Action: Continues the non-retention period through the remainder of the year. The fishery will not re-open for retention on Oct. 20 as previously scheduled.
Effective Date: Immediately.
Location: Columbia River and adjacent Washington tributaries from the Wauna power lines upstream to Bonneville Dam.
Species affected: White sturgeon.
Reason for action: The gorge sturgeon fishery was originally scheduled to re-open to sturgeon retention three days per week beginning Oct. 20. Angling effort and catch exceeded expectations during the spring/summer portion of the fishery, leaving minimal fish available for harvest for the fall portion of the fishery.
Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.
Image courtesy Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife