“Safety must by every angler’s first concern,” said Ron Aasheim, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks spokesman in Helena. “Anglers, floaters and boaters should check the conditions daily before heading out and wear well-fitted life jackets.
” We will be dealing with some extreme conditions in the next few weeks.”
The general fishing season opens the third Saturday in May every year.
Fishing on the state’s lakes and reservoirs and some designated rivers is generally open year round.
For boating safety tips and water restrictions and closures, go to the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov. Click “Recreation.”
Then choose “Stay Safe Outdoors”.
The 2011 fishing regulations are available at FWP offices and license providers, or visit FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov to view the 2011 fishing regulations on line.