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

July 8, 2009

Columbia River Estuary sturgeon season extended

Action: Allows sturgeon retention on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only during July 10 through July 19.

Effective dates: July 10 through July 19, 2009.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Location: The mainstem Columbia River and adjacent tributaries from Buoy 10 upstream to the Wauna powerline crossing at Rivermile 40 near Cathlamet.

Other Information: Catch and release fishing will continue to be allowed on days not open to retention. The size limits are 41 to 54 inches fork length.

Reason for action: Additional white sturgeon remain on the annual harvest guideline for the area below Wauna.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010

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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