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Schmidt, K.P. 2004. Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) survey results in the Mississippi River from St. Paul to Red Wing. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 22 pp.


In 2000 and 2002, paddlefish surveys were conducted in the tailwaters of US Lock and Dams (L&D) 1-3. At L&D 3, the cumulative catch consisted of 6-paddlefish (Polyodon spathula), 4-lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens), 11-shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus), 2-flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris), 1-white bass (Morone chrysops), 1-walleye (Sander vitreus) and 1-common carp (Cyprinus carpio). At L&D 2, the catch included 1-shovelnose sturgeon and 2-flathead catfish.

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