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White Sturgeon Fishery Opens On Columbia River

Sport white sturgeon retention allowed in the Columbia River, from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam

Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained.

Effective date: Sept. 26, Sept. 29, and Oct. 3, 2020.

Species affected: White sturgeon

Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna Powerline crossing upstream to the Bonneville Dam, and the Cowlitz River.

Reason for action: The legal-size population is large enough to allow for a limited retention fishery within the lower Columbia River.

Additional 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

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