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Offline Kscall

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Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« on: Feb 22, 2021, 01:07 PM »
For anyone interested in supporting the introduction of Burbot into the Martinsdale Reservoir, here is a link to the information page as well as the email address to share support. A simple "I am in favor of Burbot in Martinsdale" is sufficient. Comments will be accepted until 5pm on March 19, 2021. Thanks!

https://fwp.mt.gov/public-notices/news/2021/feb/0217-burbot-martinsdale-ea

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Written comments can be sent to:
Mt FWP
Martinsdale Burbot Introduction  Comments
4600 Giant Spring Road
Great Falls, MT 59405

Offline PablitoPescador

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Re: Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« Reply #1 on: Feb 22, 2021, 04:37 PM »
Thanks for posting this! That would be some fun fishing! Hope they do it

Offline deadstick81

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Re: Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« Reply #2 on: Feb 22, 2021, 07:12 PM »
Look how they managed them in fort peck. they are to dumb to manage anything

Offline mountana

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Re: Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2021, 07:43 PM »
Done and done.

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Re: Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« Reply #4 on: Feb 22, 2021, 08:15 PM »
What’s the story on burbot in fort peck?

Offline lipripr

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Re: Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« Reply #5 on: Feb 22, 2021, 09:55 PM »
Done, works for me! Nice trout lake, will ling hurt it? No idea, not a biologist.

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Re: Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« Reply #6 on: Feb 23, 2021, 03:18 PM »
All for burbot there but not for taking them from elsewhere.
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."
                                              -Henry David Thoreau

Offline Walted

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Re: Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« Reply #7 on: Feb 23, 2021, 10:32 PM »
Why not take a few from area ponds before the internet fisherman clean them all out? Then plant them in a similar body of water to hopefully get a foothold before the same group of fisherman find out. Oh crap, It's over before it even started isn't it?

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Re: Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« Reply #8 on: Feb 25, 2021, 04:18 PM »
I read an article that FWP put burbot in some lakes in SW Montana to help control sucker and rough fish populations and that had good success.  I would like to see them start doing this through the state on a few lakes with no inlets or outlets.  It makes sense to me to use some native fish from our state for this, but instead they import Tigers..

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Re: Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« Reply #9 on: Feb 25, 2021, 05:45 PM »
Couldn’t agree more GT. Burbot are one hell of a predator and an under appreciated native species. Also one of the few fish that get more aggressive/accessible in the winter than the summer. Perfect for ice fishing. You happen to have a link to that article you mentioned?

Offline Skalkaho

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Re: Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« Reply #10 on: Feb 25, 2021, 06:16 PM »
Clark Canyon now has a 23" keeper,anything smaller goes back.......

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Re: Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« Reply #11 on: Feb 25, 2021, 06:31 PM »
Couldn’t agree more GT. Burbot are one hell of a predator and an under appreciated native species. Also one of the few fish that get more aggressive/accessible in the winter than the summer. Perfect for ice fishing. You happen to have a link to that article you mentioned?

People underestimate the predator value in them, most think they just are a bottom feeder.

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Re: Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« Reply #12 on: Feb 25, 2021, 08:09 PM »
Underestimate, yes. Under appreciate, definitely. Under target? Not anymore. These fish are in trouble unless things change.

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Re: Petition for Burbot in Martinsdale Reservoir
« Reply #13 on: Feb 25, 2021, 09:16 PM »
I read an article that FWP put burbot in some lakes in SW Montana to help control sucker and rough fish populations and that had good success.  I would like to see them start doing this through the state on a few lakes with no inlets or outlets.

I was out chasing ling with a friend/fisheries biologist last night and he intimated that that’s the direction they’re headed. And I agree, they’re one hell of a predator.

 



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