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Montana offers free fishing for Father’s Day weekend

Montana fishing guide Mark Raisler prepares to release brown trout in Missouri River during filming of “Sipping Dry,” to be featured in 2012 Fly Fishing Film Tour.
Montana fishing guide Mark Raisler prepares to release brown trout in Missouri River during filming of “Sipping Dry,” to be featured in 2012 Fly Fishing Film Tour.

FISHING -- Free fishing days are water under the bridge in Washington and Idaho, but Montana saves the occasion for the big event of the year for dads.

Whether you cast a fly or bait a hook everyone can fish for free Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21, in celebration of Montana’s Father's Day weekend.

"While many Montana anglers want to keep their favorite fishing hole a secret, one thing that isn’t a secret is that our state is home to some of the best rivers, lakes, and streams for fishing in the world," said Gov. Steve Bullock in a media release.

"I encourage Montanans to take advantage of this free fishing weekend, and maybe even show off their secret fishing spot to a child or grandchild."

The state's "fish for free" weekend was established in 2011 as the state's Father's Day gift to dads everywhere.



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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