Legally harvested paddlefish

Posted March 21, 2013 at 10:48 am


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FUN IS WORK – Five snaggers from Appleton City were hard at it on the afternoon of opening day at the Osage River Bridge at Taberville. By mid afternoon, they had caught and released one small spoonbill and almost landed a buffalo. One snagger said that his girlfriend’s father had showed up there early that morning and on his second cast hooked and landed a 70 lb. spoonbill. At that, the man quit and took his fish home.

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THE QUARRY – Cory Eisking, Haden Foster and Kevin York, all from El Dorado Springs, connected with legal spoonbills weighing about 50 and 30 lbs. about 9 a.m. opening day, March 15. They had heard of others who had success down river from Taberville.

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FIRST TIME SUCCESS – Sabin and Sage Bulser, Rich Hill, fished out of the Taberville landing with their uncle, dad and grandfather – Jarod, Mike and Jerry. The group caught these two spoonbill about 11 a.m. It was the first time snagging for the boys who seemed eager to try it again. This group went up river to find fish.