Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

June 29, 2012

Clarification of sturgeon sanctuary boundary line

Action: Refines language for the sturgeon sanctuary below Bonneville Dam to read: "From Bonneville Dam downstream nine miles to a line crossing the Columbia River from navigation marker 82 on the Oregon shore westerly to the boundary marker on the Washington shore upstream of Fir Point."

Location: Columbia River

Species affected: White sturgeon

Reason for action: The current language for the sturgeon angling closure below Bonneville Dam from May 1 through Aug. 31 references the "upstream exposed end of Skamania Island." Due to high flows over the past few years, Skamania Island has eroded and is no longer an accurate reference point.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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