Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon this afternoon announced the fishing seasons for Columbia River spring chinook salmon and white sturgeon. The fisheries are expected to draw nearly 200,000 anglers to the river this year.
Most of the new rules take effect March 1, when fishing for spring chinook and sturgeon starts to heat up on the Columbia River. Sport fishing is currently open for both species on various sections of the river under rules adopted last year.
Cindy LeFleur, Columbia River policy coordinator for Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife, said fishing seasons for both species reflect …