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Final Winter 2005-2006 Ice-Fishing Derbys Set
Friday, October 28, 2005
Fishing
This news release was archived on Monday, November 28, 2005

Ice Fishing

Drilling a hole in the ice for ice fishing.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently approved 20 ice-fishing contests for this winter.

Participants entered in the contests may catch and keep fish entered, but must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. No holiday weekend contests are allowed and contests on the same body of water may not be held on consecutive weekends.

Here is a list of the approved contests. For details, please contact the contest sponsor.

Northwestern Montana, FWP Region 1

  • Sunriser Lions Club Ice Fishing Derby, Dec. 31 at Smith Lake
  • Lower Stillwater Perch Assault Tournament, January 7-8, 2006 at Lower Stillwater Lake
  • Kickin’ Horse Fishing Derby, January 21-22, 2006 at Thompson Chain of Lakes
  • 3rd Annual Perch Pounder, February 1-25, 2006 at all Region 1 waters
  • Salmon Slam, February 25, 2006 at Thompson Chain of Lakes
  • Ryan Wagner Memorial Ice Fishing Derby, February 26, 2006 at Murphy Lake
  • Snappy Sport Center 6th Annual Ice Fishing Derby, February 18, 2006 at Lake Mary Ronan
  • McGregor Lake Resort Annual Fishing Derby, February 11-12, 2006 McGregor Lake
  • Lower Stillwater Lake Ice Derby, March 5, 2006 at Lower Stillwater Lake

Southwestern Montana, FWP Region 2

  • She’s Too Fat for Me, January 21, 2006 at Georgetown Lake
  • Pike on Ice Tournament, March 18-19, 2006 at Seeley Lake, Salmon Lake, Lake Inez and Lake Alva

South Central Montana, FWP Region 3

  • Stan Shafer Memorial Ice Fishing Derby, February 12, 2006 at Clark Canyon Reservoir

North Central Montana, FWP Region 4

  • Central Montana Perch Derby, January 15, 2006 at East Fork Reservoir
  • Broadwater Lions Club Perch Derby, January 21-22, 2006 at Canyon Ferry Reservoir
  • Western Bar Ice Fishing Derby, January 28, 2006 at Willow Creek Reservoir
  • Utica Rod & Gun Club & Oxen Yoke Fishing Derby, January 29, 2006 at Ackley Lake
  • VFW Fish Derby, February 2, 2006 at Newlan Creek
  • Valier Volunteer Fire Dept. 8th Annual Fishing Derby February 18, 2006 at Lake Frances

Northeast Montana, FWP Region 6

  • Glasgow Area Chamber Ice Fishing Contest February 11, 2006 at Fort Peck Reservoir
  • 3rd Annual Big Money Ice Fishing Derby February 11-12, 2006 at Lower Beaver Creek Reservoir