Spring Mainstem Fisheries
- Dates/Times: All Mainstem Treaty Fisheries will close effective 6:00 PM on Thursday May 18.
- Area: Columbia River Mainstem
- Gear: All Gear Types
- Rationale: Because of the upriver Spring Chinook run size downgrade to 139,000 at the Columbia River mouth, the total treaty harvest of just over 9,900 is nearing the allowed treaty harvest limit. Therefore, the treaty mainstem fisheries will be closed until future run size changes indicate there are allowable fishery impacts or no later than 6:00 AM on Friday June 16, the start of the Summer Management Period. The tribes will monitor the run and make changes as appropriate.
Tributary Fisheries and Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville Dam
- Tributary fisheries are managed under separate limits from the mainstem fishery. This action does not affect the tributary fisheries. Please contact your tribe for current tributary regulations.
- Yakama Nation: yakamafish-nsn.gov/harvest-updates
- Warm Springs: (541) 553-3557
- Umatilla: (541) 276-3447
- Nez Perce: (208) 843-7143 | nezperce.org/government/commissions/ (fishing and hunting regulations in Fish & Wildlife Commission section)
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.
- 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.