Or. Admin. R. 635-042-0160 - [Effective12/31/2022]Blind Slough and Knappa Slough Select Area Commercial Fishery

(1) Salmon (except Chum) may be taken with gillnets for commercial purposes during open fishing periods in Blind Slough and Knappa Slough as described below:
(a) The Blind Slough Select Area is defined as waters of Blind Slough and Gnat Creek from a north-south line represented by regulatory markers at the mouth of Blind Slough upstream to a regulatory marker in Gnat Creek located approximately 0.5 miles southeasterly (upstream) of the Barendse Road Bridge.
(b) Upper Blind Slough is defined as Oregon state waters of the Blind Slough Select Area upstream of the railroad bridge, located approximately 1.25 miles east (upstream) of the mouth of Blind Slough.
(c) The Knappa Slough Select Area is defined as waters of Knappa Slough, Calendar Slough, and Big Creek Slough bounded to the north (upstream) by a line projecting from a regulatory marker on the eastern shore of Karlson Island to the northernmost regulatory marker at the mouth of Blind Slough and bounded to the west (downstream) by a line projecting southerly from a regulatory marker on the southwestern tip of Karlson Island through regulatory markers on the western tips of Minaker Island to a marker on the Oregon shore. The waters of Knappa Slough within a 100-foot radius of the railroad bridge crossing Big Creek are closed.
(2) Open fishing periods are established in four segments categorized as the winter season in subsection (2)(a); the spring season in subsection (2)(b); the summer season in subsection (2)(c); and the fall season in subsection (2)(d).
(a) Winter Season
(A) Open area includes the Blind Slough and Knappa Slough Select Areas defined in (1)(a) and (1)(c) above, except the downstream (western) boundary in Knappa Slough is a north-south line projecting through the easternmost tip of Minaker Island and regulatory markers on Karlson Island and the Oregon shore.
(B) The minimum mesh size is 7-inches.
(C) Fishing periods are:
(i) 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from February 4 through March 22, 2019;
(ii) 11:00 p.m. Monday, March 25 to 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 26 (4-hours), 2019;
(iii) 2:00 a.m. to 6 a.m. (4-hours) Friday, March 29, 2019;
(iv) 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (4-hours) Monday, April 1, 2019.
(D) Blind Slough only;
(i) 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (4-hours) Thursday, April 4, 2019;
(ii) 10:00 p.m. Monday, April 8 to 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 9 (4-hours), 2019;
(iii) 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. (4-hours) Friday, April 12, 2019.
(b) Spring Season
(A) Open area includes the Blind Slough and Knappa Slough Select Areas defined in (1)(a) and (1)(c) above, except through May 5, the downstream (western) boundary in Knappa Slough is a north-south line projecting through the easternmost tip of Minaker Island and regulatory markers on Karlson Island and the Oregon shore.
(B) The maximum mesh size is 9.75-inches.
(C) Fishing periods are:
(i) 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday nights, April 18 through April 26, 2019;
(ii) 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights April 29 through June 14, 2019.
(c) Summer Season
(A) Open area includes the Blind Slough and Knappa Slough Select Areas defined in (1)(a) and (1)(c) above.
(B) The maximum mesh size is 9.75-inches.
(C) The open fishing period is 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday and Thursday nights from June 17 through June 28, 2019.
(d) Fall Season
(A) Open area includes the Blind Slough and Knappa Slough Select Areas defined in (1)(a) and (1)(c) above.
(B) The maximum mesh size is 9.75-inches prior to the fourth Sunday in August, and 6-inches thereafter.
(3) Additional gear restrictions include:
(a) Gill nets may not exceed 600 feet (100 fathoms) in length.
(b) There is no lead line weight limit and attachment of additional weight or anchors directly to the lead line is permitted.
(c) Nets not specifically authorized for use may be onboard a vessel if properly stored. A properly stored net is defined as a net on a drum that is fully covered by a tarp (canvas or plastic) and bound with a minimum of ten revolutions of rope with a diameter of 3/8 (0.375) inches or greater.
(4) Oregon licenses are required in the open waters upstream from the railroad bridge in Blind Slough.

