Application Period, Paddlefish Snagging

July 6, 2023 daryl bauer

We are in the middle of the application period for paddlefish snagging permits.  Consider this a reminder:

Apply for a paddlefish snagging permit

Experience the thrill of landing one of Nebraska’s most unique fish species!

Apply for your chance to snag paddlefish in Nebraska from July 1-14.

Here are some things you need to know:

-An angler must be 12 years old by Oct. 1, 2023, to be eligible to apply for a snagging permit.

-The application period opens at 1 p.m. CST on July 1. Mail applications must be received by Game and Parks’ Lincoln office by 5 p.m. CST on July 14, while online applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on July 14.

-Permits will be awarded through a random drawing based on angler preference points.

-Drawing results will be available by July 20. Applicants supplying email addresses will be notified when the draw is complete. Others should monitor their status online. Successful applicants will have until Aug. 5 to complete the purchase of awarded permits.

Snagging of paddlefish and nongame fish is permitted Oct. 1-31 in the Missouri River from the Gavins Point Dam downstream to the mouth of the Big Sioux River at mile marker 734.

For more information, including an application form, read the 2023 Nebraska Fishing Guide.

Ken Bouc photo, NEBRASKAland Magazine.

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