Tribal Fishing

Treaty net fishery dates are subject to change in the event of unfishable conditions. Changes to this schedule, including additional fishing opportunities, will be announced as soon as possible.

For more information:
Fish Program
WDFW Region 6
Montesano, WA
(360) 249-4628
(360) 586-6129

State/Tribal Agreements:
2018-2019 Agreement
2017-2018 Agreement
2016-2017 Agreement
2015-2016 Agreement
2014-2015 Agreement
2013-2014 Agreement
2012-2013 Agreement
2011-2012 Agreement
2010-2011 Agreement
2009-2010 Agreement
2008-2009 Agreement
2007-2008 Agreement
2006-2007 Agreement
2005-2006 Agreement
2004-2005 Agreement
2003-2004 Agreement
2002-2003 Agreement

2018 Tribal Net Schedules for Coastal Rivers of Washington
Last update: September 13, 2018

North Coast

South Coast


North Coastal Rivers Tribal Net Schedules

2018 Hoh River Steelhead Fishery:

Opens at 10:00 a.m. opening day to 10:00 a.m. closing day.

Stat Week Put In Pull Out
36 CLOSED  
37 CLOSED  
38 10:00 A.M. MON. SEPT 10 10:00 A.M. TUES. SEPT 11
39 10:00 A.M. MON. SEPT 17 10:00 A.M. TUES. SEPT 18
40 10:00 A.M. MON. SEPT 24 10:00 A.M. TUES. SEPT 25
41 10:00 A.M. MON. OCT 1 10:00 A.M. WED. OCT 3
42 10:00 A.M. MON. OCT 8 10:00 A.M. WED. OCT 10
43 10:00 A.M. MON. OCT 15 10:00 A.M. WED. OCT 17
44 10:00 A.M. MON. OCT 22 10:00 A.M. WED. OCT 24
45 10:00 A.M. MON. OCT 29 10:00 A.M. WED. OCT 31
46 10:00 A.M. MON. NOV 5 10:00 A.M. TUES. NOV 6
47 10:00 A.M. MON. NOV 12 10:00 A.M. TUES. NOV 13
48 10:00 A.M. MON. NOV 19 10:00 A.M. TUES. NOV 20
49 10:00 A.M. MON. NOV 26 10:00 A.M. TUES. NOV 27

2018 Queets River, Quinault Indian Nation:

Tribal netting opens at 12:00 noon opening day to 12:00 noon on closing day.

Stat
Week
Put In Pull Out
35 12:00 P.M. SUN. AUG 26 12:00 P.M. WED. AUG 29
36 12:00 P.M. SUN. SEPT 2 12:00 P.M. FRI. SEPT 7
37 12:00 P.M. SUN. SEPT 9 12:00 P.M. FRI. SEPT 14
38 12:00 P.M. SUN. SEPT 16 12:00 P.M. FRI. SEPT 21
39 12:00 P.M. SUN. SEPT 23 12:00 P.M. THUR. SEPT 27
40 12:00 P.M. SUN. SEPT 30 12:00 P.M. WED. OCT 3
41 12:00 P.M. SUN. OCT 7 12:00 P.M. MON. OCT 8
42 CLOSED
43 CLOSED
44 12:00 P.M. SUN. OCT 28 12:00 P.M. MON. OCT 29
45 12:00 P.M. SUN. NOV 4 12:00 P.M. TUE. NOV 6

2018 Quillayute River Steelhead Fishery:

Opens at 6 or 7:00 a.m. opening day to 3:00 or 6:00 p.m. on closing day

Stat Week Put In Pull Out
36 6:00 A.M. MON. Sept 3 6:00 P.M. WED. Sept 5
37 6:00 A.M. MON. Sept 10 6:00 P.M. WED. Sept 12
38 6:00 A.M. MON. Sept 17 6:00 P.M. WED. Sept 19
39 6:00 A.M. MON. Sept 24 6:00 P.M. TUE. Sept 25
40 6:00 A.M. MON. Oct 1 6:00 P.M. MON. Oct 1
41 6:00 A.M. MON. Oct 8 6:00 P.M. MON. Oct 
42 6:00 A.M. MON. Oct 15 6:00 P.M. MON. Oct 15
43 6:00 A.M. MON. Oct 22 6:00 P.M. MON. Oct 22
44 6:00 A.M. MON. Oct 29 6:00 P.M. MON. Oct 29
45 6:00 A.M. MON. Nov 5 6:00 P.M. MON. Nov 5
46 6:00 A.M. MON. Nov 12 6:00 P.M. MON. Nov 12
47 6:00 A.M. MON. Nov 19 6:00 P.M. THUR. Nov 22
48 7:00 A.M. MON. Nov 26 3:00 P.M. FRI. Nov 30
49 7:00 A.M. MON. Dec 3 3:00 P.M. FRI. Dec 7
50 7:00 A.M. MON. Dec 10 3:00 P.M. FRI. Dec 14

 

Click here for tribal schedule
posted on the Quinault Indian Nation website.

