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

October 27, 2017

Anglers can retain sturgeon Oct. 28 in the Columbia River

Action: Opens a section of the lower Columbia River for retention of legal-size sturgeon for one day.

Effective date: Oct. 28, 2017

Species affected: White sturgeon

Locations: The mainstem Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam.

Reason for action: There is available sturgeon on the guideline for a one-day harvest.

Other information: Sturgeon available for retention must measure 44-50 inches from the tip of their nose to the fork in their tail (caudal fin).

Information contact: Region 5, Olaf Langness; 360-696-6741

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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