FWP seeks public comment on Jakes Reservoir wild fish transfer
By angelamontana

Posted: April 20, 2020

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to move channel catfish from the lower Musselshell River to Jakes Reservoir via a wild fish transfer. FWP is also proposing to utilize artificial spawning boxes in Jakes Reservoir to maintain the channel catfish population in the reservoir in the future.

The proposal is detailed in a draft environmental Assessment titled Jakes Reservoir Wild Fish Transfer. The draft EA summarizes the proposed and potential alternative actions and analyzes the potential risks associated.

The draft EA will be open for public comment until May 16, 2020 and can be accessed on the Montana FWP website (fwp.mt.gov). Hard copies can be mailed upon request. For more information or to request a hard copy, contact Clint Smith, Lewistown Area Fisheries Biologist, at 406-538-2445 or clsmith@mt.gov.