Tagging study to be conducted hereThe North Dakota Game and Fish Department is conducting a tagging study near Jamestown this summer and following winter.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is conducting a tagging study near Jamestown this summer and following winter.
Approximately 1,300 adult crappie have been tagged and released this spring in Pipestem Reservoir to obtain a population estimate and determine angler exploitation. A special regulation was placed on Pipestem Reservoir in 2008 in which a 10-fish daily creel limit was placed on crappie.
Information from this study will assist in the evaluation of this special regulation and should improve the management of the crappie fishery for the benefit of the angling public. Angler participation is an important component of this study, thus the public is strongly encouraged to report tags to the department. Anglers who report tags will be notified of the specifics of each tagged fish they report such as where and when it was tagged, approximate age and sex. Anglers can report tags in person to the Game and Fish office located on Jamestown Reservoir, or send their information to the Bismarck office. Tags can also be reported online at firstname.lastname@example.org.