I got checked in the channel yesterday, but they were too lazy to go 50 more feet over to the bank to check the 2 guys bank fishing... one with 2 poles.:think: if they stop letting us catch and release I guess im gonna have to do a lot of trophy channel cat fishing with my sturgeon gear. But I wouldn't take the word of a columbia county sherriff on ANY game law. The regs clearly state where and when you can catch a sturgeon. and that officer is wrong. I will follow a no catch and release law as soon as they shut down the wall and make it illegal to fish sturgeon in water over 55 ft deep, and the native gillnet sturgeon season, and kill about 45 sealions at bonneville.