Upper Missouri River 10 year plan

[07.10.2018]

Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold five information meetings on the planning process for the next 10-year fisheries management plan, covering Canyon Ferry, Hauser and Holter reservoirs and the Missouri River between Toston and Holter dams. The current management plan will expire in 2019. The upcoming open houses will provide information on proposed changes and seek comments during August and September. FWP will take the proposed plan to the commission in October, which will also include a public comment period. The plan is expected to be completed in December and implementation would begin in January 2019.

Members are highly encouraged to attend in person! Meeting dates and locations are:

July 17 – 7 pm - Great Falls – FWP Regional Headquarters, 4600 Giant Springs Road
July 19 – 7 pm – Butte – FWP Area Resource Office, 1820 Meadowlark Lane
July 23 – 7 pm – Bozeman – FWP Regional Headquarters, 1400 South 19th
July 24 – 7 pm – Helena – MT WILD, 2668 Broadwater Ave.
July 25 – 7 pm – Townsend – Community Room, Library, Broadwater K12 School

September State Meeting

[07.07.2018]

Next State meeting will be September 29th in Great Falls. There is a block of rooms held at the Holiday Inn (1100 5th St S) for our fall meeting. We will have dinner Friday night and breakfast Saturday morning, agenda will be posted closer to the event. Rooms will be $89 plus tax and can be reserved for Friday and/or Saturday night at that rate. The hotel number is 406-727-7200.

UMR Looking for Volunteers

[07.07.2018]

URM chapter are hosting two kids day events that are coming up soon. July 21, 2018 a Saturday, intermountain kids fishing day, we are taking out about 25 kids and their sponsors, we need boats, captains and 1st mates. Then on July 25th, a Wednesday we are doing helena sac program, we are doing a fishing from shore day for about 50 kids and their teachers, so about 60 people. The sac program does not require boats, but sure need help with kids and poles and teaching these young folks how to cast and how to bring a fish in.

Both these events take place on broadwater bay. Intermountain will start at 9:00 am, sac program will start at 10:00 am. We are serving lunch to all who attend. water will be available.

To volunteer, call: Jim Gillespie, 431-7187, or Patti Buckingham, 459-9004

Canyon Ferry Tournament

[06.28.2018]

Canyon Ferry has some BIG FISH caught however not a lot of teams turned in all 5 fish to weigh. The weather made it very difficult to prefish and tournament days were not much better. OVER $23,000 OF TOTAL PAYOUT WITH $10,000 FOR FIRST PLACE!

Top 5 overall
1st - Jake Updike and Mike Harvey - 33.66 lbs
2nd - Kit and Trevor Johnson - 31.56 lbs
3rd - Steve Kincaid and Justin Baumgartner - 29.94 lbs
4th - Zeik Gordon and Keely Montgomery - 29.14 lbs
5th - Kyle Sando and Dalon Dyke - 26.44 lbs

Top 3 Mixed Couples
1st - Chad and Katrina Osborne - 14.82 lbs
2nd - Brett Landwehr and Jeanie Newsom - 14.07 lbs
3rd - Tom and Roxanne Tubbs - 9.79 lbs

Top 3 Adult Child
1st - Mike and Tristan Dombrovski - 24.3 lbs
2nd - Scott and Hunter Collinsworth - 11.32 lbs
3rd - Wayne and Owen Wilcox - 10.52 lbs

Click here for the official results!

Top 100 Montana Circuit Anglers

[06.28.2018]

Below is the Top 100 anglers after three tournaments in the Montana Walleyes Circuit Tournament. The top 100 will be updated soon!

Top 100 Anglers!

AIS Funding meeting - July 9th

[06.11.2018]

Attention Boat owners! Please review the AIS Funding Proposal dealing with the EQC version of funding the AIS program. Under this scenario boat owners and anglers will pay for the entire program. On behalf of Walleyes Unlimited, we urge you to send your comments to the EQC, Hope Stockwell (email below) and share you concerns with this proposal that they are taking only a tiny bit of the boat fuel taxes and hitting boat owners with a $25 per year sticker. It does not say for one boat only or for each qualified boat you own. Also they upped the $2 fee to $4 on resident anglers.

Meeting - July 9th - The Environmental Quality Council welcomes public comment on the attached AIS funding proposal through Monday, July 9. The EQC will review comments at its July 25-26 meeting in Helena as it considers whether to move this concept forward for consideration by the full legislature in 2019.

Send comments to: Legislative Services Division attn: Hope Stockwell PO Box 201704, Helena, MT 59620 or hstockwell@mt.gov (include ‘AIS funding proposal’ in the subject line)

AIS Funding Proposal
AIS Funding Options
Boating Facts

Camp Walleye - August 17-19

[06.11.2018]

Great Falls Walleyes Unlimited will be hosting a Kids’ Fishing Camp on August 17-19 at Tiber Reservoir. They will be accepting 50 applicants from boys or girls from ages 11-15. Included in the 3 day, 2 night camp are safety courses, on and off water activities, and a Fish, Wildlife and Parks sponsored safety course. Seminars on fishing techniques, technologies, strategies, uses of current fishing technologies, and spinner making are planned.
Contact Pat Volkmar: 590-8425 or Jenn Volkmar 788-6314 with any questions.

2018 Camp Walleye Application

2018 Walleye Tournaments

[07.10.2018]

FORT PECK WALLEYE CIRCUIT
ROCK CREEK TOURNAMENT
JUNE 2-3 (Sat & Sun)
Fort Peck Reservoir
Maximum 125 - 2 person teams
Entry Fee - $200 per Team
ROCK CREEK APPLICATION 2018

MONTANA GOVERNORS CUP
Tournament July 12-14 (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
Fort Peck, Montana
Maximum 200 - 2 person teams
Entry Fee - $200 per Team
MT GOV CUP APPLICATION 2018

HELL CREEK TOURNAMENT
JULY 28-29 (Sat & Sun)
Rules meeting July 20th – 7:00PM
Fort Peck Reservoir
Maximum 100 - 2 person teams
Entry Fee - $200 per Team
HELL CREEK APPLICATION 2018



OTHER MONTANA WALLEYE TOURNAMENTS
BROADWATER ROD AND GUN CLUB
July 14th
Canyon Ferry Reservoir
$80/Team
BROADWATER ROD AND GUN CLUB 2018

GLASGOW WOMENS TOURNAMENT
July 21st
Fort Peck Reservoir
$80/Team
GLASGOW WOMENS APPLICATION 2018

JOHN ARNOLD DERBY
August 25th
Hauser Lake
$40/Team
JOHN ARNOLD APPLICATION 2018