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 to Move Forward on North Fork Blackfoot River Trout Restoration Pilot Study http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1153.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) issued a decision notice to move forward, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), on pilot investigations for a potential native trout restoration project on the North Fork Blackfoot River. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:02:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1153.html 2018-08-17T16:02:19Z 2018-2019 Ice Fishing Contests Proposed http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1151.html Each year, groups and organizations around Montana celebrate a treasured winter tradition with local ice fishing contests. Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:01:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1151.html 2018-08-09T17:01:35Z Warm Flows Prompt "Hoot-Owl" Restrictions on Sun River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1150.html Warm water temperatures on the Sun River have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to close fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight daily, starting immediately until conditions improve. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:37:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1150.html Bruce Auchly 2018-08-07T14:37:12Z Lure Making Class hosted by FWP hooks many interested anglers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1149.html For the first time, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 offered a Lure Making Class on July 19 at its headquarters in Miles City. Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:23:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1149.html 2018-07-24T14:23:00Z Restrictions lifted on most of region’s fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1148.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has lifted walk-in restrictions on all but two of its south-central Montana fishing access sites that were flooded earlier this year. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:56:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1148.html 2018-07-17T17:56:52Z Warmer water leads to higher mortality of walleye that are caught and released http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1147.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind anglers that as reservoir water temperatures increase, mortality associated with catch and release also increases. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1147.html 2018-07-16T18:44:00Z Reser Reservoir being drained, FWP busy trapping and transferring fish http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1146.html Reser Reservoir, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reservoir located approximately 18 miles northwest of Chinook, will be slowly drained throughout the summer due to structural damage at the dam. A small washout was observed this spring, and repair and maintenance to the dam is necessary to avoid a complete loss to the structure. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 22:18:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1146.html 2018-07-13T22:18:19Z Hensler Named FWP Region 1 Fisheries Manager http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1145.html Kalispell, MT — Mike Hensler, a longtime fisheries biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, is the new regional fisheries manager in northwest Montana. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:33:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1145.html 2018-07-11T18:33:36Z Most FWP Region 7 Fishing Access Sites accessible again as waters recede http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1144.html Most of the Fishing Access Sites across Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 are accessible again, according to FWP staff. Mon, 09 Jul 2018 19:10:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1144.html Marla Prell 2018-07-09T19:10:00Z Small Dams in Small Creeks Can Have Big Consequences http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1143.html Building swimming holes creates harmful passage barriers for fish Mon, 02 Jul 2018 20:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1143.html 2018-07-02T20:58:00Z Weather unpredictable, and so was 2018 paddlefish season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1142.html The weather has been extremely unpredictable, and so was the 2018 paddlefishing season on the Yellowstone and Lower Missouri rivers. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1142.html 2018-06-19T18:27:00Z Fishing access sites reopen to traffic http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1141.html Three fishing access sites along the Yellowstone River in south central Montana will reopen to traffic this weekend as flows in the river subside slightly. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:36:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1141.html 2018-06-14T21:36:52Z Flooding continues to impact some FWP Region 7 Fishing Access Sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1140.html Due to high levels in the Yellowstone River and continuing snowpack melt, some of the Fishing Access Sites in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 are experiencing some form of flooding. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:45:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1140.html 2018-06-11T20:45:00Z FWP Seeks Input on Stevensville Bridge Access Site Acquisition and Development http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1139.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public input on its proposal to accept a donation of approximately seven acres of land and review of development plans that would provide for access and improvements at a new Stevensville Bridge Fishing Access Site (FAS). Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:14:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1139.html 2018-06-11T20:14:44Z Free fishing for Father’s Day weekend, June 16-17 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1138.html Whether you’re tying on a salmon fly or threading a night crawler onto a hook, during Father’s Day weekend, everyone in Montana can fish for free. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1138.html 2018-06-11T17:08:00Z Paddlefish Season to Close Friday, June 8 at 9 p.m. http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1137.html Montana’s 2018 paddlefish season will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 8 on the Yellowstone River and lower Missouri River downstream of Fort Peck Dam. Wed, 06 Jun 2018 22:07:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1137.html Marla Prell 2018-06-06T22:07:00Z Free fishing for Father’s Day weekend, June 16-17 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1136.html Whether you’re tying on a salmonfly or threading a night crawler onto a hook, during Father’s Day weekend, everyone in Montana can fish for free. Wed, 30 May 2018 20:37:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1136.html 2018-05-30T20:37:25Z Flooding impacts fishing access sites in FWP Region 7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1135.html Following a Memorial Day weekend of heavy rains and continuing spring runoff, many of the Fishing Access Sites in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 are experiencing some form of flooding. Tue, 29 May 2018 17:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1135.html 2018-05-29T17:47:00Z Flooding restricts fishing access sites to walk-in only http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1134.html High water in south central Montana’s major rivers has prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict 11 fishing access sites to walk-in only. Thu, 24 May 2018 21:27:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1134.html 2018-05-24T21:27:43Z Paddlefish anglers reminded of requirement to report harvest http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1133.html The 2018 paddlefish season on the Yellowstone River and the Missouri River downstream of Fort Peck Dam (yellow tags) has been under way for nearly a week, and as of Saturday, 211 paddlefish have been processed at the Intake Fishing Access Site station near Glendive. The estimated harvest for the entire basin is 265 fish. Mon, 21 May 2018 21:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1133.html Marla Prell 2018-05-21T21:24:00Z Slots Available for 25th Annual Jerry Howard Fishing Without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1132.html Kalispell, MT — Registration is open for the 25th annual Jerry Howard Fishing Without Barriers Day. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 14 on Flathead Lake in Woods Bay. Mon, 14 May 2018 18:40:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1132.html 2018-05-14T18:40:48Z Missouri River FAS Closed Due to High Water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1130.html Mid Canon Fishing Access Site on the Missouri River about halfway between Helena and Great Falls has been closed due to high water. Thu, 10 May 2018 17:11:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1130.html Bruce Auchly 2018-05-10T17:11:26Z Selway Bridge FAS Closed As Construction Project Begins http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1129.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has begun development of a new Fishing Access Site on the Beaverhead River adjacent to the Selway Bridge. Work at the site is anticipated to be complete by June 1, 2018. Thu, 10 May 2018 16:51:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1129.html Andrea Jones 2018-05-10T16:51:27Z Region 2 fisheries surveys indicate low winter mortality http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1128.html Although winter conditions were severe this year with a longer period of ice cover on lakes and heavy snow accumulation in western Montana, Fish, Wildlife & Parks fisheries surveys in Region 2 indicate fish mortality was low. Fri, 04 May 2018 18:03:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1128.html 2018-05-04T18:03:06Z Future Fisheries Program grant deadline is May 31 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1127.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 May 31. Wed, 02 May 2018 20:31:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1127.html 2018-05-02T20:31:00Z