Montana: Paddlefish Harvest Ends From Fort Benton To Fort Peck Dam

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission recently
closed the 2011 paddlefish harvest season on the Upper Missouri
River section from Fort Benton to Fort Peck Dam.

The harvest closure means that in this section of the Upper
Missouri River, paddlefish can only be caught and released for the
remainder of the 2011 season. The 2011 paddlefish harvest quota for
this population in the Upper Missouri River is 500 fish.

The catch-and-release season will remain open through June 15.
Proof of purchase of a white paddlefish tag on the angler’s fishing
license is required for catch-and-release fishing in this section.
Legal hours for catch-and-release fishing for paddlefish are 6 a.m.
to 9 p.m.

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