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WDFW closes sturgeon retention in John Day Pool


May 25, 2016 – J. W. Snyder – NW Fishing News 

 

Sturgeon retention season closes in John Day Pool

Action: Closes retention of sturgeon in John Day Pool.

Effective dates: May 29, 2016, until further notice.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Location: The Columbia River and tributaries from John Day Dam upstream to McNary Dam (John Day Reservoir).

Reason for action: The harvest guideline of 500 fish is expected to be reached.

Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed.

The John Day Pool sturgeon spawning sanctuary is in place. The area from the I-82/Hwy 395 Bridge upstream 1.5 miles to McNary Dam is closed to all sturgeon fishing from May 1 through July 31.