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FWP concerned about winterkill in numerous northeast Montana ponds

Anglers encouraged to report any winterkill observed


Last updated 4/14/2022 at 7:48am

Photo courtesy FWP

Pictured are winterkilled rainbow trout at Home Run Pond in Glasgow.

Region 6 Press release

GLASGOW - The climate in northeast Montana the last few years hasn't been the best for area fishing ponds, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking anglers to help identify ponds that may have winterkill of fish.

Following a very dry winter in 2020-2021, the summer of 2021 was one of the driest on record and was followed by another winter of less than average precipitation. This has left fish populations in many ponds and small reservoirs across northeastern Montana with little room to breathe.

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