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Fishing Report: April 19

By Terry Otto, Columbian staff writer

Spring Chinook angling on the Columbia River is open from Tower Island powerlines upstream to the Oregon-Washington border above McNary Dam, plus the banks between Bonneville Dam and Tower Island powerlines.

White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 at the Columbia River’s mouth upstream to McNary Dam but remains an option for catch and released fishing.

By: KTVZ.COM news sources

Goal: Keep aquatic invasive species out of state

Inspecting boats coming into Oregon has proven effective so far in keeping aquatic invasive species including mussels, snails and plants out of the state. Rick Boatner, ODFW invasive species coordinator, says it’s extremely important people stop at these stations and get their boats inspected.


The lines entangling the whale were attached to the buoy from a crab trap, which carried a tag issued by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. NOAA Fisheries will work with WDFW to identify the owner of the trap to learn more about where the trap was located and where and for how long the whale was entangled.

Know how and where to set your traps, help protect other sea life.  Great article by Danielle Buenrostro, on crabbing on West Marines site.

Action: Allows a limited recreational retention fishery for white sturgeon in the Columbia River estuary. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained.

Effective Dates: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturdays: May 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, and June 2, 4, 2018. Sturgeon angling, including catch and release, closes at 2 p.m. on each open day.