I called the MDC paddlefish expert, Trish Yasger, Monday and she returned my call later in the day.

She said snagging is about the same as it was last week – fish are scattered with better success below Warsaw but some in Truman. A few bigger females are being taken but nothing like the 111 lb. female a couple of weeks ago around Osceola.

Some females 60 – 65 lbs. are being taken. Lots of fish run 36 – 41 inches weighing 30 – 45 lbs.

She said it’s been a weird year. Below Warsaw had a good year. Truman started good then slowed down.

April 30 is the last day of snagging season.

She said a lot less snaggers are on the river because there are so many other things to do like crappie fishing and turkey hunting.

She said her favorite way to eat spoonbill is grilled. She said the meat really works well on the grill.

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