News From TAC

The “Technical Advisory Committee” for Lower Columbia River fisheries met today and decided there wasn’t enough information to open one fishery (commercial springers), but there was enough to close a second (sport sturgeon).

1) Even with the spring Chinook count at Bonneville Dam up to 95,000-plus, TAC “met today and says it is still too early to update the run size. TAC will be meeting regularly to review dam counts and harvest data.”

2) As for the sturgeon fishing at Rooster Rock, a site that has attracted “hundreds of anglers, particularly in recent weeks” and accounted for something on the order of 1,200 of the 1,300 white sturgeon caught between Wauna and Bonneville Dam this year, TAC is recommending closing that starting this Thursday, April 29.

“Angler catch rates have been high in this area, and total catch from the site is substantial,” TAC’s fact sheet reads.

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