$35K reward for information on walleye illegally introduced into Swan Lake

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks has identified the original location of two walleye that were discovered in Swan Lake in October 2015.

FWP biologists caught the walleye in Swan Lake during a gill-net operation. It marked the first time the species was discovered in the lake and raised concerns about the illegal introduction of yet another non-native fish in Montana’s waters.

A reward up to $35,250 is available for information leading to the conviction of whoever is responsible for the illegal introduction. The state of Montana offers rewards up to $15,250 for information about illegal fish introductions. Montana Trout Unlimited has pledged a reward of $20,000 for a tip that results in the conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for illegally introducing the walleye into Swan Lake.

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