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To prioritize fish for ceremonial needs and to reduce risks of exceeding catch guiedelines, the FWLO closes hook and line fishing in the area below Bonneville Dam at 6 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Read more about Yakama Nation closes fishery below Bonneville Dam.
The Yakama Nation confirms the presence of salmon in the White Salmon basin. Condit Dam was breached on October 26th, 2011 making the river accessible to upstream salmon migration for the first time in 99 years. Read more about River accessible to upstream salmon migration after ninety-nine year absence
Adult sockeye transported from Priest Rapids dam in July are spawning above Lake Cle Elum. Sockeye change from ocean rearing colors of blue back to a bright green head and red body when they are spawning. The vibrant color of the sockeye and large number has biologists enthusiastic to share the success of the innovative program. The Yakama Nation is in its fourth year of reintroduction work that includes transporting sockeye into the lake, monitoring populations, spawning surveys, and developing strategies to maintain the Yakima Basin stock. The number that spawns has increased each year as the tribe negotiated an agreement to take up to three percent of overall run size. Read more about Salmon Spawning in Yakima Basin
Cle Elum, Wash. - The Yakama Nation hosts the 16th Annual Open House at the Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility on July 20, 2012. Self-guided tours start at 10:00am and salmon bake at noon. Read more about Yakama Nation Shares Salmon and Work at 16th Annual Open House
Twisp, Washington –Yakama Nation Fisheries recently completed an assessment of recreation use of the Methow River between Winthrop and Twisp. Read more about Yakama Nation Fisheries Releases Study about Methow River Recreation Use