Local News - Salmon snagging season started on Fort Peck


Last updated 10/4/2023 at 11:20am

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Salmon snagging season on Fort Peck Reservoir started Oct. 1, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries crews will be out on the reservoir collecting salmon for spawning.

FWP fisheries and hatchery staff will begin collecting adult Chinook salmon on Fort Peck Reservoir starting the first week of October. The annual collection effort lasts through much of October, with the goal of collecting as many salmon eggs as possible. Salmon eggs are fertilized and raised in the Fort Peck Hatchery over the winter.

Collection efforts coincide with the salmon sna...

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