Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Fish sampling at renovated Baker Lake shows positive results http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1235.html Two days of fish sampling by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in late September demonstrated a healthy start to the fish population in the recently renovated Baker Lake. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1235.html Marla Prell 2019-11-18T21:11:00Z FWP proposes regulation change for Holter yellow perch and walleye http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1234.html At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Fish and Wildlife Commission tentatively approved a regulation change for yellow perch and walleye on Holter Reservoir. This proposed change is based on criteria outlined in the 2010 – 2019 reservoir fisheries management plan. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 22:16:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1234.html 2019-11-12T22:16:29Z Wild catfish transfer boosts angler opportunity at Gartside Reservoir http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1233.html Catfish have rarely been transferred to ponds throughout Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7, despite their success in other ponds programs across the country. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:43:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1233.html Marla Prell 2019-11-08T15:43:00Z Erosion limits access to Rosebud Isle fishing access site to walk-in traffic http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1232.html Rosebud Isle fishing access site at Fishtail is restricted to walk-in traffic only after the West Rosebud River left its bank and washed out the roadway. Tue, 05 Nov 2019 22:12:58 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1232.html 2019-11-05T22:12:58Z FWP accepting comment for commercial bait seining waters http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1231.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is collecting comments for public waters approved for commercial bait seining. Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1231.html 2019-11-04T22:04:00Z FWP to hold open houses for draft management plan http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1288.html Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hosting four open houses in central and southwestern Montana to discuss the draft Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan. This plan guides fisheries management for Canyon Ferry, Hauser and Holter reservoirs, and Missouri River sections from Toston to Canyon Ferry and from Hauser Dam to upper Holter Reservoir. Mon, 28 Oct 2019 21:35:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1288.html 2019-10-28T21:35:19Z Construction to restrict traffic at two fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1230.html Traffic into the Buffalo Mirage and Indian Fort fishing access sites along the Yellowstone River west of Billings will be restricted starting Oct. 28, 2019, while construction crews rebuild entrance roads. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 19:39:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1230.html 2019-10-21T19:39:24Z Illegally Introduced Walleyes Discovered in Upper Thompson Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1229.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists found two walleyes in Upper Thompson Lake last week during a routine fisheries survey. This is the first documented detection of the predacious non-native fish in Lincoln County and is an illegal introduction. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 21:43:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1229.html 2019-10-15T21:43:14Z Fishing closure on upper Big Hole River to be lifted http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1228.html A fishing closure that includes a 46-mile section of the upper Big Hole River will be lifted due to an increase in stream flows. Tue, 24 Sep 2019 22:25:30 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1228.html 2019-09-24T22:25:30Z Indian Fort FAS to close for road rebuild http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1227.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will close its Indian Fort Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River at Reed Point for four weeks starting Sept. 30 to rebuild the access road. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:55:03 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1227.html 2019-09-19T16:55:03Z Hoot owl restriction lifted on lower Big Hole River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1226.html A daily closure on an 18-mile stretch of the lower Big Hole River has been lifted due to cooler water temperatures. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:29:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1226.html 2019-09-12T16:29:27Z Future Fisheries projects approved http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1225.html Westslope cutthroat trout, brown trout and rainbow trout will be kept out of irrigation diversions and remain in the stream when fish screens are installed on diversions in Lolo Creek and the West Fork of the Bitterroot River. These projects are two of 11, including one in Region 7, that recently received funding by the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission through the Future Fisheries Improvement Program (FFIP). Approximately $510,225 in funding was approved to improve Montana fisheries. Wed, 04 Sep 2019 18:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1225.html 2019-09-04T18:58:00Z Low flows trigger full fishing closure on upper Big Hole River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1224.html A 46-mile section of the upper Big Hole River will close temporarily to all fishing due to low flows. Fri, 30 Aug 2019 21:15:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1224.html 2019-08-30T21:15:35Z Fishing Regulation Open House Set for Missoula August 29 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1223.html Fishing Regulation Open House Set for Missoula August 29 Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:39:45 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1223.html 2019-08-21T14:39:45Z FWP Hosting Fishing Regulation Open Houses in Northwest Montana http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1222.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host open houses across the state, including northwest Montana, to share information and gather public comment on proposed changes to the statewide fishing regulations. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:04:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1222.html 2019-08-14T19:04:08Z FWP to host open houses in Region 3 on proposed fishing regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1221.html Region 3 of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host two open houses this month to take public comments that could result in future changes and improvements to Montana’s fishing regulations. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:40:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1221.html 2019-08-14T17:40:37Z FWP announces fishing regulation open houses http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1220.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host open houses across the state to gather input on proposed fishing regulations. The department will present regulation proposals to the Fish and Wildlife Commission in Missoula on Aug. 15 and will accept public comment on the regulations from Aug. 19 through Sept. 15. Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:29:50 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1220.html 2019-08-14T17:29:50Z Public Meeting Scheduled for Tentative Changes to Montana’s 2020 Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1219.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public comment on tentative changes to Montana's fishing regulations for the 2020 season. The Fish and Wildlife Commission will review the tentative regulations for public comment on August 15, 2019. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1219.html Marla Prell 2019-08-13T20:25:00Z FWP Proposes to Improve Fisheries Habitat on Therriault Creek Near Eureka http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1218.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to restore riparian vegetation and improve fisheries habitat on Therriault Creek near Eureka in Lincoln County. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:42:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1218.html 2019-08-09T16:42:41Z Warm temps trigger fishing restrictions for section of lower Big Hole River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1216.html An 18-mile stretch of the lower Big Hole River will close to fishing during the afternoon each day due to a seasonal rise in water temperatures. Wed, 07 Aug 2019 20:09:58 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1216.html 2019-08-07T20:09:58Z Whether you fish or float, take care of Montana's Fishing Access Sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1217.html Montana's Fishing Access Sites are paid for with dollars contributed by anglers, but they are also used heavily by non-anglers. So whether you fish or float, here's how you can help take care of these sites. Wed, 07 Aug 2019 18:21:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1217.html 2019-08-07T18:21:37Z Faded hunting and fishing licenses can be replaced for free at FWP offices http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4055.html Hunters and anglers with licenses that are displaying faded text making them difficult to read can have those licenses replaced at no cost at their regional Fish, Wildlife & Parks office. Another option is to go to fwp.mt.gov, login to MyFWP and request a digital version of your license to print at home or download to a smart phone. Digital licenses are good for everything but a carcass tag. Tue, 30 Jul 2019 19:37:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4055.html 2019-07-30T19:37:18Z Traffic restricted at Voyagers Rest Fishing Access Site http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1215.html Voyagers Rest Fishing Access Site on the Yellowstone River north of Worden is restricted to walk-in traffic only, at least through the coming weekend, because of water flowing through the site and muddy conditions. Wed, 24 Jul 2019 17:56:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1215.html 2019-07-24T17:56:56Z Bridge at Cobblestone Fishing Access Site on Madison River to be replaced http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1214.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is preparing to build a new bridge at the Cobblestone Fishing Access Site on the Madison River, about 10 miles south of Three Forks. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:20:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1214.html 2019-07-22T17:20:49Z FWP Proposes to Remove Non-native Trout Species in Upper Swan River Tributary http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1213.html Kalispell, MT — In an effort to boost native westslope cutthroat and bull trout populations, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing to remove non-native trout species in Cooney Creek, a tributary of the upper Swan River in northwest Montana. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 22:50:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1213.html 2019-07-19T22:50:29Z