Columbia River reports, forecasts, returns, and fishery plans

Additional information about Columbia River fisheries and management, including joint-state staff reports,  pre-season fishing plans, forecasts, and returns.

Reporting

Statewide Quick Reporting Form
Commercial landings

2023

Joint State Staff Reports

February 2, 2023
2023 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species

January 13, 2023
2023 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

Other information

2022

Joint state staff reports

July 19, 2022
2022 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

February 3, 2022
2022 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries For Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species

January 14, 2022
2022 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

Other information

2021

Joint state staff reports

July 19, 2021
2021 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

February 4, 2021
2021 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries For Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species

January 14, 2021
2021 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

Other information

2020

Joint state staff reports

July 22, 2020
2020 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries For Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

February 7, 2020
2020 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries For Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species

January 17, 2020
2020 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

Other information

2019

Joint state staff reports

June 22, 2019
2019 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

February 8, 2019
2019 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species

January 18, 2019
2019 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

Other information

2018

Joint state staff reports

July 17, 2018
2018 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

February 20, 2018
2018 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species

January 18, 2018
2018 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

Other information

2017

Joint state staff reports

January 30, 2017
2017 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

September 7, 2017
2017 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

November 9, 2017
2017 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook,Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species

Other information

2016

Joint state staff reports

July 12, 2016
2016 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

January 20, 2016
2016 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species, and Miscellaneous Regulations

Other information

2015

Joint state staff reports

December 17, 2015
2016 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

July 14, 2015
2015 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

January 22, 2015
2015 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead and other Species and Miscellaneous Regulations

Other information

2014

Joint state staff reports

December 18, 2014
2015 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

July 14, 2014
2014 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

January 22, 2014
2014 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species, and Miscellaneous Regulations

January 21, 2014
2014 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

Other information

2013

Joint state staff reports

January 24, 2013
2013 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species, and Miscellaneous Regulations

January 15, 2013
2013 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

July 11, 2013
2013 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status And Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

Other information

2012

Joint state staff reports

July 12, 2012
2012 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead and White Sturgeon

January 20, 2012
2012 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species, and Miscellaneous Regulations

January 19, 2012
2012 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

2011

Joint state staff reports

July 13, 2011
2011 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

January 27, 2011
2011 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species, and Miscellaneous Regulations

January 11, 2011
2011 Joint Staff Report concerning stock status and fisheries for sturgeon and smelt.

2010

Joint state staff reports

July 16, 2010
2010 Joint Staff Report Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chun Salmon Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon.

February 2, 2010
2010 Joint Staff Report Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, sockeye, Steelhead, and other Species and Miscellaneious Regulations.

2009

Joint state staff reports

December 7, 2009
2010 Joint Staff Report concerning stock status and fisheries for sturgeon and smelt.

July 16, 2009
2009 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon.

January 26, 2009
2009 Joint Staff Report Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, sockeye, Steelhead, and other Species and Miscellaneous Regulations.

2008

Joint state staff reports

December 9, 2008
2009 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt.

July 14, 2008
2008 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

January 31, 2008
2008 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species, and Miscellaneous Regulations

2007

Joint state staff reports

December 3, 2007
2008 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt.

July 13, 2007
2007 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon.

January 12, 2007
2007 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and other species and miscellaneous regulations.

2006

Joint state staff reports

December 4, 2006
Joint Staff report describes sturgeon and smelt fisheries in the mainstem Columbia River and includes summaries of stock status, current management plans and guidelines, and past management actions and strategies. Additionally, this report contains information concerning smelt abundances and fisheries in Columbia River tributaries.

July 18, 2006
Joint staff report concerning the 2006 fall in-river commercial harvest of columbia river fall chinook salmon, summer steelhead, coho salmon, chum salmon, and sturgeon.

January 18, 2006
Joint Staff Report Concerning Commercial Seasons For Spring Chinook, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Shad, Smelt, and Other Species and Miscellaneous Regulations for 2006.

2005

Joint state staff reports

December 6, 2005
Joint Staff Report Concerning Commercial Seasons for Sturgeon and Smelt in 2006.

July 20, 2005
Joint Staff Report Concerning the 2005 Fall In-river Commercial Harvest of Columbia River Fall Chinook Salmon, Summer Steelhead, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, and Sturgeon

January 14, 2005
Joint Staff Report Concerning Commercial Seasons for Spring Chinook, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Shad, Smelt, and other Species and Miscellaneous Regulations for 2005

2004

Joint state staff reports

December 3, 2004
Joint Staff Report Concerning Commercial Seasons for Sturgeon and Smelt in 2005

July 21, 2004
Joint Staff Report Concerning the 2004 Fall In-river Commercial Harvest of Columbia River Fall Chinook Salmon, Summer Steelhead, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, and Sturgeon

February 2, 2004
Joint Staff Report Concerning Commercial Seasons for Spring Chinook, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Shad, Smelt, and other species and miscellaneous regulations for 2004

2003

Joint state staff reports

December 5, 2003
Joint Staff Report Concerning Commercial Seasons for Sturgeon and Smelt in 2004

July 16, 2003
Joint Staff Report Concerning the 2003 Fall In-River Commercial Harvest of Columbia River Fall Chinook Salmon, Summer Steelhead, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon and Sturgeon

January 23, 2003
Joint Staff Report Concerning Commercial Seasons for Spring Chinook, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Shad, Smelt, and Other Species and Miscellaneous Regulations for 2003

2002

Joint state staff reports

December 3, 2002
Joint Staff Report Concerning Commercial Seasons for Sturgeon and Smelt in 2003

July 18, 2002
Joint Staff Report Concerning 2002 Fall In-River Commercial Harvest of Columbia River Fall Chinook Salmon, Summer Steelhead, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, and Sturgeon

January 18, 2002
Joint Staff Report Concerning Commercial Seasons for Spring Chinook, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Shad, Smelt, and Other Species and Miscellaneous Regulations for 2002

2001

Joint state staff reports

August 2, 2001
Joint Staff Report Concerning the 2001 In-river Commercial Harvest of Columbia River Fall Chinook Salmon, Summer Steelhead, Coho Salmon, and Sturgeon

2000

Joint state staff reports

July 13, 2000
Joint Staff Report Concerning the 2000 In-river Commercial Harvest of Columbia River Fall Chinook Salmon, Summer Steelhead, Coho Salmon, and Sturgeon