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Paddlefish Season To Close June 18 In Areas Below Fort Peck Dam

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Friday, June 18, 1999

By order of the Montana FWP Commission, Montana's paddlefish season on the Yellowstone River and on the Missouri River below Fort Peck Dam will close at 10 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 12 days earlier than scheduled. The closure will be in effect only on the Yellowstone River and on the Missouri River below Fort Peck Dam. The paddlefish season upstream of Fort Peck Dam will remain open. The commission also voted to allow catch-and-release fishing for paddlefish through June 30 on the Yellowstone River and on the Missouri River below Fort Peck Dam to provide alternative fishing opportunity for paddlefish anglers. An unvalidated paddlefish tag is required for catch-and-release fishing for paddlefish. The annual paddlefish harvest quota is 1,500 fish. Biologists estimated that the quota would likely be met this week.