Columbia River Fish Report for 3-2-2022
Two days of sturgeon retention opened in Bonneville Pool
by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Action: Opens retention of sturgeon.
Effective dates: March 9 and 16, 2022 only.
Species affected: White sturgeon.
Location: From Bonneville Dam to the Dalles Dam, and all adjacent Washington tributaries.
Rule: Sturgeon retention open March 9 and March 16 only; catch and release all other days.
Daily limit 1. Min. size 38” fork length. Max. size 54” fork length.
Reason for action: Enough fish remain on the harvest guideline of 675 sturgeon to open an additional day of retention fishing.
Additional information: Except for the dates listed above, sturgeon retention is closed in Bonneville Pool. Bonneville Pool remains open for catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon on days not open to retention, as do many other stretches of the Columbia. Fishing for sturgeon at night is prohibited.
Information contact: Region 5 office, 360-696-6211.
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