Published April 13, 2012, 06:27 AM

Taking of bait prohibited from James

Anglers and bait vendors should be aware of a regulation that prohibits taking of minnows or other aquatic bait from portions of Pipestem Creek and the James River.

Anglers and bait vendors should be aware of a regulation that prohibits taking of minnows or other aquatic bait from portions of Pipestem Creek and the James River.

Fred Ryckman, North Dakota Game and Fish Department aquatic nuisance species coordinator, said record high flows in the James River last year facilitated the movement of silver carp upstream.

“With this discovery, it is illegal to take live bait from all of Pipestem Creek below Pipestem Dam, and from the James River between the Jamestown Dam and the South Dakota border, including any tributaries up to the first vehicular bridge or crossing,” Ryckman said.

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