White sturgeon fishing expands on Lake Roosevelt
Last updated 8/19/2020 at 9:18am
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife recently announced addition harvest opportunities for white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt upstream of the China Bend Boat Ramp.
The department noted that survival of hatchery-produced juvenile sturgeon was much higher than anticipated. As a result, there is a surplus of hatchery-origin sturgeon available for harvest from Lake Roosevelt. The portion of Lake Roosevelt between China Bend and the Canadian border is managed as a spawning sanctuary for white sturgeon. Sturgeon spawning is completed by Sept. 1, so a one-month harvest fishery will be open...
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