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Paddlefish harvest hit 908 in 15 days


The weather has been extremely unpredictable, and so was the 2018 paddlefishing season on the Yellowstone and lower Missouri rivers.

According to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 fisheries manager Mike Backes, it took 15 harvest days to approach the 1,000 fish harvest target. Compare that to the 2017 season, which was fast and furious and closed in just over three days.

The 2018 harvest season opened May 15 and closed on June 8. Catch-and-release fishing just concluded. According to tallies, 714 paddlefish were processed at Intake fishing access site near Glendive, and Backes estim...

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