Nez Perce Tribe

Department of Fisheries Resources Management

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2015 Salmon Season Notices for Columbia Basin Zone 6

2015 Nez Perce Tribe Season Notices For Spring/Summer Chinook, Fall Chinook, Coho, & Sockeye Salmon



Nez Perce Tribe Columbia River Fisheries Area:

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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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-271
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6am, September 21st through 6pm, October 1st


 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gillnets. 8-inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon (all species), steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence.

Sturgeon may not be sold.  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.  Fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Fishing Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-257
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6am, September 14th through 6pm, September 19th -AND-

6am, September 21st through 6pm, September 25th


 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gill nets. There is a 8-inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon (all species), steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. Approved caught fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

Sturgeon may not be sold.  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.  Fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-229
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6am, August 17th through 6pm, August 12st -AND-

6am, August 24th through 6pm, August 28th -AND-

6am, August 31st through 6pm, September 5th -AND-

6am, September 8th through 6pm, September 12th

 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gill nets. There is a 8-inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon (all species), steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. Approved caught fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

Sturgeon may not be sold.  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.  Fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-209
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6am, July 28st through 6pm, July 31st


 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gillnets. There is a NO minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon (all species), steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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.  Fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice under a separate regulation.



If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-202
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6am, July 21st through 6pm, July 24th


 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gillnets. There is a NO minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon (all species), steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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.  Fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *


Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice under a separate regulation.



If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-197
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6pm, July 15th through 6pm, July 16th


 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gillnets. There is a 7-inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *


Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice under a separate regulation.



If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-194
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6am, July 8th through 6pm, July 9th

Effective 6am, July 13th through 6pm, July 15th

 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gill nets. There is a 7-inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-187
  Columbia River Zone 6
  2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, July 6th through 6pm, July 8th

 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gill nets. There is a 7-inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice under a separate regulation.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-167
  Columbia River Zone 6
  2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, June 16th through 6pm, June 19th

 

GEAR:  Gill nets. There will be no minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice under a separate regulation.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-163
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6pm, June 11th through 6pm, June 12th

  6am, June 22nd through 6pm, June 25th

6am, June 29th through 6pm, July 2nd

 

GEAR REGULATION FOR JUNE 11 & 12:  Gill nets. No mesh size restriction.

GEAR REGULATION FOR JUNE 22 - 25 and June 29 - July 2:  Gillnet. There is a 7-inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice under a separate regulation.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-160
  Columbia River Zone 6
  2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, June 9th through 6pm, June 11th

 

GEAR:  Gill nets. There will be no minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-153
  Columbia River Zone 6
  2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, June 2nd through 6pm, June 5th

 

GEAR:  Gill nets. There will be no minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-147
  Columbia River Zone 6
  2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, May 27th through 6pm, May 30th

 

GEAR:  Gill nets. There will be no minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-142
  Columbia River Zone 6
  2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, May 19th through 6pm, May 22

 

GEAR:  Gill nets. There will be no minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208- 843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-133
  Columbia River Zone 6 - 2015 Upriver Spring Chinook
  Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, May 12th through 6pm, May 15

 

GEAR:  Gill nets. There will be no minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

This action supersedes previous Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission action involving mainstem Columbia commercial sales as reflected in Fishing Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-121.

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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208- 843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-134
  Columbia River Zone 6 - 2015 Upriver Spring Chinook
Nez Perce Treaty Platform and Hook and Line Commercial Season Opening
  Effective 7pm, May 12th, 2015 - Until Further Notice

 

GEAR:  Hoop nets, bag nets, dip nets, and rod and reel with hook and line.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

This action supersedes previous Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission action involving mainstem Columbia commercial sales as reflected in Fishing Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-121.

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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208- 843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-121
No Allowable Sales of
Snake River Basin Spring and Summer Chinook Treaty Fisheries
& the Columbia River Upriver Spring Chinook Treaty Fisheries

Effective 3PM, May 1st, 2015


NO SALES authorized of hatchery or wild/natural Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon caught in the Tucannon, Clearwater, Salmon, Imnaha, and Grande Ronde river subbasins, or the mainstem Snake River.

No sales of hatchery or wild/natural Upriver Spring Chinook caught in the Columbia River treaty fishery.

No salmon sales allowed by Nez Perce Tribal members unless otherwise promulgate by official regulation adopted by the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission.

