Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Gov. Bullock Encourages Montanans To Take Advantage Of Father's Day Free-Fishing Weekend http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0918.html Whether you cast a fly or bait a hook everyone can fish for free Saturday and Sunday as Montana invites friends and family statewide to kick back in celebration of Father's Day weekend, June 20-21. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:23:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0918.html 2015-06-19T17:23:00Z Alert: Construction Closure on Big Hole River June 22 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0917.html The Big Hole River near Divide will close on June 22 from 8 a.m. to midnight due to construction work on Silver Bridge. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:32:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0917.html Andrea Jones 2015-06-16T21:32:33Z Paddlefish Harvest Ends on Yellowstone & Lower Missouri Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0916.html PADDLEFISH HARVEST SEASON WILL CLOSE AT INTAKE FISHING ACCESS SITE AND IN THE YELLOWSTONE RIVER AND THE MISSOURI RIVER BELOW FORT PECK DAM EFFECTIVE Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 20:06:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0916.html 2015-06-01T20:06:00Z Teakettle Fishing Access Site Proposed Improvement Draft EA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0915.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Teakettle Fishing Access Site (FAS) Proposed Improvement draft environmental assessment (EA). Teakettle FAS is located along the Flathead River in Columbia Falls, Flathead County (T30N, R20W, S16). FWP proposes to expand and improve the parking areas, develop a new drive lane, install barrier rock to control vehicle movement, and repair existing boundary fencing. The draft is out for a 30-day public review through Friday, June 12, 2015. Copies of the draft are available at the FWP office, 490 N. Meridian Rd., Kalispell; Montana State Library, 1515 E 6th Ave., Helena; FWP State Headquarters, 1420 E 6th Ave., Helena; the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov under Submit Public Comment, then Fishing, then Public Notices-Fishing; and available for viewing at local libraries. Contact person: R-1 FAS Manager Tony Powell at (406) 751-5423 or e-mail to tpowell@mt.gov. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:36:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0915.html 2015-05-28T16:36:53Z Slots Available for Fishing without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0914.html The 21st annual Fishing without Barriers Day will be held on Flathead Lake on Thursday, June 11. Anglers with disabilities are hosted for free fishing trips on charter boats and other boats provided by volunteers. The event is sponsored by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Crossing the Barriers Committee, and the Montana Charter Boat Association. Hidden Harbor provides boat launching and Woods Bay RV Park and Campground provides picnic facilities. There are slots available for anglers with disabilities, especially for anglers under 18 years of age. To register, call FWP at 752-5501. The event includes a special barbeque and a lake trout fish fry. There will also be lots of prizes. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:35:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0914.html 2015-05-28T16:35:42Z Motorists Hauling Watercraft Must Stop at AIS Inspection Stations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0913.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials reminded private and commercial boaters today that state law requires all motorists hauling watercraft—from trailers with motorboats or inflatable rafts to canoes and kayaks perched atop cars and pick-up trucks—to stop at inspection stations. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0913.html 2015-05-20T19:14:00Z Paddlefish Harvest Ends: Fort Benton To Fort Peck Dam http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0912.html The 2015 paddlefish harvest season on the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton to Fort Peck Dam will close at 12 noon on Tuesday May 19th, 2015, state officials said Sunday. Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0912.html Steve Dalbey 2015-05-18T18:00:00Z Region 3 Open Houses Set to Discuss 2016-2019 Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0911.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hosting a number of public open house meetings statewide this month to discuss regulations for the 2016-2019 fishing seasons. In Region 3, meetings have been set for both Bozeman and Butte. Wed, 13 May 2015 14:56:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0911.html Andrea Jones 2015-05-13T14:56:53Z Flathead River Creel Survey Underway http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0910.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is conducting an angler use (creel) survey this year on the Flathead River from the confluence of the North and Middle forks (Blankenship Bridge) down to Flathead Lake. Fri, 08 May 2015 21:13:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0910.html 2015-05-08T21:13:37Z Angler Creel Survey Underway in the Lower Clark Fork http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0909.html Montana, Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and Avista will be conducting a creel survey this year on Noxon and Cabinet Gorge reservoirs, as well as the Bull River in the lower Clark Fork River drainage. Fishing pressure has increased dramatically on these reservoirs since the last time an angler survey was conducted in 1994. Fri, 08 May 2015 21:12:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0909.html 2015-05-08T21:12:31Z Open House on Fishing Regulations scheduled in Libby for Wednesday, May 13 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0908.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 1, will host a public open house on fishing regulations on Wednesday, May 13, from 6-8 p.m., in the Ponderosa Room at City Hall in Libby. At the meeting, FWP will provide information on the 2016 -2019 fishing regulations and gather ideas from the public. Every four years, FWP does a comprehensive review of Montana’s fishing regulations. This public scoping is part of this process. Fri, 08 May 2015 21:11:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0908.html 2015-05-08T21:11:38Z FWP Region 1 to Host Open Houses on Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0907.