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

June 25, 2010

Columbia River sturgeon fishery extended

Action: Anglers will be able to retain white sturgeon in the Columbia River estuary for fifteen more days

Location: Columbia River and its tributaries from the mouth of the Columbia upstream to the Wauna power lines near Cathlamet, Washington

Effective Dates: June 27 through July 11, 2010

Species affected: White sturgeon

Reason for action: Catch and effort in the estuary sturgeon fishery have been less than expected and an additional 6,500 white sturgeon remain on the guideline for this area.

Other information: The daily catch limit is one white sturgeon, with a fork-length measurement of 41 inches to 54 inches. All green sturgeon must be released. Fishery managers will review the catch data after July 11 to determine if additional fishing opportunity is available under