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 Bonneville Pool

Action: Opens the summer sturgeon retention fishery in the Bonneville Pool.

Effective date: Friday June 23, 2017

Species affected: White sturgeon from 38-inches minimum to 54-inch maximum fork length. Daily limit: one fish Annual limit: two fish

Location: The Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam, including adjacent tributaries.

Sanctuary: Angling for sturgeon prohibited through July from The Dalles Dam downstream 1.8 miles to a line from the east (upstream) dock at the Port of The Dalles boat ramp straight across to a marker on the Washington shore.

Reason for action: There is available sturgeon on the guideline to harvest.

Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed. Fork length is measured in a straight line from the tip of the nose to the fork in the caudal fin (tail) with the fish laying on its side on a flat surface, with the tape measure/ ruler positioned flat under the fish.

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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