Action: Angling prohibited in the slough formed by Sand Island along the Oregon shore east of Rooster Rock State Park on the Columbia River.

Effective dates: Jan. 1 through April 30, 2013

Species affected:   All species

Location:   From a line between the upstream end of Sand Island (near Rooster Rock) on the Columbia River to a marker on the Oregon shore, downstream to a line between the lower end of Sand Island and a marker on the Oregon shore. 

Reason for action:   Large aggregations of white sturgeon hold in the shallow slough east of Rooster Rock State Park between Sand Island and the Oregon shore during the winter/spring months. High harvests and snagging problems have prompted emergency closures the past three winters.  WDFW is proposing to adopt this action as a permanent rule in March, 2013.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

Image courtesy Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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