WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
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