Sturgeon retention closed from Bonneville to John Day Dams

June 29, 2005

Effective June 24: Retention of sturgeon on the Columbia River between The Dalles and John Day Dams is closed. The closure, made by the Oregon and Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife, follows the June 11 shutting down of sturgeon retention in the Bonneville Pool, which includes waters between Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam.

The sturgeon fishery is managed for a 2005 annual harvest quota of 400 sturgeon in the Dalles Pool and 700 in the Bonneville Pool. Retention is closed when fish and wildlife officials believe those quotas have been met.

Sturgeon retention in Columbia waters between the John Day and McNary Dams is currently still open. Anglers will be allowed to fish for sturgeon on a catch-and-release basis in all waters through the end of the year.

For more information about Oregon fish and wildlife closures, regulations, fish counts, and more, please visit:

www.dfw.state.or.us/

Latest stories

Latest video:

I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"

‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge



Log in to comment

News from our Community Partners