Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en No Changes Planned for Paddlefish Season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0893.html MILES CITY — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has no plans to change its paddlefish season as a result of January’s oil spill in the Yellowstone River west of Glendive. On Jan. 17, 2015, a 12-inch-diameter Bridger Pipeline broke beneath the Yellowstone River six miles upstream from Glendive, dumping some 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the water. Efforts to clean up the spill and account for damage from the oil were thwarted until last week because ice covered the river. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:05:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0893.html Bob Gibson 2015-03-25T15:05:00Z No changes planned for paddlefish season as a result of oil spill http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0892.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has no plans to change its paddlefish season as a result of January’s oil spill in the Yellowstone River west of Glendive. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:37:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0892.html 2015-03-24T21:37:52Z Future Fisheries Projects Approved http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0891.html More than $450,000 in funding was approved recently by the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission for 18 projects to improve Montana fisheries. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0891.html 2015-03-20T15:00:00Z Commission Approves FAS Seasonal Closure http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0890.html The Fish and Wildlife Commission March 12 approved a seasonal closure for a fishing access site on the Missouri River near Great Falls to address problems with non-sporting activities. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:26:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0890.html Bruce Auchly 2015-03-18T22:26:57Z Comment Period Opens for Big Hole Closure Rule http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0889.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on a proposed closure of a section of the Big Hole River for public safety reasons associated with the reconstruction of Silver Bridge near Divide, Montana. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:31:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0889.html Andrea Jones 2015-03-18T21:31:21Z 2015 Fishing Regulations Correction for Hauser Reservoir http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0888.html The 2015 Montana fishing regulations, which go into effect March 1, contain an error regarding walleye limits on Hauser Reservoir in the Helena Valley. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 23:23:59 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0888.html Bruce Auchly 2015-02-20T23:23:59Z Oil Found in Glendive Fish; Consumption Advisory Remains http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0887.html Detectable levels of petroleum were found in tests of fish pulled from the Yellowstone River downstream from a broken petroleum pipeline near Glendive last month. This week Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks advised fishermen to use caution when deciding whether to eat fish caught in the area affected by the oil spill. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0887.html 2015-02-20T17:37:00Z Oil found in Glendive fish; consumption advisory remains http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0886.html Detectable levels of petroleum were found in tests of fish pulled from the Yellowstone River downstream from a broken petroleum pipeline near Glendive last month. This week Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks advised fishermen to use caution when deciding whether to eat fish caught in the area affected by the oil spill. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:27:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0886.html 2015-02-20T16:27:37Z Creel Survey Begins in March on Missouri River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0885.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks will interview anglers starting in March on the Missouri River between Holter Dam and the town of Cascade to get a better idea of angler usage and their opinions about the popular trout fishing river. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:45:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0885.html Bruce Auchly 2015-02-18T20:45:49Z Ryan Wagner Memorial Ice Fishing Derby on Murphy Lake Canceled http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0884.html The 10th Annual Ryan Wagner Memorial Ice Fishing Derby, scheduled for Saturday, February 21st at Murphy Lake near Fortine, has been canceled. This is due to unsafe ice conditions resulting from unseasonably warm temperatures and heavy rains. According to event organizer Duane Cash, he has not seen conditions like this in early February in over 40 years. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 23:21:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0884.html 2015-02-12T23:21:26Z Snow melt leads to Great Falls FAS reopening http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0883.html A fishing access site on the Missouri River south of Great Falls has reopened in the wake of the recent warm weather, says a Fish, Wildlife and Parks official. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:15:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0883.html Bruce Auchly 2015-01-27T18:15:49Z FWP Issues Fish-consumption Advisory Below Oil Spill http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0882.html BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has issued a consumption advisory for fish caught in the Yellowstone River in the area of a Jan. 17, 2015, oil spill west of Glendive. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0882.html 2015-01-21T18:08:00Z FWP issues fish-consumption advisory below oil spill http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0881.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has issued consumption advisory for fish caught in the Yellowstone River in the area of a Jan. 17, 2015, oil spill west of Glendive. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:07:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0881.html 2015-01-21T18:07:45Z Winter Anglers Can Help To Protect Montana's Waters http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0880.html Montana's fishing regulations restrict anglers from importing live bait fish into Montana. It is also illegal to release live bait fish of any kind into Montana waters. