By Wayne Kruse
White sturgeon retention fishing closes Nov. 12 on the Columbia River and its tributaries between The Dalles and John Day dams. That 25-mile stretch of river is the only remaining portion of the Columbia currently open to sturgeon retention.
Other Columbia sturgeon fisheries above and below Bonneville Dam closed when preseason harvest quotas were met.
Catch-and-release sturgeon fishing remains open throughout the Columbia.