Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Boat Ramp at Varney FAS to Close Temporarily http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1027.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is alerting the public to the temporary closure of the boat ramp at Varney Bridge Fishing Access Site south of Ennis on the Madison River for construction. The closure will go into effect Wednesday, Sept. 21 and remain in place until about Oct. 12 when it is estimated the project will be completed. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:43:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1027.html Andrea Jones 2016-09-20T20:43:52Z FWP Lifts Restrictions on Another Section of the Big Hole http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1026.html Effective immediately, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is lifting the fishing closure on the Big Hole River from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks’ Maiden Rock Fishing Access Site to Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:34:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1026.html Andrea Jones 2016-09-20T16:34:04Z Fishing Restrictions to be Lifted Sunday 9/11 on Jefferson River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1025.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will lift the fishing restrictions on the Jefferson River effective Sunday. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:17:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1025.html Andrea Jones 2016-09-09T21:17:36Z Boat ramp replacement project slated for West Rosebud FAS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1024.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is planning a boat ramp replacement project at West Rosebud Fishing Access Site near Forsyth. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1024.html Marla Prell 2016-09-08T20:46:00Z Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Madison, Gallatin, & E. Gallatin http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1023.html The Madison, Gallatin, and East Gallatin River are now fully open to fishing. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:48:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1023.html Andrea Jones 2016-09-06T17:48:28Z Westslope Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project Planned For Handkercheif Lake September 12-23, 2016 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1022.html The South Fork Flathead westslope cutthroat trout conservation program will continue this fall with rotenone treatment of Handkerchief Lake. The purpose of this project is to remove nonnative trout and the threat they pose to westslope cutthroat trout in the South Fork Flathead drainage. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:11:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1022.html 2016-09-06T17:11:14Z FWP Hosts Public Meeting in Vida to Discuss Redwater Fish Passage Project http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1021.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host an open house at the Vida School to discuss the Redwater Fish Passage Enhancement Project on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 7-9 p.m. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:52:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1021.html Marc Kloker 2016-08-26T15:52:04Z Lower Ruby Fishing Restriction Lifted http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1020.html Effective immediately, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is lifting the hoot-owl fishing restrictions on the Ruby River from Duncan District Road to the confluence with the Beaverhead River. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:21:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1020.html Andrea Jones 2016-08-25T21:21:14Z Alert: Keep Pets Away from Decomposing Fish http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1019.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is urging the public to keep pets out of contact with fish carcasses along the banks of the Yellowstone River. While the parasite associated with this fish kill has not been shown to cause health problems in humans or pets, bacteria or other harmful materials associated with decomposing fish could sicken pets. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:12:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1019.html Andrea Jones 2016-08-24T16:12:57Z Public Invited to Comment on Fishing Regulation Adjustments http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1018.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking comment on proposed adjustments to the fishing regulations for 2017. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:58:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1018.html 2016-08-19T15:58:53Z Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Section of the Big Hole http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1017.html Effective immediately, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is lifting the hoot-owl fishing restrictions on the Big Hole River from the North Fork Big Hole River to Dickie Bridge. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:35:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1017.html Andrea Jones 2016-08-12T16:35:40Z Falling river levels may affect boat launching; be aware of fire restrictions http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1016.html With falling water levels in the Yellowstone River due to hot and dry conditions, boaters should use caution when launching. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 20:54:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1016.html 2016-08-08T20:54:00Z FWP adds fire restrictions to Yellowstone County properties http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1015.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will add to restrictions at its fishing access sites, wildlife management areas and state parks in Yellowstone County Friday. The “Stage II” restrictions will start at midnight Friday morning. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 19:08:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1015.html 2016-08-08T19:08:08Z Sections of Beaverhead and Yellowstone Fully Reopen to Fishing http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1014.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to the lifting of restrictions on sections of two rivers in southwest Montana given recent drops in water temperatures thanks to longer stretches of cooler nighttime air and some rain. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:29:32 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1014.html Andrea Jones 2016-08-08T18:29:32Z Another Section of Big Hole Under Full Closure to Fishing http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1013.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to the latest closure affecting fishing in southwest Montana involving the Big Hole River. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 21:16:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1013.html Andrea Jones 2016-08-04T21:16:48Z Anglers with Disabilities Brave the Weather and Catch Lake Trout at the 23rd Annual Fishing Without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1012.html A total of 40 anglers with disabilities participated in the 23rd annual Fishing without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake on June 16. Anglers fished from boats out on the lake and fished off the shore at Saddle Horn Resort. The anglers caught a total of 26 lake trout ranging up to 29 inches in length. Anglers from 5 to 82 years of age hailed from the upper Flathead Valley, Kalispell, Polson, Ronan, Libby, and as far away as Anaconda and even one couple from Idaho. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:34:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1012.html 2016-08-02T20:34:56Z Conditions Force Full Closures on Two SW MT Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1011.html Consistent high water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to close two sections of the Big Hole River and the entire Jefferson River to all fishing. FWP is also implementing hoot owl restrictions on the Yellowstone River and reinstituting hoot owl restrictions on the Lower Beaverhead River as well as a section of the Big Hole. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:34:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1011.html Andrea Jones 2016-08-01T20:34:43Z Warm water prompts fishing restrictions on Yellowstone River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1010.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will restrict fishing on parts of the Yellowstone River in south central Montana beginning 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, due to warm and rising water temperatures. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:27:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1010.html 2016-08-01T20:27:41Z Corrected - Public comment sought for ice fishing contests proposed for winter 2016-2017 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1009.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on ice fishing contests proposed for the 2016-2017 winter season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:34:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1009.html 2016-07-26T16:34:00Z Baker Lake reopens to shoreline fishing; trout ready for anglers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1008.html A month and a half after a tornado hurled considerable debris into Baker Lake, the lake has been reopened to shoreline fishing. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1008.html 2016-07-25T22:27:00Z Alert: Fishing Restrictions on the Upper & Lower Big Hole Effective Saturday 7/23 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1007.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to fishing restrictions on the Big Hole River effective Saturday, July 23 as a result of high water temperatures. Restrictions on other southwest Montana rivers are likely in the near future. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:42:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1007.html Andrea Jones 2016-07-22T19:42:24Z ROCKS students treated to Kids Fishing Day http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1006.html About 50 kids in the ROCKS Summer Enrichment Program in Miles City were treated to a Kids Fishing Day at Spotted Eagle Lake Tuesday by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1006.html 2016-07-20T22:21:00Z Harrison Lake Boat Dock Out of Service After Wind Damage http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1005.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is alerting the public that recent windy conditions at Harrison Lake (aka Willow Creek Reservoir) have severely damaged the boat dock at the Harrison Fishing Access Site. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:20:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1005.html Travis Horton 2016-07-18T17:20:27Z Paddlefish Lottery Tag on Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Season a Success http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1004.html Anglers that participated in the Upper Missouri River paddlefish season this spring reported very good catch rates and reduced angling pressure from prior years. For some families, the new season structure was a welcome change after years of fighting crowds rushing to harvest a paddlefish before the quota was filled. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 23:24:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1004.html Steve Dalbey 2016-07-12T23:24:17Z Fishing Restrictions on Lower East Gallatin River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1003.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to fishing restrictions on the East Gallatin River effective Friday, July 8 as a result of high water temperatures. Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:43:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1003.html Andrea Jones 2016-07-07T17:43:19Z