Sturgeon fishing guides on the Columbia River in Oregon and
Washington where it also runs into Idaho catch keeper Sturgeon and
Trophy Sturgeon. Astoria is a popular spot for catching oversize
Sturgeon and Keeper-Sturgeon and Shad is used as bait for the larger
bottom feeders. Fishing reports are posted on Sturgeon fishing websites
for the Lower Columbia River and the Mouth of the Columbia River all the
way up to the Bonneville dam or just below Bonneville dam Sturgeon
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WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov
May 4, 2017
Sturgeon fishery opens June 3 in Priest Rapids, Wanapum reservoirs
Action: Allow harvest of sturgeon.
Effective dates: One hour before official sunrise on June 3 through
one hour after official sunset on Sept. 30, 2017.
Species affected: White sturgeon between 38 and 72 inches fork
Location: Priest Rapids Reservoir (from Priest Rapids Dam to Wanapum
Dam) and Wanapum Reservoir (from Wanapum Dam to Rock Island Dam).
Reason for action: Hatchery-origin white sturgeon residing in Priest
Rapids and Wanapum reservoirs since the early 2000s are abundant and
have grown to a harvestable size. Removal of these hatchery-origin
fish is consistent with ongoing actions to rebuild depressed
populations of wild-origin white sturgeon in Priest Rapids and
Daily limit of one (1) sturgeon between 38 and 72 inches fork length
may be harvested from Priest Rapids and Wanapum reservoirs.
Annual limit of two (2) sturgeon between 38 and 72 inches fork
length may be harvested from Priest Rapids and Wanapum reservoirs.
Anglers are required to record sturgeon harvested from Priest Rapids
(537) and Wanapum (539) reservoirs on a Catch Record Card.
Catch-and-release fishing is allowed in Priest Rapids and Wanapum
reservoirs after the daily limit is harvested.
Any sturgeon not to be harvested must be released immediately.
Oversized sturgeon cannot be removed totally or in part from the
Night closure is in effect for sturgeon. Official sunrise and sunset
times can be found at: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php
Only one single-point barbless hook and bait is allowed while
fishing for sturgeon.
Anglers may fish for sturgeon with two poles with the purchase of a
Two-Pole Endorsement license.
In the field, eggs must be retained with intact carcass of fish from
which they came.
All closed-water areas in and around Priest Rapids, Wanapum, and
Rock Island dams are still in effect. Check the current sport
fishing rules pamphlet for complete details (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/).
Daily and annual limits, harvestable slot length limits, Catch
Record Card recording requirements, and all other sport fishing
rules governing sturgeon harvest in all other legally open fisheries
Information Contact: Chad Jackson, District Fish Biologist, (509)
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate
to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules
pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing
rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the
latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational
rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or
toll free 1-866-880-5431.
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GALE FORCE GUIDES
The retention of green sturgeon is
prohibited. Anglers are limited to the
use of only one single-point barbless
hook while angling for white sturgeon.
It is unlawful to use lamprey for bait.
In all areas, catch-and-release sturgeon
angling is allowed during non-retention
periods, unless otherwise indicated.
Buoy 10 upstream to Wauna Powerlines (mainstem
Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines
(River Mile 40) downstream to the mouth
at Buoy 10, including Youngs Bay; and
all adjacent Washington tributaries)
Retention of white sturgeon allowed
seven days per week from Tuesday January
1, 2008 through Wednesday April 30, 2008
with a 42-inch minimum size limit in
Retention of white sturgeon allowed
seven days per week from Saturday May
10, 2008 through Tuesday June 24, 2008
(or until the catch guideline is
reached) with a 45-inch minimum size
limit in effect.
Retention of white sturgeon prohibited
seven days per week from Thursday May 1,
2008 through Friday May 9, 2008 and
Wednesday June 25, 2008 through
Wednesday December 31, 2008.
Catch limits and other restrictions
listed in the current 2008 Oregon Sport
Fishing Regulations pamphlet remain in
effect the entire year. see all
the rest of the Sturgeon fishing
regulations at the
Dept. of Fish & Wildlife website.