As always, Montana's small streams won't open for fishing until the third Saturday of May, which is May 18 this year.
A full season fishing license for residents can be purchased for $18 dollars, or if you want to try your luck for a few days, a resident two-day license is available for $5. An $8 conservation license is required for anglers age 12 and older. Resident youth 12-14 who purchase the conservation license receive a free fishing license. A full season fishing license is good until Feb. 28, 2014.
To learn more about fishing in Montana, visit the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov, then click "Fishing".