Fisheries Notice: As of August 8, 2018 about 193,753 Sockeye have entered the Columbia River. We estimate 70,000-75,000 sockeye have entered Osoyoos Lake. Estimate about 10,000 to 15,000 sockeye are in Skaha Lake.
Due to lower than expected catch rates we will be keeping a recreational fishery open August 17-23, 2018. Estimated catch will be an additional 700 sockeye. We will review catch data on August 22, 2018 for consideration of extending the fishery at that point.
More information on the Food Fishery in the coming days.
For more info on the food and economic fishery contact: Howie Wright, ONA Fisheries Program Manager HWright@syilx.org
1-250-707-0095 ext. 104