Anglers can retain white sturgeon in Bonneville Pool

The recreational fishery in Bonneville Reservoir opens to white sturgeon retention 7 days per week, effective Feb. 24 through March 9.

Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon is allowed between Bonneville and The Dalles dams when retention is not allowed. Staff anticipates re-opening Bonneville Pool for a summer retention season during June 2014. This summer fishery and a May-July spawning sanctuary downstream of The Dalles Dam will likely be proposed in March 2014.

The section of the Columbia River and tributaries between The Dalles Dam and McNary Dam opened to sturgeon retention January 1 per permanent rules and will remain open until respective harvest guidelines for each reservoir are reached. The spawning sanctuaries from the Highway 395/I-82 Bridge upstream to McNary Dam and from the Rufus grain elevator upstream to John Day Dam will be closed to all sturgeon fishing May 1 through July 31.

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