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Open Water Fishing Contests approved for 2014
Koocanusa Resort & Marina Trout/Salmon derby May 17-18
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
February 11, 2014

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has approved the following open water fishing contests for 2014. 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.

Here are the locations and dates of contests approved for 2014.

Northwestern Montana, Region 1
ABA West; April 19-20
ABA West; June 7-8
ABA West; July 26-27
B.A.S.S. Nation Western Divisional; May 21-23
Fall Mack Days; Sept. 27 – Nov. 17
Father’s Day Family Fishing Festival; June 14-15
Great MT MacAttack/Whitefish Jigfest; Aug. 23-24
Koocanusa Resort & Marina Trout/Salmon; May 17-18
MT BASS Fed Nation Qualifier; Aug. 16-17
MT BASS Fed Nation Qualifier; Sept. 13-14
Spring Mack Days; March 29–May 19
TBF Invitational; May 3-4
Tri-State Bass Tournament; July 26-27

West-central Montana, Region 2
Mister Pike Classic; June 7-8

Southwestern Montana, Region 3
Livingston Firefighters Kids Fish Derby; June 15

North-central Montana, Region 4
Broadwater Rod & Gun Walleye Derby; July 12
Camp-Make-A-Dream Walleye Benefit; Aug. 2
Canyon Ferry Carp Safari; June 7
Canyon Ferry Walleye Festival; June 28-29
Father’s Day Fish Derby; White Sulphur June 15
Fort Benton Spring Classic; May 16-18
John Arnold Fish Derby; Aug. 9
MRF Carp Rodeo; Aug. 9
Tiber Walleye Tournament; July 26-27

South-central Montana, Region 5
ABA Yellowtail Barry’s Landing; July 12-13
ABA Yellowtail Ok-A-Beh #1; June 21-22
ABA Yellowtail Ok-A-Beh #2; Aug. 9-10
Bighorn River Alliance Carp Festival; June 27
Catfish Challenge; May 1
Palace Classic Walleye Tournament; Oct. 4-5
TBF Invitational; May 31

Northeastern Montana, Region 6
Fall Classic Walleye Tournament; Aug. 9-10
Fishin’ For The Cure; Aug. 16
Fort Peck – Hell Creek; May 31–June 1
Fresno Challenge; June 14-15
Hell Creek Ladies’ Fishing Tournament; June 28
Hell Creek Men’s Tournament; July 26-27
Milk River Catfish Classic; June 7
MT Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament; July 10-12
Pikemasters Public Tournament; June 21-22
Rock Creek Walleye Tournament; June 7-8
TBF Invitational; Sept. 27-28
Tough Guy Tournament; April 19
Women’s Walleye Tournament; Aug. 2

Southeastern Montana, Region 7
Northeast MT Monster Catfish Roundup; July 19
Savage Volunteer Fire Dept Catfish Tournament; June 14
Tongue River Marina Cabin Fever Festival; April 26-27
Tongue River Reservoir Bass Tournament; April 12-13
Whisker Wrangler Catfish Derby; June 21
Yellowstone River Rats Jig n Crank Fest; Oct. 11

For contact information on each contests, visit FWP's Fishing Contests webpage. http://fwp.mt.gov/fishing/guide/contests/

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