Fishery Notice

FN0946-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Sockeye - Region 8 - Osoyoos Lake Closure.

Osoyoos Lake

Effective one hour after sunset on September 5, 2016 for the remainder of the 
year, sockeye salmon fishing is closed in the portion of Osoyoos Lake north of 
the bridge at HWY 3 (North Basin). 

Okanagan Sockeye will be entering the Okanagan River to spawn in around the 
middle of September so implementing closures for the recreational is required. 
The Recreational fishery will close on September 5, 2016.

Daylight Hours only refers to (One hour before sunrise to one hour after 
sunset).  Reference to sunrise and sunset means the times for those events as 
calculated by the National Research Council of Canada and published daily in 
the Kelowna Daily Courier.

This reflects a change to the BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement.  The on-line 
version of this guide will be updated within 24 hours of this notice, please 

Variation Order Numbers: 2016-388 & 2016-389.


No Fishing for Salmon in Skaha Lake.

The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific Salmon (other than 
kokanee) from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4).

Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal 
waters of British Columbia.  

Sport anglers and guides are reminded to label and submit heads from adipose 
fin-clipped (hatchery-marked) chinook and coho salmon to the Salmon Head 
Recovery Program. Recovery of coded-wire tags from recreational fishers 
provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment.  For more 
information and locations of Depots contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery 
Program at (866) 483-9994 or visit the following site:

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation?  If so, please call 
the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line 
at (800) 465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at (866) 431-

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0946
Sent September 2, 2016 at 1429