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FWP encouraged by experimental crappie production


November 29, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2023

FWP encouraged by experimental crappie production

Nearly 10,000 hatchery-reared white crappie stocked at TRR

MILES CITY – If all goes well, anglers could reap the benefit of experimental crappie production at the Miles City Hatchery, after stocking of nearly 10,000 hatchery-reared white crappie at Tongue River Reservoir on Oct. 10.

The crappie population at the reservoir – particularly white crappie – dropped significantly in 1996 when the reservoir water level was reduced to rebuild the dam. Crappie numbers increased slightly the first two yea...

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