Fishery Notice

FN0687-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 8 - Osoyoos Lake - Sockeye Retention - Effective August 3, 2018

Osoyoos Lake

Effective 00:01 hours August 3, 2018 until one hour after sunset on August 13, 
2018 during daylight hours only, in the portion of Osoyoos Lake north of the 
bridge at HWY 3 (North Basin), you may retain two (2) sockeye per day.

A review of in season information on sockeye abundance, harvest and 
environmental conditions in Osoyoos Lake will be conducted on August 13, 2018 
to determine duration of the fishery.

On July 27, 2018 Department staff met with the Okanagan Nation Alliance and Mid 
Fraser Thompson Okanagan Sport Fish Advisory Committee to discuss fishery 
planning for Okanagan Sockeye. A collaborative fishing plan has been agreed too 
and implemented starting August 3, 2018. 

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

Fishing for salmon is permitted during daylight hours only.

VO No. 2018-RFQ-396; 2018-RCT-395


No Fishing for anadromous Salmon in Skaha Lake. Kokanee and Sockeye are present 
in Skaha Lake, which vary in size, it is recommended to release Oncorhynchus 
nerka over 50cm.

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

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery 
program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped Chinook and 
Coho salmon.  Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical information for 
coast-wide stock assessment.  Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program 
toll free at (866) 483-9994 for further information.

If you're going fishing for salmon in non-tidal (fresh) waters, you need a Non-
Tidal Angling Licence, issued by the Province of British Columbia.  Visit the 
provincial website to buy your licence. Licences are available to B.C. 
residents and non-residents. Fees may vary and are listed online.  

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 or the British Columbia's toll-free RAPP line (Report All 
Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 
1-(866)431-FISH (3474).


Dale Michie, DFO Kamloops Tel: 250-851-4946

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0687
Sent August 1, 2018 at 1503