Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Lower Portion of Beaver Creek in Hill County to be Closed to Fishing http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0943.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be closing approximately 25 miles of lower Beaver Creek to fishing and bait collection, from September 1st through October 31st, 2015. The closure is taking place as a result of dam repairs on Beaver Creek Dam being conducted by Hill County. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:43:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0943.html 2015-08-26T20:43:56Z Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Fishing Regulations: Meetings Slated for Missoula and Kalispell http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0942.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ western regions will host two public meetings to give the public the opportunity to discuss proposed fishing regulations changes for March 2016 through February 2017. The meetings take place at the times and dates below: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:47:58 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0942.html 2015-08-24T22:47:58Z Angling Restrictions Lifted on Several southwest MT Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0941.html Longer nights combined with cooler air temperatures have made a sustained impact on southwest Montana rivers and their water temperatures. As a result, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted the angling restrictions on several rivers. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:16:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0941.html Andrea Jones 2015-08-24T18:16:38Z Helena Meeting Set At Montana Wild On Proposed 2016 Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0940.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a public meeting at Montana WILD in Helena on Sept. 3 to discuss and seek comment on proposed changes to fishing regulations for 2016. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:32:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0940.html 2015-08-21T19:32:00Z Hoot Owl Restriction Removed on Section of Big Hole http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0939.html After consistent readings of lower water temperatures, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted the “Hoot Owl” restriction on the Big Hole River prohibiting fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight on the stretch of river running from Maiden Rock Fishing Access Site to Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:46:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0939.html Andrea Jones 2015-08-20T20:46:11Z Sidney Bridge Boat Ramp Temporary Closure http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0937.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has upcoming plans to temporarily close the Sidney Bridge Fishing Access Site boat ramp located near Sidney, MT. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:35:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0937.html 2015-08-19T15:35:00Z Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Fishing Regs; Meeting Slated for Missoula and Kalispell http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0936.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ western regions will host two public meetings to give the public the opportunity to discuss proposed fishing regulations changes for March 2016 through February 2017. The meetings take place at the times and dates below: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:26:20 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0936.html 2015-08-18T21:26:20Z Stretches of Big Hole Closed to All Fishing Starting Wednesday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0935.html With water levels dropping to critical levels, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has moved to close two stretches of the Big Hole River effective Wednesday. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:20:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0935.html Andrea Jones 2015-08-18T18:20:04Z Stretches of Big Hole Closed to All Fishing Starting Wednesday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0938.html With water levels dropping to critical levels, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has moved to close two stretches of the Big Hole River effective Wednesday. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:20:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0938.html Andrea Jones 2015-08-18T18:20:04Z COMMENT SOUGHT ON PROPOSED 2016 FISHING REGULATIONS, PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD IN GLASGOW http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0934.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on proposed 2016 fishing regulations. Statewide public meetings are scheduled to discuss the proposed regulations. For the Region 6 area, the meeting will be held in the Quonset building at Region 6 FWP Headquarters in Glasgow from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 20:45:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0934.html Marc Kloker 2015-08-14T20:45:00Z LOCATION CHANGE: Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Fishing Regulations; Meetings Scheduled for Butte, Bozeman http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0933.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Region 3 will host two public meetings this week to give the public the opportunity to discuss proposed fishing regulations changes for March 2016 through February 2017. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 22:31:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0933.html Andrea Jones 2015-08-12T22:31:00Z Comment Sought On Proposed 2016 Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0932.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on proposed 2016 fishing regulations. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:42:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0932.html 2015-08-12T21:42:00Z Biologists to dye creek to prepare for fish treatment http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0931.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists will put a non-toxic green dye in Soda Butte Creek northeast of Yellowstone National Park this week in preparation for a larger fish treatment project later in the month. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:31:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0931.html 2015-08-10T22:31:01Z Public Meeting Scheduled for Montana Fish Regulation Changes http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0930.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public comment on tentative changes to Montana's fishing regulations for the 2016 season. The Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the tentative regulations for public comment at the August 6, 2015 meeting. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 18:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0930.html 2015-08-07T18:08:00Z FWP Region 4 Fisheries Staff to Host Open House http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0929.html Anglers will have an opportunity to voice comments and ask questions about proposals for the 2016-2020 fishing-regulation cycle on Aug. 12 in Great Falls. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 21:06:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0929.html Bruce Auchly 2015-08-06T21:06:27Z Restrictions Reinstituted on Jefferson & Portions of the Big Hole http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0928.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has reinstituted “hoot owl” angling restrictions on the entire Jefferson River and portions of the Big Hole River effective Tuesday Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:15:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0928.html Andrea Jones 2015-08-04T16:15:36Z Boat Ramp Use at Sidney Bridge Fishing Access Site http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0927.html Anglers and boaters using the boat ramp at Sidney Bridge Fishing Access Site need to be advised of a potential drop off at the end of the concrete ramp. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:22:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0927.html 2015-07-31T22:22:00Z Angling Restrictions Lifted on Beaverhead, Big Hole & Jefferson http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0926.html Longer nights, cooler air temperatures and some much needed rain have brought down the water temperature of several southwest Montana river systems. Therefore, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted the angling restrictions on the Beaverhead, Big Hole, and Jefferson rivers effective Thursday. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:14:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0926.html Andrea Jones 2015-07-30T15:14:41Z Fishing Restrictions Begin for Some Blackfoot Tributaries on Thursday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4053.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) will close fishing between the hours of 2 p.m. and midnight on some tributaries in the Blackfoot drainage beginning Thursday, July 30. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:02:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4053.html 2015-07-29T22:02:06Z 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