The paddlefish harvest season will close at Intake Dam fishing access site and on the Missouri River below Fort Peck Dam on Friday at 9 p.m.
Dave Fuller, left, and Chris Wesolek draw blood and an egg sample from a female pallid sturgeon that was netted on the Yellowstone River last week. The samples are drawn to find out how close the more than 60-year-old fish is to spawning.
Biological technician Ryan Wilson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service releases a paddlefish that was caught in a drift net meant to capture pallid sturgeon.
Netting crew members Zac Sandness, left, and Ryan Wilson work to untangle and release a paddlefish from their drift net.
Fish Wildlife and Parks fisheries technicians pull in a drift net while searching for pallid sturgeon on the Yellowstone River. The antenna in the front of the boat allows them to locate radio-tagged sturgeon. The federal crews, which don't have the telemetry gear, jokingly call the antenna …
WILLISTON, N.D. — A bison skull and a car’s transmission are two of the strangest things Ryan Wilson has pulled up in a drift net from the bottom of the Yellowstone River while trying to capture wild pallid sturgeon.
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Anglers are heading down to the muddy riverbanks in northwest North Dakota as this year's paddlefish season officially opened on Thursday.
GLASGOW -- The paddlefish harvest season on the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton to Fort Peck Dam will close at 9 p.m. on Monday state officials said Sunday.
This year’s Montana paddlefish seasons will kick off on May 1 with the opening of the Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam.
The paddlefishing season has opened in North Dakota and already opened and closed on the upper Missouri River in Montana.
Jeremy Vogel of Billings reeled in this paddlefish on May 9 while fishing the Missouri River. His fishing buddy, L.R. McKeever, is the one in the back wearing the MSU sweatshirt. To share your outdoor photo with Gazette readers, send a copy in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and inclu…
By Thursday, steady rains over four days had boosted the Yellowstone River at Glendive by 10,000 cubic feet per second. That flush of water was a powerful enticement for paddlefish that move up the river every spring from Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota to spawn.
Paddlefishing on the opening weekend on the Missouri River paid off for these seven anglers, from left to right: Chad Schwend, Jared Kidwell, Jesse Lohrenz, Todd Riddle, Drew Marsh, Jarred Behm and Shannon Long. Schwend caught the biggest at 86 pounds and the rest averaged in the 70s. To sha…
The paddlefish harvest season will close at Intake fishing access site on the Yellowstone River and the Missouri River below Fort Peck Dam at 9 p.m. Friday.
GLASGOW — The paddlefish harvest season on the upper Missouri River from Fort Benton to Fort Peck Dam will close at noon on Sunday due to the meeting of the harvest quota.
GLASGOW — The 2013 paddlefish harvest on the Upper Missouri River from Fort Benton to Fork Peck Dam is closing.
This year’s Montana paddlefish seasons will kick off May 1 with the opening of the Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam.
Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries technician Roy Molstad releases a paddlefish during the 2011 fishing season below Intake Dam.
The paddlefish harvest season on the upper Missouri River from Fort Benton to Fort Peck Dam will be closed at 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 10.
Here's another side effect of the high water we've had this year. According to an Associated Press story out of North Dakota, dead paddlefish have been spotted below Garrison Dam, apprently washed through the dam's spillway gates as it released record amounts of water. Garrison Dam is on the…