MT Outdoor Podcast Searches for Facts About Noxon Rapids Reservoir and the Health of its Fish!
By angelamontana

Posted: July 6, 2024

This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale talks with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Fisheries Biologist for Region 1, Travis Rehm. They cover pretty much everything there is to know about Noxon Rapids Reservoir and the fish that call it home. Did you know just how diverse the fish population is in Noxon Rapids Reservoir and the fact that it is one of the only places west of the Continental Divide in Montana that you can catch Walleye? Not only that but you can catch as many of them as you want! What do we mean by that? Well, just click here and listen to the Podcast to find out. There has also been a lot of rumors, misconceptions and just plain mystery as to why certain things are done and mandated on the reservoir and by whom. Downrigger and Travis cover a lot of topics in this Podcast in an attempt to clear all that up. How did they do? Click here to listen to the podcast to see if they were able to answer all your questions. Remember, if they didn’t you can find a link below to Travis’s email so you can ask him your questions! Beyond the attempt to clear up any controversy and confusion this Podcast also just delivers a TON of fascinating facts about this mysterious body of water. For example, do you know how big Noxon Reservoir is? How did the Walleye get into the reservoir in the first place? What other nonnative fish are in there? Who controls the damn on Noxon Reservoir? Bottomline, is the fish population healthy in the reservoir? Those are just a small number of the many questions and facts that get answered and given to you in this fascinating and informative Podcast


  • To find out more about Noxon Rapids Reservoir click here.
  • Rigger and Travis talk about the latest Fisheries Monitoring report that Travis and others recently prepared about Cabinet Gorge and Noxon Rapids Reservoir. Click here to download that report.
  •  For a copy of the 2024 Montana Fishing Regulations click here. Be sure and go to page 31 and read the Exceptions to Standard Regulations for Thompson Falls Dam to the Idaho Border (includes Noxon Rapids and Cabinet Gorge Reservoirs).
  • If you would like to send Fisheries Biologist Travis Rehm an email to ask him any questions or give him your thoughts simply click here.

Of course, Rigger would love to hear your thoughts about this podcast and/or any ideas you have for topics for future podcasts. Click here to email him!

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