Tribal Salmon: Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
The Columbia River is the only place in the Northwest where you can share in the historical Indian Salmon Harvest. Tribal fishers can be seen fishing from small boats and from scaffolds with long handled dip nets, as their ancestors did centuries ago. During the late spring, summer and fall, the public can purchase premium Columbia River chinook, coho, steelhead, and sockeye directly from Indian fishers. The fish is fresh, reasonably priced, and can be purchased already cleaned from some vendors.
When the salmon season is open, Indian fishers may be found selling fish at a number of locations along the Columbia River. Sellers are regularly at these locations, but look for signs along the river, too:
• Marine Park in Cascade Locks
• Bridgeside parking lot located under the historic Bridge of the Gods Bridge
• Brigham Fish Market, Cascade Locks
• Lone Pine in The Dalles
• Wild Columbia Salmon, 108 Highway 35, Hood River
• Wild Columbia Salmon, 230 1st Street, White Salmon, Washington
• Boat launch near Roosevelt, Washington
To find out where the day’s catch is being sold, call the Salmon Marketing program at (888) 289-1855 or (503) 238-0667 during normal business hours. Days, times and availability vary.