Once again, Fisheries proudly present our annual fishing newsletter as a way to share with anglers the actions Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks takes to protect and enhance our fishery resources and fishing opportunities throughout the state. There are waters to please different types of angling interests, from cold water to warm water, and fly fishing to bait casting. There are places to harvest fish and places to pursue the trophy of a lifetime. Many of these attributes can be attributed to the quality of the fisheries habitat in Montana. Still, there are numerous challenges facing Montana’s fisheries including climate change, habitat alteration, and dewatering of streams. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is tasked with managing the state’s fishery resources and addressing these challenges.
The articles in this newsletter share just a portion of the management practices used by FWP in 2013. It begins with a summary of fisheries management highlights from each of our seven administrative regions. This is followed by a description of the activities within the past year in our rapidly expanding Aquatic Invasive Species Program and at each of our 11 hatcheries within the state. Then it’s topped off with highlights in the Fishing Access Sites Program throughout Montana’s three Fishing Districts.
Until next year, may you enjoy exploring Montana’s waters and renowned fisheries.
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2014 Annual Fishing Newsletter
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