The new floating dock at Lake Shel-oole is set up and ready for some fishing! The dock was funded with a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Community Pond grant and a $500 donation from the Tri-Angler’s Sportsman Club. On Saturday, July 4, the Tri-Anglers will be hosting a free family fishing day as per the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Angler Education Program. A fishing license will not be needed by anyone participating in the event.

“Everyone can come and fish with a free license on that day from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.,” said Tri-Angler Tom Flynn. “Equipment will be provided, as will be donuts and drinks.”

Lake Shel-oole is currently full of pike and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will also be stocking additional rainbow trout a few days prior to the event. 

This free, Fourth of July fishing day is not only to bring attention to the new floating dock, but also to promote the time-honored tradition of fishing. It is hoped that many will attend and either their love of fishing will be revived or those who never have will come away with a new lifelong hobby.

Social distancing is definitely doable during this event and it is sure to be a fun and learning experience for those who may have never before had the opportunity to fish. Whether you’ve fished for years, or never in your life, you are invited! If you don’t have a pole, no worries, there will be equipment available. 

Set a reminder or mark your calendars for Saturday morning, July 4, and come enjoy this great, free opportunity generously provided by the Tri-Anglers and Fish, Wildlife and Parks. For any questions or for more information contact Tom Flynn at (406) 460-2529.

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