Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on fishing contests proposed for the open water season of 2013. 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.
Applications for contests may be approved, denied or approved with conditions. Conditions placed on contests may help to minimize fish mortality, regulate harvest, reduce user conflicts or require additional access site maintenance when needed.
Information on the proposed contests is on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov; or call 406-444-2449. Comment must be received by Jan. 21, 2013. Comments may be sent to FWP Fisheries Bureau, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT, 59620 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a list of the proposed summer fishing contests for 2013:
Proposed 2013 Open Water Derbies.