Approved 2018 open water fishing contests

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks approved the open water fishing contests for the 2018 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 approved fishing contests can be found on the FWP Fishing Contest webpage,, or by calling (406) 444-2449.

North Central Montana, Region 4

May 18-20: Fort Benton Spring Classic Fishing Derby – Missouri, Marias and Teton Rivers June 9: Canyon Ferry Carp Safari – Canyon Ferry Reservoir June 9-10: Tiber Walleye Tournament – Tiber Reservoir/ Lake Elwell June 17: Lions Club Father’s Day Fish Derby – Newlan Creek Reservoir June 23-24: Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival – Canyon Ferry Reservoir July 14: Broadwater Rod and Gun Walleye Derby – Canyon Ferry Reservoir July 14: Fishin’ for Fun (Family Fun Days) Women’s Tournament – Tiber Reservoir/Lake Elwell Aug 11: Camp Mak-A-Dream Walleye Benefit – Canyon Ferry Reservoir Aug 25: John Arnold Fish Derby – Hauser Reservoir



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