The 19th annual Fishing Without Barriers Day will be held on Flathead Lake on Thursday, June 21. Anglers with disabilities are hosted for free fishing trips on charter boats and other boats provided by volunteers. The event is sponsored by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Crossing the Barriers Committee, and the Montana Charter Boat Association. Hidden Harbor provides boat-launching facilities.
A total of 41 anglers with disabilities are registered, mainly from group homes. There are still slots available for anglers with disabilities who are 18 years of age and younger. To register, call FWP at 752-5501. The event includes a barbeque and a lake trout fish fry. Any extra lake trout will be donated to local food banks. There will also be lots of prizes.