Input Sought For Ice Fishing Derbies

That Includes Fort Peck, Hell Creek


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on fishing contests proposed for the winter season of 2013-14.

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.

Applications for contests may be approved, denied, or approved with conditions. Conditions placed on contests may help to minimize fish mortality, regulate harvest, reduce user conflicts, or require additional access site maintenance when needed.

Information on the proposed derbies can be obtained by contacting FWP at 406-444-2449, or by email:

Comments are due by Aug. 21. Send comments to: FWP-Fisheries Bureau, Attn: Public Comment on Fishing Derbies, Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701, or email them to:

Proposed 2013-14

Ice Fishing Derbies

Northeastern Montana, Region 6

Jan. 25 – Murph’s 8th Annual Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament – Nelson Reservoir

Jan. 25-26 – 3rd Annual Fresno Ice Derby – Fresno Reservoir

Feb. 1 – Hell Creek Ice Fishing Tournament – Hell Creek Bay/Fort Peck Reservoir

Feb. 15 – 17th Annual Ice Fishing Derby – Fort Peck Reservoir


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