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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

December 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM

A section of Columbia River to close to prevent sturgeon catches

A section of the Columbia River on a slough formed by Sand Island along the Oregon shore east of Rooster Rock State Park on the Columbia River will be closed to all fishing from Jan. 1 through April 30.

State Fish and Wildlife says a number of white sturgeon hold in the shallow slough east of Rooster Rock State Park between Sand Island and the Oregon shore during the winter/spring months.

This will prevent increased catches and snagging issues that have occurred over the past three years. State Fish and Wildlife plans to make this a permanent regulation this coming March.

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