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

Other fishing regulations and sections of the Nez Perce Tribal Code pertaining to this fishery remain in effect.  For more information regarding Nez Perce fishing regulations,Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376 or via email to nancymac@nezperce.org.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC 15-71
Columbia River Zone 6
Commercial Spring Chinook Salmon Fishery Closure
  Effective 6PM, March 12th, 2015


 

AREAAll of the Columbia River Zone 6

DATESAs of 6PM Thursday, March 12th

NO ALLOWABLE SALES of Spring Chinook Salmon that are caught after 6PM March 12th, 2015

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Other fishing regulations and sections of the Nez Perce Tribal Code pertaining to this fishery remain in effect including the winter gillnet fishery in the Bonneville Pool per fishing regulation NPTFWC #15-51.

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ZONE 6 PLATFORM AND HOOK AND LINE FISHERY

The Zone 6 platform and hook and line fishery remains open for the subsistence harvest of all species.  Size limits apply to subsistence caught sturgeon.

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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.

Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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.


Ceremonial & Subsistence Fishery Application Announcement

Columbia River Zone 6 spring chinook ceremonial and subsistence gillnet fishing applications for 2015 are available at the Fish and Wildlife Commission office and on the tribal web site.  Application deadline is 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 8.  Tentative date for approving applications, for allocation of fish per permit, and the Columbia River Spring fishing season regulation is during the regular FWC meeting at 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 13 at the FWC office, 315 B Street, Lapwai, ID.

Tribal Code Section 3-1-48(a) (3) prohibits sales of ceremonial fish.  Fish are not to be sold; this includes forms of selling fish when served with a meal, for fundraisers, as a dinner included with registration costs for meetings and/or conferences.

Ceremonial Permit Applications:  Tribal longhouses, churches, organizations, and programs that request ceremonial salmon shall complete the appropriate section on application and then give the application to the head fisher of your choice.  Nancy McAllaster will assist in identifying a head fisher for your group upon request.  FWC recommends Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) training for anybody handling fresh or frozen fish, and HACCP training is required of head fishers of ceremonial permits.

The organization should make the following arrangements with the head fisher/boat owner:  1. Contact information.  2. If you want the fish processed commercially or if your group will process the fish.  3. Where you want the fish delivered.  4. The organization's share of expenses incurred by the head fisher.  Such costs can include, but are not limited to, operating and maintaining boat and gear, paying assistant fishers, general supplies, ice, processing, and transportation.

This permit application process is separate from the ceremonial salmon requests for funerals and other immediate needs throughout the year, and has a separate application.  In addition, the Department of Fisheries Resources Management expects to hold subsistence distributions as fish are available from the hatcheries later in the year.

For more information regarding the permit process, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the FWC office at 208-843-9376 or via e-mail to nancymac@nezperce.org.



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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC 15-033
Columbia River Zone 6
  Commercial Winter Fishery


 

AREAThe Dalles Pool and John Day Pool

DATES6AM February 2 through 6PM February 20

GEAR:    Gillnets with no mesh restrictions.

 

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Sturgeon 43-54 inch fork length, salmon, steelhead, walleye, carp, bass, shad and yellow perch.  Sturgeon within the legal size limits and caught in platform and hook and line fishery in The Dalles Pool or John Day Pools only may also be sold if caught during the open periods of the gillnet fishery.  Sales of fish caught in open commercial periods may be sold after the season.

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

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AREAThe Bonneville Pool Winter Platform Fishery

DATES6AM February 2 through 6PM March 21

GEARHoop nets, dip nets, and hook and line

 

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, walleye, carp, bass, shad and yellow perch.  Sales of fish caught in open commercial periods may be sold after the end of the open period.  Sturgeon within the legal size limits 38-54 inch fork length, and caught in platform hook and line fishery prior to the opening of the commercial gillnet fishery in the Bonneville Pool may not be sold but may be retained for subsistence.  Legal size sturgeon may be sold during open commercial gillnet fishing periods that allow sturgeon sales.

 

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

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AREAThe Bonneville Pool Winter Gillnet Fishery

DATES6AM February 23 through 6PM March 21

GEARGillnets with no mesh restriction

 

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Sturgeon 38-54 inch fork length, salmon, steelhead, walleye, carp, bass, shad and yellow perch.  Sturgeon within the legal size limits and caught in platform and hook and line fishery in the Bonneville Pools only may also be sold if caught during the open periods of the gillnet fishery.  Sales of fish caught in open commercial periods may be sold after the end of the open period.

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

The 2015 Commercial harvest guidelines is 1,100 for the Bonneville Pool.  The fishery in the Bonneville Pool will be closed earlier if the commercial

harvest guideline is met in that pool.


