Action: Closes retention of sturgeon in The Dalles Pool.
Effective dates: April 30, 2016, until further notice.
Species affected: White sturgeon.
Location: The Columbia River and tributaries from The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam (The Dalles Reservoir).
Reason for action: The harvest guideline of 100 fish is expected to be reached.
Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed.
The Dalles Pool spawning sanctuary is in place. The area from the Rufus grain elevator upstream 2.4 miles to John Day Dam is closed to all sturgeon fishing from May 1 through July 31.
Information contact: Region 5 Office: 360-696-6211.