Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en 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 Balancing Angling Opportunities and Fish Health During a Hot, Dry Summer http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1002.html In Montana, where angling is a year-round pursuit, fishing is on the brain constantly. Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1002.html 2016-07-06T16:28:00Z Balancing angling opportunities and fish health during a hot, dry summer http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1001.html In Montana, where angling is a year-round pursuit, fishing is on the brain constantly. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:35:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1001.html 2016-07-01T21:35:00Z Additional Fishing Restrictions on SW Montana Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1000.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has announced fishing restrictions on additional sections of the Big Hole River, the lower Ruby, lower Beaverhead, Jefferson, and lower Gallatin Rivers effective Friday, July 1 at 2 p.m. as a result of high water temperatures. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:44:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1000.html Andrea Jones 2016-06-30T22:44:26Z Fishing Restrictions on Upper Big Hole & Lower Madison Thursday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0999.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to fishing restrictions on the Big Hole and Madison Rivers effective Thursday, June 30 as a result of high water temperatures. Restrictions on other southwest Montana rivers are likely in the near future. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:14:01 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0999.html Andrea Jones 2016-06-29T22:14:01Z Miles City Fish Hatchery Hosts Prehistoric Visitors http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0998.html The Miles City Fish Hatchery has played host to some very important and unusual visitors for the past month. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:42:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0998.html 2016-06-27T20:42:00Z “Wildlife Wonders” workshop part of Kid’s Kollege http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0997.html Youths will have the opportunity to learn about the area’s wildlife during a “Wildlife Wonders” workshop on Wednesday, June 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Miles City’s Region 7 Fish, Wildlife & Parks headquarters. The workshop is part of Miles Community College’s Kid’s Kollege summer offerings. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:31:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0997.html Marla Prell 2016-06-15T20:31:00Z Free fishing for Father’s Day weekend June 18-19 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0996.html Whether you’re tying on a salmonfly or threading a night crawler onto a hook, on Saturday and Sunday, everyone in Montana can fish for free. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:29:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0996.html 2016-06-15T20:29:00Z