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ZONE 6 PLATFORM AND HOOK AND LINE FISHERY

The Zone 6 platform and hook and line fishery remains open for the subsistence harvest of all species during all periods.  Size limits apply to subsistence caught sturgeon.


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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.

Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


2015 Salmon Season Notices for Snake Basin River & Tributaries

2015 Nez Perce Tribe Season Notices For Spring/Summer Chinook, Fall Chinook, Coho, & Sockeye Salmon



Nez Perce Tribe Snake River Basin & Tributaries:

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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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-260A-271
Steelhead & Fall Chinook Salmon
(Amendment to Regulation #15-260)
Snake River Basin and its Tributaries
Steelhead & Fall Chinook Salmon
Commercial Treaty Fisheries

Effective 6PM September 29, 2015
CLOSURE for Fall Chinook is 6PM November 15
CLOSURE for Steelhead is 6PM December 31
Unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC

 

CLOSURE:   Tribal members are not authorized to catch coho salmon for ceremonial and subsistence purposes in the Snake River Basin and its Tributaries; a commercial coho season fishery was not open in the Snake River Basin.

 

JUSTIFICATION:  Low returns of coho salmon for broodstock needs.

 

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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.

Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-260A-271
Steelhead & Fall Chinook Salmon
(Amendment to Regulation #15-260)
Snake River Basin and its Tributaries
Steelhead & Fall Chinook Salmon
Commercial Treaty Fisheries

Effective 6PM September 29, 2015
CLOSURE for Fall Chinook is 6PM November 15
CLOSURE for Steelhead is 6PM December 31
Unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC

 

FISHING GEAR:   8-inch minimum mesh size restriction.


COMMERCIAL FISHING AREAS:   Areas include the Snake River mainstem from an area upstream of the Lower Granite Dam to the an area downstream of the Hells Canyon Dam, and on the mainstem Clearwater River from its confluence with the Snake River upstream to the east boundary of the 1863 Reservation.


SANCTUARY:   No gillnet fishing will be allowed in a 100 yard radius from fish ladder entrance to the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery complex located on the Mainstem Clearwater River near Cherry Lane or in the Clear Creek.


SEASON LENGTH:   The fisheries will be open September 15 for Snake River fall chinook through 6PM October 15, and for Snake River steelhead through 6PM December 31, unless otherwise promulgated by the FWC. 

Tributaries are “Open until closed” for ceremonial and subsistence fishing for all species of fish, commercial seasons are open and closed by regulation. Tributary fisheries may close before the identified closure date if one of the following conditions results: tributary-specific harvest goal of wild fish or harvest levels are attained, or natural spawning begins, whichever comes first. 


NEZ PERCE GEAR TYPES AND FISHING METHODS:   Fishing methods permitted for use by tribal members may include, but is not limited to the following traditional fishing gear: gaff, dip net, hoopnet, bow, spear, scaffold, and hook and line. 


Fishing Methods Authorized by a Permit:   Tribal members choosing to participate in the commercial treaty fishery must apply for, and obtain, a Nez Perce Tribal fish permit for fishing gear and methods that maybe authorized for use in accordance with this season regulation.  An application cannot be used as a permit.

Set and drift gillnets are allowed with no minimum mesh size or length restrictions.  No permit holder is authorized to fish using gillnets in such a way that gillnet(s) may span the entire river width.  Additional gear types including, but not limited to the following, may be used if a permit is authorized to Tribal member(s):  setline, hoopnet, weirs, traps, nets and seines permit.  Requests for use of other Traditional gear types & methods will be reviewed and may be authorized by the FWC. 

Release wild fish (adipose fin present) when possible if caught by hook-and-line or by net fishing (dip net, hoopnet, other), by doing so will help the Tribe keep the impacts to wild fish low and keep a fishery open longer.


PERMIT USE AND MADATORY HARVESTING REPORTING:   Fishers are required to inform the Department of Fisheries Resources Management (DFRM) Harvest Monitoring program at 208-843-7320 and DFRM Enforcement 208-843-7143 or 1-877-790-3474 before using their permits each week.  Fisher must have permit on them while fishing and transporting fish caught during this fishery, as well as supply receipts to fish buyers.

Tribal members participating in this treaty fishery shall submit a written or verbal catch report to Nez Perce Tribe DFRM Harvest Monitoring program staff by 1:00 p.m. Monday of each week during and after permit is in use.   Catch Reports will be provided with each permit that is issued.

