September 7, 2022
Action: Closes fishery for white sturgeon
Effective date: One hour after sunset on Sept. 30, 2022
Species affected: White Sturgeon
Location: From Grand Coulee Dam to China Bend Boat Ramp (including the Spokane River from Highway 25 Bridge upstream to 400’ below Little Falls Dam, Colville River upstream to Meyers Falls Dam and the Kettle River upstream to Barstow Bridge).
Fishery Rules: Closed to fishing for, or retention of, white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt.
Reason for action: Anticipated harvest and fishery impacts will have been achieved for the 2022 season. Fishery managers will evaluate the 2022 Lake Roosevelt white sturgeon catch and harvest prior to establishing rules for the 2023 season.
Information contact: Chris Donley, WDFW Region 1 Fish Program Manager 509-892 1001 ext. 307 or Bill Baker, WDFW District 1 Fisheries Biologist 509-563-5499.