Contact Columbia River Recreational Fishing Advisory Group

Ryan Lothrop
Columbia River Fishery Manager
Tim Sippel
Columbia River Fishery Management Biologist

Columbia River Recreational Fishing Advisory Group

The purpose of the Advisory Group is to advise Washington and Oregon Departments of Fish and Wildlife on issues affecting recreational salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon fisheries in the Columbia River.  These issues include creation of stable and viable fishing opportunity through development of management plans and refinement of fishing techniques, and development of strategies for maintaining diverse recreational fishing opportunities.

  1. Advisors will be selected to represent recreational fishing interests throughout the mainstem Columbia and Snake rivers in both states, and to reflect participation in all segments of the recreational sector, including private anglers, charters/guides, local and large-scale retailers, ports, and manufacturers.
  2. It is anticipated that the advisors will meet as a group 2-4 times per year, including public meetings held as part of the North of Falcon season planning process.  The Advisory Group will also be expected to provide guidance to the Columbia River Compact and Joint State Sport Hearings through attendance and testimony. 

Meeting Calendar and Agendas

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Date Location Meeting Materials
July 12, 2018 Ridgefield, WDFW Agenda
May 15, 2018 Ridgefield, WDFW Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
April 6, 2018 - April 11, 2018 PFMC - Portland, OR Sheraton Airport Hotel Meeting Handouts
April 2, 2018 Ridgefield, WDFW Meeting Handouts
March 27, 2018 - March 29, 2018 East of McNary - Clarkston, Wenatchee, Kennewick Meeting Handouts
March 19, 2018 Ridgefield, WDFW Agenda | Meeting Handouts
March 14, 2018 Ridgefield, WDFW Meeting Handouts
February 27, 2018 Lacey, Lacey Community Center Meeting Handouts
February 13, 2018 Clackamas, OR, ODFW Meeting Handouts
January 11, 2018 WDFW Ridgefield Meeting Handouts