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

June 21, 2005

Retention fishery for sturgeon to close between The Dalles Dam, John Day Dam

NOTE: See Rule Change update for June 29, 2005

Action: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is closing the retention fishery for sturgeon between The Dalles Dam and John Day Dam on the Columbia River.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m., June 25, through December 31, 2005.

Species affected: Sturgeon

Location: The Columbia River and tributaries from The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam.

Reason for action: The closure date for retention of sturgeon was adopted because Washington and Oregon fish managers estimate that the harvest guideline of 400 fish will be caught by June 25.

Other information: The section of the river between John Day Dam and McNary Dam will remain open to sturgeon retention. The section of the river between Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam was closed to the retention of sturgeon on June 11. Catch and release of sturgeon is still allowed between Bonneville and John Day dams.

Information contact: Dennis Gilliland, (360)906-6733.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license. Check the current WDFW ?Fishing in Washington? rules pamphlet or the Fishing section of the WDFW webpage at wdfw.wa.gov for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing regulations are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500; press 2 for recreational rules; call the Shellfish Rule Change hotline, (360) 796-3215, or toll free 1 (866) 880-5431.

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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