For this year, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department will provide a free cleaning service for snaggers who harvest a paddlefish.
The cleaning service will operate from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on harvest days out of North Star Caviar’s station at the Confluence.
Snaggers who clean their own fish are responsible for properly disposing the carcass.
North Dakota’s paddlefish snagging season opens May 1. Snag-and-release of all paddlefish is required on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. Mandatory harvest of all snagged paddlefish is required on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.