Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) Most recent 25 news releases en en FWP Hosting Fishing Regulation Open Houses in Northwest Montana Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host open houses across the state, including northwest Montana, to share information and gather public comment on proposed changes to the statewide fishing regulations. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:04:08 GMT 2019-08-14T19:04:08Z FWP to host open houses in Region 3 on proposed fishing regulations Region 3 of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host two open houses this month to take public comments that could result in future changes and improvements to Montana’s fishing regulations. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:40:37 GMT 2019-08-14T17:40:37Z FWP announces fishing regulation open houses Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host open houses across the state to gather input on proposed fishing regulations. The department will present regulation proposals to the Fish and Wildlife Commission in Missoula on Aug. 15 and will accept public comment on the regulations from Aug. 19 through Sept. 15. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:29:50 GMT 2019-08-14T17:29:50Z Public Meeting Scheduled for Tentative Changes to Montana’s 2020 Fishing Regulations Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public comment on tentative changes to Montana's fishing regulations for the 2020 season. The Fish and Wildlife Commission will review the tentative regulations for public comment on August 15, 2019. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:25:00 GMT Marla Prell 2019-08-13T20:25:00Z FWP Proposes to Improve Fisheries Habitat on Therriault Creek Near Eureka Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to restore riparian vegetation and improve fisheries habitat on Therriault Creek near Eureka in Lincoln County. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:42:41 GMT 2019-08-09T16:42:41Z Warm temps trigger fishing restrictions for section of lower Big Hole River An 18-mile stretch of the lower Big Hole River will close to fishing during the afternoon each day due to a seasonal rise in water temperatures. Wed, 07 Aug 2019 20:09:58 GMT 2019-08-07T20:09:58Z Whether you fish or float, take care of Montana's Fishing Access Sites Montana's Fishing Access Sites are paid for with dollars contributed by anglers, but they are also used heavily by non-anglers. So whether you fish or float, here's how you can help take care of these sites. Wed, 07 Aug 2019 18:21:37 GMT 2019-08-07T18:21:37Z Faded hunting and fishing licenses can be replaced for free at FWP offices Hunters and anglers with licenses that are displaying faded text making them difficult to read can have those licenses replaced at no cost at their regional Fish, Wildlife & Parks office. Another option is to go to, login to MyFWP and request a digital version of your license to print at home or download to a smart phone. Digital licenses are good for everything but a carcass tag. Tue, 30 Jul 2019 19:37:18 GMT 2019-07-30T19:37:18Z Traffic restricted at Voyagers Rest Fishing Access Site Voyagers Rest Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River north of Worden is restricted to walk-in traffic only, at least through the coming weekend, because of water flowing through the site and muddy conditions. Wed, 24 Jul 2019 17:56:56 GMT 2019-07-24T17:56:56Z Bridge at Cobblestone Fishing Access Site on Madison River to be replaced Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is preparing to build a new bridge at the Cobblestone Fishing Access Site on the Madison River, about 10 miles south of Three Forks. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:20:49 GMT 2019-07-22T17:20:49Z FWP Proposes to Remove Non-native Trout Species in Upper Swan River Tributary Kalispell, MT — In an effort to boost native westslope cutthroat and bull trout populations, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing to remove non-native trout species in Cooney Creek, a tributary of the upper Swan River in northwest Montana. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 22:50:29 GMT 2019-07-19T22:50:29Z Grey Bear Fishing Access Site to close for road repair – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will close part of its Grey Bear Fishing Access Site west of Big Timber starting Wednesday, July 17, 2019, to facilitate drainage and access. Current plans call for the temporary emergency closure to last through Thursday, July 18, 2019. Fri, 12 Jul 2019 17:24:39 GMT 2019-07-12T17:24:39Z Voyagers Rest reopens; Bundy Bridge boat ramp unusable One Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fishing access site on the Yellowstone River east of Billings reopened to vehicle traffic this week while the boat launch at another is unusable because of a changing river channel. Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:51:11 GMT 2019-07-11T13:51:11Z Fort Peck Reservoir Angler Creel Survey Underway Through September Anglers on Fort Peck Reservoir this summer may be asked a few questions about their fishing experience when they come off the water. Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:10:00 GMT 2019-06-25T19:10:00Z Boaters: Remember to “clean, drain, dry” this summer The summer boating season in Montana has begun, and more than 24,000 watercraft have already been inspected at aquatic invasive species inspection stations around the state. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and partner organizations operate more than 30 watercraft inspections stations to ensure boats launching on Montana waters are free of aquatic invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 21:47:38 GMT 2019-06-20T21:47:38Z Anglers Required to Turn in Northern Pike from Lake Mary Ronan Kalispell, MT — The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on June 19 approved an emergency regulation change that requires anglers to turn in any Northern Pike caught in Lake Mary Ronan. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 20:15:35 GMT 2019-06-20T20:15:35Z Open houses scheduled for upper Missouri reservoirs plan Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled three open houses to discuss the Upper Missouri River Reservoirs Fisheries Management Plan. The plan guides fisheries management on Canyon Ferry, Hauser, and Holter reservoirs and the Missouri River below Toston and below Hauser Dam. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:02:32 GMT 2019-06-19T21:02:32Z Boating safety for Father’s Day With Father’s Day just around the corner and the weather warming up, it’s a great time for families to hit the water. Before you begin your annual Father’s Day celebration, check out our five Father’s Day Boating Tips to keep everyone safe. Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:39:00 GMT 2019-06-13T16:39:00Z Pennington Bridge FAS closes due to migrating river channel Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be permanently closing the Pennington Bridge Fishing Access Site on the Big Hole River, four miles south of Twin Bridges. The closure will take effect June 17. Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:11:45 GMT 2019-06-10T16:11:45Z Community Invited to Grand Opening of Fishing Pond in Columbia Falls Kalispell, MT — Columbia Falls is home to a new family fishing pond, and the community is invited to celebrate the grand opening and dedication at River’s Edge Park. Mon, 10 Jun 2019 15:43:51 GMT 2019-06-10T15:43:51Z Voyagers Rest FAS restricted to walk-in traffic BILLINGS – Voyagers Rest Fishing Access site on the Yellowstone River northeast of Worden was restricted to walk-in traffic only Tuesday due to flooding. Tue, 04 Jun 2019 21:57:01 GMT 2019-06-04T21:57:01Z Community Invited to Robin Street Memorial Fishing Day at Pine Grove Pond Kalispell, MT — Families are invited to enjoy a day of fishing and outdoor education at Pine Grove Pond in memory of the late Robin Street. Tue, 04 Jun 2019 21:33:37 GMT 2019-06-04T21:33:37Z Paddlefish season to close Saturday at 9 p.m. on Yellowstone, Missouri Montana’s 2019 paddlefish season will close on Saturday, June 1 at 9 p.m. on the Yellowstone River and the Missouri River downstream of Fort Peck Dam. Sat, 01 Jun 2019 00:31:00 GMT Marla Prell 2019-06-01T00:31:00Z Gritty Stone Fishing Access Site restricted to walk-in traffic Gritty Stone Fishing Access site on the Yellowstone River northwest of Worden was restricted to walk-in traffic only Tuesday because of muddy conditions. Tue, 28 May 2019 20:20:46 GMT 2019-05-28T20:20:46Z New boat ramp installed at Highway 89 Bridge Fishing Access Site A new boat ramp has been installed at the Highway 89 Bridge Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River east of Livingston, replacing the old ramp. Fri, 17 May 2019 16:24:24 GMT 2019-05-17T16:24:24Z