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Paddlefish Season Fishing Reports

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Paddlefish Season Reports - Friday, March 1, 2013
By: on 03/01/2013 09:41 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 Hey everybody, a couple of my buddies and i have been planning a trip down to the osage river and lake of the ozark area for paddle-fishing. We are extremely new to paddle-fishing, aren't interested in really keeping them to eat, but want to catch a couple over the week of april 1st through the 8th. Like i said before, we dont know  hardly anything about paddle-fishing and are all about catch and release. Any advice on where to fish for them, equipment to use, and how fast the water is flowing right now would be awesome!
Paddlefish Season Reports - Tuesday, May 1, 2012
By: on 05/01/2012 11:04 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Heading out this weekend. Can anyone tell me what the water levels are like right now. Going to go and try to get me one this year. I got skunked for the first time last time I went out.
Paddlefish Season Reports - Friday, April 27, 2012
By: on 04/27/2012 2:42 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
 


I talked with one of the guys from the paddlefish tagging crew and the numbers being caught are very good. They have been out a couple days and have tagged about two hundred and seventy with one more day today. Last year I believe they caught a total of twelve before giving up in the extreme high water and current. A great sign for this years early paddlefishermen and a warning for the guys at the cleaning station that they could be very busy the first week. With early season like this the number of males will be way up and as a result the numbers of big females will be much lower bringing the average size down.

 

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Paddlefish Season Reports - Wednesday, April 25, 2012
By: on 04/25/2012 10:15 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |

Well... one week to go.  Any word on if there's still fish in the river?  I guess we're going anyway, but it would be nice to know what we can expect. 

Paddlefish Season Reports - Thursday, May 12, 2011
By: on 05/12/2011 10:12 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Went up for the catch and release days monday caught 7 fish 92lb,75,55,50 and 3 males around 30 lbs,tuesday was a little slower caught 3 fish 65Lb and 2 males.My wife fished for a few hours and caught a 96Lb then she was done fishing.The other 3 guys in our group also did good with one catching a 94 lber.Total fish caught in 2 days was 25 fish.
Paddlefish Season Reports - Sunday, May 8, 2011
By: on 05/08/2011 11:10 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Well, the reports on the Scenic Sports and North Star Caviar appear to be good fishing this season, with 480 caught as of the end of the day yesterday.  
Paddlefish Season Reports - Monday, May 2, 2011
By: on 05/02/2011 4:30 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
   I heard 46 fish were caught on sunday with the biggest being 86 pounds that came from scenic sports in williston
Paddlefish Season Reports - Monday, May 2, 2011
By: on 05/02/2011 2:44 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
So where are all the reports?  Anyone even able to get out?
Paddlefish Season Reports - Monday, May 2, 2011
By: on 05/02/2011 2:42 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Where are all the reports?  Too much snow right now?
Paddlefish Season Reports - Wednesday, April 20, 2011
By: on 04/20/2011 2:19 PM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Here we are 11 days from the opener for this season.  Just a reminder for everyone to post their reports here and not on the forum page.

Good luck to everyone this 2011 Paddlefish snagging season.

FISH ON!
Paddlefish Season Reports - Thursday, May 21, 2009
By: on 05/21/2009 08:28 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
05/20/09

The paddlefishing continues and it is amazing that we have not seen a rise in the river yet! Between the Yellowstone and Missouri we are about six thousand cubic feet per second below average with the water levels very comparable to two weeks ago. There has been sixty three paddlefish turned in at Intake MT so far this season so there are not any big numbers up there yet so that means they are still in our area. The largest so far at Intake is one hundred and nine pounds.

Walleye fishing has been good and this is the first year in a long time that there are so many bank and boat fishermen excited about fishing. The new area south of the 1804 bridge has been a big hit with the local bank fishing connoisseurs. Mostly pike being caught off the shore along the Muddy but you just never know what you are going to catch. I heard a rumor that the crappies have also started biting at Trenton but lets keep it under our hat for a while.
Paddlefish Season Reports - Monday, May 18, 2009
By: on 05/18/2009 09:31 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
05/16/09

