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NW Sturgeon Adventures offers 1/2 and full day trips on the scenic Columbia and Willamette rivers in Portland, Oregon or just minutes away. I run a fully covered and heated custom 2006 22 foot Alumaweld for your comfort and safety. With over 30 years of fishing in Oregon i can guarantee you a fun filled adventurous trip. If you are looking to catch trophy or keeper Sturgeon, Salmon, Steelhead, Walleye or Shad contact NW Sturgeon Adventures for your next outdoor adventure.

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Weekend Fishing Opportunities:

Sturgeon angling is good for boat anglers in the Bonneville Pool. Anglers should be mindful of large woody debris after the recent flooding when anchored for sturgeon.

Columbia River Fish Counts:
Regulations:

Sturgeon fishing reports

STURGEON:

Recreational sturgeon fisheries will resume for the early portion of 2011 under the same regulations as 2010.

Modifications to the 2011 sturgeon fishery will be considered at the February 8 Compact/Joint State Hearing.

BUOY 10 UPSTREAM TO WAUNA POWERLINES:
Regulations for 2011 sturgeon sport fishery from Wauna powerlines (River Mile 40) downstream to Buoy 10, including Youngs Bay and all adjacent Washington tributaries are currently as follows:
•Allow the retention of white sturgeon seven days per week effective Saturday January 1, 2011 until further notice with a daily bag limit of one white sturgeon between 38 and 54-inches fork length and an annual limit of five fish.
•The retention of green sturgeon is prohibited.
•Catch and release of sturgeon may continue during retention closures.
WAUNA POWERLINES UPSTREAM TO BONNEVILLE DAM: Regulations for 2011 sturgeon sport fishery from Wauna powerlines (River Mile 40) upstream to Bonneville Dam, including all adjacent Washington tributaries are currently as follows:

•Allow the retention of white sturgeon three days per week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday effective January 1, 2011 until further notice with a daily bag limit of one sturgeon between 38 and 54 inches fork length and an annual limit of five fish.
•Prohibit the retention of sturgeon four days per week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday effective January 1, 2011 until further notice.
•Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited as per permanent regulations.
•Catch and release of sturgeon may continue during sturgeon retention closures.
In addition the compact adopted the following rule at the December 17 Joint State Hearing:

•Effective January 1 through April 30, 2011 angling is prohibited for all species in the area from a line between the upstream end of Sand Island and a marker on the Oregon shoreline, downstream to a line between the lower end of Sand Island and a marker on the Oregon shoreline.
BONNEVILLE DAM UPSTREAM TO THE DALLES DAM:
Effective January 1, 2011 this section of the Columbia River is open to the retention of sturgeon seven days per week until the catch guideline of 1,400 legal white sturgeon is reached. The daily bag limit is one sturgeon between 38-54 inches fork length and an annual limit of five fish. The use of more than one single point barbless hook is prohibited.

THE DALLES DAM UPSTREAM TO MCNARY DAM:
Effective January 1, 2011 this section of the Columbia River is open to the retention of sturgeon seven days per week until the respective catch guidelines of 400 and 165 fish are reached. The daily bag limit is one sturgeon between 43 – 54 inches fork length and an annual limit of five fish. The use of more than one single point barbless hook is prohibited.

MCNARY DAM UPSTREAM TO THE OREGON/WASHINGTON BORDER:
The retention of sturgeon in this section of the Columbia River is currently closed through January 31, 2011. Effective February 1 through July 31, 2011 this section of the Columbia River will be open to the retention of sturgeon seven days per week with a daily bag limit of one sturgeon between 43 – 54 inches fork length and an annual limit of five fish. The use of more than one single point barbless hook is prohibited.

Sturgeon angling was slow and effort was light this past week on the lower Columbia River.

Gorge Bank:
No report.

Gorge Boats:
Weekly checking showed no catch for two boats (eight anglers).


46 inch Sturgeon
- Photo by Darin Seebeck-

Troutdale Boats:
No report.

Portland to Longview Bank:
Weekly checking showed no catch for one bank angler.

Portland to Longview Boats:
Weekly checking showed two legal white sturgeon kept, plus 31 sublegal sturgeon released for 10 boats (22 anglers).

Bonneville Pool:
Weekly checking showed five sublegal sturgeon released for 18 bank anglers; and six legal white sturgeon kept, plus 69 sublegal sturgeon released for 10 boats (26 anglers).

The Dalles Pool:
Weekly checking showed four sublegal sturgeon released for 36 bank anglers; and two legal white sturgeon kept, plus one oversize and 42 sublegal sturgeon released for 18 boats (52 anglers).

John Day Pool:
Weekly checking showed one sublegal sturgeon released for 61 bank anglers; and four legal white sturgeon kept, plus nine sublegal sturgeon released for 44 boats (92 anglers).
 


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Sturgeon Fishing Rule Change July 9, 2008

Release of sport caught sturgeon between Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam

Action: Requires anglers to release all white sturgeon caught between Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m., July 12 through July 31, 2008.

Species affected: White Sturgeon

Location: The Columbia River and tributaries from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam.

Reason for action: The cutoff date for retention of sturgeon was adopted because Washington and Oregon fish managers estimate that the harvest guideline of 700 fish was exceeded on July 6.

Other information: This area will remain closed by permanent rule August 1 through December 31, 2008. The section of the Columbia River between The Dalles Dam and McNary Dam will remain closed to sturgeon retention. Catch and release of sturgeon is still allowed between Bonneville and McNary dams. Spawning sanctuaries in The Dalles and John Day reservoirs remain closed to all sturgeon angling through July 31.

Thanks to Columbia River Fishing Adventures &
NW Sturgeon Adventures & Steve's  Guided Adventures
For Photos Used On This Page.

WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

http://wdfw.wa.gov/

November 29, 2010
Fishery managers schedule meetings
on Columbia River sturgeon management

SALEM, Ore. - Fishery managers will seek public comments on issues affecting Columbia River white sturgeon management and fisheries at meetings scheduled next week in Longview and two locations in Oregon.

The three meetings, sponsored by the Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife departments, are designed to share information on developments that will shape sturgeon management starting next year.

The meetings are scheduled at the following times and locations:

  • Longview: Dec. 6, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Cowlitz Co. Public Utility District, 961 12th Ave.
  • Clackamas: Dec. 7, 6 - 8:30 p.m. ODFW Northwest Region Headquarters, 17330 S.E. Evelyn St.
  • Astoria: Dec. 9, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Express, 204 West Marine Dr.

Fishery managers scheduled the public meetings as part of joint efforts by Oregon and Washington to develop plans for future white sturgeon management and fisheries.  Final decisions - including catch guidelines for sport and commercial fisheries - are expected early next year.

Joint monitoring by both states indicates a decline in the abundance of Columbia River white sturgeon in recent years, said Cindy LeFleur, Columbia River policy coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Increased predation by sea lions is one significant factor affecting all segments of the sturgeon population, she said.

"Given the current trend, we may have to consider more conservative fishing seasons," LeFleur said. "But we want to make sure the public has a chance to comment on the issues involved before we develop harvest guidelines for the next two years."  

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