COLUMBIA RIVER — The two-state Columbia River Compact met Thursday, Oct. 26, and added one more day to the already allowed two days of recreational sturgeon fishing upstream of the Wauna power lines and downstream of Bonneville Dam due to a low catch rate on the first of the two days, Saturday, Oct. 21.
The low catch rate was likely due to gale force winds and heavy rains that day, according to John North of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The second day of sturgeon angling had been set for Oct. 26. Catch results aren’t yet available for that day.
The additional and third day of sturgeon angling is Saturday, Oct. 28, also upstream of Wauna and downstream of the dam, for fish 44 to 50 inches in fork length.