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First Paddlefish for Brenda Eichholz

First Paddlefish for Brenda Eichholz

Brenda Eichholz of Sedalia and MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Brian Flowers proudly hold a paddlefish Brenda snagged earlier at Lake of the Ozarks at Warsaw. The female fish weighed 70-pounds, measured 46 inches long and was approximately 13-years-old. Brenda, a first time paddlefish snagger, was participating in MDC’s Discover Nature Snagging Clinic in Warsaw on April 13. Participants attended an educational session on paddlefish and then spent a few hours fishing with MDC staff. Paddlefish, also known as spoonbill, are one of America’s largest freshwater fish. Paddlefish fisheries in Table Rock, Truman and Lake of the Ozarks are maintained by annually stocking hatchery-produced fingerlings that are 10-12 inches long. The paddlefish snagging season continues thru April 30.

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Harvested Paddlefish in Boat

Harvested Paddlefish in Boat

These paddlefish were among others harvested during the undercover operation.

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Swimming paddlefish

Help Improve Paddlefishing

Beginning in 2012, MDC is conducting a long-term project to get more information on both paddlefish sport fishing statewide and commercial harvest from the Mississippi River. Please share your opinions.

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Legal Paddlefish Harvested

Legal Paddlefish Harvested

Missouri sport snaggers legally harvested this paddlefish.

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Legal Paddlefish Snagging

Legal Paddlefish Snagging

This Missouri sport angler is among others legally snagging for paddlefish on the Osage River.

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Harvested Paddlefish in Boat

MDC and federal agents snag major paddlefish poaching operation

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Undercover investigation leads to arrests and/or citations of more than 100 suspects.

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Swimming paddlefish

MDC holding open houses on potential paddlefish permit changes

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Changes will provide better info on sport snagging to improve fish stocking and management.

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News and Almanac

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"News and Almanac" for the February 1998 Missouri Conservationist.

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No Bones about It: Prehistoric Paddlefish

The paddlefish is one very weird and ancient kind of fish.

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Nokia Paddlefish

April Fools Day Photo

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