- Associated Press - Sunday, October 26, 2014

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Montana fish and wildlife officials say they have discovered illegally introduced walleye in Bynum Reservoir.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (http://gftrib.com/1xooIJk ) officials made the discovery in September. The reservoir along the Rocky Mountain Front is a popular perch and rainbow trout fishery.

Fish Wildlife and Parks officials say they suspect someone illegally moved the fish from Lake Frances to Bynum.

Bynum was stocked with walleye until 2003.

FWP and angler groups are offering a reward of up to $4,250 for information about the walleye. Montana Trout Unlimited has pledged an additional $10,000 for information leading to a conviction.

The penalty for introducing or transplanting fish in any Montana waterway is a fine that can range from $2,000 to $10,000, and loss of hunting and fishing privileges.

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Information from: Great Falls Tribune, http://www.greatfallstribune.com

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