- Associated Press - Sunday, July 31, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Anglers who catch a tagged salmon in Lake Sakakawea are being reminded to turn in the heads and report information to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

Anglers can identify a tagged salmon by looking at the adipose fin - a small fleshy lobe found on the back toward the tail. If the fin is missing it was likely removed by Game and Fish biologists and the salmon probably has a micro-tag embedded in its head.

The tags are inserted into a sample of young salmon before they’re stocked. They contain codes that identify stocking information.

Heads can be turned in to Game and Fish, or to local bait shops in Riverdale and Pick City. Anglers will be provided with information about the fish when tags are extracted and studied by biologists.

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