Clackamas – Sturgeon retention will close at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 15 on the Columbia River and associated tributaries, from The Dalles Dam upstream to the John Day Dam (The Dalles pool). The retention closure remains in effect through the end of the year. This stretch of the river is managed for a recreational harvest guideline of 100 white sturgeon. Current projections indicate the recreational fishery in this reservoir will harvest 114 white sturgeon through Friday, March 14.
Catch-and-release angling for sturgeon in this stretch of the Columbia is allowed throughout the remainder of the year, except during May 1 through July 31, when sturgeon angling is prohibited from the west end of the grain silo located near Rufus upstream to John Day Dam, to protect oversize spawning sturgeon. Catch-and-release sturgeon angling in this sanctuary area re-opens Aug. 1.
All other permanent angling regulations described in the "2008 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations Pamphlet" remain in effect. Anglers are encouraged to call (971) 673-6000 for updates on Mainstem Commercial, Select Area Commercial and Sport fisheries. For additional information, please visit www.dfw.state.or.us.