Tribal net schedules for coastal rivers

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, please contact:

Fish Program
WDFW Region 6
Montesano, WA
360-249-4628
360-586-6129

North Coastal Rivers Tribal Net Schedules

2021 Hoh River steelhead fishery

Open fishing area: Hoh River from mouth upstream to the Hwy 101 bridge.  Schedule may be modified

  • Opens at 10:00 a.m. opening day to 10:00 a.m. closing day.
Stat Week Put In Pull Out Days Fishing
50 12/7/2020 12/9/2020 2
51 12/14/2020 12/16/2020 2
52 12/21/2020 12/22/2020 1
53-1 12/28/2020 12/29/2021 1
2 1/4/2021 1/5/2021 0
3 1/11/2021 1/12/2021 1
4 1/18/2021 1/19/2021 2
5 1/25/2021 1/26/2021 1
6 2/1/2021 2/2/2021 1
7 2/8/2021 2/9/2021 1
8 2/15/2021 2/16/2021 1
9 2/22/2021 Closed 0
10 3/1/2021 Closed  0
11 3/8/2021 Closed 0
12 3/15/2021 Closed  0
13 3/22/2021 Closed 0
14 3/29/2021 Closed  0
15 4/5/2021 Closed 0
16 4/12/2021 Closed 0
17 4/19/2021 4/20/2021 1
18 4/26/2021 4/27/2021 1

2021 Queets River, Quinault Indian Nation 

2021 Fall Fishery

  • Week 36-39 maximum mesh size will be 6 1/2 inches
  • Week 40 & 43-44 minimum mesh size will be 9 inches 
  • The fishery will begin at 12:00 noon on the opening day and end at 12:00 noon on the closing day.
Stat Week Open Close
36 Sunday, Aug. 29 Thursday, Sep. 2
37 Sunday, Sep. 5 Thursday, Sep. 9
38 Sunday, Sep. 12 Thursday, Sep. 16
39 Sunday, Sep. 19 Tuesday, Sep. 21
40 Monday, Sep. 27 Tuesday, Sep. 28
41 Closed Closed
42 Closed Closed
43 Sunday, Oct. 17 Monday, Oct. 18
44 Sunday, Oct. 24 Monday, Oct. 25

 2021 Quillayute River Steelhead Fishery

Open fishing area: Quillayute River from mouth upstream to confluence of Murphy Creek (above Bogachiel Bridge on Hwy 101). Schedule may be modified.

  • November 23, 2020 through January 13, 2021: Opens at 7:00 a.m. opening day to 3:00 pm on specified opening/closing days for each week.
  • January 18, 2021 through March 16, 2021: Opens at 7:00 AM and closes at 6:00 PM on specified opening/closing days for each week.
Stat Week Put In Pull Out Days Fishing
48 11/23/2020 11/27/2020 4.3
49 11/30/2020 12/4/2020 4.3
50 12/7/2020 12/11/2020 4.3
51 12/14/2020 12/18/2020 4.3
52 12/21/2020 12/25/2020 4.3
1 12/28/2020 1/1/2021 4.3
2 1/4/2021 1/7/2021 3.3
3 1/11/2021 1/13/2021 2.3
4 1/18/2021 1/20/2021 2.5
5 1/25/2021 1/26/2021 1.5
6 2/1/2021 2/2/2021 1.5
7 2/8/2021 2/9/2021 1.5
8 2/15/2021 2/16/2021 1.5
9 2/22/2021 2/23/2021 1.5
10 3/1/2021 3/2/2021 1.5
11 3/8/2021 3/9/2021 1.5
12 3/15/2021 3/16/2021 1.5
13 3/22/2021 12/19/2020 Closed
14 3/29/2021 12/20/2020 Closed

2019 Quillayute River Fall IGN Fishery

Stat Week Put in Pull out Comment
36 6:00 a.m., Monday, 9/2 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, 9/3  
37 6:00 a.m., Monday, 9/9 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, 9/10  
38 6:00 a.m., Monday, 9/16 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, 9/17  
39 6:00 a.m., Monday, 9/23 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, 9/24  
40 6:00 a.m., Monday, 9/30 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, 10/1 Additional gear restrictions
41 6:00 a.m., Monday, 10/7 6:00 p.m., Monday, 10/7 Additional gear restrictions
42 6:00 a.m., Monday, 10/14 6:00 p.m., Monday, 10/14 Additional gear restrictions
43 6:00 a.m., Monday, 10/21 6:00 p.m., Monday, 10/21 Additional gear restrictions
44 6:00 a.m., Monday, 10/28 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, 10/29 Additional gear restrictions
45 6:00 a.m., Monday, 11/4 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, 11/5 Additional gear restrictions
46 6:00 a.m., Monday, 11/11 6:00 p.m., Thursday, 11/14 Additional gear restrictions
47 6:00 a.m., Monday, 11/18 6:00 p.m., Friday, 11/22  
48 7:00 a.m., Monday, 11/25 3:00 p.m., Friday, 11/29  
49 7:00 a.m., Monday, 12/2 3:00 p.m., Friday, 12/6  
50 7:00 a.m., Monday, 12/9 3:00 p.m., Friday, 12/13  

Open Fishing Area

Quillayute River, from mouth upstream to confluence of Bogachiel and Sol Duc rivers

Opening/Closing Periods for 9/2/2019 through 11/22/2019

Opens at 6 a.m. on specified opening days of schedule for each week
Closes at 6 p.m. on specified opening days of schedule for each week

Opening/Closing Periods for 11/25/2019 through 12/13/2019

Opens at 7 a.m. on specified opening days of schedule for each week
Closes at 3 p.m. on specified opening days of schedule for each week
Weeks 48-50 may be subject to change at a later date

Gear Restrictions

One net set only, set or drift, per fisherman
All other regulations as per Quileute Tribal Fish Ordinances

Additional Gear Restrictions for weeks 40-46

Max of 5 3/4" single strand monofilament mesh
Set net only
25 fathom max net length

Note:

  1. From Harbor Entrance to the mouth of the Quillayute River both sides, reflective tape or lighted device must be attached to the end of the net closest to the Navigational Channel.
  2. Schedule may be modified for conservation or other management requirements. Schedule adjustments or closures will be posted.

