Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Pine Grove Pond Opens Saturday, April 8 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1051.html It is that time again, snow is melting and birds are singing and the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site is opening on April 8th for the summer fishing season. Pine Grove Pond is a very popular family fishing pond located on Rose Creek Crossing. In 2009, The Street Family donated the site to Fish, Wildlife & Parks and since that time it has been fully developed and each year thousands of visitors enjoy the beautiful site making it the most heavily used FAS in the region. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:11:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1051.html 2017-03-28T17:11:01Z Callahan Creek Unconsolidated Fill Removal Decision Notice http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1050.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the Callahan Creek Unconsolidated Fill Removal Draft EA for the purpose of issuing a 124 permit to Lincoln County for the removal of unconsolidated sand and gravel placed by the county in January 2016. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:35:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1050.html 2017-03-17T14:35:56Z FWP Seeks Comment on Proposed Improvements to Kohrs Bend Access Site http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1049.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public review and comment on its proposal to improve Kohrs Bend Fishing Access Site (FAS) and the adjacent riverbank on the Clark Fork River, just north of Deer Lodge. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:23:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1049.html 2017-03-14T17:23:43Z Interview with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks for seasonal Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection Jobs http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1048.html Kalispell Interviews are March 17 (9a.m. to 4 p.m.) and March 18 (9a.m. to noon) at FWP Headquarters on N. Meridian Road Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:34:59 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1048.html 2017-03-10T16:34:59Z FWP Seeks Watercraft Inspectors; Missoula Interviews March 20 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1047.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is looking for seasonal employees to operate aquatic invasive species inspection and decontamination stations around the state. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:00:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1047.html 2017-03-07T17:00:31Z Seasonal Employment Opportunities with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1046.html Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks is looking for seasonal employees to run Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection and Decontamination Stations around the state. Miles City interviews are March 9 (9a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the Miles City Job Service office. Glendive interview are March 11 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the Astoria Hotel. Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:52:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1046.html 2017-03-03T19:52:00Z Seasonal Employment Opportunities with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1045.html Kalispell Interviews are March 17 (9a.m. to 4 p.m.) and March 18 (9a.m. to noon) at FWP Headquarters on N. Meridian Road Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:36:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1045.html 2017-03-02T18:36:14Z FWP seeks watercraft inspectors http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1044.html Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks is looking for many seasonal employees to run Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection and Decontamination Stations around the state to help prevent spreading invasive mussels to other areas. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1044.html 2017-03-01T16:27:00Z Callahan Creek Unconsolidated Fill Removal Draft EA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1043.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Callahan Creek Unconsolidated Fill Removal draft environmental assessment (EA) for the purpose of issuing a 124 permit to Lincoln County for the removal of unconsolidated sand and gravel placed by the county in January 2016. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:42:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1043.html 2017-02-28T23:42:40Z Upper Missouri River paddlefish lottery tag application deadline March 30 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1042.html Paddlefish anglers planning to fish in the Upper Missouri River (From Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton) will need to apply for an Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Tag. Applications are available to apply by mail, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by stopping by any regional or area FWP offices. Applications must be received no later than March 30, 2017. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:16:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1042.html 2017-02-22T15:16:57Z FWP UPDATES EXTENT OF PARASITE DISTRIBUTION IN MONTANA RIVERS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1041.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released a map today indicating the streams in southwest Montana that have tested positive to date for the presence of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (PKX). Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1041.html 2017-02-07T20:00:00Z Widow Coulee Fishing Access Site Closed for Construction http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1040.html Widow Coulee Fishing Access Site on the Missouri River downstream of Great Falls will be closed for about two months for construction starting Jan. 31. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:50:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1040.html Bruce Auchly 2017-01-26T20:50:43Z Time to Get Your 2017 Bait Fish Seining License http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1039.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind bait collectors that a 2017 Commercial Bait Fish Seining License is required for persons 15 years of age and older to seine for and transport bait fish for commercial purposes in Montana, or for any person who seines for and has in his/her possession more than 24 dozen nongame bait fish. