Sturgeon Seasons For Bonneville & Dalles Pools On The Columbia
Sport sturgeon retention season
set in Bonneville and Dalles Pools
Action: Allow retention of white sturgeon for one day within the following slot limits:
- Bonneville Pool: between 38-inches and 54-inches fork length.
- The Dalles Pool: between 43-inches and 54-inches fork length.
Effective dates: Friday June 15, 2018
Species affected: White sturgeon
Locations: Fishing will be open in the Columbia River within the Bonneville Pool, The Dalles Pool, and adjacent tributaries, except within the spawning sanctuary closure areas:
- Bonneville Pool: From The Dalles Dam downstream 1.8 miles to a line from the east (upstream) dock at the Port of The Dalles boat ramp straight across to a marker on the Washington shore.
- The Dalles Pool: From John Day Dam downstream 2.4 miles to a line crossing the Columbia at a right angle to the thread of the river from the west end of the grain silo at Rufus, Oregon.
Reason for action: There are sturgeon available for harvest within the established guidelines for both reservoirs.
Other information: Catch-and-release will continue to be allowed, except in the spawning sanctuary closure areas.
Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish.
Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish.
Information contact: Region 5; 360-696-6211