- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - Cooler water temperatures in the Columbia River are good news for sturgeon.

Warm water conditions this summer killed more than 80 sturgeon in the Tri-Cities area.

The Tri-City Herald reports that sturgeon more than 5 feet long were washing up along the shores of the Columbia in the Tri-Cities region.

Now that temperatures are back to normal, anglers on Tuesday can again fish for sturgeon above Bonneville Dam. Fishing had been stopped in mid-July when the fish were dying.

Any sturgeon caught now must be released


Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com

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