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

June 14, 2017

Sport sturgeon retention season in the Columbia River Estuary closes

Action: . Rescinds the sturgeon retention fishery scheduled for Sat. June 17.

Effective dates: Immediately until further notice.

Species affected: White sturgeon

Location: The Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Wauna Powerlines

Reason for action: The harvest guideline of 3,000 fish has been reached.

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

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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