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

October 12, 2017

Sturgeon retention allowed for 2 days on Columbia River below Bonneville Dam

Action: Allows retention of white sturgeon for two days on the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam.

Effective Dates: Oct. 21 and Oct. 26, 2017.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Locations: On the mainstem Columbia River, from the Wauna power lines (40 miles from the mouth of the Columbia) upstream to Bonneville Dam

Reason for action: There are sufficient sturgeon remaining under the guideline to allow for a two-day retention fishery.

Other information: Anglers will have a daily retention limit of one fish measuring 44 to 50 inches from its snout to the fork in its tail. An annual limit of two white sturgeon, regardless of where they are caught, will also be in effect.

The mainstem Columbia River remains open for catch-and-release sturgeon fishing.

Information Contact: Region 5, Olaf Langness; 360-696-6741.

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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