Thursday, November 1, 2012
Columbia River sturgeon fishery in The Dalles Pool to close
Action: Prohibits retention of white sturgeon.
Location: Waters of the Columbia River and tributaries from The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam.
Species affected: White sturgeon
Effective Dates: Nov. 4 through Dec. 31, 2012.
Reason for action: Recreational harvest is approaching the (300 fish) guideline for The Dalles Pool.
Additional Information: White sturgeon retention continues in The Dalles Pool through the scheduled three-day retention period of Nov. 1 through 3 (Thursday, Friday Saturday), then closes Nov. 4 for the remainder of the year. Catch-and-release regulations remain in place.
Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license. Check the current WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet or the Fishing section of the WDFW webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/
for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing regulations are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500; press 2 for recreational rules; call the Shellfish Rule Change hotline, (360) 796-3215, or toll free 1 (866) 880-5431.