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

June 28, 2006

Release of sport-caught sturgeon between John Day Dam and McNary Dam

Action: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will require anglers to release white sturgeon caught between John Day Dam and McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m., July 1, through Dec. 31, 2006.

Species affected: Sturgeon

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

Reason for action: The cut-off date for retention of sturgeon was adopted because Washington and Oregon fish managers estimate that the harvest guideline of 165 fish will be achieved by July 1.

Other information: The reservoir and tributaries between The Dalles Dam and John Day Dam will remain closed to retention through December 31.