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!
In the NICS of Time (with Colonel Smoothbore)
Record-breaking 2019 Montana Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament results!
By Moosetrack Megan
Mid Summer Meltdown – Listen to Last Weeks Show
By Kamp Cook
Montana Fishing Reports for 7/13/19
QUAKE LAKE !!!
By Montana Grant
BE THE EXAMPLE !!!
2019 Governors Cup Walleye Tournament – Day 1 Standings
Pavement Preservation Makes Progress at Glacier National Park
Search Continues for Missing Person in Glacier National Park
Black bear euthanized after conflicts with humans and livestock in Bozeman
Toll Mountain Campground closed due to beaver dam
Grey Bear Fishing Access to close for road repair
Bitterroot River Rescue and Warning
MT Walleye Gov Cup is HERE!
Fort Peck Reservoir Chinook salmon egg collection and stocking looks promising
Visitation statistics for June 2019
Enjoy Guided Hikes of Wild Horse Island
Lake Trout Fishing on Fort Peck!
Venison Taco Breadsticks??! YES, PLEASE!
July 18 Cooke City event to celebrate ecological restoration of Soda Butte Creek
Young angler gets into walleye at Fort Peck
Power Outage Cause due to Electrocuted Bobcat
NIGHT MOVES !!!
Try Catchin the Big Ones with a Slack Line!