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Published August 05, 2010, 04:47 PM

Fishing Survey On The Red River

The North Dakota Game and Fish department is trying to net some fishing habits of those fishing on the Red River. They are currently doing a survey on the Red River from Wahpeton to the Canadian border.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

The North Dakota Game and Fish department wants to know if you're catching anything. Especially if your fishing on the Red River this year.

They are doing a fishing or creel survey.

Lynn Schlueter : "We use those to gather who is fishing there, What they are fishing for, what they catch."

Lynn Schlueter from the game and fish department says surveys are being done from Wahpeton to the Canadian border. They include questions about catch-and-release habits, and how far anglers have traveled to drop a line.

Lynn Schlueter: "Whether they are from Minnesota, or out of the area. By that I mean we have anglers on the Red River from Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin. Where are these people coming from? "

The last fishing survey on the Red River was done nine years ago by the Minnesota D-N-R. The Game and Fish department says the individual information is confidential. Schlueter says they are also asking anglers for their opinions.

Lynn Schlueter: "What do thinks makes a great day on the river. What could make the river better. Where you have have you bought your bait. We can use to help manage. "

Schlueter says they will release the results of the creel survey next spring.

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