Bait ban, sturgeon fishing closure take effect April 16 on Gilbert River

Gilbert River - (Multnomah County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of OR Department of Fish & Wildlife

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently adopted temporary rules for the conservation of sturgeon in the Gilbert River.

Effective April 16, anglers will be restricted to the use of artificial flies and lures when fishing on the Gilbert River; no angling with bait will be allowed. This restriction will continue through May 15, 2020.  In addition, the Gilbert River is closed year-around to all sturgeon angling, including catch-and-release fishing. The Gilbert is typically closed Jan. 1 – April 15 and Oct. 1 – Dec. 31 under permanent rules.

The temporary rule is applicable from the upstream end of the Gilbert River Fishing Pier located near the confluence of the Gilbert River with Multnomah Channel, upstream approximately four miles to Sturgeon Lake.

The Gilbert River is a tributary of the Willamette River that flows out of Sturgeon Lake on Sauvie Island near Portland.

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for Wednesday, April 1st

Murray Reservoir : Murray Reservoir Report
Snake River: Snake River Recreation Report
Thief Valley Reservoir: Thief Valley Reservoir Report
Alsea River: Alsea River Fishing Report
Williamson River: Williamson River Report
Yaquina River: Yaquina River Report
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Report
Coos River: Coos River Report
Coquille River: Coquille River Fishing Report
Sixes River: Sixes River Closed Till May 22
Tenmile Lakes: Tenmile Lakes Report
Crooked River: Crooked River Fishing Report
Arizona Pond: Arizona Pond Report
Chetco River: Closed Till May 22
Elk River: Elk River Report
Floras Lake: Floras Lake Report
Garrison Lake: Garrison Lake Report
Illinois River: Illinois River Report
Crane Prairie Reservoir: Closed Until April 22
Deschutes River: Deschutes River Fishing Report
East Lake: Road Closed For Winter
Hosmer Lake: Hosmer Lake Update
Lava Lake: Lava Lake Update
Shevlin Youth Pond: Pond Was Stocked Last Week
South Twin Lake: South Twin Lake Update
Wickiup Reservoir: Closed Until April 22