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Paddlefish Snagging Season

2021 Season Information

The Department anticipates a normal paddlefish snagging season in 2021, unless COVID-19 safety concerns deem the activity unsafe.

The season in 2020 was canceled because of pandemic concerns.

The Game and Fish Department will further update those interested in the paddlefish snagging season, which is scheduled to open on May 1, on the status of the season.

For complete regulations, see the 2020-22 Fishing Regulations Guide

Snagging Area Maps (updated prior to each season)

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Species Information

Tagging Paddlefish

Paddlefish with tag

Paddlefish Tag Vendors

Bismarck Game and Fish Office
100 N. Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, ND 58501

Rosie's Food and Gas
204 South Main
Dickinson, ND 58601

Runnings Farm and Fleet
2003 3rd Avenue West
Dickinson, ND 58601

Big Boy’s Toys
300 North Main Street
Watford City, ND 58854

Scenic Sports
1201 East Broadway
Williston, ND 58801

Sportsman's Warehouse
925 32nd Ave West
Williston, ND 58801

Trenton Rose Express
14627 Highway 1804
Trenton, ND 58553