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