WDFW fishing rule change
September 6, 2018
The sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent tributaries allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained.
Effective dates are Saturdays, September 15 and 22.
Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River.
Other information: 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.
For more information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211.
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.