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Drawing results for the Upper Missouri River Paddlefish tags are available at MyFWP. Unsuccessful applicants will be issued a snag and release only license. Anglers who did not participate in the Paddlefish drawing can purchase a snag and release license beginning April 18, 2016.

Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Lottery Tag Applications were due March 30.

Angler Survey


It is that time of year and once again we are looking to our anglers for information on their fishing activities in Montana. Fish, Wildlife, & Parks conducts a monthly survey of a random sample of resident and nonresident license anglers. If you are one of our anglers who is selected to participate, the surveys will arrive by mail. Please complete the survey with your own fishing activity for the specified month. The information you provide helps us to determine fishing pressure on the lakes and streams of Montana.

Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are organisms that are unintentionally brought into Montana from other places. They harm recreational and agricultural resources and damage the delicate ecosystem. Learn more

Statewide Fisheries Management Plan 2013–2018

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This Statewide Fisheries Management Plan provides the framework and directions for managing the state’s fishery resources. Learn more

Future Fisheries Improvement Program

For more than a decade, FWP's Future Fisheries Improvement Program has worked to restore rivers, streams and lakes to improve and restore Montana's wild fish habitats. Learn more

Fishing Newsletter

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In the Newsletter you will notice wide variety of activities that FWP performs in order to provide quality fisheries and fishing opportunities to anglers. Newsletter