2021 CTUIR Tributary Regulations for Spring/Summer Chinook Fisheries

Posted by Chelsey Dick on 4/15/2021 3:00:00 PM

2021 CTUIR Emergency Tributary Regulations for
Spring/Summer Chinook Fisheries

Pursuant to Chapter 2 of the Fish and Wildlife Code of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the FWC has the authority to establish regulations for Umatilla ceremonial, subsistence, and commercial fisheries. Pursuant to that authority, the FWC adopted the following regulations:

ERS = Expected Run Size, which includes both hatchery and natural origin adult projections;
TBD = To Be Determined;
N/A = Not Applicable.

Fishing for ESA-listed bull trout & Pacific Lamprey shall be closed on all listed streams at this time. Fishing for rainbow, mountain whitefish and all other resident fish year around is permitted under permanent regulation.

In season run information:
The harvest allocation is based on pre-season forecasts and the FWC may adjust the harvest target as additional in-season information becomes available to meet management objectives. Investigation of additional harvest opportunities in NE OR/SE WA will continue throughout the season.

Currently, tributary returns are expected to be similar 2020, which was below the 10 year average. This places an increased emphasis on broodstock and escapement needs for our future runs.

(541) 429 – 7382 Jeremy Wolf, Chairman, Fish and Wildlife Commission;
(541) 429 – 7285 Gary James, Fisheries Program Manager or;
(541) 429 – 7277 Preston Bronson, Harvest Manager.


The attached 2021 CTUIR Tributary Regulations for Spring/Summer Chinook Fisheries were approved by Fish & Wildlife Commission on April 15, 2021.