South Coastal Rivers Tribal Net Schedules

Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

  • No Tribal netting schedule provided at this time.

Chehalis River and Grays Harbor Areas 2A-1, 2A AND 2D:

Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor Fall Commercial Non Indian and Tribal Salmon Landings

2018 Fall Fishery

  • Maximum mesh size for these openings will be 6 1/2 inches
  • All Green Sturgeon must be released immediately when encountered.

The Chehalis River downstream of the power line crossing below the confluence of the Wynoochee River, and Grays Harbor Areas 2A-1, 2A, and 2D will be open for commercial gillnet fishing for authorized Quinault Tribal Fishers according to the following schedule:

Stat Week Set In Pull Out
39 12 Noon Sun.  Sept. 23, 2018 12 Noon Tues.   Sept. 25, 2018
40 12 Noon Sun. Sept. 30 12 Noon Tues.  Oct. 02
44 12 Noon Sun. Oct. 28 12 Noon Tues.  Oct. 30
45 12 Noon Sun. Nov. 04 12 Noon Wed.  Nov. 07
47 12 Noon Sun. Nov. 18 12 Noon Wed.  Nov. 21

Copalis River:

Tribal Net Catch for Copalis River

  • This river will be open to commercial gillnet fishing for ONE authorized Quinault tribal fisher. The Opening and closing dates are as follows: 
Stat Week Set In Pull Out
36 12 Noon Sun. Sept. 3, 2017 12 Noon Wed.  Sept. 6, 2017
37 12 Noon Sun. Sept. 10 12 Noon Wed.  Sept. 13
38 12 Noon Sun. Sept. 17 12 Noon Wed.  Sept. 20
39 12 Noon Sun. Sept. 24 12 Noon Wed.  Sept. 27
40 12 Noon Sun. Oct.  1 12 Noon Wed.  Oct.  4
41 12 Noon Sun. Oct.  8 12 Noon Wed.  Oct.  11
42 12 Noon Sun. Oct.  15 12 Noon Wed.  Oct.  18
43 12 Noon Sun. Oct.  22 12 Noon Wed.  Oct.  25
44 12 Noon Sun. Oct.  29 12 Noon Wed.  Nov. 1
45 12 Noon Sun. Nov. 5 12 Noon Wed.  Nov. 8
46 12 Noon Sun. Nov. 12 12 Noon Wed.  Nov. 15
47 12 Noon Sun. Nov. 19 12 Noon Wed.  Nov. 22
48 12 Noon Sun. Nov. 26 12 Noon Wed.  Nov. 29

 

Humptulips River AND Grays Harbor Area 2C (North Bay) (outside of river):

Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor Fall Commercial Non Indian and Tribal Salmon Landings

2018 Fall Season

  • Maximum mesh size for these openings will be 6 1/2 inches.
  • All Green Sturgeon must be released immediately when encountered.

The Humptulips River, from its mouth upstream to the railroad bridge at Newton, and Grays Harbor Area 2C will be open for commercial gillnet fishing for authorized Quinault Tribal Fishers according to the following schedule:

Humptulips

Stat Week Set In Pull Out
41 2 PM Sun. Oct. 7, 2018 2 PM Tues. Oct. 9, 2018
42 6 AM Sun. Oct. 14 6 AM Wed. Oct. 17
43 12:30 PM Sun. Oct. 21 12:30 PM Wed. Oct. 24
44 5 PM Sun. Oct. 28 5 PM Wed. Oct. 31
45 Closed
46 Closed
47 12 NOON Sun. Nov. 18 12 NOON Wed. Nov. 21

Grays Harbor Area C (North Bay - outside of river)

Stat Week Set In Pull Out
41 10 AM Sun. Oct. 7, 2018 10 AM Tues. Oct. 9, 2018
42 11 AM Sun. Oct. 14 11 AM Wed. Oct. 17
43 1 PM Sun. Oct. 21 1 PM Wed. Oct. 24
44 1 PM Sun. Oct. 28 1 PM Wed. Oct. 31
45 Closed
46 Closed
47 12 NOON Sun. Nov. 18 12 NOON Wed. Nov. 21