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 1, will host public open house to provide information on the 2016 -2019 fishing regulations and gather ideas from the public. Every four years, FWP does a comprehensive review of Montana’s fishing regulations. This public scoping is part of this process. The open houses are is scheduled as follows: Fri, 08 May 2015 21:09:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0907.html 2015-05-08T21:09:18Z Flathead Fishing Fair Coming Saturday May 2 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0906.html The Flathead Fishing Fair will be held Saturday, May 2 at Snappys Sport Senter from 9 am to noon. The event is sponsored by Snappys Sport Senter and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Fri, 08 May 2015 21:08:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0906.html 2015-05-08T21:08:29Z Future Fisheries Program Grant Deadline - June 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0905.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds landowners, watershed groups, and others that this summer's deadline to apply for Future Fisheries Improvement Program grants is June 1. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:19:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0905.html 2015-04-30T18:19:00Z Open Houses Set To Discuss 2016-19 Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0904.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host a number of public open house meetings statewide in May to discuss regulations for the 2016-2019 fishing seasons. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0904.html 2015-04-30T18:16:00Z 2015 Fishing Season Opens May 16 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4050.html Montana’s 2015 general fishing season opens Saturday, May 16. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:12:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4050.html 2015-04-30T18:12:00Z Plentywood-Area Box Elder Creek Reservoir Sampling Done in April http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0903.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and community volunteers recently sampled Box Elder Creek Reservoir (Bolster Dam) on the outskirts of Plentywood as part of their continued commitment to the fisheries in the Plentywood area. The sampling identified many interesting findings, and a few concerns as well. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:43:20 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0903.html Marc Kloker 2015-04-29T21:43:20Z FWP looking for comments on new fishing regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0902.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking Montana anglers what they would like to see in state fishing regulations for the next four years and to comment on the department’s proposals. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:38:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0902.html 2015-04-29T16:38:44Z FWP Seeks Ideas From Anglers For 2016-19 Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0901.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public comment on changes to Montana's fishing regulations. Every four years, fishing regulations undergo a comprehensive review. Anglers are encouraged to offer changes to improve the 2016-2019 fishing regulations. Suggested changes will be proposed to the Fish & Wildlife Commission in July 2015. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0901.html 2015-04-28T19:33:00Z FWP Region 6 to Host Fishing Regulation Open Houses http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0900.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 6, will host three public open house meetings to provide information on the 2016 -2019 fishing regulations. The meetings will be held in Havre, Plentywood, and Glasgow. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:15:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0900.html Marc Kloker 2015-04-27T23:15:09Z Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Season Opens May 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0899.html This year’s Montana paddlefish seasons will again kick off on May 1 with the opening of the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:13:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0899.html Marc Kloker 2015-04-27T23:13:25Z FWP Seeks Ideas From Anglers For 2016-19 Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0898.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments from anglers and others on ideas that could result in future changes and improvements to Montana's fishing regulations. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0898.html 2015-04-17T21:04:00Z FWP lifts fish-consumption advisory http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0897.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has lifted its consumption advisory for fish caught on the Yellowstone River near where an oil pipeline broke west of Glendive. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:21:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0897.html 2015-04-13T15:21:08Z Get Ready To Fish Small Streams On May 16 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0896.html As always, most of Montana's small streams will open for fishing on the third Saturday of May, which is May 16 this year. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:05:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0896.html 2015-04-10T20:05:00Z Celebration This Saturday, April 11 at Pine Grove Pond Family Fishing Area http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0895.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Flathead Land Trust will host a celebration of the recent additions and enhancements to Pine Grove Pond family fishing area on the opening day of fishing for Pine Grove Family Fishing Pond. Free hot dogs and lemonade will be provided by Flathead Land Trust and prizes will be given by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:10:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0895.html 2015-04-09T15:10:19Z