Columbia Point Marina in Richland is one of five locations in Washington and Oregon offering over-the-bank fish sales from members of the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama tribes.
Salmon, coho and steelhead will be available.
The sales are expected to last until mid-October, with peak abundance from just before Labor Day through mid-September, according to a news release from the Portland-based Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.
The tribes are expected to harvest up to 200,000 fish, or 2.5 million pounds of salmon, during the fall fishery.
The sales generally run between 10 a.m. and dusk. Prices are determined at the point of sale, with most sales cash only. Buyers are advised to request a receipt when buying fish.
Much of the harvest is sold to wholesale fish dealers, who sell the fish in stores and restaurants in the Northwest and elsewhere.
Fisheries biologists estimate that a well-above-average 677,900 fall chinook will enter the Columbia River, with 575,000 destined for areas upstream of Bonneville Dam. Fishery managers also predict a record return of wild Snake River fall chinook and more than 130,000 coho.
Managers monitor the returns of the fish so they can adjust harvest levels as needed to keep fisheries within strict limits set under the U.S. vs. Oregon fisheries management agreement, the release said.
The other tribal sales locations are Ft. Rains and Roosevelt in Washington and Cascade Locks and The Dalles in Oregon.