Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is conducting an angler use (creel) survey this year on the Flathead River from the confluence of the North and Middle forks (Blankenship Bridge) down to Flathead Lake. This creel will describe daily and seasonal angler catch and harvest, angler numbers, gear preferences, and target fish species and provide information to assess how fishing and river use has changed since the last survey conducted in 2002-2003. FWP creel clerks will be conducting interviews at fishing access points along the Flathead River from now through February 2016. These interviews will be combined with flight surveys of the river to help biologists better understand fish population trends and changes in recreational river use over time. While involvement is voluntary, anglers are encouraged to participate to help FWP better understand the status and trends of use in the Flathead River fishery. If you are interested in more information, please contact Amber Steed at 751-4541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.