Montana's Father's Day free fishing extravaganza is on again this year, the second since the Montana Legislature signed this unique tribute to fathers into law.
Joe Maurier, director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, said the free Father's Day weekend of fishing is a great way to get families outdoors and fishing together.
"Montanans can celebrate Father's Day by going fishing without a license on June 16 and June 17," Maurier said.
FWP cautions anglers to be aware of high spring water and to follow all fishing regulations.
For more on fishing, including the 2012 fishing regulations, go to the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov and select the Fishing page. For tips on water and boating safety, click the "Recreation" tab, then select "Stay Safe Outdoors."
"We want everyone to enjoy this "fish for free" gift, and hope many families get to spend time together fishing, though the offer is open to all anglers," Maurier said.
The free fishing promotion is set for Father’s Day weekend, June 16-17.