Two days of sturgeon retention opened in Bonneville Pool

Columbia River

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.