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Christmas Trees Scheduled to Sink for Fish Habitat

Fishing - Region 7

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spotted Eagle Eric Helland and Mitchell Gorton

Spotted Eagle Eric Helland and Mitchell Gorton


MILES CITY, Mont.--The Miles City chapter of Walleyes Unlimited and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will bundle and sink Christmas trees at Spotted Eagle from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 23, 2013. This year will mark the eighth consecutive year of sinking Christmas Trees at Spotted Eagle. Submerged and anchored trees increase habitat complexity, provide hiding cover for juvenile fish and nesting cover for some species of adult fish. “Recent rough fish removal, game fish transfers, and the ongoing Christmas tree project appears to be improving this local fishing opportunity”, reported fish biologist Caleb Bollman.
Questions about the project should be directed to Dennis Schroeder of Walleyes Unlimited at 234-2643 or Caleb Bollman, Region 7 Fisheries Biologist at 234-0914 or cbollman@mt.gov.