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Montana considers extending Rock Creek float season

FISHING -- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is accepting public comment through June 24 on a proposal to extend the float fishing season on Rock Creek, east of Missoula, because of the unusually high river flows that have prevented most spring floating opportunities this year.

Typically, Rock Creek closes to fishing from boats beginning July 1, but FWP Region 2 Supervisor, Mack Long, says that this year, without an extension, anglers may get little or no time to fish from a boat due to extraordinarily high early season flows.
If approved, all anglers, including members of the public and outfitters and their clients, would be allowed to fish from a boat on Rock Creek through Friday, July 22, 2011.
To comment, email Sharon Rose at or call (406) 542-5540.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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