitat River Fishery

The Spring chinook escapement is on track to meet broodstock, therefore the
Fish &Wildlife Committee extends the Klickitat River Fishery through

Cancel 2nd Drano Lake Opening

Spring chinook returns continue to be low.  The F&W Committee does
not want to draw names for the Drano Lake fishery until good numbers

Close Winter Gillnet Season in Bonneville Pool

The sturgeon harvest guideline in the Bonneville Pool is expected to
be achieved and the winter gillnet season will close 6pm Friday, March 17, 2017.  

Fisher's Meeting March 21, 2017

A Fisher's meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 10am to 4pm at 
the Hood River Inn.  Please see full agenda attached.

Open 2017 Winter Gillnet Season

The Fish and Wildlife Committee approves the commercial
winter gillnet fishery for Zone 6 of the Columbia River according
to the regulations on the attached pages.  Please see the attached

2017 Smelt Permit

There is evidence that smelt may be moving into the Cowlitz River.
 Attached is the 2017 smelt permit application.
Submit the completed application to Raemelle Kiona and she will issue the permit.