 

ADDITIONAL REGULATON REQUIREMENTS:   All sections of the Nez Perce Tribal Code and NPT regulations applicable to this fishery shall remain in effect.  Nets and gear must be checked regularly.  Please catch only what you are able to handle properly.   Fishers must have a Nez Perce Tribal enrollment identification card.  A Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training Certification, a HACCP Plan and a HACCP Sanitation Plan are also required, and fishers must provide receipts to non-Indian fish buyers.  (FWC has receipt books available as well as fisher handbooks.)

The following information shall be provided on receipts: 

1. Fish Seller's Name and Tribal I.D. number. 

2. Name of the fish buyer. 

3. Date of sale. 

4. Species of fish and where it was caught. 

5.  Amount of fish sold or number of pounds sold.

A fishing permit may be revoked at the discretion of the NPTFWC for the remainder of the season if Permit holder is non-compliant with existing fishery season regulations and the Nez Perce Tribal Code, and fisher may be subject civil or criminal penalties depending upon violation of Nez Perce Tribal Code or NPT fishing regulations.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and wear your life jacket for safety.

Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean. 

 

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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.

Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-260
Steelhead & Fall Chinook Salmon
Commercial Treaty Fisheries in the
  Snake River Basin and its Tributaries
OPEN Effective 6AM September 17, 2015

CLOSURE for Fall Chinook is 6PM November 15
  CLOSURE for Steelhead is 6PM December 31
Unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC

 

COMMERCIAL FISHING AREAS:   Areas include the Snake River mainstem from an area upstream of the Lower Granite Dam to the an area downstream of the Hells Canyon Dam, and on the mainstem Clearwater River from its confluence with the Snake River upstream to the east boundary of the 1863 Reservation.

SANCTUARY:   No gillnet fishing will be allowed in a 100 yard radius from fish ladder entrance to the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery complex located on the Mainstem Clearwater River near Cherry Lane or in the Clear Creek.

SEASON LENGTH:   The fisheries will be open September 15 for Snake River fall chinook through 6PM October 15, and for Snake River steelhead through 6PM December 31, unless otherwise promulgated by the FWC.

Tributaries are "Open until closed" for ceremonial and subsistence fishing for all species of fish, commercial seasons are open and closed by regulation. Tributary fisheries may close before the identified closure date if one of the following conditions results: tributary-specific harvest goal of wild fish or harvest levels are attained, or natural spawning begins, whichever comes first.

NEZ PERCE GEAR TYPES AND FISHING METHODS:   Fishing methods permitted for use by tribal members may include, but is not limited to the following traditional fishing gear: gaff, dip net, hoopnet, bow, spear, scaffold, and hook and line.

Fishing Methods Authorized by a Permit:   Tribal members choosing to participate in the commercial treaty fishery must apply for, and obtain, a Nez Perce Tribal fish permit for fishing gear and methods that maybe authorized for use in accordance with this season regulation.  An application cannot be used as a permit.

Set and drift gillnets are allowed with no minimum mesh size or length restrictions.  No permit holder is authorized to fish using gillnets in such a way that gillnet(s) may span the entire river width.  Additional gear types including, but not limited to the following, may be used if a permit is authorized to Tribal member(s):  setline, hoopnet, weirs, traps, nets and seines permit.  Requests for use of other Traditional gear types & methods will be reviewed and may be authorized by the FWC.

Release wild fish (adipose fin present) when possible if caught by hook-and-line or by net fishing (dip net, hoopnet, other), by doing so will help the Tribe keep the impacts to wild fish low and keep a fishery open longer.

PERMIT USE AND MADATORY HARVESTING REPORTING:   Fishers are required to inform the Department of Fisheries Resources Management (DFRM) Harvest Monitoring program at 208-843-7320 and DFRM Enforcement 208-843-7143 or 1-877-790-3474 before using their permits each week.  Fisher must have permit on them while fishing and transporting fish caught during this fishery, as well as supply receipts to fish buyers.

Tribal members participating in this treaty fishery shall submit a written or verbal catch report to Nez Perce Tribe DFRM Harvest Monitoring program staff by 1:00 p.m. Monday of each week during and after permit is in use.   Catch Reports will be provided with each permit that is issued.

