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Statewide Fisheries Management Plan

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 Plan, 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.

Final FWP Statewide Fisheries Management Plan

Parts I & II

Pages 1–478 PDF icon 6 MB

Part I

Pages 1–80 PDF icon 1.1 MB

Part II

Pages 81–478 PDF icon 4.9 MB

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

Pages 81–130 PDF icon 901 KB

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

Pages 131–182 PDF icon 711 KB

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

Pages 183–230 PDF icon 645 KB

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

Pages 231–280 PDF icon 690 KB

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

Pages 281–326 PDF icon 637 KB

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

Pages 327–382 PDF icon 906 KB

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

Pages 383–430 PDF icon 714 KB

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

Pages 431–478 PDF icon 682 KB