Columbia River Fish Report for 7-29-2021
Sport sturgeon retention to open for two days on portion of lower Columbia River
by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Action: Opens white sturgeon retention seasons.
Effective date: Saturdays, Sept. 11 and Sept. 18, 2021 only.
Species affected: White Sturgeon.
Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines upstream to Bonneville Dam, including the Cowlitz River.
Rules: White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained. (Fork length is measured in a straight line from the tip of the nose to the fork in the caudal fin (tail) with the fish laying on its side on a flat surface, with the tape measure/ruler positioned flat under the fish)
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.
Reason for action: The legal-size population is large enough to allow for a limited retention fishery within the lower Columbia River.
Information contact: Region 5; 360-696-6211
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