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FWP presents walleye plans for Fresno lake


The fishery at Fresno Reservoir could rebound to a very healthy status in a few years if the water level remains high enough, a state fisheries biologist said Monday night.

"We've gone through an absolutely devastating series of droughts," said Kent Gilge, Havre fisheries biologist for the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. "You don't have an instant walleye fishery. You don't have an instant northern pike fishery. It takes a few years to build the forage back."

Gilge spoke at a public meeting co-sponsored by FWP and the Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited at the Holiday Village...

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