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!
Montana Hunting and Fishing Reports 9/22/18
By Kamp Cook
#@&#*^# BOAT TRAILERS!!!
By Montana Grant
INKED WITH PRIDE!!!
An All-American Wedding Venue for Sportsmen in Superior, Montana
Another Person Ruining It For Others [VIDEO]
Close Encounter with Montana Bull [VIDEO]
Lower Madison Fishing Report by Fins and Feathers 9.20.18
Game Wardens Investigate Illegally Killed Deer, Elk Near Whitefish
By Moosetrack Megan
Hunter’s Breakfast LIVE this morning from Paradise Falls!
FWP sets special archery deer hunt at Roundup
Watercraft in Montana still need to be inspected
Very Pregnant MT Archery Hunter Bags Awesome Bull!
Central to Eastern Montana Fishing Report 9.19.18
DO YOU TAKE THIS…
BEAR WITH ME!!!
Spring Grizzly Bear Shooting Still Being Investigated
Fire restrictions lifted at FWP sites in Treasure County
Youth only pheasant, waterfowl hunt to open
Tourist Walks on Old Faithful at YNP [VID]
Hunting Emotion [VIDEO]
Bigfork Fishing Report by Bigfork Anglers 9.17.18
Tree Maintenance Planned for Marshall Cove Campground – September 18-30, 2018
Plans for National Public Lands day? We’ve got ideas
West Side of Going-to-the-Sun Reopens to Private Vehicles