(photo courtesy of Bureau of Reclamation)
The 20th annual Fishing Without Barriers Day will be held on Flathead Lake on Thursday, June 13. Anglers with disabilities are hosted for free fishing trips on charter boats and other boats provided by volunteers. The event is sponsored by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Crossing the Barriers Committee, and the Montana Charter Boat Association. Woods Bay Marina and Hidden Harbor provide boat launching and picnic facilities.
More than 60 anglers are already registered, but there are still slots available for anglers with disabilities under 18 years of age. To register, call FWP at 752-5501.
According to Committee Chairman Jerry Howard, plans at this year’s event include a special barbeque and a lake trout fish fry. There will also be lots of prizes.
(Report by John Fraley – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)