WOW almost that time of year. Got to make a plan. Paddlefish run will be firing up in "bout a month. WHAT a Hoot. Ever snag in to a 100 pound paddler by the tail ? NOW that's a fight... Missouri river in Montana and North Dakota, and the 'stone in Mt too. You have to snag them there filter feeders. You have to tag them and you can only KEEP one but the upper part of the Mo. you can catch and release. After two or three 60 to 100 pounders your 'bout wore out. Did I skip the part about , it will be Cold and rainy and the MUD, The mud... More fun that one can handle.
DO to the increasing cost of energy, Gas,and Electricity. The Down turn in the economy. The light at the END of the TUNNEL is Now TURNED OFF!!!
Post by hankinsrfls on Mar 6, 2015 22:25:57 GMT -5
I tried it once on the Mississippi River below the d**n near St. Louis.. I went with my girlfriends brother that lives there and he had us all set up with the snagging poles and hooks.. We snagged for a few hours and was wore completely out.. We did not hook a paddle fish but I did hook into two big Asian Carp and they were a hand full trying to real them in.. There was probably hundreds of them tossed up on the bank that others had caught.. Lots of people were there and I only saw one paddle fish caught... Jeff Hankins.
Buddy at work drew one of the very first tags Iowa has allowed this year. Asked if I'd take him out on the river and figured it would be fun to watch. His tag is good from March to April waiting on the ice to quit floating down the Missouri river first.
I ate some paddle fish last fall and didn't really care for it. Hard to beat a good flathead cat for good fish meat. For me I'd eat flathead over walleye bit call me goofy I guess. Lol