The annual Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan meeting is set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Red Lion-Colonial Inn, 2301 Colonial Drive, in Helena.
This meeting is held annually to discuss the latest fisheries data collected on Canyon Ferry, Hauser and Holter reservoirs.
The discussion will include information on stocking adjustments due to hatchery shortfalls; kokanee management and stocking plans for Hauser; trout stocking strategies for Hauser and Holter; and species monitoring results compared to targets set for Canyon Ferry.
Time will be spent on Canyon Ferry in particular due to the apparent decline of population levels of several fish species there.
Public comment will be taken during the meeting and through Jan. 7, 2005 to determine if adjustments to current fishing regulations are needed.For further information, contact Ken McDonald at 406-444-7409.