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

January 4, 2021

Sturgeon retention closes for The Dalles Pool

Action: Closes retention of sturgeon.

Effective date: Jan. 5, 2021

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Location: From the Dalles Dam to John Day Dam.

Reason for action: Catches in the first three days of fishing were much higher than expected. Creel data indicates harvest has surpassed the quota of 135 sturgeon.

Additional information: The Dalles Pool remains open for catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon, as do many other stretches of the Columbia. In addition, the Bonneville Pool (between Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam) and John Day Pool (between John Day Dam and McNary Dam) remain open to sturgeon retention as of Tuesday, January 5.

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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