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Fort Peck Reservoir Walleye Spawning Gearing Up


Warmer temperatures are forecasted in the upcoming weeks which means the walleye spawning operation on Fort Peck Reservoir will soon be underway. FWP staff has been in the process of preparing spawning barges, holding pens, and trap nets so they ready to deploy once the ice is off the Big Dry Arm.

"The activities of fish are very dependent on water temperatures, and you never know what is going to happen with spring weather in eastern Montana,” Fort Peck Reservoir biologist Heath Headley noted. Walleye spawning activity on Fort Peck Reservoir usually doesn’t pick up until the second or third week of April, once the ice is gone and the water temperatures reach 40-50 degrees.

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