SALMON, STEELHEAD, and SHAD

All Permanent Regulations apply unless noted otherwise

Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam (Mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 line upstream to Bonneville Dam).

  • From October 1 – December 31, 2012, open to retention of Chinook (fin-clipped or not), adipose fin-clipped coho, and adipose fin-clipped steelhead. The combined daily bag limit is two adult salmon and/or steelhead and five jack salmon.

Bonneville Dam upstream to the OR/WA border.

  • Retention of Chinook, coho, and adipose fin-clipped steelhead allowed August 1 – December 31, 2012 (or until guideline) under permanent regulations.
  • All coho retained downstream of the Hood River Bridge must be adipose fin-clipped under permanent regulations.
  • The combined daily bag limit is two adult salmon and/or steelhead and five jack salmon.

STURGEON

All Permanent Regulations apply unless noted otherwise including:

  • The retention of green sturgeon is prohibited at all times.
  • Anglers are limited to the use of one single-point barbless hook while angling for white sturgeon.
  • It is unlawful to use lamprey for bait.
  • In all areas, catch-and-release sturgeon angling is allowed during non-retention periods, unless otherwise indicated.
  • The lower Willamette River (including Multnomah Channel and the Gilbert River) sturgeon regulation updates can be found under the Willamette Zone.

Buoy 10 upstream to Wauna Powerlines (mainstem Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines (River Mile 40) downstream to the mouth at Buoy 10, including Youngs Bay; and all adjacent Washington tributaries)

  • Retention of white sturgeon prohibited for the remainder of the year. Catch and release angling remains open.

Wauna Powerlines (RM 40) upstream to Bonneville Dam (mainstem Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines (River Mile 40) upstream to Bonneville Dam, including all adjacent Washington tributaries)

  • Retention of white sturgeon prohibited seven days per week for the remainder of the year. Catch and release angling remains open.

COLUMBIA RIVER RESERVOIRS, between Bonneville Dam and McNary Dam
Sturgeon creel sampling summaries and catch estimates for Bonneville, The Dalles, and John Day reservoirs can be found on the WDFW Website.

Bonneville Reservoir (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam)

  • Retention of white sturgeon prohibited for the remainder of the year.  Catch and release angling remains open.

The Dalles Reservoir (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam)

  • Open to retention of white sturgeon three days per week on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays effective August 5, 2012 until the reservoir specific harvest guideline (300) is met.
  • Retention of white sturgeon PROHIBITED four days per week on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays effective Sunday, August 5, 2012.
  • Catch and release angling remains open.

John Day Reservoir (John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam)

  • Retention of white sturgeon prohibited for the remainder of the year.Catch and release angling remains open.

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