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

  • 2021 Fall Fishery - Tentative and subject to updates
  • Maximum mesh size is 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.  The fishery will begin at Noon on the set in day and will end at Noon on the pull out day of each week.  The opening and closing dates are as follows:

Stat Week Set In Pull Out
40 Sun. Sept. 26 Tues. Sept. 28
41 Sun. Oct. 3 Tues. Oct. 5
42 Sun. Oct. 10 Tues. Oct. 12
43 Closed Closed
44 Closed Closed
45 Sun. Oct. 31 Thur. Nov. 4
46 Sun. Nov. 7 Wed. Nov. 10
47 Sun. Nov. 14 Wed. Nov. 17

 Copalis River

  • 2021 Fall Fishery
  • Maximum mesh size restriction of 6 1/2 inches

This river will be open to commercial gillnet fishing for ONE authorized Quinault tribal fisher. The fishery will begin at 8 am on the set in day and will end at 8 am on the pull out day of each week.  The opening and closing dates are as follows: 

Stat Week Set In on Sunday Pull Out on Wednesday
36 Aug. 29 Sept. 1
37 Sun. Aug. 30Sun. Aug. 30Sun. Aug. 30Sept. 5 Sept. 8
38 Sept. 12 Sept. 15
39 Sept. 19 Sept. 22
40 Sept. 26 Sept. 29
41 Oct. 3 Oct. 6
42 Oct. 10 Oct. 13
43 Oct. 17 Oct. 20
44 Oct. 24 Oct. 27
45 Oct. 31 Nov. 3
46 Nov. 7 Nov. 10
47 Nov. 14 Nov. 17
48 Nov. 21 Nov. 24

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

2021 Fall Fishery

  • Maximum mesh size 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 River

Stat Week

Set In

Pull Out

39 Sun. Sept. 19 @ 1:30 pm Fri. Sept. 24 @ 1:30 pm
40 Tues. Sept. 28 @ 8:00 am Fri. Oct. 1 @ 8:00 am
41 Tues. Oct. 5 @ 1:30 pm Fri. Oct. 8 @ 1:30 pm
42 CLOSED CLOSED
43 CLOSED CLOSED
44 CLOSED CLOSED
45 Sun. Oct. 31 @ 11:00 am Fri. Nov. 5 @ 11:00 am
46 Mon. Nov. 8 @ 3:00 pm Thurs. Nov.11 @ 3:00 pm
47 Mon. Nov. 15 @ 10:30 am Thurs. Nov. 18 @ 10:30 am

 Grays Harbor Area 2C (north bay outside of river)

Stat Week

Set In

Pull Out

39

Sun. Sept. 19 @ 10:30 am

Fri. Sept. 24 @ 10:30 am

40

Tues. Sept. 28 @ 5:00 am

Fri. Oct. 1 @ 5:00 am

41

Tues. Oct. 5 @ 10:30 am

Fri. Oct. 8 @ 10:30 am

42

CLOSED

CLOSED

43

CLOSED

CLOSED

44

CLOSED

CLOSED

45

Sun. Oct. 31 @ 8:00 am

Fri. Nov. 5 @ 8:00 am

46

Mon. Nov. 8 @ Noon

Thurs. Nov.11 @ Noon

47

Mon. Nov. 15 @ 7:30 am

Thurs. Nov. 18 @ 7:30 am

Moclips River

  • 2021 Fall Fishery
  • Maximum mesh size restriction of 6 1/2 inches

This river will be open to commercial gillnet fishing for ONE authorized Quinault tribal fisher. The fishery will begin at 12 noon on the set in day and will end at 12 noon on the pull out day of each week.  The opening and closing dates are as follows: 

Stat Week Set In Sunday Pull Out Wednesday
36 Aug. 29 Sept. 1
37 Sunday,Sunday,Sept. 5 Sept. 8
38 Sept. 12 Sept. 15
39 Sept. 19 Sept. 22
40 Sept. 26 Sept. 29
41 Oct. 3 Oct. 6
42 Oct. 10 Oct. 13
43 Oct. 17 Oct. 20 
44 Oct. 24 Oct. 27
45 Oct. 31 Nov. 3
46 Nov. 7 Nov. 10
47 Nov. 14 Nov. 17
48 Nov. 21 Nov. 24

 Quinault River

  • 2021 Fall Fishery
  • Mesh size optional

The fishery will begin at 6 a.m. on the set in day and will end at 6 p.m. on the pull out day.  The Quinault River fishing schedule will be as follows:

Stat Week

Grounds 43-44 and above
Set In on

Sunday

Grounds 19-20 up to  43-44

Set In on

Monday

Grounds below 19-20

Set In

Tuesday

All Fishers and Grounds
Pull Out on     Thursday
36 Aug. 29 Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 2
37 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 9
38 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 16
39 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept. 23
40 Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Sept. 30
41 Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 5 Oct. 7
42 Oct. 10  Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 14
43 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 21
44 Oct. 24 Oct. 25 Oct. 26 Oct. 28
45 Oct. 31 Nov. 1 Nov. 2 Nov. 4
46 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Nov. 9 Nov. 11
47 Nov. 14 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 18

State/Tribal agreements

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