Columbia River Fish Report for 3-2-2022
Sturgeon retention season extended for The Dalles Pool
by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Action: Extends the white sturgeon retention season in The Dalles Pool, remaining open for retention three days per week (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday).
Effective date: March 2 through March 30, 2022.
Species affected: White sturgeon.
Location: From the Dalles Dam to John Day Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries.
Rule: Sturgeon retention open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays only; catch and release all other days.
On days open to retention: Daily limit 1. Min. size 43” fork length. Max. size 54” fork length.
Reason for action: Enough fish remain on the harvest guideline of 190 fish to extend the season. Creel data indicates we will reach the guideline by the closure date.
Additional information: The Dalles 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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