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Paddlefish Season To Begin May 1

Officials Remain Cautious About The Beginning of Paddlefish Season As They expect Access Issue To Arise Early On


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

But the public needs to be aware that camping and other access will be limited at the James Kipp Recreation Area at the Fred Robinson Bridge south of Malta due to recent ice-jam related flooding. The area is a popular location for many paddlefish anglers and their families to base.

“Anglers need to be aware that camping sites will be limited at Kipp” said Bureau of Land Management Supervisory Outdoor Recreation Planner Mark Sc...

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