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Paddlefish

The state’s major paddlefish snagging waters include Lake of the Ozarks, Truman Lake, and Table Rock Lake with the season running March 15 through April 30. The season for the Mississippi River is March 15 through May 15 with a fall season of Sept. 15 through Dec. 15.

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A snagger rears back on his stout fishing rod, hoping to hook a hefty spoonbill.

Paddlefish Action

A snagger rears back on his stout fishing rod, hoping to hook a hefty spoonbill.

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Paddlefish Caviar Jars

Paddlefish Caviar Jars

MDC and USFWS undercover paddlefish-poaching investigation revealed these jars of processed paddlefish eggs to be used as caviar.

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Paddlefish Caviar Processing

Paddlefish Caviar Processing

MDC and USFWS undercover paddlefish-poaching investigation revealed paddlefish eggs being processed into caviar.

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Paddlefish Eggs From MDC Hatchery

Paddlefish Eggs From MDC Hatchery

Paddlefish eggs from Missouri Department of Conservation fish hatchery operations.

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Paddlefish Gutted For Eggs

Paddlefish Gutted For Eggs

Egg mass being harvested from a Missouri paddlefish.

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Paddlefish Management

Missouri's primary paddlefish management goals are to maintain healthy and sustainable populations and manage paddlefish statewide as a high-quality sport fish.

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