It is that time again, snow is melting and birds are singing and the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site is opening on April 8th for the summer fishing season. Pine Grove Pond is a very popular family fishing pond located on Rose Creek Crossing. In 2009, The Street Family donated the site to Fish, Wildlife & Parks and since that time it has been fully developed and each year thousands of visitors enjoy the beautiful site making it the most heavily used FAS in the region.
In 2016, Robin Street donated another 5 acres to expand the site to over 28 acres. The Street Family’s continued generosity benefits the entire Flathead Valley community.
For 2017 there are several improvements to the pond. Fish, Wildlife & Parks has installed two new fishing piers. The Bill Kamps Hooked on Fishing Fund paid for these additions. These are beautiful platforms that are built to American Disabilities Act standards so all can enjoy. There are now three fishing piers and one floating dock on the pond. The new fishing piers will be dedicated during a Hooked on Fishing event scheduled for May 25.
On opening day Flathead Wildlife, Inc. is teaming up with Moving Forward Adaptive Sports to include fishing in their line of activities. Matt Sather, one of Moving Forward board members, is an avid angler. Flathead Wildlife, Sather, and Sportsman and Ski Haus are helping Moving Forward obtain adaptive fishing equipment. This is a great opportunity to introduce the group to the opportunities at Pine Grove Pond including the new accessible piers. Flathead Wildlife will also be providing free hot dogs to hungry anglers at lunch time. Some loaner rods will be available and Flathead Wildlife and Walleyes Unlimited members will be available for help with fishing.
Pine Grove Pond continues to demonstrate that one good action leads to another. The Flathead Community, working with Fish, Wildlife & Parks, provides a great opportunity for families to get outside and fish in a beautiful and safe setting. Fishing regulations allow children 14 years of age or younger to keep one fish per day while all older anglers can catch and release fish. Get out and have fun.