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Statewide Fisheries Management Program and Guide

Montana offers a diversity of quality angling opportunities throughout the state. There are waters to please different types of angling interests, from cold water to warm water, and fly fishing to bait casting. There are places to harvest fish and places to pursue the trophy of a lifetime. Many of these attributes can be attributed to the quality of the fisheries habitat in Montana. Still, there are numerous challenges facing Montana’s fisheries including climate change, habitat alteration, and dewatering of streams. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is tasked with managing the state’s fishery resources and addressing these challenges. This Statewide Fisheries Management Program and Guide, the first of its kind for Montana, provides the framework and directions for accomplishing this task.

This plan has been separated into smaller sections for faster downloading.

2019-2027 Statewide Fisheries Management Program and Guide

Parts I & II

Pages 1–488

6 MB

Part I

Pages 1–55

1.1 MB

Part II

Pages 56–488

4.9 MB

Part II-A
Drainages: Kootenai, South Fork Flathead, Swan, Flathead

Pages 59–104

901 KB

Part II-B
Drainages: Upper Clark Fork, Clark Fork, Blackfoot, Bitterroot, Middle Clark Fork

Pages 105–158

711 KB

Part II-C
Drainages: Lower Clark Fork, Red Rock, Ruby, Beaverhead, Big Hole, Boulder

Pages 159–206

645 KB

Part II-D
Drainages: Jefferson, Madison, Gallatin, Upper Missouri, Missouri, Smith

Pages 207–254

690 KB

Part II-E
Drainages: Sun, Teton, Belt, Missouri-Judith

Pages 255–299

637 KB

Part II-F
Drainages: Marias, Upper Milk, Middle Milk, Lower Milk, Musselshell, Fort Peck

Pages 300–361

906 KB

Part II-G
Drainages: Missouri-Poplar, Lower Missouri, Upper Yellowstone, Bighorn, Middle Yellowstone

Pages 362–412

714 KB

Part II-H
Drainages: Tongue, Powder, Little Missouri, Lower Yellowstone, Glossary, Acknowledgement

Pages 413–488

682 KB