Anglers look forward to sturgeon fishery in the Upper Columbia

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WENATCHEE – Anglers in North Central Washington will have a sturgeon fishery in the Upper Columbia by the end of the month.

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the opening April 29th in the Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs.  This is the third opening of the fishery in the Upper Columbia River, according to Chad Jackson, regional fish manager for Fish and Wildlife.

Between April 29th and September 1st, anglers will be allowed to retain two hatchery sturgeon daily that are between 38 and 72 inches long.  The opening is in the Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs.

Anglers are advised to be sure to check the regulations pamphlet about specifics to the fishery and closures around Wanapum, Rock Island and Priest Rapids dams.