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Sturgeon Retention Below Bonneville Dam October 21st & October 26th

Sturgeon retention allowed for 2 days on
Columbia River below Bonneville Dam

Action:  Allows retention of white sturgeon for two days on the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam.

Effective Dates:  Oct. 21 and Oct. 26, 2017.

Species affected:  White sturgeon.

Locations:  On the mainstem Columbia River, from the Wauna power lines (40 miles from the mouth of the Columbia) upstream to Bonneville Dam

Reason for action: There are sufficient sturgeon remaining under the guideline to allow for a two-day retention fishery. 

Other information: Anglers will have a daily retention limit of one fish measuring 44 to 50 inches from its snout to the fork in its tail. An annual limit of two white sturgeon, regardless of where they are caught, will also be in effect.

The mainstem Columbia River remains open for catch-and-release sturgeon fishing.

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

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