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Tag: white sturgeon


Sturgeon fishing extended in lower Columbia, Bonneville Pool

Anglers have more time to catch and keep white sturgeon in the Columbia River estuary and in the Bonneville Pool.

Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon Thursday made the decisions after assessing catch data for both fisheries.

Anglers now will be allowed to catch and retain legal-size white sturgeon between the mouth of the Columbia River and the Wauna powerlines near Cathlamet through July 31, or until the harvest guideline is reached.

The fishery, which opened in May, was originally scheduled to close Monday and then re-open for four more days of fishing from July 1-4, the news

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White sturgeon fishery reopens for 18 days

The recreational fishery for white sturgeon in the Columbia River estuary reopens today, giving anglers 18 more days of fishing.

After closing Sunday at the end of the first extension, the fishery will be reopen from today through Aug. 1 under an agreement between fishery managers from Washington and Oregon.

That extension, like the first one, is based on data that show this year’s catch is still well below this year’s 9,600-fish harvest guideline.

“Both the catch and the number of anglers fishing the estuary have fallen short of expectations this the season,” Brad James, a fish

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