Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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John Day Pool goes to catch-and-release fishing for white sturgeon

Action: Anglers must release all sturgeon.

Location: John Day Pool (from John Day Dam to McNary Dam) and adjacent tributaries.

Effective Date: March 11 through April 30, 2020.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Reason for action: Increased catch rates over the past week have surpassed the harvest guideline. Non-retention measures are necessary in order to avoid further 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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