Fishing and Hunting

at Indian Lake

Fishing & Hunting


Fishing Permit Fees

$30 Regular Annual Fishing
$22 Regular 2 consecutive days Fishing
$13 Regular Daily Fishing
$12 Veteran Annual Fishing
$11 Sr. Citizens (60 yrs.+) Annual Fishing
$10 Juvenile (12-17 yrs) Annual Fishing
Free Children 11 & Under Fishing

Rainbow trout are stocked annually at the 80-acre lake to provide angling action. Indian Lake is open for fishing from May 1 - October 31. A Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation fishing permit is required and may be purchased at the lake or at many other local license outlets.

Reservation Fishing Permits are available at Indian Lake (during camping season), Arrowhead Travel Plaza, and Mission Market.

For more information on fishing permits, please call the Umatilla Tribal Fisheries Department at (541) 429-7000.

Boats (electric motors only) are welcome.

Angler survey boxes with catch information forms will be posted at Lake Hiyúumptipin (Indian Lake), and on the Umatilla River and its tributaries. Please report your catch (and comments, suggestions, etc.) CTUIR harvest monitors, enforcement and Lake Hiyúumptipin caretaker may also ask anglers for harvest information. Cooperation from anglers is appreciated. Information gathered will be used to manage the fishery.

Hunting Permit Fees

Regular Annual Upland Game and Waterfowl Hunting $ 30
Juvenile (12-17 Years) Annual Upland Game and Waterfowl Hunting $ 19

Combination of Permit Fees

Regular Combination Fishing/ Upland Game and Waterfowl Annual Hunting $ 54

Regular Combination Annual Fishing/Hunting $54.00 (Fishing/Small Game/Upland Game Waterfowl).

Hunting Seasons

Special Hunting Restrictions

Non-Indian hunting on the Umatilla Indian Reservation is restricted to upland game birds and waterfowl only. No big-game hunting is permitted.

Download the "Fishing Regulations" brochure here.

Download the "Upland Game Bird & Waterfowl Hunting Regulations" brochure here.



No hunting of blue or ruffed grouse or dove, or spring Gobbler Turkey is permitted.

CTUIR sets bag and possession limits consistent with Oregon State Synopsis for these regulations.

Tribal lands harvest is not in addition to existing State limits.


The following is a summary of regulations that apply to persons who are not members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and who wish to fish or hunt within the boundaries of the Umatilla Indian Reservation:

    • 1. Any person who fishes or hunts on the lands or in the waters within the boundaries of the Umatilla Indian Reservation shall carry on his/her person at all times, a permit issued to them by the Confederated Tribes which specifically authorizes such activity. Possession of any fish or game, or parts thereof by persons who do not have a valid tribal permit shall be prima facie evidence that the fish or game was unlawfully taken;
    • 2. All persons who are not enrolled members of the Confederated Tribes who engage in fishing on reservation lands without a Tribal Permit are subject to federal criminal prosecution pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1165;
    • 3. Tribal permits are not transferable to any other person. Any attempt to transfer a Tribal Permit renders that permit null and void; and
    • 4. In addition to possessing a Tribal Permit, any person who fishes within the boundaries of the Umatilla Indian Reservation must comply with the State of Oregon general angling regulations regarding gear, bait, harvest methods, harvest hours and general restrictions.



Ask first before fishing or hunting on lands within the Umatilla Indian Reservation!

All anglers and hunters are required to obey the laws and respect the rights and property of others. Pay special attention to posted safety zones.

Fishing Seasons

Rainbow Trout: Lake Hiyúumptipin (Indian Lake): May 1- October 31

McKay Creek System Above: McKay Reservoir: Open Year-Round

All other streams on the Umatilla Indian Reservation: Sept. 16 - Dec. 31 (closed in spring/summer to protect spring Chinook)

Bull Trout: CLOSED

Salmon & Steelhead: CLOSED

Other Fish: Same as for rainbow trout locations and seasons

** Also See "Special Restrictions" section **

Bag & Length limits

Lake Hiyúumptipin (Indian Lake) and All Open Streams:Five (5) trout per day, 8 inch minimum and only one trout over 20 inches in maximum length may be taken per day. Two daily limits in possession must be accompanied with two days of day use/camping receipts.

Other Fish: No bag or length limit. Does not include Pacific Lamprey.

Special fishing restrictions

Lake Hiyúumptipin (Indian Lake): Only those boats powered by electric outboard motors or propelled by oars or other non-mechanized means may be operated.

McKay Creek: Catch and release fly-fishing only with a single barbless hook is allowed January 1 to April 22, and November 1 to December 31, 2019. Regular catch and keep regulations apply April 23 to October 31, 2019.

Mainstem Umatilla River: Catch and release fly fishing only with a single barbless hook is allowed during the trout season on the mainstem Umatilla River and tributaries upstream from Thornhollow Bridge to the upper Reservation boundary. Regular catch and keep regulations apply to mainstem and tributaries below Thornhollow Bridge, however, hooks no larger than ¼” (from point to shank) are allowed.

At Fish Facilities:No person shall fish from or trespass on a fish way, weir, fish trap or fish facility water intake/outflow structure. Bonifer Springs fishing closure includes the pond and two feeder springs. Minthorn Springs fishing closure includes the fish facilities and Minthorn Springs Creek. Imaques C-Mem-ini-kem, Thornhollow & Pendleton closures includes fish facilities and the water intake/outflow structures.


CTUIR, Fish & Wildlife Enforcement 541-278-0550

All fish that are release must be unharmed and should not be removed from the water.

For more information

Contact: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation DNR Fish & Wildlife Programs 541-429-7000