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

April 11, 2019

Bonneville Pool to close to white sturgeon retention

Action: Anglers must release all sturgeon.

Effective dates: 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Locations: The Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to The Dalles Dam.

Reason for action: Harvest projections indicate the quota of 500 white sturgeon will be reached within the next week. This measure is necessary to prevent over-harvest of the population.

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

Please see the 2018-2019 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for additional angling rules specific to the Columbia River.

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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