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 proposes new boat ramp at Little Muddy Creek FAS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1290.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is taking public comment on an environmental assessment regarding the construction of a primitive boat ramp at the Little Muddy Creek Fishing Access Site. Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:48:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1290.html 2020-07-08T14:48:23Z FWP proposing native trout restoration in creek near Olney http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1266.html Kalispell — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on a proposal to restore native westslope cutthroat trout in Martin Creek near Olney. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:55:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1266.html 2020-06-23T19:55:12Z Fire, flood restrictions change at FWP’s south central Montana properties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1265.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks added fire restrictions to all of its properties in Yellowstone County this week, but lifted traffic restrictions at many of its fishing access sites along the Yellowstone River in south central Montana. Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:46:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1265.html 2020-06-19T16:46:07Z Fish for free over Father’s Day weekend http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1264.html Whether you’re tying on a salmon fly or putting a night crawler onto a hook, during Father’s Day weekend, everyone in Montana can fish for free. Wed, 10 Jun 2020 14:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1264.html 2020-06-10T14:29:00Z Fish for free over Father’s Day weekend http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1263.html Whether you’re tying on a salmon fly or putting a night crawler onto a hook, during Father’s Day weekend, everyone in Montana can fish for free. Tue, 09 Jun 2020 19:42:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1263.html 2020-06-09T19:42:49Z High flows cause restrictions at some fishing access sites around the state http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1262.html Recent warm temperatures have triggered significant runoff in rivers around the state, causing flooding at several fishing access sites. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:31:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1262.html 2020-06-02T20:31:56Z Flooding restricts traffic at south central Montana fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1261.html High water from spring runoff has flooded parts of at least 10 fishing access sites in south central Montana, prompting Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to restrict traffic in them to walk-in only. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 00:10:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1261.html 2020-06-02T00:10:22Z Voyager’s Rest FAS traffic restricted because of flooding http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1260.html Billings – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has limited traffic to walk-in only at its Voyagers Rest fishing access site northeast of Worden because of flooding. Tue, 26 May 2020 20:49:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1260.html 2020-05-26T20:49:33Z Renovated Baker Lake benefits from wild fish transfers, hatchery stocking http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1259.html Anglers at the newly renovated Baker Lake are harvesting some nice-sized rainbow trout, as well as enjoying a rare opportunity to catch some decent walleye. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has worked extensively with the community to improve the fishery after a tornado severely damaged the lake in 2018. Tue, 12 May 2020 16:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1259.html Marla Prell 2020-05-12T16:46:00Z Great Falls and Lewistown kids fishing events canceled http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1258.html Two annual fishing events for youngsters in central Montana that attract large numbers of people have been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tue, 12 May 2020 14:27:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1258.html 2020-05-12T14:27:21Z Mallard’s Rest FAS on Yellowstone River to close for road repairs http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1257.html Bozeman — Mallard’s Rest Fishing Access Site will be closed from Wednesday, May 13, through Friday, June 5, for road improvements. Wed, 06 May 2020 22:39:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1257.html 2020-05-06T22:39:05Z FWP reminder for stocking private ponds http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1256.html As private pond owners look to stock ponds with fish this spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has a few reminders. A permit from FWP is required to stock fish, and fish can only be stocked from approved commercial sources. In addition, fish shipped from out of state require an import permit. Fri, 24 Apr 2020 21:53:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1256.html 2020-04-24T21:53:38Z FWP reminds western Montana anglers that river, stream fishing closed until May 16 in most places http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1255.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds anglers that general fishing season for rivers and streams in the Western Montana Fishing District does not open until the third Saturday of May. Fri, 24 Apr 2020 21:53:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1255.html 2020-04-24T21:53:05Z Temporary closure for Ennis FAS scheduled for early May http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1254.html The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission on Thursday approved a temporary closure of the Ennis Fishing Access Site for road repairs. Fri, 24 Apr 2020 21:51:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1254.html 2020-04-24T21:51:40Z Paddlefish season on Yellowstone, Lower Missouri canceled; still opportunity on Upper Missouri http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1253.html The 2020 paddlefish seasons on the Yellowstone and Lower Missouri rivers (yellow tag) are canceled in response to Gov. Steve Bullock’s extension of the directives for social distancing and non-resident quarantine to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Wed, 08 Apr 2020 21:57:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1253.html Marla Prell 2020-04-08T21:57:00Z Paddlefish season on Yellowstone, Lower Missouri canceled; still opportunity on Upper Missouri http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1289.html The 2020 paddlefish seasons on the Yellowstone and Lower Missouri rivers (yellow tag) are canceled in response to Gov. Steve Bullock’s extension of the directives for social distancing and non-resident quarantine to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:53:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1289.html 2020-04-08T20:53:40Z Analysis Reveals Origin of Illegally Introduced Walleyes in Upper Thompson Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1252.html Kalispell, MT — An analysis of two walleyes found last year in Upper Thompson Lake confirmed the non-native fish were illegally introduced on separate occasions from the Lower Clark Fork reservoir system. Tue, 24 Mar 2020 22:11:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1252.html 2020-03-24T22:11:47Z FWP Proposes Acquiring 40 Acres Along Thompson River for Fishing Access Site http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1251.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing the purchase of 40 acres on the Thompson River to be managed as an undeveloped, walk-in Fishing Access Site approximately five miles east of Thompson Falls in Sanders County. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 22:47:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1251.html 2020-03-16T22:47:41Z Know the phases of cold water immersion http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1250.html With ice coming off Montana’s lakes and rivers it’s important to remember that cold water can be deadly. If you are recreating on or around water this spring, remember to wear a life jacket and always tell someone where you are going and when you plan on returning. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1250.html 2020-03-12T17:14:00Z Boat Ramp at Logan State Park to Temporarily Close http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1249.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is expanding the boat ramp at Logan State Park and the ramp will be closed for 45 days during development. Mon, 09 Mar 2020 17:46:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1249.html 2020-03-09T17:46:49Z FWP to Begin Stocking Trout in Willow Creek Reservoir http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1248.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks soon will begin stocking catchable rainbow trout in Willow Creek Reservoir west of Augusta on the Rocky Mountain Front. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:54:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1248.html Bruce Auchly 2020-02-25T22:54:10Z FWP seeking comments on proposed temporary FAS closures http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1247.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on proposals that would temporarily close two fishing access sites for road construction. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 19:12:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1247.html 2020-02-25T19:12:14Z FWP reminder: Use caution when recreating on the ice http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1246.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages ice anglers and others recreating on ice to use caution. Ice conditions are variable across the state. Wed, 29 Jan 2020 17:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1246.html 2020-01-29T17:24:00Z FWP Reminder: Use caution when recreating on the ice http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1245.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages ice anglers and others recreating on ice to use caution. Ice conditions are variable across the state. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:52:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1245.html 2020-01-28T22:52:49Z New Walleye and Perch Regulations Now in Effect on Holter Reservoir http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1244.html Anglers are reminded of a regulation change that began Jan. 1 for walleye and perch fishing at Holter Reservoir south of Great Falls. Thu, 09 Jan 2020 18:03:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1244.html Bruce Auchly 2020-01-09T18:03:56Z