The Dalles Pool to close white sturgeon retention




Action: Anglers must release all sturgeon.

Effective date: January 7, 2019 until further notice.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Location: Columbia River from The Dalles Dam to John Day Dam.

Reason for action: Current harvest rates indicate this measure is necessary in order to stay within the 135 sturgeon harvest quota.

Additional information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed.

Please see the 2018-2019 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for additional angling rules specific to the Columbia River.

Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211

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