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Region 2 Fisheries Surveys Indicate Low Winter Mortality


Although winter conditions were severe this year with a longer period of ice cover on lakes and heavy snow accumulation in western Montana, Fish, Wildlife & Parks fisheries surveys in Region 2 indicate fish mortality was low. 

 According to Region 2 Fisheries Biologists Ladd Knotek, the fisheries of Browns Lake, Harpers Lake and Lake Upsata remain in good condition following spring surveys.

“Winter conditions were severe and similar to years past where we experienced fish kills on area lakes,” said Knotek. “Thankfully, it appears that mortality was very limited this winter and those...

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