Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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March 11, 2022

Sturgeon retention closes in Bonneville Pool

Action: Closes retention of sturgeon.

Effective date: March 11, 2022.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Location: From Bonneville Dam to The Dalles Dam, and all adjacent Washington tributaries.

Reason for action: Creel data indicates that 621 out of the 675 fish guideline (92%) have been caught through Wednesday, March 9 and therefore, there is not enough fish remaining on the guideline to support the previously scheduled opening on March 16 in Bonneville Pool.

Additional information: Bonneville Pool remains open for catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon on days not open to retention, as do many other stretches of the Columbia. 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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