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Effective March 1 through Aug. 15 anglers with a two-rod validation will be able to use two rods for all species except sturgeon.

Beginning May 1, in the NW Zone, the use of two fishing rods while fishing for both hatchery spring chinook and hatchery steelhead is allowed with 2-rod validation.

Sturgeon angling closed, including catch-and-release.

The season will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through June 4 from Buoy 10 to the Wauna power lines. No sturgeon fishing allowed after 2 p.m. on days open to retention.

The Columbia River subarea all-depth halibut quota has been reached. Fishery will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 11.

Fishing

They are also known as greenies and green snapper.

Features: These fish are olive green to dusky-brown with some light mottling towards their top sides. Their fin membranes are yellow.

Habitat: Yellowtail rockfish will usually be found in offshore waters and often suspended over deep reefs and rocky habitat to as deep as 900 feet.

Technique: Best success will be by first locating suspended schools of yellowtail rockfish in offshore areas during periods open for fishing offshore, and then working rubber tail jigs or shrimp flies through the schools.