The Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation
Fish and Wildlife

(The Colville Tribal Resident Fish Hatchery and Rufus Woods Creel and Supplementation staff released 5,500 tripoid rainbow trout into Lake Rufus Woods on Tuesday, February 24. These fish can be identified by the absence of the adipose fin. Approximately 25 percent of these fish were implanted with a green floy tag. Anglers that retain tagged fish are encouraged to call CTFW at 509.634.2110 and provide tag number, date, location, size of fish etc. or go on-line to www.cctfwfishtags.com)


2014 Emergency Rule Change Chief Joseph Dam Tailrace, Summer/Fall Chinook Fishery
2013-2014 CCT Emergency Rule Change Upper Columbia River Steelhead Fishery
2015-2016 Non Member Fishing Regulations
2014-2015 Tribal Member Resident Fishing Regulations
2014 Tribal Member Hunting & Trapping Regulations
2014 Icicle Creek Spring Chinook Fishing Regulations
2014 CCT Special Hunt Application
2014 Regulation change for bass, walleye, catfish in Wells Reservoir and Okanogan River 
2014 Open fishing below Grand Coulee Dam to SR 155 Bridge
2014 Icicle Creek Fishery Rule Change
2014 Sinixt Hunting Season Regulation
2014 CCT Okanogan & Columbia Rivers - Sockeye Salmon Fishing Regulations
2014 CCT Okanogan & Columbia Rivers - Summer/Fall Chinook Fishing Regulations
2014 Chief Joseph Dam Tailrace - Summer/Fall Chinook Fishing Regulations
2014-2015 Non-member Hunting Regulations

(Left picture shows sheep in Hellgate, right picture shows rams in Hellgate area)


The Fish & Wildlife Department’s overall goal is to maintain and protect viable populations of native and desired non-native species of fish and wildlife, and their supporting habitats, while providing sufficient numbers to meet the cultural, subsistence, recreational and economic needs of the tribal membership. 

(The CJH Administration Building houses staff and features meeting space and educational displays)

Chief Joseph Hatchery is a state-of-the art facility that was built to increase spring, summer, and fall Chinook salmon in the Okanogan and Columbia Rivers. The hatchery will produce up to 2.9 million Chinook fry annually and will provide salmon for tribal ceremonies, subsistence needs for tribal members, and increase recreational fishing opportunities for all. The $50 million hatchery was completed in May of 2013 and is located in Bridgeport, Washington next to Chief Joseph Dam.  For more information on Chief Joseph Hatchery, go to: www.colvilletribes.com/cjhp.php


News & Information: 

FISH & WILDLIFE  NEWSLETTER                   




GRAY WOLF Brochure   

Chief Joseph Hatchery Brochure

Be Bear Aware

2014 Fish & Wildlife Report

Facts About Cougars


UCUT Tribes (Coeur d'Alene, Kalispel, Spokane Tribe of Indians, and Kootenai Tribe of Idaho) assist the Colville Tribal fishermen with harvesting efforts of Chinook and sockeye salmon.  UCUT Tribes take home totes of salmon to distribute to tribal members.