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

April 27, 2016

Sport sturgeon retention season closes in the Dalles Pool

Action: Closes retention of sturgeon in The Dalles Pool.

Effective dates: April 30, 2016, until further notice.

Species affected: White sturgeon

Location: The Columbia River and tributaries from The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam (The Dalles Reservoir).

Reason for action: The harvest guideline of 100 fish is expected to be reached.

Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed.

The Dalles Pool spawning sanctuary is in place. The area from the Rufus grain elevator upstream 2.4 miles to John Day Dam is closed to all sturgeon fishing from May 1 through July 31.

Information contact: Region 5 office/ 360-696-6211.

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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