FWP surveys anglers on preferences with Upper Missouri Reservoir plan

Posted at 5:13 PM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 20:19:01-05

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is reaching out to the public for information critical for an update to the Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan.

A public survey released this week will ask anglers a wide variety of questions about their uses and preferences for the reservoir system and the adjacent stretches of Missouri River. The survey will be accompanied by a series of public meetings and open houses.

The Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan guides FWP’s management of Canyon Ferry, Hauser and Holter Reservoirs, the Missouri River from Toston to Canyon Ferry and the river below Hauser dam. This will be the third revision of the plan. The previous two iterations were in place for 10 years each.

The current plan is in place through 2019. FWP held public meetings this past summer to collect input on management of these waterbodies.

This survey and next round of public meetings are an extension of that effort.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and can be found online at