Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Don’t forget your AIS prevention pass http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1063.html A new program initiated by the 2017 Montana Legislature and recently signed into law by Gov. Steve Bullock is helping fund the fight against aquatic invasive species in Montana. Wed, 24 May 2017 14:42:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1063.html 2017-05-24T14:42:00Z Yellowstone River Paddlefish Season Summary http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1062.html Montana’s 2017 paddlefish season closed at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20 on the Yellowstone River and the Missouri River downstream of Fort Peck Dam. Mon, 22 May 2017 22:51:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1062.html 2017-05-22T22:51:00Z Paddlefish season to close Saturday at 2 p.m. http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1061.html Montana’s 2017 paddlefish season will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 on the Yellowstone River and the Missouri River downstream of Fort Peck Dam. Fri, 19 May 2017 16:19:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1061.html 2017-05-19T16:19:00Z New AIS prevention pass available to anglers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1060.html A program initiated by bill from the 2017 Montana Legislature will provide significant funding for the state’s fight against aquatic invasive species. Thu, 18 May 2017 20:49:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1060.html 2017-05-18T20:49:00Z FWP Seeks Review of Proposal to Remove Non-Native Trout in Bitterroot's Overwhich Creek and Tribs http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1059.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) seeks public review of its proposal to remove non-native and hybridized cutthroat trout in the upper portion of Overwhich Creek and its tributaries in the southwest Bitterroot Valley, above Painted Rocks Dam. Fri, 12 May 2017 19:21:20 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1059.html 2017-05-12T19:21:20Z Surge in Yellowstone may coincide with paddlefish opener http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1058.html A surge of water is heading downstream, just in time for the opening of paddlefish season on the Yellowstone River Monday. Thu, 11 May 2017 20:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1058.html 2017-05-11T20:04:00Z Recycled Christmas trees improve Spotted Eagle fish habitat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1057.html Thanks to some local recycling and volunteer efforts, Spotted Eagle Lake’s habitat just got a little more inviting for resident fish. Thu, 04 May 2017 16:37:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1057.html 2017-05-04T16:37:00Z FWP Seeks Comment on Proposed New Fishing Access on Clark Fork Near Gold Creek http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1056.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public review and comment on its proposal to acquire approximately six acres along the Clark Fork River near Gold Creek for a new Fishing Access Site (FAS). Mon, 01 May 2017 18:10:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1056.html 2017-05-01T18:10:05Z Catch Cards are Catching on with Bull Trout Fishermen http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1055.html For many traditional western Montana anglers, it was a sad day in 1998 when they learned Bull Trout, Montana’s largest native trout, were being added to the Federal list of Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act. Opportunities to take home the biggest trout many people will ever catch in their lives or perhaps enjoy the occasional palate-pleasing sensation of smoked Bull Trout seemed to be going away forever. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:38:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1055.html 2017-04-20T14:38:27Z Annual Fort Peck Reservoir Walleye Spawning Operation Underway http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1053.html Warmer temperatures and melted ice mean the annual walleye spawning operation on Fort Peck Reservoir getting into full swing. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:34:46 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1053.html Marc Kloker 2017-04-11T22:34:46Z Extended snow cover contributes to fish winterkills http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1052.html Fisheries staffers in Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 are starting to see fish winterkills in lakes and ponds throughout the region, but they attribute it to the heavier snowfall the area has seen this winter. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:07:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1052.html 2017-03-30T22:07:00Z Pine Grove Pond Opens Saturday, April 8 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1051.html It is that time again, snow is melting and birds are singing and the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site is opening on April 8th for the summer fishing season. Pine Grove Pond is a very popular family fishing pond located on Rose Creek Crossing. In 2009, The Street Family donated the site to Fish, Wildlife & Parks and since that time it has been fully developed and each year thousands of visitors enjoy the beautiful site making it the most heavily used FAS in the region. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:11:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1051.html 2017-03-28T17:11:01Z Callahan Creek Unconsolidated Fill Removal Decision Notice http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1050.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the Callahan Creek Unconsolidated Fill Removal Draft EA for the purpose of issuing a 124 permit to Lincoln County for the removal of unconsolidated sand and gravel placed by the county in January 2016. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:35:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1050.html 2017-03-17T14:35:56Z FWP Seeks Comment on Proposed Improvements to Kohrs Bend Access Site http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1049.