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North Dakota angler snags record-tying paddlefish

Tyler Hughes, of Mandan, N.D., with his 131-pound paddlefish he snagged on May 3 during the North Dakota season. The fish ties a state record. (Contributed photo)

Bismarck, N.D. — Tyler Hughes, of Mandan, N.D., snagged a record-tying 131-pound paddlefish on May 3 in the Yellowstone River southwest of Williston.

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has confirmed that Hughes’ 74-inch paddlefish ties the record from 2016 by Grant Werkmeister, of Williston. The two fish are the heaviest caught and documented in North Dakota.

The season in North Dakota was open to the harvest of paddlefish from May 1-15.


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