Public comment sought for open water fishing contests proposed for open water 2019
By angelamontana

Posted: December 25, 2018

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on open water fishing contests proposed for the 2019 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits.

Applications for fishing contests may be approved, approved with conditions, or denied by the FWP Fisheries Division in Helena. Conditions placed on contests may help to minimize fish mortality, regulate harvest, reduce user conflicts, and/or require additional access site maintenance when needed.

Information on the proposed fishing contests can be found on the FWP Fishing Contest webpage, http://fwp.mt.gov/fishing/whereToFish/contests/ or by calling 406-444-2449. All comments must be received on or before Jan. 25.

Comments may be mailed to FWP Fisheries Division, Attn: Fishing Contests, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701, or emailed to fwpfsh@mt.gov.

(via MT FWP)

Northeast Montana, Region 6

April 21 Jerry Johnston Memorial Tough Guy Tournament Fort Peck Reservoir (Hell Creek)
May 4-5 Crooked Creek Walleye Classic Fork Peck Reservoir (Crook Creek)
May 18-19 NBAA Qualifier Fort Peck Reservoir
June 1 Annual Milk River Catfish Classic Milk River (Junebug Bridge to mouth of the Milk River)
June 1-2 Rock Creek Walleye Tournament Fort Peck Reservoir (Rock Creek)
June 8-9 Fresno Walleye Challenge Fresno Reservoir
June 8-9 Pikemasters Tournament Fort Peck Reservoir (Rock Creek)
June 22-23 Hell Creek Ladies Fishing Tournament Fort Peck Reservoir (Hell Creek)
July 11 Annual MT Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament Fort Peck Reservoir
July 20 Annual Women’s Walleye Tournament Fort Peck Reservoir (Fort Peck Marina)
July 27-28 Hell Creek Walleye Tournament Fort Peck Reservoir
August 3 Fishin’ For the Cure Fort Peck Reservoir (Rock Creek)
Aug 10-11 NBAA Qualifier Fort Peck Reservoir
Sept 21-22 NBAA Qualifier Fort Peck Reservoir (Hell Creek)

Southeast Montana, Region 7

April 27-28 K.A.T.S. Invitational Tongue River Reservoir
May 4 Forsyth Cat Bash Yellowstone River (Forsyth Dam to Rosebud County Line)
May 18 Glendive Catfish Tourney Yellowstone River- Cabin Creek to Intake Dam
June 8 Miles City Cat Havoc Yellowstone River (Rosebud/Custer County Line to Kinsey Bridge)
June 8 Savage Volunteer Fire Department Catfish Tournament Yellowstone River (Cottonwood Creek to Sidney Bridge)
July 20 Monster Catfish Roundup Yellowstone River (Elk Island FAS to ND State Line)
July 20-21 K.A.T.S. State Championship Yellowstone River (Cartersville Dam to Hysham)
Sept 7 Yellowstone River Classic Yellowstone River (Rosebud County Line to Kinsey Bridge)
Oct 19 Yellowstone River Rats Jig N Crank Fest Yellowstone River (Obergefell’s Island to North Dakota Line)