The summer-season recreational fishery in Bonneville Reservoir opens to keeper white sturgeon fishing for fish measuring 38-54 inches fork length, retention for three 3-day periods in June and July. Effective dates are June 19-21, June 26-28, and July 3-5, in the Columbia River and adjacent tributaries from Bonneville Dam upstream to the sturgeon spawning sanctuary boundary located 1.8 miles downstream of The Dalles Dam, from the east (upstream) dock at the Port of The Dalles boat ramp straight across to a boundary marker on the Washington shore.
All other permanent regulations remain in effect. Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon is allowed, except the spawning sanctuary is closed to all sturgeon angling during May through July.
The Columbia River and adjacent tributaries between The Dalles and McNary dams remain open to sturgeon retention until respective harvest guidelines for each reservoir are reached. Offering excellent opportunities for Northwest sturgeon guides to service their clients.
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 close to all sturgeon fishing May 1 through July 31.
For more information contact Dennis Gilliland, (360) 906-6733.