FWP SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON OPEN WATER FISHING CONTESTS
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Fishing - Region 7
This news release was archived on Thursday, January 26, 2012
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on fishing contest proposed for the open water season of 2012. Participants in these contests 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.
Applications for contests may be approved, denied or approved with conditions that would minimize fish mortality, regulate harvest, reduce user conflicts or increase access site maintenance. The restoration of fishing access sites damaged in 2011's spring floods may also impact plans for derbies set to occur at some sites.