Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife. Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.
Nez Perce Tribe
2013 Fishing Season Regulation #NP13-211
Columbia River Zone 6
Summer & Fall Ceremonial Subsistence Gillnet Permit Fishery
Effective 6AM July 30th through 6PM August 3rd
Gear: No mesh size requirements.
NO ALLOWABLE SALES
Target fishery: Chinook & Sockeye Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be kept for ceremonial and subsistence purposes only. Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use. Sturgeon between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.
Sanctuaries: All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce Tribe shall remain in effect.
Catch Reports are Mandatory. Separate reports required for Summer- July 30 & 31, and then Fall- from August 1 to August 3.
Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery
Platform Hook and Line fishing remains open for subsistence purposes fishing.
No Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville
Platform hook and line fishing on the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam remains closed for commercial, ceremonial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC or the NPTEC.
If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive,Hood River, Oregon. Phone: 541.386-6363 or call toll-free 800.487-3474.
All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement. For additional information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission office at 208.843-9376.