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Water level doesnt stop fishery plans


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The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks decided to take advantage of the low water at Fresno Reservoir to stock some new fish and now the water is high and muddy. But the opportunity is still there, FWP officials say.

"We saw this window and that's where we decided to try it," Kent Gilge, fisheries biologist at the Havre FWP office, said today.

FWP stocked Fresno with about 18,000 adult perch, about 160,000 rainbow trout and about 50,000 kokanee salmon, with more trout and salmon set to be added soon.

The drought decimated the population of northern pike and walleye, giving FWP a...

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