Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en WALLEYES UNLIMITED AND FWP COLLECTING USED CHRISTMAS TREES FOR FISH HABITAT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1106.html The Miles City chapter of Walleyes Unlimited and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks have teamed up to continue improving a popular local fishery. Tue, 26 Dec 2017 23:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1106.html 2017-12-26T23:20:00Z Ice Fishing Season is Beginning, Anglers Encouraged to Practice Safety http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1105.html It’s that time of year when ice anglers will be heading out to Montana's waters for the ice fishing season. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reminds anglers that safety should be the number one concern during a day out on the ice. Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1105.html 2017-12-18T20:20:00Z Ice Fishing Season is Beginning, Anglers Encouraged to Practice Safety http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1104.html It’s that time of year when ice anglers will be heading out to Montana's waters for the ice fishing season. Ice fishing is a great winter activity that the entire family can enjoy. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reminds anglers that safety should be the number one concern during a day out on the ice. While the first ice of the year often offers some of the best fishing, it also can be quite variable from location to location and from day to day. Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:33:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1104.html Marc Kloker 2017-12-18T18:33:01Z REVISED WATERBODY LIST: Public comment sought for open water fishing contests proposed for open water 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1103.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on open water fishing contests proposed for the 2018 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:00:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1103.html 2017-12-14T21:00:17Z Public comment sought for open water fishing contests proposed for open water 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1102.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on open water fishing contests proposed for the 2018 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1102.html 2017-12-12T15:21:00Z Public comment sought for open water fishing contests proposed for open water 2018 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1101.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on open water fishing contests proposed for the 2018 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:05:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1101.html 2017-12-11T17:05:01Z East Bridge fishing access site restricted for construction http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1100.html The East Bridge fishing access site in Lockwood will be restricted to walk-in traffic only starting Dec. 4 to accommodate construction on the Lockwood municipal water intake. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:24:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1100.html 2017-11-29T21:24:44Z Paving Project at the Duck Creek Fishing Access Site Completed http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1099.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Duck Creek Fishing Access Site (FAS) paving and improvement project was completed earlier this month. The FAS, which is near Fort Peck at the Duck Creek Recreation Area, is fully open to the public. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:12:03 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1099.html Marc Kloker 2017-11-20T22:12:03Z FWP Salmon Spawn Effort on Fort Peck Reservoir a Success http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1098.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fisheries crews began collecting adult Chinook salmon the first week of October this year in hopes of collecting a large number of eggs. Throughout October, FWP staff collected an estimated 791,000 eggs from nearly 200 female salmon. Although this was down from the record year of 1.4 million in 2016, this was the second most eggs collected since the program began. Successfully hatched eggs will be raised to fingerlings and released back into the reservoir in 2018. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:24:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1098.html Marc Kloker 2017-11-10T21:24:17Z Cooperative efforts improve Spotted Eagle fishery http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1097.html Annual efforts to improve the fishery at Spotted Eagle Lake continue in 2017, including habitat projects, stocking of hatchery-reared fish, transfer of wild fish, removal of rough fish and sampling. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:23:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1097.html 2017-10-12T22:23:00Z FWP Crew Honored by Governor Bullock for Restoring World-Class Fishery in the South Fork Flathead Drainage http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1094.html (KALISPELL, Mont.) The largest conservation project in the country aimed at restoring native westslope cutthroat trout has successfully reached its conclusion in northwest Montana. Governor Steve Bullock presented the Award for Excellence to FWP’s Region One fisheries crew for their dedicated efforts in protecting our state fish. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:13:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1094.html 2017-09-28T21:13:17Z Paving Project Occurring at the Duck Creek Fishing Access Site- Boat Ramp Is Closed http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1093.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Duck Creek Fishing Access Site (FAS) boat ramp will be closed, starting this week, until further notice. The FAS, which is near Fort Peck at the Duck Creek Recreation Area will remain open to foot traffic Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:52:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1093.html Marc Kloker 2017-09-27T22:52:26Z LAST SECTION OF BIG HOLE TO REOPEN TO FISHING TUESDAY http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1092.html (BOZEMAN, Mont.)