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Approved 2014 Open Water Fishing Contests

Friday, February 07, 2014

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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has approved the following open water fishing contests for 2014. 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.

Here are the locations and dates of contests approved for 2014.

Northwestern Montana, Region 1

  • ABA West; April 19-20
  • ABA West; June 7-8
  • ABA West; July 26-27
  • B.A.S.S. Nation Western Divisional; May 21-23
  • Fall Mack Days; Sept. 27 – Nov. 17
  • Father’s Day Family Fishing Festival; June 14-15
  • Great MT MacAttack/Whitefish Jigfest; Aug. 23-24
  • Koocanusa Resort & Marina Trout/Salmon; May 17-18
  • MT BASS Fed Nation Qualifier; Aug. 16-17
  • MT BASS Fed Nation Qualifier; Sept. 13-14
  • Spring Mack Days; March 29–May 19
  • TBF Invitational; May 3-4
  • Tri-State Bass Tournament; July 26-27

West-central Montana, Region 2

  • Mister Pike Classic; June 7-8

Southwestern Montana, Region 3

  • Livingston Firefighters Kids Fish Derby; June 15

North-central Montana, Region 4

  • Broadwater Rod & Gun Walleye Derby; July 12
  • Camp-Make-A-Dream Walleye Benefit; Aug. 2
  • Canyon Ferry Carp Safari; June 7
  • Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival; June 28-29
  • Father’s Day Fish Derby;White Sulphur June 15
  • Fort Benton Spring Classic; May 16-18
  • John Arnold Fish Derby; Aug. 9
  • MRF Carp Rodeo; Aug. 9
  • Tiber Walleye Tournament; July 26-27

South-central Montana, Region 5

  • ABA Yellowtail Barry’s Landing; July 12-13
  • ABA Yellowtail Ok-A-Beh #1; June 21-22
  • ABA Yellowtail Ok-A-Beh #2; Aug. 9-10
  • Bighorn River Alliance Carp Festival; June 27
  • Catfish Challenge; May 1
  • Palace Classic Walleye Tournament; Oct. 4-5
  • TBF Invitational; May 31

Northeastern Montana, Region 6

  • Fall Classic Walleye Tournament; Aug. 9-10
  • Fishin’ For The Cure; Aug. 16
  • Fort Peck – Hell Creek; May 31–June 1
  • Fresno Challenge; June 14-15
  • Hell Creek Ladies’ Fishing Tournament; June 28
  • Hell Creek Men’s Tournament; July 26-27
  • Milk River Catfish Classic; June 7
  • MT Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament; July 10-12
  • Pikemasters Public Tournament; June 21-22
  • Rock Creek Walleye Tournament; June 7-8
  • TBF Invitational; Sept. 27-28
  • Tough Guy Tournament; April 19
  • Women’s Walleye Tournament; Aug. 2

Southeastern Montana, Region 7

  • Northeast MT Monster Catfish Roundup; July 19
  • Savage Volunteer Fire Dept Catfish Tournament; June 14
  • Tongue River Marina Cabin Fever Festival; April 26-27
  • Tongue River Reservoir Bass Tournament; April 12-13
  • Whisker Wrangler Catfish Derby; June 21
  • Yellowstone River Rats Jig n Crank Fest; Oct. 11

For contact information on each contests visit FWP's webpage at http://fwp.mt.gov/fishing/guide/contests/.