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

June 24, 2004

Release of sport-caught sturgeon between The Dalles Dam and John Day Dam

Action: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will require anglers to release all white sturgeon caught between The Dalles Dam and John Day Dam on the Columbia River.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m., June 28. This will keep this area closed through December 31, 2004.

Species affected: White Sturgeon

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

Reason for action: The closure to retention of sturgeon was adopted because Washington and Oregon fish managers estimate that the harvest guideline of 400 fish will be caught by June 28.

Other information: The section of the river between John Day Dam and McNary Dam will remain open to stur