Home » Barbs and Backlashes » Paddlefish

Paddlefish

I probably should have blogged about this last month during the paddlefish snagging season.  Sorry, I did not get around to it then, but I am not going to miss this opportunity to highlight a Nebraskaland story you should check out.

One of our Missouri River fisheries biologists, Kirk Steffensen, wrote a story on paddlefish and our Nebraska paddlefish fishery on the Missouri River.  I know the fish, that fishery and its history will be of interest to a lot of you.  So, follow the link, take some time to read the article, look at the pictures!

Paddlefish:  A History of a Unique Fishery

JN_20181007_0034 rgb
Sallie Doty of Pierre, South Dakota, caught this 34.5-inch paddlefish near Gavins Point Dam.
Photo by Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley.

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

Check Also

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hard-To-Buy-For Outdoor Enthusiast

I know it sounds cliché, but I’ll be the first to admit it. As a …