ADDITIONAL REGULATON REQUIREMENTS:   All sections of the Nez Perce Tribal Code and NPT regulations applicable to this fishery shall remain in effect.  Nets and gear must be checked regularly.  Please catch only what you are able to handle properly.   Fishers must have a Nez Perce Tribal enrollment identification card.  A Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training Certification, a HACCP Plan and a HACCP Sanitation Plan are also required, and fishers must provide receipts to non-Indian fish buyers.  (FWC has receipt books available as well as fisher handbooks.)

The following information shall be provided on receipts: 

1. Fish Seller's Name and Tribal I.D. number. 

2. Name of the fish buyer. 

3. Date of sale. 

4. Species of fish and where it was caught. 

5.  Amount of fish sold or number of pounds sold.

A fishing permit may be revoked at the discretion of the NPTFWC for the remainder of the season if Permit holder is non-compliant with existing fishery season regulations and the Nez Perce Tribal Code, and fisher may be subject civil or criminal penalties depending upon violation of Nez Perce Tribal Code or NPT fishing regulations.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and wear your life jacket for safety.

Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean. 

 

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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.

Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Notice
  Snake River Basin
Steelhead, Fall Chinook & Coho Salmon

  Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fisheries
  Season Open Until Closed
  Treaty Fisheries Will Close on Following Dates:
  Closure for Coho Salmon is 6PM November 15th
  Closure for Fall Chinook Salmon is 6PM November 15th
  Closure for Steelhead is 6PM November 31st
  (Unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC)

 

 

CEREMONIAL & SUBSISTENCE FISHERIES:    Fishing Areas:   Areas open to Nez Perce treaty fishing will include the reach of the mainstem Snake River from Lower Granite Dam upstream to Hells Canyon Dam, mainstem Clearwater River and its tributaries (including Lochsa, Selway & South Fork Clearwater rivers), mainstem Salmon River and its tributaries, Tucannon River, Grande Ronde River and its tributaries, and Imnaha River and its tributaries; in areas where steelhead and fall Chinook are known to migrate and spawn.

 

GEAR TYPES AND FISHING METHODS:    Fishing methods permitted for use by tribal members may include, but is not limited to the following traditional fishing gear: gaff, dip net, hoopnet, bow, spear, scaffold, and hook and line. 

 

Nez Perce Tribe may issue permits on a case-by-case basis that allows authorized tribal members to develop and use other traditional (or modern) fishing gear such as weirs, traps, nets, and seines, and gillnets.  (Commercial fishing regulations, species and area will be addressed in a separate season regulation.)

 

Release wild fish (adipose fin present) when possible if caught by hook-and-line or by net fishing (dip net, hoopnet, other), by doing so will help the Tribe keep the impacts to wild fish low and keep a fishery open longer.

 

SEASON LENGTH:  The fisheries will be open for Snake River Coho Salmon up through the closure date of October 15 at 6PM, up through the closure date of October 15 at 6PM for Snake River fall chinook, and up through the closure date of December 31 at 6PM for Snake River steelhead, unless otherwise promulgated by the FWC.

 

Tributaries are “Open until closed” by tribal fishing regulation.  Tributary fisheries may close before the identified closure date if one of the following conditions result: tributary-specific harvest goal is reached, wild fish harvest levels are attained, or natural spawning begins, whichever comes first.

 

HARVESTING REPORTING:  Tribal members participating in the treaty fishery are encouraged to report their catch each week to Nez Perce Tribe Harvest Monitoring Program staff.  This will help in managing the tribal fall fisheries in a responsible and timely manner.

 

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All sections of the Nez Perce Tribal Code and other regulations applicable to this fishery remain in effect.  Not complying with these regulations may be cause for civil or criminal penalties per the Tribal Code or NPT fishing regulations.

 

Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean. 

 

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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.

Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Closure Notice
  2015 Snake River Basin and its Tributaries are Closed to
Spring/Summer Chinook Treaty Fishing

    Effective August 28, 2015 at 6PM (Local Time)

 

 

Fishery Closure Area

The entire Snake River Basin and its tributaries where spring and summer Chinook return to spawn are closed to fishing. (Certain areas have closed previously by Tribal action).

 The Tribe will be co-managing the run to ensure fish are contributed to hatchery broodstock and natural spawning objectives.

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Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean. 

 

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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.

Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Closure Notice
  2015 Imnaha River
Spring Chinook

  Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fishery Closure
  Effective July 29th, 2015 at 6PM (PST)

 

 

Fishery Closure Area

Imnaha River:

Area closed to fishing for Nez Perce tribal members include the entire reach of the Imnaha River.

