Northern pike mandatory catch and report at Placid Lake

PLACID LAKE - During routine monitoring in early May, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks discovered a northern pike in Placid Lake. The Fish and Wildlife commissioners declared at their May 28 meeting that the fish must be killed and reported when caught.

“We are seeing too many of these,” said Commissioner Tom Aldrich. “We’ve got to take every reasonable measure we can to figure out what’s going on and halt what’s going on with that fishery in Placid Lake.”

According to FWP, the goal of the kill order is to find the pike’s origin, population and viability in Placid Lake. The proposed regulation...


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