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Or. Admin. R. 635-042-0160
FWC 46-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-23-96; FWC 48-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-97; DFW 15-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-3-98; DFW 67-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-98; DFW 86-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-28-98 thru 10-30-98; DFW 10-1999, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-99; DFW 48-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-24-99 thru 7-2-99; DFW 55-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-99; DFW 9-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-00; DFW 42-2000, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-00; DFW 65-2000(Temp) f. 9-22-00, cert. ef. 9-25-00 thru 12-31-00; DFW 3-2001, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-01; DFW 84-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-29-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 86-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-4-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 89-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-14-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 106-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 14-2002(Temp), f. 2-13-02, cert. ef. 2-18-02 thru 8-17-02; DFW 96-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-26-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 12-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-03; DFW 34-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-24-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 36-2003(Temp), f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 75-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-1-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 89-2003(Temp), f. 9-8-03, cert. ef. 9-9-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 11-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; DFW 19-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-12-04 thru 3-31-04; DFW 22-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-18-04 thru 3-31-04; DFW 28-2004(Temp), f. 4-8-04 cert. ef. 4-12-04 thru 4-15-04; DFW 39-2004(Temp), f. 5-5-04, cert.ef. 5-6-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 44-2004(Temp), f. 5-17-04, cert. ef. 5-20-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 79-2004(Temp), f. 8-2-04, cert. ef. 8-3-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 95-2004(Temp), f. 9-17-04, cert. ef. 9-19-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 109-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-19-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; DFW 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 18-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-05 thru 3-21-05; Administrative correction 4-20-05; DFW 27-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-20-05 thru 6-15-05; DFW 27-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-20-05 thru 6-15-05; DFW 28-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-28-05 thru 6-16-05; DFW 37-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-5-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 40-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-10-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 85-2005(Temp), f. 8-1-05, cert. ef. 8-3-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 109-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-19-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 110-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-26-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 116-2005(Temp), f. 10-4-05, cert. ef. 10-5-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 120-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-11-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 124-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-18-05 thru 12-31-05; Administrative correction 1-20-06; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 14-2006(Temp), f. 3-15-06, cert. ef. 3-16-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 16-2006(Temp), f. 3-23-06 & cert. ef. 3-26-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 18-2006(Temp), f. 3-29-06, cert. ef. 4-2-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 20-2006(Temp), f. 4-7-06, cert. ef. 4-9-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 32-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-23-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 35-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-30-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 75-2006(Temp), f. 8-8-06, cert. ef. 9-5-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 92-2006(Temp), f. 9-1-06, cert. ef. 9-5-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 98-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-12-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 103-2006(Temp), f. 9-15-06, cert. ef. 9-18-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 119-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-18-06 thru 12-31-06; Administrative correction 1-16-07; DFW 7-2007(Temp), f. 1-31-07, cert. ef. 2-1-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 13-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-6-07 