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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. Trying to come up with conversations with my Mom to redirect her thoughts away from negativity regarding her dementia allows me the chance to chat about fishing. On a recent visit, I was able to get her to talk about going sturgeon fishing with her Dad in Astoria. His favorite spot was on the Oregon side, just below the Astoria Bridge. He'd use herring and had a special way to run the hooks through and tie them so they'd spin against the Columbia River current. And boy could he fillet a sturgeon. I sure wish I had my video camera back then to film his skillful work. Speaking of surgeon, anglers in North Central Washington will have a sturgeon fishery in the Upper Columbia by the end of the month. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the opening April 29th in the Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs. Between April 29th and September 1st, anglers will be allowed to retain two hatchery sturgeon daily that are between 38 and 72 inches long. The opening for sturgeon retention is in the Wanapum and Priest Rapids reservoirs only. Until next time, Good Fishing!