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

May 25, 2016

Sport sturgeon retention closes in John Day Pool

Action: Closes retention of sturgeon in John Day Pool.

Effective dates: May 29, 2016, until further notice.

Species affected: White sturgeon

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

Reason for action: The harvest guideline of 500 fish is expected to be reached.

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

The John Day Pool sturgeon spawning sanctuary is in place. The area from the I-82/Hwy 395 Bridge upstream 1.5 miles to McNary 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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