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

March 16, 2021

Sturgeon retention closes in John Day Pool

Action: Closes retention of sturgeon.

Effective date: March 19, 2021

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Location: From John Day Dam to McNary Dam.

Reason for action: Catches increased over the past week. Creel data indicates the quota of 105 sturgeon will be reached by the closure date.

Additional information: John Day Pool, along with many other stretches of the Columbia River, remain open for catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon. Fishing for sturgeon at night is prohibited.

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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