Anglers, boaters and anyone else interested in the status of Fort Peck Lake’s fisheries is invited to the annual meeting devoted to the lake and its piscine contents.
The meeting will be held Saturday, March 26, at Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Quonset classroom, located just north of the FWP Region 6 headquarters on U.S. Highway 2 West in Glasgow. The meeting is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon.
“This annual meeting is required by the Fort Peck Fisheries Management Plan, and it’s a great opportunity to update the public on last year’s lake-wide creel survey and projections for 2005,” says Mike Ruggles, the FWP fisheries biologist who manages Fort Peck Lake. “We schedule the meeting for late March so that we can use the latest mountain snowpack information, updated Corps of Engineers’ water management data and all the fisheries data that we’ve collected over the previous year.”
Ruggles will detail last year’s sampling results and present this year’s management proposals, including the department’s stocking recommendations for walleye, northern pike, lake trout and chinook salmon. The audience at Saturday’s meeting is encouraged to come with questions for Ruggles and FWP.