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2022 Tribal Sturgeon Fishery Announcement

Wednesday, January 29, 2021

The four Columbia River treaty fishing tribes set the following fishery plan and the states of Oregon and Washington concurred:

Commercial Sturgeon Setline Fishery

  • Area: Zone 6, Bonneville, The Dalles, and John Day reservoirs
  • Dates/Times: Noon Saturday, January 1, 2022, through Noon Monday, January 31, 2022
  • Allowable Sales: Sturgeon from 38 to 54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool and from 43 to 54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day Pools may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. Sturgeon within the legal size limit and caught in the platform and hook and line fishery may only be sold if caught during the open period and open area of the set line fishery. Fish landed during the open periods are allowed to be sold after the period concludes.

Note: This announcement is an informational document and does not constitute a fishery regulation. Individual tribes determine actual fishing regulations for their members. Copies of regulations are available from tribal fishery departments.

Vaccines and boosters work and are safe. Get vaccinated and get your booster to help protect you, your family, and your tribal community. One Community Health is the tribal health partner in the Columbia Gorge. Call them at 541-386-6380 to schedule your free vaccination/booster or call your tribal clinic to get it before heading to the river.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone: (541)-386-6363 or toll-free (800)-487-FISH (3474). Show pride in your tribe’s treaty rights by carrying your tribal ID. Please consult your tribal Fisheries Department for additional details on tribal regulations. PLEASE WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS FOR SAFETY and avoid overloading your boats.


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