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:39:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1039.html Marc Kloker 2017-01-13T18:39:56Z Smith Lake Ice Fishing Derby Attracts 348 Anglers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1037.html The 45th annual Lions Club Smith Lake Ice Fishing Derby held west of Kalispell on Saturday, December 31 attracted 348 registered anglers. Event organizer Warren Illi, of the Sunriser Lions Club and Flathead Wildlife, Inc., estimated that youngsters comprised 50 percent of the crowd. The surface of Smith Lake looked festive with more than 100 portable ice shelters decked out in multiple colors. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:02:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1037.html 2017-01-03T17:02:23Z Ice Fishing Season is Beginning, Anglers Encouraged to Practice Safety http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1036.html It’s that time of year when ice anglers are appearing on Montana's waters for the ice fishing season. Ice fishing is a great way to enjoy the winter weather and to catch some nice fish. However, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks remind ice anglers that safety should be the number one concern during a day out on the ice. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:14:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1036.html Marc Kloker 2016-12-16T16:14:25Z Public comment sought for open water fishing contests proposed for 2017 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1035.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on open water fishing contests proposed for the 2017 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:07:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1035.html 2016-12-09T17:07:43Z Nelson Reservoir to Remain Low through the Winter http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1034.html Nelson Reservoir, located 20 miles northeast of Malta, will be approximately 15 ft (2206 ft elevation) below full pool elevation of 2221 ft, or 37% of full pool capacity. The reservoir was drawn down to complete a Bureau of Reclamation Safety of Dams project to remedy certain deficiencies associated with the dikes. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1034.html Marc Kloker 2016-12-07T18:28:00Z Sampling at Tongue River Reservoir shows sport-fish numbers trending upward http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1033.html Sampling efforts by Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 crews at Tongue River Reservoir this summer yielded good news for sport-fish populations and anglers. Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1033.html Marla Prell 2016-11-18T20:49:00Z FWP Seeking Comments For Pine Grove Pond Fas Proposed Acquisition http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1032.html Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has written a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed West Acquisition for the purpose of accepting a donation of one long, narrow parcel of land totaling 5.17 acres between the existing parking areas of Pine Grove Pond FAS and the base of the hillside to the west. The purpose of the donation is to provide a buffer to future development of private land west of the FAS and as potential for future additional parking or other uses as needed. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:37:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1032.html 2016-10-25T14:37:57Z Latrines at Blacks Ford FAS to be Replaced http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1031.html The latrines at the popular Blacks Ford Fishing Access Site on the Madison River 23 miles west of Bozeman are scheduled for demolition and replacement the week of Oct. 24. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:34:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1031.html Andrea Jones 2016-10-20T19:34:21Z Fishing Closure on Upstream Reach of Big Hole to be Lifted Friday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1029.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will lift the fishing closure on the Big Hole River from Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the confluence of the North Fork Big Hole River and Big Hole River effective Friday. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:36:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1029.html Andrea Jones 2016-09-29T16:36:10Z Bass Tournament at Hell Creek Cancelled, Rescheduled for October http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1028.html The Eastern Montana Bass Association tournament that was scheduled for Sept. 24-25, 2016 on Ft Peck Reservoir was changed due to heavy wind and rain on the date of the event. The rescheduled date for the tournament, based out of Hell Creek Marina, is Oct. 15-16, 2016. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:18:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1028.html Marc Kloker 2016-09-28T03:18:08Z Boat Ramp at Varney FAS to Close Temporarily http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1027.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is alerting the public to the temporary closure of the boat ramp at Varney Bridge Fishing Access Site south of Ennis on the Madison River for construction. The closure will go into effect Wednesday, Sept. 21 and remain in place until about Oct. 12 when it is estimated the project will be completed. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:43:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1027.html Andrea Jones 2016-09-20T20:43:52Z FWP Lifts Restrictions on Another Section of the Big Hole http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1026.html Effective immediately, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is lifting the fishing closure on the Big Hole River from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks’ Maiden Rock Fishing Access Site to Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:34:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1026.html Andrea Jones 2016-09-20T16:34:04Z Fishing Restrictions to be Lifted Sunday 9/11 on Jefferson River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1025.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will lift the fishing restrictions on the Jefferson River effective Sunday. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:17:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1025.html Andrea Jones 2016-09-09T21:17:36Z