Sturgeon Fishery Approved By Wdfw
Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River
upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam
Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained.
Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018.
Species affected: White sturgeon.
Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries.
Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River.
Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days.
- Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish
- Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish
- Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited.
Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211