FWP News: FWP seeks public comment on open water fishing contest proposals
By angelamontana

Posted: November 30, 2022

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on open water fishing contests proposed for the 2023 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits.

Applications for fishing contests were 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 require additional access site maintenance when needed.

Information on the proposed fishing contests can be found on the FWP Fishing Contest webpage, https://fwp.mt.gov/fish/regulations/contests, or by calling 406-444-2449. All comments must be received on or before Dec. 30.

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

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