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 On Proposed 2015-16 Ice Fishing Contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0925.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on ice fishing contests proposed for the 2015-16 winter season. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:38:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0925.html 2015-07-22T21:38:00Z FWP Continues Monitoring Effort To Help Trout Beat The Heat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0924.html As Montana creeps into the dog days of summer, state fisheries managers continue to monitor wild and native trout streams that have endured nearly two months of stressful low and warm water conditions. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0924.html 2015-07-17T19:14:00Z Swimmer's Itch Reported at Willow Creek Reservoir http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0923.html Reports of swimmer’s itch at Willow Creek Reservoir on the Rocky Mountain Front have prompted Fish, Wildlife and Parks to issue an advisory. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:41:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0923.html Bruce Auchly 2015-07-14T14:41:00Z Bow-Fishermen Urged to Properly Dispose of Fish & Related Waste http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0922.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking bow-fisherman to properly dispose of unwanted fish and related wastes. It’s summertime, and lots of people are out recreating on area waters, including bow-fisherman who are pursuing paddlefish and non-game fish with bows and arrows. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:04:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0922.html Marc Kloker 2015-07-13T19:04:41Z Fire Restrictions Take Effect on FWP properties in Blaine, Hill Counties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4052.html In response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fishing access sites (FASs) and wildlife management areas (WMAs) are under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Blaine and Hill counties. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4052.html 2015-07-10T14:04:00Z Additional SW Montana Angling Restrictions Effective Friday (7/10) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0921.html In addition to last week’s “hoot owl” closures on the Jefferson and Big Hole rivers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will also impose “hoot owl” restrictions on a number of southwest Montana rivers as a result of the continued high water temperatures. Thu, 09 Jul 2015 22:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0921.html Andrea Jones 2015-07-09T22:44:00Z Teakettle Fishing Access Site Proposed Improvement Decision Notice http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0920.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for proposed improvements for Teakettle Fishing Access Site (FAS). Teakettle FAS is located along the Flathead River in Columbia Falls, Flathead County (T30N, R20W, S16). FWP proposed to expand and improve the parking areas, develop a new drive lane, install barrier rock to control vehicle movement, and repair existing boundary fencing. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:08:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0920.html 2015-07-02T22:08:31Z Alert: Angling Restrictions on Big Hole & Jefferson Effective Friday, July 3 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0919.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to angling restrictions on the Big Hole and Jefferson Rivers effective Friday, July 3 as a result of high water temperatures. Restrictions on other southwest Montana rivers are likely in the near future. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:17:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0919.html Andrea Jones 2015-07-02T17:17:00Z Warm Water Prompts "Hoot-Owl" Fishing Restrictions On Blackfoot, Bitterroot and Clark Fork Rivers plus Flint and Silver Bow Creek http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4051.html Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks is advising anglers on the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, and Clark Fork Rivers, and Flint and Silver Bow Creeks that all fishing will close daily from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions improve. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4051.html 2015-07-02T15:09:00Z 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