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Pacific NW Ron

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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
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March 9, 2020

John Day Pool goes to catch-and-release fishing for white sturgeon

Action:  Anglers must release all sturgeon.

Location: John Day Pool (from John Day Dam to McNary Dam) and adjacent tributaries.

Effective Date: March 11 through April 30, 2020.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Reason for action: Increased catch rates over the past week have surpassed the harvest guideline. Non-retention measures are necessary in order to avoid further exceeding the catch guidelines in these areas. 

Additional information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed. These measures were implemented to help ensure the long-term viability of the population.

Information contact: Region 5, 360-696-6211
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