Fishery Managers Opt to Close Bonneville Pool Sturgeon Retention


The Bonneville Pool retention sturgeon fishery (Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam) will close today, Jan. 7 at 11:59 p.m.

The decision was made today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington after reviewing catch data that confirms the 500 fish guideline was met as of Tuesday.

Retention sturgeon fishing closed in The Dalles Pool effective Jan. 5. Sturgeon retention remains open in John Day Pool, where anglers have caught about 25 percent of the 105 fish guideline.

Retention sturgeon fishing is closed below Bonneville Dam and below Willamette Falls under permanent sport fishing regulations.

Except for specific sanctuaries, catch-and-release sturgeon fishing remains open in all of these waters, even when retention seasons are closed.

Find the latest Columbia River regulations on the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife website.


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