Bonneville And Dalles Pools Go To C & R Fishing For Sturgeon
Bonneville Pool and Dalles Pool go to catch-and-release fishing for white sturgeon
Action: Anglers fishing the Bonneville Pool and the Dalles Pool must release all sturgeon.
Effective dates and locations:
- Bonneville Pool (from Bonneville Dam to The Dalles Dam): effective Feb. 14 through April 30, 2020.
- The Dalles Pool (from The Dalles Dam to John Day Dam): effective Feb. 18 through April 30, 2020.
Species affected: White sturgeon.
Reason for action: At current rates, the harvest guidelines for the areas listed is expected to be met. Non-retention measures are necessary in order to avoid exceeding the catch guidelines in these areas.
Additional information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed. These measures were implemented to help ensure the long-term viability of the population.
Information contact: Region 5, 360-696-6211.