 

Moclips River:

Tribal Net Catch for Moclips River

  • This river will be open to commercial gillnet fishing for ONE authorized Quinault tribal fisher. The Opening and closing dates are as follows: 
Stat Week Set In Pull Out
36 12 Noon Sun. Sept. 3, 2017 12 Noon Wed.  Sept. 6, 2017
37 12 Noon Sun. Sept. 10 12 Noon Wed.  Sept. 13
38 12 Noon Sun. Sept. 17 12 Noon Wed.  Sept. 20
39 12 Noon Sun. Sept. 24 12 Noon Wed.  Sept. 27
40 12 Noon Sun. Oct.  1 12 Noon Wed.  Oct.  4
41 12 Noon Sun. Oct.  8 12 Noon Wed.  Oct.  11
42 12 Noon Sun. Oct.  15 12 Noon Wed.  Oct.  18
43 12 Noon Sun. Oct.  22 12 Noon Wed.  Oct.  25
44 12 Noon Sun. Oct.  29 12 Noon Wed.  Nov. 1
45 12 Noon Sun. Nov. 5 12 Noon Wed.  Nov. 8
46 12 Noon Sun. Nov. 12 12 Noon Wed.  Nov. 15
47 12 Noon Sun. Nov. 19 12 Noon Wed.  Nov. 22
48 12 Noon Sun. Nov. 26 12 Noon Wed.  Nov. 29

Quinault River:

Tribal Net Catch for Quinault River

  • The Quinault River fishing schedule will be as follows:
Stat Week Grounds 43-44
and above Set-in
  Grounds 19-20
up to 43-44 Set-in
(wks 32-35 all grounds
below 43-44 set in same dates)
  Grounds below
19-20 Set-in
(wks 32-35 all grounds
below 43-44 set in same dates)
  All Fishers
and Grounds Pull Out
32 6 a.m. Sun Aug. 5, 2018   6 a.m. Mon Aug. 6, 2018   6 a.m. Mon Aug. 6, 2018   6 p.m. Tues Aug. 7, 2018
33 6 a.m. Sun Aug. 12   6 a.m. Mon Aug. 13   6 a.m. Mon Aug. 13   6 p.m. Tues Aug. 14
34 6 a.m. Sun Aug. 19   6 a.m. Mon Aug. 20   6 a.m. Mon Aug. 20   6 p.m. Wed Aug. 22
35 6 a.m. Sun Aug. 26   6 a.m. Mon Aug. 27   6 a.m. Mon Aug. 27   6 p.m. Wed Aug. 29
36 6 a.m. Sun Sept. 2   6 a.m. Mon Sept. 3   6 a.m. Tues Sept. 4   6 p.m. Thur Sept. 6
37 6 a.m. Sun Sept. 9   6 a.m. Mon Sept. 10   6 a.m. Tues Sept. 11   6 p.m. Thur Sept. 13
38 6 a.m. Sun Sept. 16   6 a.m. Mon Sept. 17   6 a.m. Tues Sept. 18   6 p.m. Thur Sept. 20
39 6 a.m. Sun Sept. 23   6 a.m. Mon Sept. 24   6 a.m. Tues Sept. 25   6 p.m. Thur Sept. 27
40 6 a.m. Sun Sept. 30   6 a.m. Mon Oct. 1   6 a.m. Tues Oct. 2   6 p.m. Thur Oct. 4
41 6 a.m. Sun Oct. 7   6 a.m. Mon Oct. 8   6 a.m. Tues Oct. 9   6 p.m. Thur Oct. 11
42 6 a.m. Sun Oct. 14   6 a.m. Mon Oct. 15   6 a.m. Tues Oct. 16   6 p.m. Thur Oct. 18
43 6 a.m. Sun Oct. 21   6 a.m. Mon Oct. 22   6 a.m. Tues Oct. 23   6 p.m. Thur Oct. 25
44 6 a.m. Sun Oct. 28   6 a.m. Mon Oct. 29   6 a.m. Tues Oct. 30   6 p.m. Thur Nov. 1
45 6 a.m. Sun Nov. 4   6 a.m. Mon Nov. 5   6 a.m. Tues Nov. 6   6 p.m. Thur Nov. 8
46 6 a.m. Sun Nov. 11   6 a.m. Mon Nov. 12   6 a.m. Tues Nov. 13   6 p.m. Thur Nov. 15
47 6 a.m. Sun Nov. 18   6 a.m. Mon Nov. 19   6 a.m. Tues Nov. 20   6 p.m. Thur Nov. 22