THE FOLLOWING IS THE FISHING RULE CHANGE NOTICE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
Fishing Rule Change
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
March 11, 2022
Sturgeon retention closes on Bonneville Pool
Action: Closes retention of sturgeon.
Effective date: March 11, 2022.
Species affected: White sturgeon.
Location: From Bonneville Dam to The Dalles Dam, and all adjacent Washington tributaries.
Reason for action: Creel data indicates that 621 out of the 675 fish guideline (92%) have been caught through Wednesday, March 9 and therefore, there is not enough fish remaining on the guideline to support the previously scheduled opening on March 16 in Bonneville Pool.
Additional information: Bonneville Pool remains open for catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon on days not open to retention, as do many other stretches of the Columbia. Fishing for sturgeon at night is prohibited.
Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211.