Regulation Updates as of January 1, 2020
These are in-season regulation changes adopted on a temporary or emergency basis. Please see e-regulations for permanent regulations.
SALMON, STEELHEAD, and SHAD
COLUMBIA RIVER, McNary Dam upstream to OR/WA Border
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Columbia River regulation updates for salmon, steelhead, shad and sturgeon can be found above.
Salmon, Steelhead and Shad
The salmonid creel program on the lower Columbia has ended for the year and will resume February of 2020.
Bonneville Pool (Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam):
The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam):
John Day Pool (Columbia River above John Day Dam and John Day Arm):
Lower Columbia River (below Bonneville Dam): Closed for retention. No report.
Bonneville Pool: 2020 harvest guideline is 500 fish
Weekly checking showed three legal white sturgeon kept, plus five sublegal sturgeon released for three boats (six anglers).
The Dalles Pool: 2020 harvest guideline is 135 fish
Weekly checking showed no catch for 14 bank anglers; and eight legal white sturgeon kept, plus 22 sublegal sturgeon released for 13 boats (33 anglers).
John Day Pool: 2020 harvest guideline is 105 fish
Bonneville Pool: No report.
The Dalles Pool: Weekly checking showed six walleye kept, plus two walleye released for six boats (19 anglers).
John Day Pool: No report.