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By Marc Kloker
For the Courier 

Free Fishing for Father's Day Weekend

 


Whether you’re tying on a salmon fly or threading a night crawler onto a hook, during Father’s Day weekend, everyone in Montana can fish for free.

“Montana is home to some of the finest fishing anywhere in the world. It’ll be a great chance to get your family outside.” said Director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena Martha Williams.

While the promotion allows anyone to fish without a license on June 16-17, all other fishing rules and regulations are in effect and must be followed.

Williams encourages all would-be anglers to be aware of boating and water safety on Montana’s rivers and streams, particularly this year as many rivers across the state are still experiencing spring runoff and flood conditions. Additionally, she reminds those with watercraft of any kind to remember to stop at all AIS inspection stations.

For water and boating safety tips, click on the Recreation tab at fwp.mt.gov and choose your activity. For specific information on boating safety go to fwp.mt.gov/recreation/safety/boating.

For more information on AIS, including to locate your nearest inspection

station, go to leandraindry.mt.gov/.

Please note: The dates listed for Father’s Day in the 2018 Fishing Regulations booklet are incorrect.

 

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