You better get going if you want a shot at keeping a sturgeon this year.

The retention season opened Jan. 1, seven days a week on the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam until further notice. Anglers can retain one white sturgeon measuring 38 inches to 54 inches long (fork length) per day on that section of the Columbia and adjacent tributaries.

Anglers may also retain white sturgeon seven days a week from The Dalles Dam upriver to McNary Dam, including adjoining tributaries.

The daily catch limit is one white sturgeon measuring 43 inches to 54 inches (fork length) until harvest guidelines are reached.

Sturgeon retention remains closed below Bonneville Dam.

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