It has been a tradition in recent years, for father's to take the kiddos fishing on Father's Day. Due in part to the fact that Montana has made fishing free in the state on Father's Day weekend. Dad has no excuse not to pack up the kids and take them fishing. Its FREE. But, outdoor activities, such as fishing, are no longer simply a masculine thing. Fishing has become more and more popular among women every year. In fact there are probably just as many women flinging flies on the Clark Fork and Blackfoot right now, as there are guys.

So why do Dad's get a reason to go fishing on Father's Day? What about Mom's on Mother's Day?

According to

On Feb. 23, Gov. Greg Gianforte signed into law Senate Bill 61, making it free in Montana, for the first time, to fish on Mother’s Day. “Happy early Mother’s Day to Susan and all Montana moms!” Gianforte posted on Twitteralongside a photo of his wife, Susan. “Today I signed SB 61 into law, making fishing free on Mother’s Day weekend.”

That's RIGHT! Fishing is FREE in Montana this weekend. No license required. So, pack up the Snoopy pole, the Spiderman pole and DO NOT FORGET the Elsa pole. Its time to go catch some dinner. Just remind the kiddos that it is Mother's Day and they will be the ones gutting, cleaning and cooking their catch.

If I can suggest some great spots to take the kids this weekend. Since the rivers are getting high and dangerous, I would stick to the puddles.

Frenchtown Pond

Mccormick Park Ponds

Beavertail Pond

Any of these choices should get you at least a bite.

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