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FWP Approved Ice Fishing Derbies


Wed Dec 21 11:52:00 MST 2011

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has approved a slate of ice fishing contests for winter 2011-2012. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Most contests require catch-and-release fishing and participants in these contests may not keep any fish. Approved ice fishing contests are also listed on the FWP website at on the Montana Fishing Guide page.

Northwestern Montana, Region 1
Dec 31 Sunriser Lions Smith Lake Fish Derby on Smith Lake

Jan 14 The Perch Assault on Middle Thompson Lake

Jan 21-22 Fisher River Valley Winter Fishing Derby on Upper, Middle, Lower Thompson, Crystal and Loon Lake

Feb 1- 25 9th Annual Perch Pounder on all FWP Region 1 Waters

Feb 11 The Lodge at McGregor Lake Annual Fishing Derby on McGregor Lake

Feb 18 Snappy Sport Senter 12th Annual Lake Mary Ronan Derby on Lake Mary Ronan

Feb 18 Ryan Wagner Memorial Ice Fishing Derby on Murphy Lake

Feb 25 Canyon Kids Christmas Fund Fishing Derby on Lion Lake

March 3-4 3rd Annual Bitterroot Bash on Bitterroot Lake

March 3-4 The Perch Assault-Ultimate Assault 2 on Lake Mary Ronan

Southwestern Montana, Region 2
Jan 28-29 Pike on Ice on Seeley and Salmon Lake

South Central Montana, Region 3
Jan 21 Stan Shafer Memorial Ice Fishing Derby on Clark Canyon Reservoir

Feb 5 Hebgen Lake NAIFC Qualifier on Lake Hebgen

North Central Montana, Region 4
Jan 21-22 Central Montana Perch Derby on East Fork Reservoir

Jan 28 Western Bar Ice Fishing Derby on Willow Creek Reservoir

Jan 29 Utica Rod & Gun and Oxen Yoke Fishing Derby on Ackley Lake

Jan 28-29 Broadwater Lions Perch Derby on Canyon Ferry Reservoir

Feb 11 Valier Volunteer Fire Department Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Francis

Northeastern Montana, Region 6
Jan 7 5th Annual Clinton Phipps Memorial Ice on Fort Peck Reservoir

Jan 28 Murph's 6th Annual Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament on Nelson Reservoir

Jan 28-29 1st Annual Fresno Ice Derby on Fresno Reservoir

Feb 5 Hell Creek Ice Fishing Tournament on Fort Peck Reservoir

Feb 18 16th Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Dredge Cut Trout Pond