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.