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:18:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0880.html 2015-01-16T22:18:00Z Fish Virus Detected in Montana’s Kootenai River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0879.html Fish-health testing by state fisheries biologists in November detected a virus in wild spawning kokanee salmon in the Kootenai River below Kootenai Falls. It marks the first time the common virus, called infectious hematopoietic necrosis, or IHN, has been detected in state waters, said Mark Deleray, fisheries manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Kalispell. While IHN doesn't harm humans, it does occur naturally in Pacific Coast wild salmon, steelhead, and herring and can be passed on to other fish. The virus was known to be present in in portions of Kootenai River that pass through Idaho and Canada. It is not known how long the virus has been at this location in Montana, but since fish can move into Montana from the downstream reaches in Idaho and Canada, it likely has been around for some time. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:52:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0879.html 2015-01-12T23:52:49Z Bull Trout Redd Counts for Waters across Northwest Montana Completed for 2014 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0878.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Fisheries Field crews have completed the annual inventory of bull trout spawning sites in the Clark Fork, Flathead, and Kootenai drainages, which comprise northwest Montana’s FWP Region One. Experienced observers walk known spawning areas and count the number of spawning nests called redds. Female bull trout excavate a depression in the streambed where she deposits her eggs which are immediately fertilized by a male. These nests, called redds, are typically four to six feet long by three feet wide, or even larger and are easily identified when walking down the stream channel. Redd counts are indicative of the abundance levels of spawning adult bull trout each year. Redd counts are used to assess status and trends in bull trout populations in northwest Montana. Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:52:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0878.html 2015-01-06T23:52:40Z SMITH LAKE DERBY ATTRACTS 400+ ANGLERS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0877.html The 44th annual Lions Club Smith Lake Ice Fishing Derby held west of Kalispell on Saturday, December 27 attracted over 400 anglers. Youngsters composed the biggest part of the crowd. Anglers landed hundreds of small pike and fewer numbers of perch on jigs tipped with maggots or smelt. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:37:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0877.html 2014-12-29T16:37:22Z FWP Seeks Comment On Commercial Fishing Regs Near Helena http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0876.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on proposed commercial fishing regulations on two waters near Helena for the harvest of carp. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:31:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0876.html 2014-12-12T21:31:00Z FWP Seeks Comment On Commercial Bait-Seining Waters http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0875.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would adjust the list of waters where commercial bait seining is allowed in Montana. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0875.html 2014-12-12T21:30:00Z FWP Seeks Public Comment on Open Water Fishing Contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0874.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on more than 50 fishing contests proposed statewide for the open-water season of 2015. Four of these proposed contests are in Region 7. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:56:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0874.html Cathy Stewart 2014-12-03T22:56:00Z FWP Seeks Public Comment On Open Water Fishing Contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0873.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on more than 50 fishing contests proposed statewide for the open-water season of 2015. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:40:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0873.html 2014-12-02T20:40:00Z FWP Makes Decision on Pine Grove Pond FAS Addition http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0872.html Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed South Acquisition for the purpose of acquiring two additional parcels of land totaling 4.26 acres between the Whitefish River and Pine Grove Pond FAS for the purpose of providing additional access to the Whitefish River and providing a buffer between the busy FAS and neighboring private land. The proposed addition would access nearly 750 feet of river shore. The Flathead Land Trust Initiated the project to add the additional acreage to enhance this popular community asset by ensuring the undeveloped land will remain as open space and continue to function as forested riparian habitat Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:40:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0872.html 2014-10-23T16:40:18Z FWP SEEKING COMMENTS ON PINE GROVE POND FAS PROPOSED SOUTH ADDITION ACQUISITION http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0871.html Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has written a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed South Acquisition for the purpose of acquiring two additional parcels of land totaling 4.26 acres between the Whitefish River and Pine Grove Pond FAS for the purpose of providing additional access to the Whitefish River and providing a buffer between the busy FAS and neighboring private land. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0871.html 2014-10-23T16:36:35Z Improvements Underway at Island Lake FAS near Marion http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0870.html Construction activities will begin at Island Lake Fishing Access Site near Marion on October 13thand will continue until November 21st. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:32:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0870.html 2014-10-23T16:32:28Z Comments Sought on New Helena Valley FAS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4049.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on a draft environmental statement proposing the development of a new fishing access site on Prickly Pear Creek in the Helena Valley. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4049.html 2014-08-28T20:33:00Z