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Paddlefish Jaw Tagging

Paddlefish season opens March 15 with new MDC tagging project

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MDC asks snaggers to report tagged fish and get rewards.

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Paddlefish Snagging Report and Advisories

The 2015 paddlefish-snagging season opens March 15 and runs through April 30. Get the weekly snagging reports here.

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Paddlefish Swimming

Paddlefish Swimming

An immature paddlefish swimming

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Paddlefish Tagging

Paddlefish Tagging

Paddlefish are Missouri's largest fish. Christina Kelsay (left), MDC resource science assistant, and Zach Ford, resource scientist, lifted this big one out of a net so it could be weighed, measured and given a tag for a fisheries management study.

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Paddlefish Tagging

Paddlefish Tagging

Biologists in March netted, tagged and released paddlefish so anglers could report catches for a fisheries management study. Christina Kelsay, resource science assistant, dropped a paddlefish into a holding tank with help from Mike Bayless, fisheries management biologist.

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MDC taggin paddlefish

Paddlefish Tagging

MDC crews will be netting and tagging paddlefish this winter for a five-year study to maintain Missouri's high-quality fishery for the popular sport fish. This is the secondyear for the study at Lake of the Ozarks, Harry S., Truman Lake, Table Rock Lake and the Mississippi River. The study is aided by anglers reporting information from tags. These fish were netted and tagged in March, 2015.

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Paddlefishing

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Saltwater gear is the norm for Missouri's biggest game fish.

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Richwoods angler catches state-record paddlefish

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First paddlefish snagging trip provides angler with 140-pound, 9-ounce memorable catch.

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