Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Time to Catch a Rainbow http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0829.html Want a fishing tip? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:02:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0829.html 2014-04-11T20:02:00Z Island Lake Fishing Access Site Proposed Development Draft EA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0828.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Island Lake Fishing Access Site Proposed Development Draft Environmental Assessment (Lincoln County, T29N, R26W, NW¼ S31). Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:01:13 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0828.html 2014-04-11T20:01:13Z Fisheries Sampling on Noxon Reservoir Begins in April http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0827.html FWP will be initiating walleye research on Noxon Reservoir beginning in early April. Biologists will collect data to determine population demographics, reproductive potential, dietary habits and PCB concentrations within edible portions of walleye. The information will be used in the revised draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and determine if additional consumption advisories are necessary for Noxon’s sport fish. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:59:51 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0827.html 2014-04-11T19:59:51Z Get Ready To Fish Small Streams On May 17 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0826.html As always, most Montana's small streams will open for fishing on the third Saturday of May, which is May 17 this year. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:51:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0826.html 2014-04-11T19:51:00Z Comment Sought on Stocking Tiger Muskies in Ackley, Martinsdale http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0825.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment (EA) proposing to stock tiger muskies in Ackley and Martinsdale reservoirs. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:45:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0825.html Bruce Auchly 2014-04-10T21:45:00Z CSKT, FWP Issue Lake Trout Consumption Guidelines for Flathead Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0824.html The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) have issued updated guidelines for consumption of lake trout from Flathead Lake. Lake trout from Flathead Lake, like all fish, contain mercury. These guidelines are designed to be used by anglers to make personal decisions for eating lake trout safely as part of a healthy diet. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:03:30 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0824.html 2014-04-07T20:03:30Z Mallard's Rest FAS Reopens http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0823.html After a winter-long closure, Mallard’s Rest Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River reopened Monday. The site – south of Livingston – had been closed since mid-December after a large ice jam caused major flooding and a number of maintenance issues. FWP decided to reopen the site once the road became safe to drive and the boat ramp became accessible. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0823.html 2014-04-01T16:25:00Z Helicopter Being Used for Some Region 6 Fish Stocking http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0822.html For the first time, the Fort Peck Multi-Species Fish Hatchery will be using one of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks helicopters to stock fingerling rainbow trout to many Region 6 public and private ponds that are opened for public fishing. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:01:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0822.html Ron Selden 2014-03-31T17:01:00Z Latest Fort Peck Reservoir Research Findings & Fishing Outlooks Released http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0821.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists say lower Fort Peck Reservoir water levels have had an impact on some fish populations, but benefits are still being realized from good water years in 2008 through 2011. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:55:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0821.html Ron Selden 2014-03-25T15:55:00Z Be Aware of Ice Jams; Fourth R3 FAS Closed http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0820.html With the recent increase in temperature, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to the movement of ice jams and sudden rises in water levels along river corridors. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0820.html 2014-03-04T23:04:00Z Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board to Meet February 26 in POLSON http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0819.html The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet on Wednesday, February 26 beginning at 10 a.m. at the CSKT Natural Resources Office at 301 Main Street in Polson. Note that this is a change in the location of the meeting Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0819.html 2014-02-25T19:27:00Z Approved 2014 Open Water Fishing Contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0818.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has approved the following open water fishing contests for 2014. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Most contests require catch-and-release fishing and participants in these contests may not keep any fish. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:42:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0818.html 2014-02-07T21:42:00Z Cutthroat Trout Restoration Meeting in White Sulphur Springs http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0817.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a meeting in White Sulphur Springs to discuss a restoration of native westslope cutthroat trout in Camas Lake and Big Camas Creek, in the Big Belt Mountains of the Helena National Forest. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:36:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0817.html Bruce Auchly 2014-02-04T17:36:00Z FWP Seeks Comment On Unauthorized Fish Placement Rule http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0816.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on a draft rule that outlines how officials will respond to the unauthorized placement of live fish into public waters. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0816.html 2014-01-31T15:33:00Z Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board to Meet February 26 in Missoula http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0815.html The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet on Wednesday, February 26 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Montana FWP headquarters on Spurgin Road in Missoula. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:36:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0815.html 2014-01-29T17:36:00Z Biologists to sample fish at Cooney Reservoir http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0814.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries biologists will spend three nights during the next three weeks catching fish for research through the ice at Cooney Reservoir. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:43:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0814.html 2014-01-23T21:43:00Z Blanchard Lake Fishing Access Site to Receive Improvements http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0813.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for Blanchard Lake Fishing Access Site proposed improvements. FWP proposes to increase parking capacity and improve the existing facilities. Blanchard Lake is located two miles southwest of Whitefish, Montana (T30N, R22W, NW¼ S2). Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:40:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0813.html 2014-01-16T17:40:00Z FWP Seeks Comment On Fishing Access Site Rules http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0812.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on rules at fishing access sites that identify fees for camping, group use permits, facility rentals, and special recreation permits on the Blackfoot and Madison rivers. No changes are proposed to current rules. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0812.html 2014-01-14T15:29:00Z Keep Ice Fishing Safe! http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0811.html Ice fishing turns angling into a year-round sport, but the element of ice also adds risk. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:40:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0811.html 2013-12-31T17:40:00Z Christmas Tree Collection for Fish Habitat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0810.html MILES CITY--The Miles City chapter of Walleyes Unlimited and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has set up a Christmas tree drop off location at Spotted Eagle Recreation Area. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:47:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0810.html 2013-12-31T16:47:00Z Smith Lake Fishing Derby Kids http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0809.html The 40th annual Smith Lake Ice Fishing Derby held west of Kalispell on Saturday, December 28 attracted over 400 anglers, with youngsters composing the biggest part of the crowd. The event is put on by the Sunriser Lions Club as a public service to the community and as a way to make a modest amount of money to donate to family fishing pond programs. Anglers also donated some pike to the Hooked on Fishing program for dissection exercises. The Lions operated a food stand offering hamburgers, chili, and other items. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:41:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0809.html 2013-12-30T17:41:00Z Keep Ice Fishing Safe http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0808.html Ice fishing turns angling into a year-round sport, but the element of ice also adds risk. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0808.html 2013-12-27T19:00:00Z Minnow Vending Machine Available to Anglers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0807.html MILES CITY, Mont.-- Live bait fish cannot legally be transported across state lines, into or out of Montana (Montana ARM 12.7.201(5)). Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:52:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0807.html 2013-12-23T20:52:00Z Live Minnows May Not be Imported into Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0806.html MILES CITY, Mont. -- As temperatures drop ice fishing opportunities begin and anglers run to grab their gear. Please be reminded that live bait fish cannot legally be transported across state lines, into or out of Montana (Montana ARM 12.7.201(5)). Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:31:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0806.html 2013-12-17T20:31:00Z FWP Seeks Comment On 2014 Open Water Fishing Contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0805.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on fishing contests proposed for next year's open water season. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0805.html 2013-11-26T16:09:00Z