Warm water fishing enthusiasts range from retirees fishing the state's reservoirs for walleye and northern pike, to youngsters angling for crappie or perch from the shores of a community pond.
Now these anglers, their friends and relatives, can support projects that improve Montana’s warm water fisheries and habitats by contributing to the Warm Water Fisheries and Habitat Enhancement Fund. Contributors may donate $5 or more to the fund at any Montana FWP office, FWP license provider’s location, or through FWP’s Internet licensing service.
Though contributions are tracked by FWP’s automated licensing system and contributors will receive a receipt, they do not need to hold an FWP conservation or fishing license to participate.
FWP stocks almost 40 million warm water fish each year in reservoirs and children's fishing ponds to satisfy anglers' appetites for fun to catch, good to eat fish. Stocked warm water fish species include black crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, muskie, bass, walleye and yellow perch.
Contributions to the Warm Water Fisheries and Habitat Enhancement Fund will be combined with other state and federal funding to support warm water fisheries and habitat enhancement projects in Montana.
To learn more, visit FWP's Fish Habitat web page.