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2020 Salmon Fishing in Osoyoos Lake

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FN0710-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 8 - Retention of Sockeye in Osoyoos Lake - July 31, 2020
Effective 00:01 hours, July 31, 2020
Category(s):  RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Osoyoos Lake

Effective 00:01 hours, July 31, 2020 until further notice, in the portion of Osoyoos Lake north of the bridge at Highway No. 3 (North Basin), you may retain two (2) Sockeye per day.

Fishing for Salmon is permitted during daylight hours only.

On July 20, 2020 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 was agreed upon.

A review of in season information on Sockeye abundance, harvest and environmental conditions in Osoyoos Lake will be conducted on August 12, 2020 to determine the duration of the fishery.

Variation Order No.#2020-RCT-380, #2020-RFQ-381


No Fishing for anadromous Salmon in Skaha Lake. Kokanee and Sockeye are present in Skaha Lake, which vary in size. See your local provincial regulations to confirm Kokanee size restrictions of under 35cm, no fish over 35 cm may be retained.  

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

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).


Kory Ryde

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0710
Sent July 22, 2020 at 1239


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Event date: 
Wednesday, 12 August, 2020
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