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

November 1, 2012

Columbia River sturgeon fishery in The Dalles Pool to close

Action: Prohibits retention of white sturgeon.

Location: Waters of the Columbia River and tributaries from The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam.

Species affected: White sturgeon

Effective Dates: Nov. 4 through Dec. 31, 2012.

Reason for action: Recreational harvest is approaching the (300 fish) guideline for The Dalles Pool.

Additional Information: White sturgeon retention continues in The Dalles Pool through the scheduled 3-day retention period of Nov. 1 through 3 (Thursday, Friday Saturday), and then closes Nov. 4 for the remainder of the year. Catch and release regulations remain in place.

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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