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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

May 10, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Sturgeon angler turnout light in the Columbia River and so are the catches

The sturgeon general (OK more like state Fish and Wildlife) says the Lower Columbia River below Bonneville Dam had boat anglers caught some legal-sized sturgeon around the Camas/Washougal and Kalama areas.

Angler effort in those areas was also light with just 67 boats and 17 bank anglers counted during the Saturday, May 7 aerial flight count.

In The Dalles Pool boat anglers were catching some legal-sized sturgeon. Through April, an estimated 114 (38-percent) of the 300 fish guideline had been taken.

In the John Day Pool only one boat with four anglers had no catch of sturgeon. Reminder: It is Catch & Release Only!

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