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Jaw Tagged Fish in Alkaline Lake

Category: News Release

 2 weeks ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified May 14th, 2019 at 11:57 AM

Alkaline Lake in Kidder County has become a mainstay of walleye fishing for many anglers in south-central North Dakota. In 2008 fisheries biologists conducted a tagging study at Alkaline Lake to estimate walleye exploitation, population size, and harvest. They’re planning to replicate that study in 2019 to learn about any changes that have occurred with the walleye population in Alkaline Lake. Anglers are encouraged to treat the fish like they would any other fish, meaning they can harvest the fish or release it if they like. Each tag will have a number stamped on it, and anglers can report the tag number on our website (https://gf.nd.gov/contact/tagged_fish_reporting) or by calling or visiting their local Game and Fish office. Signs will be posted at ramps and fish cleaning stations with reporting information, including a QR code to make it easy for tech-savvy anglers to access the tag reporting website via their smart phone. In return, anglers who report a tag will receive a summary of information including where, when and how big the fish was at the time of tagging.

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