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Additional Fall Gillnet week

Announcement
The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorize additional gillnet fishing time in
Zone 6 from 6am Monday October 2 to 6pm Thursday October 5, 2017.
See attached for full regulations

Additional Fall Gillnet week

Announcement
The Yakama Nation Fish &Wildlife Committee authorizes additional gillnet fishing time
in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Monday September 25 to 
6pm Friday September 29, 2017.  Regs attached.

Additional Fall Gillnet week

Announcement
The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorizes week 5 of Fall gillnet openings. 
From 6 am Monday September 18 to 6pm Friday September 22, 2017.
See attached for full regulations.

Extend Fall Gillnet

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Commitee authorize additional gillnet fishing time in  Zone 6 of
the Columbia River; from 6am Monday September 11 to 6 pm Friday September 15, 2017
See attached for full regulations.

Expand Klickitat River Fishery

Announcement
Klickitat River Fall chinook and coho returns are expected to be good and
commercial sales are open.  The Fish & Wildlife Committee expands the Klickitat River

2017 Open Fall Commercial Gillnet

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes the first 3 gillnet openings:
6am Monday Aug 21 to 6 pm Aug 25
6am Monday Aug 28 to 6 pm Sept 1
6am Monday Sep 4 to 6pm Sep 8.

Fall Fisher's Meeting

Announcement
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

Announcement
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

Announcement
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

Announcement
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

Announcement
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

Announcement
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.  

Open Icicle River Fishery

Announcement
The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorizes the opening of the Icicle River Fishery
from 6am Thursday June 22 through 6pm Saturday June 24, 2017 and will continue

2017 Open Commercial Summer Gillnet Season

Announcement
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

Announcement
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

Announcement
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

Announcement
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