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Columbia River and tributary fishery report, Feb. 2


Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam including adjacent tributaries are catch and release only. Night sturgeon fishing is closed.

The Bonneville Pool is catch and release only.

The Dalles Pool is open through Feb. 28 on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays for retention of sturgeon between 43 inches and 54 inches fork length. Catch and release allowed on non-retention days.

John Day Pool is open seven days a week for retention until annual guideline is met. Estimated harvest so far is 15.2 percent of guideline.

Fishery reports


Bonneville Pool — Four boats/seven rods kept four walleye and released seven walleye.

The Dalles Pool — Four bank anglers had no catch; 10 boats/19 rods kept 28 walleye and released two walleye.

John Day Pool — 29 boats/69 rods kept 76 walleye and released seven walleye.


Cowlitz River – Interstate 5 Bridge downstream — 33 bank rods had no catch.

Above the I-5 Bridge — 10 bank rods had no catch; six boats/18 rods kept two steelhead.


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