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FWP Seeks Comment on Proposal to Extend Rock Creek Float Fishing Season

Fishing - Region 2

Friday, June 17, 2011

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is accepting public comment through Friday, June 24 on a proposal to extend the float fishing season on Rock Creek, east of Missoula, due to unusually high river flows that have prevented most spring floating opportunities this year.

Typically, Rock Creek closes to fishing from boats beginning July 1, but FWP Region 2 Supervisor, Mack Long, says that this year, without an extension, anglers may get little or no time to fish from a boat due to extraordinarily high early season flows.

If approved, all anglers, including members of the public and outfitters and their clients, would be allowed to fish from a boat on Rock Creek through Friday, July 22, 2011.

To comment, email Sharon Rose at shrose@mt.gov or call 406-542-5540 by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 24. The FWP Commission will make a final decision on the proposal via conference call.