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Public comment sought on proposed 2011-2012 ice fishing derbies
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
August 28, 2011

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on fishing contests proposed for the winter season of 2011-2012. 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: begiddings@mt.gov. Please send comments on or before Sept. 15 to: FWP-Fisheries Bureau, Attn: Public Comment on Fishing Derbies, Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701, or by email to: begiddings@mt.gov. .

Proposed 2011-2012 Ice Fishing Derbies

Northwestern Montana, Region 1
Dec. 31, 2011: Sunriser Lions Smith Lake Fish Derby on Smith Lake
Jan. 14, 2012: The Perch Assault on Middle Thompson Lake
Jan. 21-22, 2012: Fisher River Valley Winter Fishing Derby on Upper, Middle, Lower Thompson, Crystal & Loon Lake
Feb. 1- Feb. 25, 2012: 9th Annual Perch Pounder on all Region One Waters
Feb. 11, 2012: The Lodge at McGregor Lake Annual Fishing Derby on McGregor Lake
Feb. 18, 2012: Snappy Sport Senter 12th Annual Lake Mary Ronan Derby on Lake Mary Ronan
Feb. 18, 2012: Ryan Wagner Memorial Ice Fishing Derby on Murphy Lake
Feb. 25, 2012: Canyon Kids Christmas Fund Fishing Derby on Lion Lake
March 3-4, 2012: 3rd Annual Bitterroot Bash on Bitterroot Lake
March 3-4, 2012: The Perch Assault-Ultimate Assault 2 on Lake Mary Ronan

Southwestern Montana, Region 2
Jan. 28-29, 2012 Pike on Ice on Seeley and Salmon Lake

South Central Montana, Region 3
Jan. 21, 2012 Stan Shafer Memorial Ice Fishing Derby on Clark Canyon Reservoir
Feb. 5, 2012 Hebgen Lake NAIFC Qualifier on Lake Hebgen

North Central Montana, Region 4
Jan. 7, 2012 Perch Assault on Lake Frances
Jan. 21-22, 2012 Central Montana Perch Derby on East Fork Reservoir
Jan. 28, 2012 Western Bar Ice Fishing Derby on Willow Creek Reservoir
Jan. 29, 2012 Utica Rod & Gun and Oxen Yoke Fishing Derby on Ackley Lake
Jan. 28-29, 2012 Broadwater Lions Perch Derby on Canyon Ferry Reservoir
Feb. 18, 2012 Valier Volunteer Fire Department Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Francis

Northeastern Montana, Region 6
Jan. 7, 2012 5th Annual Clinton Phipps Memorial Ice on Fort Peck Reservoir
Jan. 28, 2012 Murph's 6th Annual Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament on Nelson Reservoir
Jan. 28-29, 2012 1st Annual Fresno Ice Derby on Fresno Reservoir
Feb. 5, 2012 Hell Creek Ice Fishing Tournament on Fort Peck Reservoir
Feb. 18, 2012 16th Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Fort Peck Reservoir

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