The Nez Perce Tribe has reached its spring Chinook tribal harvest share for wild and hatchery fish for the Imnaha River.  This fishery is closed consistent with the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission Snake River Basin Spring & Summer Chinook fishery season notice #NP15-125.

 

Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean. 

 

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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.

Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Closure Notice
2015 Lostine/Wallowa River Spring Chinook
2015 Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fishery Closure
Effective July 3rd, 2015 at 3:30 (PST)


 


Fishery Closure Area

Lostine/Wallowa Rivers:  Area closed to fishing for Nez Perce tribal members include the entire reach of the Lostine River and Wallowa River.

The Nez Perce Tribe has reached its spring Chinook tribal harvest share for wild and/or hatchery fish for Lostine/Wallowa rivers.  This fishery is closed consistent with the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission Snake River Basin Spring & Summer Chinook fishery season notice #NP15-125.

 

Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean.  For additional information regarding Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at (208) 843-9376.  If you have fishing enforcement problems contact the Nez Perce Tribe Conservation Enforcement at (208) 843-7143 or toll free 1-(877)-790-3474.             

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208-843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-184
2015 Allowable Sales Open for Summer Chinook Caught in the Clearwater River Subbasin
Effective 6pm July 3, 2015 - Open Until Closed


ALLOWABLE SALES: Sales of Hatchery Summer Chinook Salmon are allowed. Sales of wild chinook salmon that have an

adipose fin present are NOT allowed.


FISHING AREAS OPEN TO ALLOWABLE SALES:  Mainstem Clearwater, North Fork Clearwater, South Fork Clearwater, Lochsa River, Selway River and Lolo Creek (refer to NPTFWC season regulation #15-125 for specific fishing area details).


Ceremonial and subsistence fishing remains open in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries until further notice. Sturgeon cannot be sold, but can be kept for subsistence purposes.  Other fishing areas in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries are closed to sales unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.


SALES REQUIREMENTS

1. Enrolled Nez Perce with a valid enrollment identification card.
2. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) training certificate and a HACCP Plan are required.
3. A receipt is required. Receipts are to protect the non-Nez Perce fish buyer. The following information is required for
receipts: A) Seller’s Name & Tribal I.D. Number. B) Name of Fish Buyer. C) Date of Sale. D) Species of fish and name of
river/creek where you caught the fish. E) Number of fish or pounds of fish. F) NPT Department of fisheries Resources
Management Enforcement (DFRME) phone number 208-843-7143.


TRADITIONAL GUIDELINES

1. Catch only what you are able to handle and store properly. Remember the subsistence needs of Tribal elders, families
in mourning, families that cannot fish for themselves, and your family during closed fishing months.
2. Be respectful to elders and youth when they are fishing near you and assist them when needed.
3. Respect other fishers and the property of others.
4. Respect the earth and water, leaving the fishing areas in as good of condition (or better) that you found them.
Put litter in its place.


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Nez Perce Tribe and the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission are not responsible for sale transactions.


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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

All sections of the Nez Perce Tribal Code and other Nez Perce regulations applicable to this fishery remain in effect. Not complying with these regulations may be cause for civil or criminal penalties per the Tribal Code or NPT fishing regulations.  Carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208- 843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-165
2015 Allowable Sales Open for Summer Chinook Caught in the Rapid River
& Clear Creek fishing areas
(Salmon sales in other fishing areas remain closed until further notice)

Effective 6am June 14, 2015 - Open Until Closed


ALLOWABLE SALES: Sales of Hatchery Summer Chinook Salmon are allowed. Sales of wild chinook salmon that have an

adipose fin present are NOT allowed.


FISHING AREAS OPEN TO ALLOWABLE SALES: Hatchery Chinook salmon caught in the Rapid River and the Clear Creek
fishing areas can be sold. Other fishing areas in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries are closed to sales until further notice.
Ceremonial and subsistence fishing remains open in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries until further notice. Sturgeon cannot
be sold, but can be kept for subsistence purposes.


SALES REQUIREMENTS

1. Enrolled Nez Perce with a valid enrollment identification card.
2. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) training certificate and a HACCP Plan are required.
3. A receipt is required. Receipts are to protect the non-Nez Perce fish buyer. The following information is required for
receipts: A) Seller’s Name & Tribal I.D. Number. B) Name of Fish Buyer. C) Date of Sale. D) Species of fish and name of
river/creek where you caught the fish. E) Number of fish or pounds of fish. F) NPT Department of fisheries Resources
Management Enforcement (DFRME) phone number 208-843-7143.


