GLASGOW, Mont. (NMB) – Anglers on Fort Peck Reservoir this summer may be asked a few questions about their fishing experience when they come off the water through September. A press release says that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is conducting and an angling “creel” survey on the state’s largest and most popular warm water fishery to monitor catch rates of popular game fish and determine a level of satisfaction with the fishery.
The data-gathering surveys will be based at marinas and boat ramps around the reservoir. Creel clerks will ask several questions about the day’s fishing and also provide information on aquatic invasive species.
The detailed information gathered from these surveys is important and helps FWP to better manage the Fort Peck fisheries by providing information on fishing pressure, size of fish harvested and angler catch rates.
For any questions, call 406-526-3471.