Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

July 26, 2013

Columbia River sturgeon fishery extended in the The Dalles Pool

Action: Extends the retention period of legal-size white sturgeon beyond the scheduled July 31 closure date.

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

Species affected: White sturgeon

Effective Dates: Aug. 1, 2013 until further notice

Daily Limit: One white sturgeon between 43-54 inches in fork length.

Reason for action: A balance of nearly 200 white sturgeon remain on the recreational harvest guideline (300 fish) for The Dalles Pool.

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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