Lake Roosevelt White Sturgeon Fishery

Rule-making status: Permanent

Rule Making Reference# P2023-11
The purpose of the proposal is to change the permanent rules for the Lake Roosevelt white sturgeon fishery.

The anticipated effect of this change is enhanced conservation of the white sturgeon population in Lake Roosevelt; specifically, protection for certain year- classes of high conservation value while allowing for harvest of over-represented year-classes of hatchery-origin sturgeon. The Lake Roosevelt sturgeon fishery is currently closed to fishing by permanent rule. Changes would include a fishing season of September 16-November 30 and a harvest slot limit of 53-63 inches Fork Length per fish. In addition, anglers would be required to cease fishing for the day once they obtained their daily limit and for the season once they had reached their annual limit. Other statewide recreational rules would apply to this fishery.

Public comments

To view and submit comments, please visit the Lake Roosevelt White Sturgeon public engagement page.

You may also leave comments by sending an email to or by leaving a voicemail message at 855-925-2801 and entering project code 5179.

Comments will be accepted until the close of the comment period on August 22, 2023.

Public hearing

August 22, 2023 at 6:00 pm via Zoom Meetings
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Intended adoption date: September 5, 2023.

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