Arctic grayling

Arctic grayling are members of the salmon family and have lived in Montana's Missouri River drainage since the last ice age. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected the fish for Endangered Species Act protection in 2014.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on proposed fishing regulation changes for Red Rocks Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Comments will be accepted through May 23 at 5 p.m.

The proposed regulation changes are the following:

• Change the daily and possession limits for Red Rock Creek to include no harvest of cutthroat trout and use of artificial lures only;

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• Close Elk Springs Creek to angling from May 15 to June 15 and allow use of artificial lures only;

• And close Widgeon and Culver ponds from Nov. 30 to April 15 and allow use of artificial lures only.

The public is invited to comment online at http://fwp.mt.gov/news/publicNotices/fishing/pn_0085.html. Comment letters also may be mailed to: Fisheries Division, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Fisheries, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701. For further information about the proposals, email Eric Roberts at eroberts@mt.gov.

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