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Investigation of Suppression of Walleye in Noxon Rapids Reservoir

Restoration & Rehabilitation


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (MFWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for a proposal to conduct a 6-year effort to investigate suppressing illegally introduced walleye in Noxon Reservoir using a variety of sampling gear and techniques. Beginning in spring of 2013 and continuing until 2018, MFWP proposes to intensively electrofish and/or gillnet the upper portion of Noxon Reservoir from Flatiron FAS to the Thompson Falls Dam until the end of May or June, or until walleye are no longer concentrated in the spawning area. Additionally, these or other techniques may be used to exploit other seasonal concentrations of walleye throughout the reservoir over the 6-year project time line. A copy of the draft environmental assessment (EA) is attached. The draft is out for a 30-day public review through March 29, 2013. Please contact FWP Fisheries Biologist Kenneth Breidinger at (406) 827-9320 or e-mail to with questions or comments.

Contact Information

Kenneth Breidinger, Fisheries Biologist, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, P O Box 95, Thompson Falls, MT 59873, (406) 827-9320,

Public Comment

The public comment period for this public notice ended on Friday, March 29, 2013.