Snake River White Sturgeon are living fossils that inhabit the Columbia and Snake River systems. This giant, fresh water fish have populations which are separated by various dams. There is no genetic difference between the fish that cruise the lower Columbia River migrating into the Pacific Ocean and the fish that live in the Snake River system. Studies have shown that not all sections of the impounded Snake River are maintaining healthy populations of these fish.
The Sturgeon in our area, the Snake River below the Hells Canyon Dam complex, appear to have a fairly stable reproducing population with adequate recruitment of young fish.
Those fishers that pursue catch and release trophy fishing, please use care with these treasures.
None of our fish have ever been taken from the water. We have practiced this policy long before it became a 'law". Fish are released either from the boat or preferably from a sandy beach to lessen the possibility of damage or injury.
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