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!
Commission to hold public hearing on rules regarding the use of elk and deer urine and glandular scents
By Moosetrack Megan
Lake Five Project Environmental Assessment available for comment
Swan Lake Ranger District invites input on the Dayton Project
Nonresident hunters can sign up between May 15 and June 30 for Alternate’s List
By Montana Grant
Grizzly Hackle gives Rock Creek a 3/5 for fishing as of 4.20.21
Final Egg Collection Report from Fort Peck
Upper Salmon River Weekly Steelhead Report 4.19.21
Spring Walleyes on Fort Peck
2021 Spring Mack Days – Week 5 Update
Three Mussel-Fouled Boats at Anaconda Station
Helena Area Reservoirs Fishing Report 4.19.21
Missouri River Fishing Report by CrossCurrents 4.17.21
Bear Meat Stir Fry
Spring Black Bear Hunting Tips
KIDDOS NEED TO BE OUTDOORS!!!
Incredibly close finish at Tough Guy Walleye Tournament- FINAL RESULTS
April Fun in the Sun – Listen to Last Weeks Show 4/17/21
By Kamp Cook
Montana Fishing Reports for 4/17/21
CANYON FERRY IS HOT!!!
Grizzly killed, man remains in serious condition after mauling near West Yellowstone
NOTICE OF DECISION PERTAINING TO RC DEVICES AND DRONES WHILE FISHING
COMMISSION TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON RULES REGARDING THE USE OF ELK AND DEER URINE AND GLANDULAR SCENTS