TRADITIONAL GUIDELINES

1. Catch only what you are able to handle and store properly. Remember the subsistence needs of Tribal elders, families
in mourning, families that cannot fish for themselves, and your family during closed fishing months.
2. Be respectful to elders and youth when they are fishing near you and assist them when needed.
3. Respect other fishers and the property of others.
4. Respect the earth and water, leaving the fishing areas in as good of condition (or better) that you found them.
Put litter in its place.


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Nez Perce Tribe and the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission are not responsible for sale transactions.


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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

All sections of the Nez Perce Tribal Code and other Nez Perce regulations applicable to this fishery remain in effect. Not complying with these regulations may be cause for civil or criminal penalties per the Tribal Code or NPT fishing regulations.  Carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208- 843-9376.

 

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Closure Notice
2015 Lookingglass Creek
Spring Chinook Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty
  Fishery Closure
  Effective May 22nd, 2015 at 11:30PM (PST)

 

 

Fishery Closure Area

 

Lookingglass Creek:

Area closed to fishing for Nez Perce tribal members include the entire reach of the Lookingglass Creek.

The Nez Perce Tribe has reached its spring Chinook tribal harvest share for wild and hatchery fish for Lookingglass Creek.  This fishery is closed consistent with the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission Snake River Basin Spring & Summer Chinook fishery season notice #NP15-125.

 

Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean. 

 

 

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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.

Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-125
2015 Snake River Basin Spring & Summer Chinook
Ceremonial and Subsistence Treaty Fisheries
  Season Open Until Closed


The following subbasins reflect key tributary areas where the Nez Perce Tribe will prioritize harvest by enrolled members based upon forecasted returns of adult spring and summer Chinook salmon.

 

 CLEARWATER RIVER SUBBASIN

 

Mainstem Clearwater:  Confluence with the Snake River upstream to the confluence with the Lochsa and Selway rivers. There is a closure area of 30 feet radius from fish ladder entrance to the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery complex located on the Mainstem Clearwater River near Cherry Lane.

 

North Fork Clearwater:  Confluence with the mainstem Clearwater River upstream to the Dworshak Dam.

 

South Fork Clearwater:  Confluence of the South Fork Clearwater River with the Middle Fork Clearwater River upstream to the weirs/traps located on, Newsome Creek, Red River, and Crooked River, with the area above the weirs/traps closed to fishing.

 

Clear Creek:  Confluence with the mainstem Clearwater River upstream to 10 feet below the hatchery weir, with area above the weir closed fishing.

 

Lochsa River: Area directly below the hatchery trap on Walton Creek, tributary to Lochsa River, downstream to the confluence of

Lochsa River with Selway River and the Middle Fork Clearwater River (Three Rivers area).

 

Selway River:  Area from mouth of Selway River upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

 

Lolo Creek:  Confluence with the mainstem Clearwater River upstream to 60 feet below the weir/trap, with area above the weir closed to fishing.

 

 

SALMON RIVER SUBBASIN

 

Rapid River/Little Salmon RiverArea of the Little Salmon River from its mouth upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate, and on the Rapid River from its mouth upstream to 60 feet below the hatchery trap on Rapid River, with area above the weir closed

to fishing.

 

South Fork Salmon River: Area open to fishing would include the South Fork Salmon River from 10 feet below the weir (RM 72)

downstream to the confluence with the Salmon River, with area above the weir closed to fishing.

 

Secesh River:  Area open on Secesh River will be from its mouth (confluence with South Fork Salmon River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.


 East Fork South Fork/Johnson Creek:  Area open to fishing on the East Fork South Fork Salmon River is from its confluence with South Fork Salmon River upstream to Johnson Creek and on Johnson Creek from its mouth upstream to 10 feet below the weir, with area above the weir closed to fishing.

 

Big Creek:  Area open on Big Creek will be from its mouth (confluence with Middle Fork Salmon River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

 

Bear Valley:  Area open on Bear Valley Creek will be from its mouth (confluence with Middle Fork Salmon River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

 

Marsh Creek: Area open on Marsh Creek will be from mouth (confluence with Middle Fork Salmon River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

 

Yankee Fork: Area open on Yankee Fork will be from its mouth (confluence with Upper Mainstem of the Salmon River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

 

 

IMNAHA RIVER SUBBASIN*

 

Imnaha River: Prior to weir installation the area open to fishing on the Imnaha River will be from confluence with mainstem Snake River upstream to upper reaches of the river where fish can migrate to spawnafter the weir is installed, the upper most area open to fishing will be up to 10 feet below the weir, with area above the weir closed to fishing.

