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By Marc Kloker
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FWP to Host a NE MT Fishing Tour


August 1, 2018

FWP / For the Courier

An angler displays a nice largemouth bass caught during the 2017 fishing tour.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is organizing a Northeast Montana Fishing Tour for the public. Participants, both young and old, are welcome to come out and enjoy a few hours of fishing and learning. The tour will be held from Aug. 7 - 10, and a full list of the dates, times, locations and directions can be found below.

The fishing events are free of charge, and all equipment will be provided by FWP including fishing rods, bait, and tackle, but participants can bring their own equipment as well. Anglers will register at the site, and no fishing licenses will be necessary during the day of the event.

This is the second year that FWP Region 6 has done a fishing tour. In 2017, fishing events were put on in eight locations in the eastern half of Region 6, from Saco to Plentywood. This year, locations will take place in the western half of the Region, from Malta to Havre.

"We had a lot of fun last year taking people of all ages out fishing," said Marc Kloker, Region 6 Information and Education Manager "If you have never been to these locations to fish before, or even if you have, this is a good opportunity learn more about the fishery and have a fun day outside."

At each event, anglers will be provided information on fishing in Region 6, local fish species, regulations, and some give-a-ways. Participants will also be fishing for local species on the site, using a variety of methods and tactics, and can even learn how to fly fish.

Anglers can attend the fishing events as long as they would like and are welcome to go to more than one event in their area. The following list includes the date, time, locations and directions for the events. Flagging will be placed at most turns to help guide participants.

Tues., Aug. 7

Zortman, Lark Res., 8 - 11a.m.

Fish species: Largemouth bass and bluegill

Directions: Approx. 10 miles south of the junction of Dry Fork Rd. and Hwy. 191. FWP will have a vehicle waiting at Hwy. 191 from 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. to follow. Watch for flagging.

Loring/Whitewater PR- 054 Res., 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Fish species: Largemouth bass

Directions: 13 miles north of Loring on Hwy. 191, turn right onto ranch road another 1.5 miles. Watch for flagging and reservoir signs.

Wed., Aug. 8

Malta/Dodson Doucette Res., 8 - 11 a.m.

Fish species: Rainbow trout, largemouth bass

Directions: Nine miles west of Malta, turn right onto N. Wagner Rd. for 0.25 mile, right onto unmarked road north for three miles, right on two-track. Watch for flagging and reservoir signs.

Zurich/Chinook N. Faber Res., 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Fish species: Rainbow trout, bluegill, largemouth bass

Directions: 1.5 miles east of Zurich, take Oberg Rd. north for approx. two miles. Watch for flagging and reservoir signs.

Thurs., Aug. 9

Cleveland/Chinook Cow Creek Res., 8 - 11 a.m.

Fish species: Walleye, catfish, tiger muskie, perch, black crappie

Directions: From Cleveland, take Peoples Creek Rd. west 10 miles, then left (south) on Lloyd rd. for 10 miles. Reservoir is on the left. Watch for flagging and reservoir signs.

Kremlin/Havre Bailey Res. FAS, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Fish species: northern pike, perch, black crappie, walleye

Directions: 17 miles west of Havre on Hwy 2, and eight miles south of Kremlim. Watch for flagging and reservoir signs.

Fri., Aug. 10

Havre Bear Paw Res. FAS, 8 - 11 a.m.

Fish species: Rainbow and brook trout, smallmouth bass

Directions: 16 miles south of Havre on Hwy. 234. Meet at the pavilion. Watch or flagging and reservoir signs.

Participants should be prepared for inclement weather, insects, snakes, and warm conditions. The events will also be weather-dependent; if conditions are not favorable to travel on roads or the weather becomes dangerous, the events will be cancelled and not rescheduled. Drinking water will be provided. If there are any questions, please contact Region 6 Information and Education Manager Marc Kloker at 406-228-3704 (office), 406-480-9234 (cell), or email [email protected]


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