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Sturgeon Season

Posted on 12th October 2017 at 09:02

Local sturgeon anglers can start gearing up, as the Washington and Oregon Fish and Wildlife Departments announce two days of fishing on the Columbia River, where anglers will be allowed to keep white sturgeon. Two one-day seasons are now set, coming up on Saturday, October 21st and Thursday, October 26th. The open portion of the river will go from the power lines at Wauna, upstream to Bonneville Dam. Fishery managers estimate that there are 1,245 legal-sized white sturgeon available, and they estimate that 1,050 will be caught and kept. The “slot” for legal-sized fish will be between 44 and 50 inches, measured from the tip of the nose to the fork in the tail. Anglers are allowed one legal-sized fish per day, and the annual limit on sturgeon is two. Sturgeon already tagged count against that annual limit. No commercial fishing will be allowed. The river also remains closed upstream from Bonneville and downstream from Wauna. Get full details on the WDFW web page, or contact your local fishing outfitter.