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Family Fishing Waters in Region 3

Bozeman Area | Dillon Area | Helena Area | Livingston Area | Whitehall Area

For more information, call the FWP Bozeman office at (406) 994-4042 .

Bozeman

Cattail Pond

  • Location: Northwest Bozeman. West off N. 19th on Baxter, north on Davis.
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout

Bozeman Mall Pond

  • Location: West of Bozeman on Huffine Lane at Fowler Lane.
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout, bass, and bluegill

Glen Lake (East Gallatin Recreation Area)

  • Location: Northeast of Bozeman, 7th Avenue North to Griffith Avenue.
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout, largemouth bass, suckers, and yellow perch

Regional Park Pond

  • Location: Northwest Bozeman. West off N. 19th on Oak Street.
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout

Three Forks Pond

  • Location: Northeast of Three Forks.
  • Fish Species: carp, largemouth bass, bluegill, and yellow perch

Dillon Area

Blacktail Meadows Pond

  • Special Regulations: open only to anglers 14 years old or younger. One rod per child.
  • Location: North end of Dillon off I-15.
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout

Gheny Pond

  • Special Regulations: open only to anglers 14 years old or younger. One rod per child.
  • Location: South of Twin Bridges on Hwy 41.
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout, westslope cutthroat trout

Vigilante Pond

  • Special Regulations: open only to anglers 14 years old or younger. One rod per child.
  • Location: West of Virginia City on Hwy 287.
  • Fish Species: rainbow trout

Helena Area

Indian Road Pond

  • Special Regulations: open only to anglers 14 years old or younger, holders of a "Resident Person with a Disability Conservation LIcense" and holders of a "Permit to Hunt from a Vehicle" with the proper prerequisite fishing license.  One rod per angler.
  • Location: Indian Road BLM site north of Townsend on Hwy 287/12.
  • Fish Species: westslope cutthroat trout
  • Helpful Hints:

Spring Meadow Lake

  • Location: Montana highway 12 west of Helena is a popular and safe environment for young anglers interested fishing.
  • Fish Species: largemouth bass, pumpkinseed, yellow perch, suckers, westslope cutthroat trout, rainbow trout
  • Helpful Hints: The surrounding park invites family afternoons of swimming, sunbathing, scuba diving, bird watching and more. An easy nature trail circles the lake and boasts a view of Mount Helena.

Livingston Area

Sacajawea Lagoon

  • Location: In the city of Livingston at Sacajawea Park along Yellowstone River.
  • Fish Species: Yellowstone cutthroat trout
  • Helpful Hints: Youngsters enjoy the trout fishing and the surrounding park which offers activities like feeding the geese, picnicking, wading, swing sets, tennis and horse shoe pits-just in case the fishing gets slow.

Whitehall Area

Whitehall Community Pond

  • Location: Three miles south of Whitehall. From Whitehall, take South Division street for 1.5 miles, turn right on Piedmont Road and go about 1.5 miles
  • Fish Species: westslope cutthroat trout
  • Helpful Hints: Angling is allowed for both kids and adults. The pond is stocked in April, June and September.