LEAVENWORTH - The Colville Tribal Fish and Wildlife Department announced the 2021 Colville Ps’quosa Spring Chinook Fishery on Icicle Creek will be open to Wenatchi Members of the Colville Confederated Tribes, for weekly fishing periods, beginning May 21.

The weekly fishing periods are from Friday mornings at 12:01 AM through Sunday’s at 8:00 PM 

All other provisions of Resolution 2021-270, the 2021 Colville Ps ‘quosa Spring 

Chinook Fishing Regulations, remain in effect. 

Justification for opening: 

Current broodstock at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (LNFH) is less than 100 fish; however, LNFH is projected to collect the required broodstock necessary to achieve the program’s production target. Additionally, Chief Joseph Hatchery (CJH) returns are projected to be insufficient to meet program production targets and support tribal fisheries; as such, expectations are that LNFH will need to support shortfalls in CJH broodstock needs. For these reason, the 2021 Colville Ps’quosa Spring Chinook Fishery on Icicle Creek will be open to Wenatchi Members of the Colville Confederated Tribes, weekly, beginning Friday May 21, 2021. The weekly fishing periods are from Friday mornings at 12:01 AM through Sunday’s at 8:00 pm. 

The fishery targets (ESA-unlisted) Leavenworth-stock spring Chinook salmon returning to the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery in Leavenworth, WA. 

For more information please contact Joe Peone, CCT Fish and Wildlife Director at (509) 634-2113; Isaiah Martin, CCT Selective Fishery Biologist at (509) 634-1741 or Kirk Truscott, CCT Anadromous Fish Program Manager at (509) 978-8031.

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