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

6 MB

Part I

Pages 1–80

1.1 MB

Part II

Pages 81–478

4.9 MB

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

Pages 81–130

901 KB

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

Pages 131–182

711 KB

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

Pages 183–230

645 KB

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

Pages 231–280

690 KB

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

Pages 281–326

637 KB

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

Pages 327–382

906 KB

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

Pages 383–430

714 KB

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

Pages 431–478

682 KB