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

June 23, 2016

Sport sturgeon retention season closes in Bonneville Pool

Action: Closes retention of sturgeon in Bonneville Pool. The one-day retention opener scheduled for July 1 is rescinded.

Effective dates: Immediately until further notice.

Species affected: White sturgeon

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

Reason for action: The harvest guideline of 325 fish has been reached.

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

The Bonneville Pool sturgeon spawning sanctuary is in place. The area from The Dalles Dam downstream 1.8 miles is closed to all sturgeon fishing 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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