—With criteria being met under the drought management plan, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will reopen the last remaining closed section of the Big Hole River to fishing effective Tuesday. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:23:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1092.html 2017-09-25T17:23:08Z ALERT: ANGLING RESTRICTIONS LIFTED ON SECTION I OF THE BIG HOLE http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1091.html (BOZEMAN, Mont.)—Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public that angling restrictions on the Upper Big Hole River have been lifted given improved conditions. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:21:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1091.html 2017-09-25T17:21:49Z Fishing restrictions lifted on Madison River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1090.html (HELENA, Mont.)—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will lift the hoot owl restrictions on the lower Madison River from Ennis Dam to the mouth effective Friday. With cooler water temperatures, this section has met criteria for reopening. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:58:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1090.html 2017-09-15T18:58:22Z Smith River Reopens to Fishing http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1089.html Fishing restrictions on the Smith River were lifted at 12:01 a.m., Sept. 15, according to Fish, Wildlife and Parks policy. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:01:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1089.html Bruce Auchly 2017-09-15T17:01:35Z Canyon Ferry and Tiber AIS inspections stations reduce hours http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1088.html Labor Day weekend marked the end of the height of boating season in Montana, and in response, decontamination stations at Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoirs are moving to fall hours, so it is important to note that the inspection station hours vary by site. For inspection station hours go to http://musselresponse.mt.gov/Decontamination-Stations. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:33:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1088.html 2017-09-13T21:33:31Z With low flows, another section of Big Hole River to close to all fishing http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1087.html (HELENA, Mont.)—The Big Hole River from Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the mouth of the North Fork of the Big Hole River (Section I) will close entirely to fishing effective Friday, Sept.8. Fishing will be prohibited all day every day (this section had previously been under hoot owl restrictions). Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1087.html 2017-09-07T22:46:00Z Sun River to Reopen to Fishing http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1086.html Fishing restrictions on the Sun River were lifted at 2 p.m., Sept. 1, state fisheries officials have announced. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:30:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1086.html Bruce Auchly 2017-09-07T15:30:48Z Seeley Lake Waters Reopened to all Recreation http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1085.html Seeley Lake waters are open again to boating and other recreation, effective at noon on September 6, 2017. The lake has been under a temporary emergency closure while aircraft used most of the lake to draw water to fight the Rice Ridge Fire. Wed, 06 Sep 2017 21:01:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1085.html 2017-09-06T21:01:48Z Section of Lower Big Hole Hits Trigger For Full Fishing Closure http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1084.html (HELENA, Mont.)—An 18-mile stretch of the Big Hole River will close entirely to fishing effective Thursday. Fishing will be prohibited all day every day from the Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site to the river’s confluence with the Beaverhead River (this section had previously been under hoot owl restrictions). Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:35:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1084.html 2017-09-06T19:35:14Z FWP tightens fire restrictions in Sweet Grass County http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1083.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ ban campfires and restrictions on smoking and other activities at its properties in Sweet Grass County will get stricter starting Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, because of wildfire danger. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:39:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1083.html 2017-08-29T19:39:44Z FWP monitoring efforts turn up few additional fish, no restrictions or closures planned http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1082.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ biologists doubled their monitoring efforts Friday, using two boats to look for dead or dying fish between Livingston and Springdale. Fri, 25 Aug 2017 22:47:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1082.html 2017-08-25T22:47:23Z FWP monitoring recent fish deaths in Yellowstone River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1081.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is closely monitoring recent discoveries of dead fish along the upper Yellowstone River. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:16:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1081.html 2017-08-23T23:16:18Z 2017-2018 ice fishing contests proposed http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1079.html Each year, groups and organizations around Montana celebrate a treasured winter tradition with local ice fishing contests. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:36:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1079.html 2017-08-21T23:36:04Z