North Star Caviar
Paddlefish Catch Update

Date:   5/1/2021     Caught Today:   233     Caught to Date:   233

It was a beautiful opening day for the 2021 Paddlefish Season. 233 Fish were processed at the cleaning station, with the biggest fish being 101 pounds.
The water levels are low, Today the majority of the fish came from the Confluence area and Ryders Point. This year we are offering a Fish Shuttle from the Pump house and Sundheim park to the cleaning station, call 701-609-6259 for service. Sunday, Monday, Thursday are Catch and Release Days. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are Harvest Days. Season is open from 7am to 7pm!

Date:   5/4/2021     Caught Today:   144     Caught to Date:   377

Second Catch and Keep Day of the season! Another great day out at the Confluence. We had 144 fish and the biggest fish of the season is 104 lbs. Majority are still coming in from the Confluence and Ryders Point but a few more came in from the Pump House today. We do have the fish shuttle running to the confluence from the Pump House and Sundhiem Park during season hours. Call 701-609-6259 for service. Happy Snagging!

Date:   5/5/2021     Caught Today:   75     Caught to Date:   452

Day 3 was cool and breezy and a much slower place, which is typical for a midweek catch and keep day.

The new season total after three catch and keep days is 452 fish through the processing center.

Date:   5/7/2021     Caught Today:   267     Caught to Date:   719

Friday was busy. With the water rising, Sundheim Park turned into a hotspot and was producing fish all day. 265 fish were processed at the North Star Caviar station yesterday, bringing the season total to 714.

With much cooler conditions today, we expect fewer people fishing and the pace of fish coming in to the station to be more moderate. We also expect it to much easier to keep the fish cooler, so North Star does not plan to run a truck shuttle today.

If you haven’t caught your fish yet, come on out! This could be the day.

Date:   5/8/2021     Caught Today:   116     Caught to Date:   835

This is the final catch update from North Star Caviar for the 2021 season. North Dakota Game and Fish Department has closed the paddlefish snagging season on May 9 to provide long-term protection of the paddlefish population.
A seven-day snag-and-release season will run May 10-16. Paddlefish snaggers with an unused paddlefish tag can participate. If a snagger has already used their tag they are not eligible to participate.

Paddlefish snagging is allowed only from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Central Time during each day of the additional seven-day season. The use or possession of a gaff on snag-and-release days is prohibited.

See the full press release at for more information.

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Total Fish Caught This Season: 835