Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Public comment sought for ice fishing contests proposed for winter 2016-2017 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1009.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on ice fishing contests proposed for the 2016-2017 winter season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:34:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1009.html 2016-07-26T16:34:00Z Baker Lake reopens to shoreline fishing; trout ready for anglers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1008.html A month and a half after a tornado hurled considerable debris into Baker Lake, the lake has been reopened to shoreline fishing. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1008.html 2016-07-25T22:27:00Z Alert: Fishing Restrictions on the Upper & Lower Big Hole Effective Saturday 7/23 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1007.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to fishing restrictions on the Big Hole River effective Saturday, July 23 as a result of high water temperatures. Restrictions on other southwest Montana rivers are likely in the near future. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:42:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1007.html Andrea Jones 2016-07-22T19:42:24Z ROCKS students treated to Kids Fishing Day http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1006.html About 50 kids in the ROCKS Summer Enrichment Program in Miles City were treated to a Kids Fishing Day at Spotted Eagle Lake Tuesday by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1006.html 2016-07-20T22:21:00Z Harrison Lake Boat Dock Out of Service After Wind Damage http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1005.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is alerting the public that recent windy conditions at Harrison Lake (aka Willow Creek Reservoir) have severely damaged the boat dock at the Harrison Fishing Access Site. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:20:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1005.html Travis Horton 2016-07-18T17:20:27Z Paddlefish Lottery Tag on Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Season a Success http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1004.html Anglers that participated in the Upper Missouri River paddlefish season this spring reported very good catch rates and reduced angling pressure from prior years. For some families, the new season structure was a welcome change after years of fighting crowds rushing to harvest a paddlefish before the quota was filled. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 23:24:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1004.html Steve Dalbey 2016-07-12T23:24:17Z Fishing Restrictions on Lower East Gallatin River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1003.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to fishing restrictions on the East Gallatin River effective Friday, July 8 as a result of high water temperatures. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:43:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1003.html Andrea Jones 2016-07-07T17:43:19Z Balancing Angling Opportunities and Fish Health During a Hot, Dry Summer http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1002.html In Montana, where angling is a year-round pursuit, fishing is on the brain constantly. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1002.html 2016-07-06T16:28:00Z Balancing angling opportunities and fish health during a hot, dry summer http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1001.html In Montana, where angling is a year-round pursuit, fishing is on the brain constantly. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:35:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1001.html 2016-07-01T21:35:00Z Additional Fishing Restrictions on SW Montana Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1000.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has announced fishing restrictions on additional sections of the Big Hole River, the lower Ruby, lower Beaverhead, Jefferson, and lower Gallatin Rivers effective Friday, July 1 at 2 p.m. as a result of high water temperatures. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:44:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1000.html Andrea Jones 2016-06-30T22:44:26Z Fishing Restrictions on Upper Big Hole & Lower Madison Thursday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0999.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to fishing restrictions on the Big Hole and Madison Rivers effective Thursday, June 30 as a result of high water temperatures. Restrictions on other southwest Montana rivers are likely in the near future. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:14:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0999.html Andrea Jones 2016-06-29T22:14:01Z Miles City Fish Hatchery Hosts Prehistoric Visitors http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0998.html The Miles City Fish Hatchery has played host to some very important and unusual visitors for the past month. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:42:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0998.html 2016-06-27T20:42:00Z “Wildlife Wonders” workshop part of Kid’s Kollege http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0997.html Youths will have the opportunity to learn about the area’s wildlife during a “Wildlife Wonders” workshop on Wednesday, June 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Miles City’s Region 7 Fish, Wildlife & Parks headquarters. The workshop is part of Miles Community College’s Kid’s Kollege summer offerings. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:31:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0997.html Marla Prell 2016-06-15T20:31:00Z Free fishing for Father’s Day weekend June 18-19 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0996.html Whether you’re tying on a salmonfly or threading a night crawler onto a hook, on Saturday and Sunday, everyone in Montana can fish for free. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0996.html 2016-06-15T20:29:00Z Paddlefish Season to Close Friday in Yellowstone River, Missouri River Below Fort Peck Dam http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0995.html The large pulse of water that paddlefish angers had hoped to see in the Yellowstone River earlier in the season could finally be on its way. It should be enough to put anglers close to the harvest cap of 1,000 fish, so the harvest season will close on Friday at 9 p.m. at Intake Fishing Access Site and in the Yellowstone River and Missouri River below the Fort Peck Dam. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 20:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0995.html 2016-06-08T20:02:00Z Still Opportunity to Harvest a Paddlefish http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0994.html Anglers still have the opportunity to harvest a paddlefish in Montana. At the end of Saturday, Region 7 Fisheries Manager Mike Backes estimated that 842 paddlefish have been harvested in the whole fishery in the Yellowstone River and in the Missouri River below Fort Peck Dam. The harvest cap is 1,000 fish. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0994.html 2016-06-07T16:08:00Z Free fishing for all on Father's Day weekend - June 18-19 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0993.html Here's the perfect gift for Dad and Grandpa: free fishing for all over Father's Day weekend, June 18-19. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0993.html 2016-06-06T19:27:00Z Don’t Forget: Keep Them Wet! FWP Highlights Catch and Release Fishing Techniques http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0992.html With general stream fishing season underway, anglers are reminded to practice proper catch and release techniques for released fish. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0992.html Marla Prell 2016-06-01T16:01:00Z Surge in Yellowstone River not enough to help anglers reach harvest cap http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0991.html Anglers at Intake Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River were hoping that an expected surge last Wednesday in the river would bring spawning paddlefish in large numbers for the Memorial Day weekend, but Mother Nature wasn’t quite cooperating. Tue, 31 May 2016 22:41:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0991.html Marla Prell 2016-05-31T22:41:00Z AIS inspection stations open this week - Clean. Drain. Dry http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0989.html Keeping aquatic invasive species out of Montana waters will be the focus this summer of inspecting, outreach and education efforts by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Wed, 25 May 2016 15:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0989.html 2016-05-25T15:25:00Z Don't Forget: Keep Them Wet! http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0990.html FWP Highlights Catch and Release Fishing Techniques With general stream fishing season underway on May 21, anglers are reminded to practice proper catch and release techniques for released fish. Thu, 19 May 2016 15:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0990.html 2016-05-19T15:58:00Z Fort Peck Reservoir Walleye Spawn Egg-take Effort a Success http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0988.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks annual walleye spawn egg-take on Fort Peck Reservoir was completed in April. With the help of FWP personnel and the many volunteers, the egg collection goals were exceeded. The egg-take effort began in late March, and was completed by the 21st of April. Mon, 16 May 2016 15:17:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0988.html Marc Kloker 2016-05-16T15:17:33Z Free fishing for all on Father's Day weekend - June 18-19 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0987.html Here's the perfect gift for Dad and Grandpa: free fishing for all over Father's Day weekend, June 18-19. Wed, 04 May 2016 14:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0987.html 2016-05-04T14:24:00Z Upper Missouri River paddlefish season opened May 1, mandatory reporting for harvest http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0986.html This year’s Montana paddlefish seasons kicked off May 1 with the opening of the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam. Wed, 04 May 2016 14:22:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0986.html 2016-05-04T14:22:00Z 2016 Fishing season opens May 21 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0985.html Montana’s 2016 general fishing season opens Saturday, May 21 in the Western Fishing District, but elsewhere in the state the traditional spring fishing opener has changed a bit this year. Wed, 04 May 2016 14:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0985.html 2016-05-04T14:21:00Z