The Hungry Horse News reports that Darwon Stoneman, owner of Glacier Outdoor Center in West Glacier, has fished the Flathead River for more than 38 years. “The fishing in the Middle Fork is getting better,” he told local anglers at a recent meeting of Trout Unlimited. Stoneman said he’s noted an increase in the average size of westslope… Read More »
The Missoulian reports that a group of biology students at Flathead Valley Community College were asked to present at a National Science Foundation conference after they isolated a gene from a Westslope cutthroat trout. Read the full story here.
Bull trout spawning surveys in eight North and Middle Fork Flathead River tributaries were completed by FWP between October 1 and October 10 and the results are encouraging. Biologists count the number of “redds” or nests built in streambed gravels by adult bull trout from Flathead Lake. Identical sections are counted annually and represent a… Read More »
Jerry Smalley writes in the Hungry Horse News about alpine lake fishing. We totally related and thought we would pass it along to our readers. Read his five reasons for not going fishing here.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement Proposed Strategies to Benefit Native Species by Reducing the abundance of Lake Trout, Flathead Lake, Montana. The proposed project would use a combination of fisheries population-management tools including angling and netting, to benefit native trout by reducing the population of non-native lake trout in Flathead Lake. In this context, reducing the… Read More »
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds landowners, watershed groups, and others that this summer’s deadline to apply for Future Fisheries Improvement Program grants is May 31. FWP’s fish habitat improvement program provides funding to any entity with a good habitat project that would benefit Montana’s wild fish. To learn more about the Future Fisheries Improvement… Read More »
The Flathead Beacon says that along the shores of Flathead Lake you’ll find the Elmo Fishing Access Site, one of many spots south of Kalispell where you can enjoy everything the lake has to offer. The 13-acre site is located right along U.S. Highway 93, just north of Elmo, and is open year-round. The site… Read More »
MFWP wants folks to know that Loons, swans, cranes and other water birds can die from lead poisoning after swallowing lead fishing sinkers and jigs lost by anglers. Sinkers and jigs do not have to be made of lead. To help protect water birds from getting lead poisoning, anglers can use sinkers and jigs made… Read More »