 

*Prior to weir installation fishing area will include the area of the Blue Hole and other areas located above the Gumboot weir.

 

 

GRANDE RONDE RIVER SUBBASIN

 

Lostine/Wallowa Rivers: Area open includes the reach of the Wallowa River from its confluence with Minam River upstream to the confluence with the Lostine River; then from the mouth of the Lostine River upstream to 10 feet below the end of the permanent concrete sill and weir structure, with area above the weir closed to fishing.

 

Lookingglass Creek:  Area open to fishing for Lookingglass Creek will be from its mouth upstream to 10 feet below the adult trap, with area above the trap closed to fishing. This fishery may close soon due to achieving the Tribes harvest goals for this year.

 

Minam River: Area open on Minam River will be from mouth (confluence with Wallowa River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

 

Wenaha River: Area open on Wenaha River will be from its mouth (confluence with Grande Ronde River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

 

Grande Ronde River: Area open on the Grande Ronde will be from its mouth (confluence with the Snake River) upstream to its upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

 

 

TUCANNON RIVER SUBBASIN

 

Tucannon River: Area open to fishing by Nez Perce tribal members include the mainstem Tucannon River from the Snake River confluence upstream to 60 feet below the adult trap at the Tucannon Fish Hatchery, with area above the adult trap closed to fishing.

  


MAINSTEM SNAKE RIVER

 

Snake River:  Area of the mainstem Snake River from Lower Granite Dam upstream to the Hells Canyon Dam will be open to

Ceremonial and Subsistence fishing.

 

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Tribal members are prohibited from fishing from, and directly on, fish weirs and traps that are specified in the above regulations for those rivers and areas where the weirs and traps are used and operated for salmon management purposes.

 

Release wild fish (adipose fin present) when possible if caught by hook-and-line or by net fishing (dip net, hoopnet, other) is encouraged for Tribal members fishing at rivers in northeast Oregon (Imnaha and Lostine/Wallowa rivers, and Lookingglass Creek), by doing so will help the Tribe keep the impacts to wild fish low and keep a fishery open longer.  Release of wild/natural fish is not required for Tribal members fishing in rivers/tributaries of the Clearwater and Salmon River subbasins.

 

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Season Length: Tributaries ceremonial and subsistence fishing seasons are open until closed” by Tribal regulation. Tributary fisheries will close when one of the following conditions result: tributary-specific harvest goal is reached, wild spring and summer Chinook impact levels are attained, or natural spawning begins, whichever comes first.

 

 Harvest Reporting: Tribal members participating in the treaty fishery are encouraged to report their catch each week to Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management Harvest Monitoring Program staff members. This will help in managing our spring and summer Chinook fisheries in a responsible and timely manner

 

Gear Types and Fishing MethodsFishing methods permitted for use by tribal members may include, but is not limited to, the following traditional fishing gear: gaff, dip net, hoopnet, bow, spear, scaffold, and hook and line.

 

Nez Perce Tribe may issue permits on a case-by-case basis that allows authorized tribal members to develop and use other traditional (or modern) fishing gear such as weirs, traps, nets, and seines, excluding the use of gillnets until further notice.

If the Tribe authorizes a commercial fishing season, the season will be addressed in a separate fishing regulation with specific areas, periods, and requirements.


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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

All sections of the Nez Perce Tribal Code and other Nez Perce regulations applicable to this fishery remain in effect. Not complying with these regulations may be cause for civil or criminal penalties per the Tribal Code or NPT fishing regulations.  Carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at 208- 843-9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-121
No Allowable Sales of
Snake River Basin Spring and Summer Chinook Treaty Fisheries
& the Columbia River Upriver Spring Chinook Treaty Fisheries

Effective 3PM, May 1st, 2015


NO SALES authorized of hatchery or wild/natural Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon caught in the Tucannon, Clearwater, Salmon, Imnaha, and Grande Ronde river subbasins, or the mainstem Snake River.

No sales of hatchery or wild/natural Upriver Spring Chinook caught in the Columbia River treaty fishery.

No salmon sales allowed by Nez Perce Tribal members unless otherwise promulgate by official regulation adopted by the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission.

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

Other fishing regulations and sections of the Nez Perce Tribal Code pertaining to this fishery remain in effect.  For more information regarding Nez Perce fishing regulations,Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376 or via email to nancymac@nezperce.org.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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