“Snagging” Season For Paddlefish Starts Soon

In the State of Missouri, you are able to “snag” a prehistoric fish whose ancestors swam during the time of dinosaurs,  The Missouri Department of Conservation says snagging one of these is a reality for thousands of paddlefish snaggers during Missouri’s annual spring paddlefish snagging season.  The MDC says the state’s major paddlefish snagging waters include Lake of the Ozarks, Truman Lake, and Table Rock Lake. The paddlefish snagging season for these and most other waters in the state runs March 15 through April 30. The season for the Mississippi River is March 15 through May 15 with a fall season of Sept. 15 through Dec. 15.

To find out more about “snagging” a paddlefish, check the MDC website, huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fishing/species/paddlefish.



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