Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en FWP Seeks Comment On Commercial Fishing Regs Near Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0876.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on proposed commercial fishing regulations on two waters near Helena for the harvest of carp. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:31:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0876.html 2014-12-12T21:31:00Z FWP Seeks Comment On Commercial Bait-Seining Waters http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0875.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would adjust the list of waters where commercial bait seining is allowed in Montana. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0875.html 2014-12-12T21:30:00Z FWP Seeks Public Comment on Open Water Fishing Contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0874.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on more than 50 fishing contests proposed statewide for the open-water season of 2015. Four of these proposed contests are in Region 7. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:56:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0874.html Cathy Stewart 2014-12-03T22:56:00Z FWP Seeks Public Comment On Open Water Fishing Contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0873.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on more than 50 fishing contests proposed statewide for the open-water season of 2015. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:40:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0873.html 2014-12-02T20:40:00Z FWP Makes Decision on Pine Grove Pond FAS Addition http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0872.html Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed South Acquisition for the purpose of acquiring two additional parcels of land totaling 4.26 acres between the Whitefish River and Pine Grove Pond FAS for the purpose of providing additional access to the Whitefish River and providing a buffer between the busy FAS and neighboring private land. The proposed addition would access nearly 750 feet of river shore. The Flathead Land Trust Initiated the project to add the additional acreage to enhance this popular community asset by ensuring the undeveloped land will remain as open space and continue to function as forested riparian habitat Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:40:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0872.html 2014-10-23T16:40:18Z FWP SEEKING COMMENTS ON PINE GROVE POND FAS PROPOSED SOUTH ADDITION ACQUISITION http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0871.html Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has written a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed South Acquisition for the purpose of acquiring two additional parcels of land totaling 4.26 acres between the Whitefish River and Pine Grove Pond FAS for the purpose of providing additional access to the Whitefish River and providing a buffer between the busy FAS and neighboring private land. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0871.html 2014-10-23T16:36:35Z Improvements Underway at Island Lake FAS near Marion http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0870.html Construction activities will begin at Island Lake Fishing Access Site near Marion on October 13thand will continue until November 21st. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:32:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0870.html 2014-10-23T16:32:28Z Comments Sought on New Helena Valley FAS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4049.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on a draft environmental statement proposing the development of a new fishing access site on Prickly Pear Creek in the Helena Valley. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4049.html 2014-08-28T20:33:00Z Pine Grove Pond Project Will Begin on September 2 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0869.html FWP will begin a road and path project at Pine Grove Pond FAS on Tuesday September 2nd. The project will improve the access road as well as finish paving the foot path around the pond. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:37:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0869.html 2014-08-28T14:37:52Z Island Lake Fishing Access Site Proposed Development Decision Notice http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0868.html MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for proposed improvements at the Island Lake Fishing Access Site (FAS) located in Lincoln County (T29N, R26W, NW¼ S31), including an improved gravel access road, a designated parking area for 6 to 8 vehicles with trailers, gravel boat ramp, 4 designated campsites, a concrete vault latrine, fencing, fire rings, and informational and directional signs. Camping would be allowed at the FAS, in designated sites only, for a nightly camping fee of $7 as per the FAS Biennial Fee Rule that was adopted by the FWP Commission in 2013. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:46:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0868.html 2014-08-26T14:46:24Z Public Comment Sought On Proposed 2014-2015 Ice Fishing Derbies http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0867.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on fishing contests proposed for the upcoming winter season. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0867.html 2014-08-14T19:24:00Z Black Bridge Fishing Access Site Partially Open http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0866.html Black Bridge Fishing Access Site on the lower Yellowstone River at Glendive is and has been partially open to the public since early July. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:43:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0866.html Mike Backes 2014-08-14T16:43:00Z Comment Sought On Proposed Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0865.html The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on proposed 2015 fishing regulations. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0865.html 2014-08-11T19:28:00Z Paulo Reservoir Drawdown Slated http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0864.html Staff from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the federal Bureau of Land Management will begin draining Paulo Reservoir on Aug. 15 to make way for a fisheries improvement project. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:52:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0864.html Ron Selden 2014-08-11T18:52:18Z Improvements Set to Begin at Greycliff FAS August 4 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0863.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will temporarily close the south campground at Greycliff Fishing Access Site on the Madison River south of Three Forks during an improvement project aimed at upgrading campsites beginning August 4. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:12:30 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0863.html Andrea Jones 2014-07-31T22:12:30Z Always 'Inspect - Clean - Dry' Watercraft, Trailers And Fishing Gear http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4048.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages Montanans and visitors to "inspect, clean, and dry," boats, trailers and fishing gear to "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:54:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4048.html 2014-07-31T16:54:00Z FWP Roadside Check Stations Find Illegal Live Fish in Boats http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0862.html At least nine trailered boats checked recently at Montana's roadside watercraft inspection stations have been found to be transporting live fish, which is illegal in Montana's Western and Central Fishing Districts. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0862.html 2014-07-25T17:25:00Z Fish habitat Project Underway in the North Fork Flathead Drainage http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0861.html A fish habitat enhancement project is underway in the South Fork Coal Creek drainage, a tributary to the North Fork Flathead River that was degraded by historical land management practices. More than two dozen large woody structures are being incorporated into the stream channel to create spawning and rearing habitat for bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:36:51 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0861.html 2014-07-24T16:36:51Z Soda Butte Creek informational meeting set for July 31 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0860.html State and federal agencies along with the Beartooth Alliance have set a meeting for July 31, 2014, to discuss fisheries management projects on Soda Butte Creek near the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:03:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0860.html 2014-07-24T15:03:23Z SIDEBAR: Montana Law Regarding Transporting Live Fish http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4047.html Anglers need to be aware of the laws regarding the transport of live fish, which varies by fishing district. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:05:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4047.html 2014-07-23T18:05:00Z FWP Roadside Check Stations Find Illegal Live Fish In Boats http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4046.html At least nine trailered boats checked recently at Montana's roadside watercraft inspection stations have been found to be transporting live fish, which is illegal in Montana's Western and Central Fishing Districts. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:03:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4046.html 2014-07-23T18:03:00Z Fishing Limits Removed Temporarily at Camas Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0859.html The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved removing the angling creel limits in Camas Lake effective immediately through Aug. 3. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0859.html Bruce Auchly 2014-07-15T22:25:00Z Fishing Limits Removed at Elkhorn Creek http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0858.html The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved removing the angling creel limits for one-half mile of Elkhorn Creek on the Beartooth Wildlife Management Area through Aug. 15. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:17:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0858.html Bruce Auchly 2014-07-15T22:17:22Z "Kids to Fish" Gear Loaner Program in Full Swing Again This Year http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0857.html A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 program that allows children to check out free fishing rods and tackle is in full swing again this year. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:06:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0857.html Ron Selden 2014-07-14T21:06:24Z Fish and Wildlife Commission Lifts Angling Limits on Koessler Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0856.html The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved removing the angling creel limits for Koessler Lake in the South Fork of the Flathead River Drainage effective immediately through August 31. The effort is a part of the South Fork Flathead Westslope Cutthroat Conservation Project. Koessler Lake will be treated in September to remove hybrid trout, and then restocked with pure westslope cutthroat trout next summer. This regulation change allows anglers to remove as many fish as possible this summer prior to the treatment. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:58:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0856.html 2014-07-14T16:58:57Z