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OUTDOORS: Upper Missouri Paddlefish season is open

 

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

The frozen falls below Ryan Dam on the Missouri River back in March. On Tuesday, paddlefish season on the Upper Missouri opened. The season on the lower Missouri and tributaries starts May 15.

Montana FWP

This year's Montana paddlefish seasons again kicked off on May 1 with the opening of the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam.

Anglers need to be aware that substantial flooding occurred around the Fred Robinson Bridge and in James Kipp Recreation Area this spring. As a result, camping will be considered "primitive" for most of the paddlefish season as crews clean up and fix damaged infrastructure. The access road and public boat ramp at the James Kipp Recreation Area is fully operational.

Access and camping areas on the north side of th...



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