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Numerous fish species are found in both the large and small streams on the refuge. Sampling by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in smaller streams such as Timber, Nelson, Big Dry, Little Dry, Sand, Rock and McGuire Creeks has found the following species: 

bigmouth buffalo

lake chub

sand shiner

black bullhead

longnose dace

shorthead redhorse      

brook stickleback     

longnose sucker

smallmouth buffalo

channel catfish

northern redbelly dace 

walleye

common carp

northern pike

western silvery minnow

fathead minnow         

pearl dace

white sucker

flathead chub

plains killifish

yellow perch

freshwater drum

plains minnow

 

goldeye

river carpsucker

 

 

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, which is responsible for monitoring and managing fish species in the Missouri and Musselshell Rivers, and the Montana Fisheries Information System list the following species:

black bullhead

lake chub

shorthead redhorse

bigmouth buffalo

longnose dace

shovelnose sturgeon

blue sucker *

longnose sucker

sicklefin chub *

burbot

northern pike

smallmouth bass

channel catfish

northern redbelly dace  

smallmouth buffalo

common carp

paddlefish *

stonecat

emerald shiner

pallid sturgeon

sturgeon chub *

flathead chub

plains minnow

walleye

firewater drum

rainbow trout

western silvery minnow

freshwater drum

river carpsucker

white sucker

goldeye

sand shiner

yellow perch

Hybognathus spp.

sauger *

 


* Species of Concern      Endangered

 

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2017
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