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Ike’s To Be Stocked, Open For Fishing May 8

Rainbow trout are expected at Ike’s Fishing Pond and Walking Tail at the end of the month. Approximately 1,000 six-eight inch trout will be introduced to the pond by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

A public notice appears on page five of this issue of the Community News.

Starting May 8, anyone with a valid fishing license is welcome to fish. Visitors can keep their catch.

Project manager Ken Forbregd told the Community News that plans for events and activities are pending while organizers test chlorine levels at the pond over the next weeks. Initial test have come back a bit high, Forbregd said, but minnows introduced over the weekend have survived.

Fishing regulations and licenses are available at Finnicum’s Hardware in Culbertson.

A social media post from Ike’s organizers dated April 4 said that some activities, such as swimming, are against the rules at the small pond site: “We have recently been asked about swimming, canoeing, kayaking and such at Ike’s Pond. Due to the size of our pond, we cannot allow any of the activity or items in question. Signs are now posted. Thanks for your cooperation!”

Forbregd said he will be going through donated equipment before next month and FWP’s Marc Kloker will be conducting educational activities and providing equipment as well.

For more information, contact Forbregd at 406-480-4795.

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