thru 9-1-07; DFW 25-2007(Temp), f. 4-17-07, cert. ef. 4-18-07 thru 7-26-07; DFW 61-2007(Temp), f. 7-30-07, cert. ef. 8-1-07 thru 10-31-07; DFW 108-2007(Temp), f. 10-12-07, cert. ef. 10-14-07 thru 12-31-07; Administrative correction 1-24-08; DFW 6-2008(Temp), f. 1-29-08, cert. ef. 1-31-08 thru 7-28-08; DFW 16-2008(Temp), f. 2-26-08, cert. ef. 3-2-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 48-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 58-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-4-08 thru 8-31-08; DFW 85-2008(Temp), f. 7-24-08, cert . ef. 8-1-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 103(Temp), f. 8-26-08, cert. ef. 9-2-08 thru 10-31-08; DFW 108-2008(Temp), f. 9-8-08, cert. ef. 9-9-08 thru 12-31-08; Administrative correction 1-23-09; DFW 12-2009(Temp), f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 2-15-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 49-2009(Temp), f. 5-14-09, cert. ef 5-17-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 89-2009(Temp), f. 8-3-09, cert. ef. 8-4-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 107-2009(Temp), f. 9-2-09, cert. ef. 9-5-09 thru 10-31-09; Administrative correction 11-19-09; DFW 15-2010(Temp), f. 2-19-10, cert. ef. 2-21-10 thru 6-11-10; DFW 46-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-21-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 53-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-4-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 57-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-11-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 69-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 113-2010(Temp), f. 8-2-10, cert. ef. 8-4-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 129-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-10-10 thru 10-31-10; Administrative correction 11-23-10; DFW 12-2011(Temp), f. 2-10-11, cert. ef. 2-13-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 23-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-11; DFW 32-2011(Temp), f. 4-20-11, cert. ef. 4-21-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 44-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-11-11 thru 6-10-11; Administrative correction 6-28-11; DFW 113-2011(Temp), f. 8-10-11, cert. ef. 8-15-11 thru 10-31-11; Administrative correction, 11-18-11; DFW 12-2012(Temp), f. 2-8-12, cert. ef. 2-12-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 104-2012(Temp), f. 8-6-12, cert. ef. 8-13-12 thru 10-31-12; Administrative correction 11-23-12; DFW 11-2013(Temp), f. 2-8-13, cert. ef. 2-11-13 thru 7-31-13; DFW 24-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-21-13 thru 7-31-13; DFW 127-2017, temporary amend filed 09/28/2017, effective 10/01/2017 through 12/31/2017; DFW 12-2018, temporary amend filed 02/01/2018, effective 02/05/2018 through 07/26/2018; DFW 35-2018, temporary amend filed 03/29/2018, effective 03/29/2018 through 07/26/2018; DFW 44-2018, temporary amend filed 04/12/2018, effective 04/12/2018 through 07/26/2018; DFW 86-2018, temporary amend filed 06/29/2018, effective 07/02/2018 through 07/26/2018; DFW 104-2018, temporary amend filed 08/01/2018, effective 08/27/2018 through 12/31/2018; DFW 136-2018, temporary amend filed 09/12/2018, effective 09/13/2018 through 12/31/2018; DFW 145-2018, temporary amend filed 09/20/2018, effective 09/23/2018 through 12/31/2018; DFW 6-2019, amend filed 01/23/2019, effective 1/23/2019; DFW 11-2019, temporary amend filed 01/31/2019, effective 02/01/2019 through 07/29/2019; DFW 32-2019, temporary amend filed 03/29/2019, effective 04/01/2019 through 07/29/2019; DFW 33-2019, temporary amend filed 04/01/2019, effective 4/4/2019 through 07/29/2019; DFW 42-2019, temporary amend filed 04/17/2019, effective 4/17/2019 through 07/29/2019; DFW 110-2019, temporary amend filed 08/06/2019, effective 08/06/2019 through 11/29/2019; DFW 15-2020, temporary amend filed 02/13/2020, effective 2/17/2020 through 7/30/2020; DFW 38-2020, temporary amend filed 04/02/2020, effective 4/3/2020 through 7/30/2020;DFW 83-2020, temporary amend filed 07/08/2020, effective 7/9/2020 through 07/30/2020; DFW 100-2020, temporary amend filed 08/04/2020, effective 08/04/2020 through 12/31/2020; DFW 15-2021, temporary amend filed 02/18/2021, effective 02/18/2021 through 07/02/2021; DFW 34-2021, temporary amend filed 03/24/2021, effective 03/25/2021 through 07/02/2021; DFW 38-2021, temporary amend filed 03/31/2021, effective 04/01/2021 through 07/02/2021; DFW 96-2021, temporary amend filed 07/02/2021, effective 07/05/2021 through 07/31/2021; DFW 122-2021, temporary amend filed 08/20/2021, effective 08/23/2021 through 11/25/2021; DFW 12-2022, temporary amend filed 02/16/2022, effective 02/17/2022 through 07/31/2022; DFW 15-2022, temporary amend filed 02/23/2022, effective 2/24/2022through 7/31/2022; DFW 39-2022, temporary amend filed 04/20/2022, effective 4/21/2022through 7/31/2022; DFW 54-2022, temporary amend filed 05/20/2022, effective 5/23/2022 through 7/31/2022; DFW 69-2022, temporary amend filed 06/22/2022, effective 06/22/2022 through 07/31/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 183.325, ORS 506.109 & ORS 506.119

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 506.129 & ORS 507.030

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