The early fall commercial salmon season in the Columbia River
downstream of Bonneville Dam is assessed annually based on stock status and
allocation policies. Harvest opportunity and gear regulations will be
established by inseason modification.
Salmon (except Chum), shad and white
sturgeon may be taken for commercial purposes in Zones 4 and 5, with the
(a) The deadline at the
lower end of Zone 4 is defined as a straight line projected from Warrior Rock
Lighthouse on the Oregon shore easterly through the green navigation Buoy #1
and continuing to the Washington shore; and
(b) Sanctuaries include the Washougal and
Sandy rivers as described in 635-042-0005.
The fishery is open as follows:
(a) 9:00 p.m. August 10 through 6:00 a.m.
(b) 9:00 p.m. August 15
through 6:00 a.m. August 16;
9:00 p.m. August 17 through 6:00 a.m. August 18;
(d) 9:00 p.m. August 22 through 6:00 a.m.
(e) 9:00 p.m. August 24
through 6:00 a.m. August 25;
9:00 p.m. August 28 through 6:00 a.m. August 29;
(g) 9:00 p.m. August 30 through 6:00 a.m.
(h) 9:00 p.m. September
1 through 6:00 a.m. September 2.
Gear is restricted as follows:
(a) Only drift gillnets with a 9-inch minimum
mesh size are allowed; and
not authorized for this fishery may not be onboard.
The following regulations are in effect
for white sturgeon:
(a) A maximum of four
white sturgeon with a fork length of 44-50 inches may be possessed or sold by
each participating vessel during each calendar week (Sunday through Saturday);
(b) The white sturgeon
possession and sales limit applies to mainstem fisheries only.
Or. Admin. R.
99-2022, temporary amend filed 07/28/2022, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS