Free to Fish Father's Day Weekend, June 18-19


June 8, 2022

Kassidy Popchoke

Free fishing weekend, June 18-19 is just around the corner. The Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks has designated Mothers Day and Father's Day weekends as free fishing days to encourage families to enjoy the great outdoors together. Above: this location, just south of Chinook on the Milk River is a great spot to catch Northern Pike, Walleye and maybe even a Sauger.

A few years back the Montana State Legislature passed a law that allowed the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks service to offer 'Free Fishing weekends. These weekends were to coincide with the Mother's Day and Father's Day holidays. The goal, to encourage families to get outside and enjoy some of the great ponds, streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs the Big Sky has to offer as a family. Simply put the law states, 'Any person (resident or nonresident) may fish for any fish within this state without a Fishing License as long as they follow the seasons, restrictions and bag limits listed in the 2...

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