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Paddlefish harvest season to close

Paddlefish harvest season to close

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.

May 22, 2014 2:03 pmLoading…
Blood draw

Blood draw

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.

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Paddlefish release

Paddlefish release

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.

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Untangling

Untangling

Netting crew members Zac Sandness, left, and Ryan Wilson work to untangle and release a paddlefish from their drift net.

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Cheating stick

Cheating stick

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 …

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Crews drift Yellowstone River to net pallid sturgeon

Crews drift Yellowstone River to net pallid sturgeon

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.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Paddlefish season opens in North Dakota

Paddlefish season opens in North Dakota

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.

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Paddlefish harvest season on Upper Missouri to close

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.

May 04, 2014 8:03 pmLoading…
Paddlefish season opens May 1 on Upper Missouri

Paddlefish season opens May 1 on Upper Missouri

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.

April 21, 2014 2:18 pmLoading…
Paddlefishing

Paddlefishing

The paddlefishing season has opened in North Dakota and already opened and closed on the upper Missouri River in Montana.

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Jeremy Vogel

Jeremy Vogel

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 french@billingsgazette.com and inclu…

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Lower Yellowstone River seeing plenty of action

Lower Yellowstone River seeing plenty of action

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.

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Paddlefish pose

Paddlefish pose

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…

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Intake paddlefish season to close

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.

May 30, 2013 12:20 pmLoading…

Upper Missouri paddlefish season to close

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.

May 11, 2013 3:21 pmLoading…

Paddlefish harvest season closing

GLASGOW — The 2013 paddlefish harvest on the Upper Missouri River from Fort Benton to Fork Peck Dam is closing.

May 11, 2013 2:39 pmLoading…
Paddlefishing season opens May 1, May 15

Paddlefishing season opens May 1, May 15

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.

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Back to the Yellowstone

Back to the Yellowstone

Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries technician Roy Molstad releases a paddlefish during the 2011 fishing season below Intake Dam. 

April 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Paddlefish harvest to close on upper Missouri River

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.

May 09, 2012 3:36 pmLoading…

Dead paddlefish found below North Dakota dam

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…

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