THE FOLLOWING IS A RULE CHANGE NOTICE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
Closure date set for Lake Roosevelt white sturgeon fishery
Action: Closes fishery for white sturgeon
Effective date: One hour after sunset on Sept. 30, 2022
Species affected: White sturgeon
Location: From Grand Coulee Dam to China Bend boat ramp (including the Spokane River from Highway 25 Bridge upstream to 400’ below Little Falls Dam, Colville River upstream to Meyers Falls Dam and the Kettle River upstream to the Barstow Bridge).
Fishery Rules: Closed to fishing for, or retention of, white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt.
Reason for action: Anticipated harvest and fishery impacts will have been achieved for the 2022 season. Fishery managers will evaluate the 2022 Lake Roosevelt white sturgeon catch and harvest prior to establishing rules for the 2023 season.