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public review and comment on its proposal to improve Kohrs Bend Fishing Access Site (FAS) and the adjacent riverbank on the Clark Fork River, just north of Deer Lodge. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:23:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1049.html 2017-03-14T17:23:43Z Interview with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks for seasonal Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection Jobs http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1048.html Kalispell Interviews are March 17 (9a.m. to 4 p.m.) and March 18 (9a.m. to noon) at FWP Headquarters on N. Meridian Road Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:34:59 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1048.html 2017-03-10T16:34:59Z FWP Seeks Watercraft Inspectors; Missoula Interviews March 20 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1047.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is looking for seasonal employees to operate aquatic invasive species inspection and decontamination stations around the state. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:00:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1047.html 2017-03-07T17:00:31Z Seasonal Employment Opportunities with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1046.html Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks is looking for seasonal employees to run Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection and Decontamination Stations around the state. Miles City interviews are March 9 (9a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the Miles City Job Service office. Glendive interview are March 11 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the Astoria Hotel. Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:52:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1046.html 2017-03-03T19:52:00Z Seasonal Employment Opportunities with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1045.html Kalispell Interviews are March 17 (9a.m. to 4 p.m.) and March 18 (9a.m. to noon) at FWP Headquarters on N. Meridian Road Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:36:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1045.html 2017-03-02T18:36:14Z FWP seeks watercraft inspectors http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1044.html Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks is looking for many seasonal employees to run Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection and Decontamination Stations around the state to help prevent spreading invasive mussels to other areas. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1044.html 2017-03-01T16:27:00Z Callahan Creek Unconsolidated Fill Removal Draft EA http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1043.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Callahan Creek Unconsolidated Fill Removal draft environmental assessment (EA) for the purpose of issuing a 124 permit to Lincoln County for the removal of unconsolidated sand and gravel placed by the county in January 2016. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:42:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1043.html 2017-02-28T23:42:40Z Upper Missouri River paddlefish lottery tag application deadline March 30 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1042.html Paddlefish anglers planning to fish in the Upper Missouri River (From Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton) will need to apply for an Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Tag. Applications are available to apply by mail, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by stopping by any regional or area FWP offices. Applications must be received no later than March 30, 2017. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:16:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1042.html 2017-02-22T15:16:57Z FWP UPDATES EXTENT OF PARASITE DISTRIBUTION IN MONTANA RIVERS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1041.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released a map today indicating the streams in southwest Montana that have tested positive to date for the presence of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (PKX). Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1041.html 2017-02-07T20:00:00Z Widow Coulee Fishing Access Site Closed for Construction http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1040.html Widow Coulee Fishing Access Site on the Missouri River downstream of Great Falls will be closed for about two months for construction starting Jan. 31. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:50:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1040.html Bruce Auchly 2017-01-26T20:50:43Z Time to Get Your 2017 Bait Fish Seining License http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1039.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind bait collectors that a 2017 Commercial Bait Fish Seining License is required for persons 15 years of age and older to seine for and transport bait fish for commercial purposes in Montana, or for any person who seines for and has in his/her possession more than 24 dozen nongame bait fish. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:39:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1039.html Marc Kloker 2017-01-13T18:39:56Z Smith Lake Ice Fishing Derby Attracts 348 Anglers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1037.html The 45th annual Lions Club Smith Lake Ice Fishing Derby held west of Kalispell on Saturday, December 31 attracted 348 registered anglers. Event organizer Warren Illi, of the Sunriser Lions Club and Flathead Wildlife, Inc., estimated that youngsters comprised 50 percent of the crowd. The surface of Smith Lake looked festive with more than 100 portable ice shelters decked out in multiple colors. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:02:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1037.html 2017-01-03T17:02:23Z