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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:

  1. Bonneville Pool: between 38-inches and 54-inches fork length.
  2. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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

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