Sport fishers can keep both adipose and non-adipose fin-clipped chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead that are caught on the Columbia River from the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line upstream to above the McNary Dam, effective 12:01 a.m. Friday.

Catch limits and other restrictions from the 2005 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet, as well as the permanent regulations on gear and bag limit restrictions, remain in effect.

Columbia fisheries managers also extended the ongoing recreational fishery to allow retention of sturgeon from the Wauna power lines (River Mile 40) downstream to the mouth of the Columbia at Buoy 10 through 11:59 p.m. July 10. This includes Youngs Bay and all adjacent Washington tributaries.

Managers also decided to prohibit the retention of sturgeon from July 11 through July 14, 2005, to allow retention of sturgeon effective 12:01 a.m. July 15 through 11:59 p.m. July 17, 2005. A 45-inch minimum size limit is in effect, and it is unlawful to use more than one single point barbless hook while fishing for sturgeon in Oregon.


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