The paddlefishing people have given up! Season will remain open, more than likely for the entire month but the fishing pressure has dropped off to the point where North Star Caviar is closing down for the season. Very few fishermen were there today and with even smaller crowds predicted for Sunday they determined in was not worth staying open. Fishing will continue but you will have to clean your own fish. Sadly I guess my three week or more season prediction has come true but I did not think it would be because of a lack of interest. The past years have made everyone nervous and no one appeared to be willing to chance even the second weekend. It is not like the fishermen were hunkered down and counting there penneys because we had record numbers in tackle and license sales. I once again want to thank the many friends and customers who came to see us again this year. It was busy but it is always a good time seeing everyone. I suppose this is the best thing that could have happened because next year the pace will be a little more leasure and back to what normal use to be. I am sure the North Dakota Game and Fish is also a little relieved that the future years will be a little more mellow as long as we continue to see some higher river levels.

One hundred and fifteen pounds still appears to be the record for the year but it was pushed several times this year with fish in the nineties and even over one hundred. The huge bunch of males from about the 1996 class also came in strong numbers again this year which is also a good sign of a strong year class with females than will be joining the ranks soon. These males averaging about twenty eight pounds are still coming through in big numbers as if the spawn was just getting started. We have also had some real good females through this week and if you get one of these big girls now you just as well try processing a little caviar for you and your friends to try. If anyone needs info on how to clean a paddlefish I think I can still remember. Thanks again for all the business and support!

 2007 2008 2009
1st    1st 143 1st 115
2nd 66 2nd 150 2nd 168
3rd 86 3rd 316 3rd 69
4th 145 4th 195 4th C & R
5th 200 5th C & R 5th C & R
6th 100 6th C & R 6th 51
7th C & R 7th 178 7th 64
8th C & R 8th Closed - 982 8th 66
9th 36 9th    9th 86
10th 34 10th    10th  32
11th 20 11th    11th C & R
 12th Closed - 692      12th C & R
        13th  17
        14th  23
        15th 10
        16th 15
        17th ?
  Total 717



Thanks,
Andy
Paddlefish Season Reports - Friday, May 15, 2009
By: on 05/15/2009 11:30 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
greg5015,
at first I was trying to figure out what was wrong with what them people did but then i realized it was on monday. crazy people
Paddlefish Season Reports - Friday, May 15, 2009
By: on 05/15/2009 09:10 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Still catching fish with some folks being real lucky while others have to work for them. We should see a little better turn out for the weekend but we are not expecting huge numbers of fishermen. Once again Montana does open on Friday and we are seeing some traffic already heading that way. Walleye fishing is also good on the lake east of Williston and should start drawing some good numbers of fishermen.

The Badlands Bird Dog Club is holding a field trial this weekend here in Williston open to all pointers and flushers. If you need more info call Shane at 701-770-4789. Have a great weekend.

Andy
Paddlefish Season Reports - Thursday, May 14, 2009
By: on 05/14/2009 09:02 AM | Add Comment | Post New Report |
Catch and keep opened up again today with cool wet weather and very few fishermen. Success rate is up again for those who made. It is pretty crazy how the fish keep coming even though there is plenty of water for them to continue upstream. It is going to be very interesting to see how Intake MT is when it opens there on Friday. We are still seeing fishermen buying paddlefish equipment and heading out but no big numbers and no one is in a hurry. Does not look like there is any reason to close season anytime soon. Seventeen paddlefish had been cleaned by 7:30 tonight. The total for last Sunday was thirty two bringing the annual harvest to six hundred and sixty eight. The river has stable which is quite surprising as we have had some rain but not enough to have any effect. It was real cool today in the thirties but the rest of the week is going to be in the sixties and for Sunday up to seventy. One more chance for that big paddlefish if you still have a tag and a double header if you want to hit Montana as well. Our paddlefish season has now made it twice as long as last year and the last time we had a season this long was back in 2004.


 2007 2008 2009
1st    1st 143 1st 115
2nd 66 2nd 150 2nd 168
3rd 86 3rd 316 3rd 69
4th 145 4th 195 4th C & R
5th 200 5th C & R 5th C & R
6th 100 6th C & R 6th 51
7th C & R 7th 178 7th 64
8th C & R 8th Closed - 982 8th 66
9th 36 9th    9th 86
10th 34 10th    10th  32
11th 20 11th    11th C & R
 12th Closed - 692      12th C & R
        13th  17
        14th  ?
  Total 668
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