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Dry conditions threaten pond and stream fishing as season draws near


With dry conditions and little water in area fisheries, fishing looks bleak right now for 2002.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fish biologist Kent Gilge, ran down the list of area fisheries and where an angler might find a fish this spring and summer. Naturally conditions could change dramatically with a major moisture event in the area.

It looks as if Fresno Reservoir might have plenty of water this year but no fish.

"Basically we have lost our fish population in Fresno," Gilge said. "It is reduced to about 20 percent of what it was in 1998. There is just no food for fish there. It is th...

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