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

February 11, 2020

Bonneville Pool and The Dalles Pool go to catch-and-release fishing for white sturgeon

Action: Anglers fishing the Bonneville Pool and The Dalles Pool must release all sturgeon.

Effective dates and locations:

1. Bonneville Pool (from Bonneville Dam to The Dalles Dam): effective Feb. 14 through April 30, 2020.

2. The Dalles Pool (from The Dalles Dam to John Day Dam): effective Feb. 18 through April 30, 2020.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Reason for action: At current rates, the harvest guidelines for the areas listed is expected to be met. Non-retention measures are necessary in order to avoid exceeding the catch guidelines in these areas.

Additional information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed. These measures were implemented to help ensure the long-term viability of the population.

Information contact: Region 5, 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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