Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Island Lake Fishing Access Site Proposed Development Draft Environmental Assessment (Lincoln County, T29N, R26W, NW¼ S31). (Region 1 - Fishing - 04/11/2014)
FWP will be initiating walleye research on Noxon Reservoir beginning in early April. Biologists will collect data to determine population demographics, reproductive potential, dietary habits and PCB concentrations within edible portions of walleye. The information will be used in the revised draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and determine if additional consumption advisories are necessary for Noxon’s sport fish. (Region 1 - Fishing - 04/11/2014)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) have issued updated guidelines for consumption of lake trout from Flathead Lake. Lake trout from Flathead Lake, like all fish, contain mercury. These guidelines are designed to be used by anglers to make personal decisions for eating lake trout safely as part of a healthy diet. (Region 1 - Fishing - 04/07/2014)
After a winter-long closure, Mallard’s Rest Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River reopened Monday. The site – south of Livingston – had been closed since mid-December after a large ice jam caused major flooding and a number of maintenance issues. FWP decided to reopen the site once the road became safe to drive and the boat ramp became accessible. (Region 3 - Fishing - 04/01/2014)
For the first time, the Fort Peck Multi-Species Fish Hatchery will be using one of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks helicopters to stock fingerling rainbow trout to many Region 6 public and private ponds that are opened for public fishing.
(Region 6 - Fishing - 03/31/2014)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists say lower Fort Peck Reservoir water levels have had an impact on some fish populations, but benefits are still being realized from good water years in 2008 through 2011.
(Region 6 - Fishing - 03/25/2014)