Lamprey season opens June 1 at Willamette Falls

05.29.2015 Dean Rhodes Culture, Natural Resources, State Government

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has designated the lamprey harvest season at Willamette Falls as 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Mondays between June 1 and July 31.

Harvesting is not allowed Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Harvesting is confined to the east side of Willamette Falls and does not include the horseshoe area at the peak of the falls. Gear is restricted to hand or hand-powered tools only.

A permit is required, but Tribal members are allowed to use their Tribal enrollment card in lieu of a state-issued permit.

Catches must be recorded on an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife harvest card available from the Tribe’s Natural Resources Department or by contacting the Clackamas ODFW Office, 17330 S.E. Evelyn St., Clackamas, OR 97015. All harvest cards must be returned by Aug. 31, 2015.

For more information, call the Natural Resources Department at 503-879-2424.