Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Marc Kloker
Montana FWP 

Fort Peck Reservoir walleye spawn egg-take effort a success


Lane and Owen Thompson, who assisted with the spawning effort, with a nice walleye.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks annual walleye spawn egg-take on Fort Peck Reservoir was completed at the end of April. In addition, stocking efforts were completed in June.

With the help of FWP personnel and over 95 volunteers, the egg collection goals were exceeded. Volunteers, Fort Peck Reservoir Biologist Heath Headley says, are key to the operation. "We wouldn't be able to set all the trap nets, collect fish, and spawn them on a daily basis unless we had help," he explained. "Volunteers are the main reason this has been so successful over the years."

A total of 2,261 walleye were ca...

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