Ice Fishing Derbies in Montana Winter 2013

By | October 12, 2013
Ice Fishing Montana

Ice Fishing Derbies

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks approved a number of ice fishing contests for 2013-2014.

Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Some contests require catch-and-release fishing and participants in these contests may not keep any fish. Contact information for each contest can be found at FWP’s website at

The following ice fishing derbies are approved for the 2013-14 winter season:

Northwestern Montana, Region 1

Dec. 28 Sunriser Lions Smith Lake Family Fishing Derby – Smith Lake
Jan 25, 2014 The Perch Assault – Smith Lake
Jan 25-26 Fisher River Valley Winter Fishing Derby – Thompson Lakes
Feb. 1 – 22 11th Annual Perch Pounder – Region 1 Waters
Feb. 8-9 The Lodge at McGregor Lake Annual Fishing Derby – McGregor Lake
Feb. 15 14th Annual Snappy Sport Senter – Lake Mary Ronan
Feb. 15 Ryan Wagner Memorial Ice Fishing Derby – Murphy Lake
Feb. 22 Canyon Kids Christmas Fun Lion Lair Fishing Derby – Lion Lake
Feb. 22 The Perch Assault – Upper Thompson Lake
March 1-2 3rd Annual Bitterroot Bash – Bitterroot Lake
March 8 The Perch Assault – Lake Mary Ronan

West Central Montana, Region 2

Jan. 25-26 Pike On Ice – Seeley Lake & Salmon Lake

Southwestern Montana, Region 3

Jan. 25 Stan Shafer Memorial Ice Fishing Derby – Clark Canyon Reservoir
Jan.19 Hebgen Lake NAIFC Qualifier – Hebgen Lake

North Central Montana, Region 4

Jan. 25 Western Bar Ice Fishing Derby – Willow Creek Reservoir
Jan 25-26 Broadwater Lions Perch Derby – Canyon Ferry (Silos)
Feb. 15 Valier Volunteer Fire Dept. Fishing Derby – Lake Francis

Northeastern Montana, Region 6

Jan. 25 Murph’s 8th Annual Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament – Nelson Reservoir
Jan. 25-26 3rd Annual Fresno Ice Derby – Fresno Reservoir
Feb. 1 Hell Creek Ice Fishing Tournament – Hell Creek Bay/Fort Peck Reservoir
Feb. 15 17th Annual Ice Fishing Derby – Fort Peck Reservoir

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