Five years ago a few weeks ahead of now, there was an article that the Captain wrote called Managing the Walleye Population at Noxon Reservoir.
At that time, “FWP is seeking public comment for the Investigation of Suppression of Walleye this 7500 acre reservoir in Western Montana.”
Walleye anglers have had success catching fish in recent years; needless to say they are not very happy about a proposal to conduct a 6-year effort beginning this spring to investigate suppressing walleye in Noxon. In the FWP Draft Environmental Assessment to Investigate Suppression of Walleye, (available on line at www. fwp.mt.gov under public notices), there a number of reasons given for the agencies action. First, and foremost, is that walleye was illegally introduced, and, according to Montana’s illegal and Unauthorized Introduction of Aquatic Wildlife Policy, “if the Department determines that removal maybe feasible it shall attempt removal at the earliest possible date”.
It is interesting to read back over the years and see what has changed and what has been the catalyst for changes.
To read the Captain’s original Captain’s Column in March of 2013, click here.
Enjoy the BEST OF the BEST of the Captain’s Columns!
Bozeman/Butte Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors 2.15.19
Helena Recreation Report by Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors 2.15.19
Big Free Seminar is tomorrow at Bretz/Missoula!
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A First-Person Account of a Grizzly Mauling (by Brett French)
Canada Lynx Footage…because they’re cool [VIDEO]
By Montana Grant
Central to Eastern Montana Fishing Report 2.13.19
FWP announces hunter education class in Butte
Wolf Vs. Man
Man fined for shooting wolf in national park
By Moosetrack Megan
Yellowstone recruiting for 2019 Youth Conservation Corps program
Yellowstone Park documents third busiest year recorded
Kit’s Tackle coming to Bretz Missoula for Free Seminar this Saturday
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Elk shoulder seasons to end Feb. 15
Ice Fishing for Burbot in STYLE [VIDEO]
Field Day Set in Great Falls for Adult Online Hunter Ed. Students
FYI – Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report Unavailable
Kit and Trevor from Kit’s Tackle come to Bretz for free seminar
2019 Mule Deer Foundation Events
Giant Walleye put back on Fort Peck!