Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Public Comment Sought on Stocking Two Petroleum County Reservoirs http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1172.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks seeks public comment on a proposal to stock fish in two Petroleum County reservoirs. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 23:33:03 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1172.html Bruce Auchly 2019-01-11T23:33:03Z Public comment period extended for Fisheries Management Program and Guide http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1171.html The Fisheries Division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is extending the public comment period for the Statewide Fisheries Management Program and Guide to Feb. 4. Tue, 08 Jan 2019 22:52:13 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1171.html 2019-01-08T22:52:13Z Ice Fishing Season is Beginning, Anglers Encouraged to Practice Safety http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1170.html It’s that time of year when ice anglers will be heading out to Montana's waters for the ice fishing season. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 15:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1170.html 2018-12-31T15:53:00Z Public comment sought for open water fishing contests proposed for open water 2019 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1169.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on open water fishing contests proposed for the 2019 season. Mon, 24 Dec 2018 15:35:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1169.html 2018-12-24T15:35:00Z Community pond grant money available http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1168.html Groups or individuals interested in constructing or improving a community fishing pond have until Feb. 1 to apply for a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Community Pond Program grant. Mon, 24 Dec 2018 15:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1168.html 2018-12-24T15:33:00Z Public comment sought for open water fishing contests proposed for open water 2019 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1167.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on open water fishing contests proposed for the 2019 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 23:07:43 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1167.html 2018-12-21T23:07:43Z Community pond grant money available http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1165.html Groups or individuals interested in constructing or improving a community fishing pond have until Feb. 1 to apply for a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Community Pond Program grant. The objective of the Community Pond Program is to enhance fishing opportunities in or near Montana communities by providing funding that may be used to construct or improve a public fishing pond. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 17:02:03 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1165.html 2018-12-21T17:02:03Z FAS/WMA Commercial Fee Rule http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1164.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on Fishing Access Site/Wildlife Management Area Rule. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:28:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1164.html 2018-12-17T18:28:17Z The Madison River and Varney Bridge FAS Temporary Closure Rule http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1163.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on the Madison River and Varney Bridge Fishing Access Site. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:24:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1163.html 2018-12-17T18:24:38Z Statewide Fisheries Management Program and Guide http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1162.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on the Statewide Fisheries Management Program and Guide. The Statewide Fisheries Management and Guide provides a framework for how programs within the fisheries division function and outlines how fisheries are managed across Montana. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:22:55 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1162.html 2018-12-17T18:22:55Z FWP holds public meetings to gather input on upper Missouri reservoir plan http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1161.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a series of public meetings to gather public input on preferences in fisheries management in Canyon Ferry, Holter and Hauser reservoirs as officials look to update the Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:17:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1161.html 2018-12-13T17:17:48Z FWP completes report of angler surveys on upper Madison River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1160.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently completed a report of angler surveys in the iconic upper Madison River and the results document an increase in angling pressure and some changes in angler satisfaction. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:51:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1160.html 2018-12-06T16:51:04Z FWP surveys anglers on preferences with Upper Missouri Reservoir plan http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1159.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is reaching out to the public for information critical for an update to the Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 21:49:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1159.html 2018-12-05T21:49:49Z Columbia Falls Community Pond Breaks Ground http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1158.html Kalispell, MT — Work is underway on the new community fishing pond at River’s Edge Park in Columbia Falls. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:42:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1158.html 2018-11-14T15:42:25Z Wolf Creek Bridge Fishing Access Site on Missouri River Reopens http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1157.html Wolf Creek Bridge Fishing Access Site, which was closed for construction most of October, has reopened. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 21:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1157.html Bruce Auchly 2018-11-01T21:44:00Z Indian Fort FAS reopened to vehicles http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1156.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reopened the Indian Fort fishing access site at Reed Point to motor vehicles Wednesday. The site closed to all but walk-in traffic in May after the Yellowstone River washed out part of the access road during high spring runoff. This past week, FWP crews were able to repair the washout enough to reopen the site to vehicles. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 19:52:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1156.html 2018-10-24T19:52:41Z Approved 2018-19 ice fishing contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1155.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has approved the ice fishing contests for the 2018-19 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 17:45:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1155.html 2018-10-01T17:45:12Z FWP doing preliminary work to reopen Indian Fort FAS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1154.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are doing the preliminary work needed to repair the access road to the Indian Fort fishing access site at Reed Point and reopen the area to vehicle traffic, possibly some time next spring. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:19:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1154.html 2018-09-25T14:19:29Z FWP to Move Forward on North Fork Blackfoot River Trout Restoration Pilot Study http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1153.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) issued a decision notice to move forward, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), on pilot investigations for a potential native trout restoration project on the North Fork Blackfoot River. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:02:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1153.html 2018-08-17T16:02:19Z 2018-2019 Ice Fishing Contests Proposed http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1151.html Each year, groups and organizations around Montana celebrate a treasured winter tradition with local ice fishing contests. Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:01:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1151.html 2018-08-09T17:01:35Z Warm Flows Prompt "Hoot-Owl" Restrictions on Sun River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1150.html Warm water temperatures on the Sun River have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to close fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight daily, starting immediately until conditions improve. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:37:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1150.html Bruce Auchly 2018-08-07T14:37:12Z Lure Making Class hosted by FWP hooks many interested anglers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1149.html For the first time, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 offered a Lure Making Class on July 19 at its headquarters in Miles City. Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:23:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1149.html 2018-07-24T14:23:00Z Restrictions lifted on most of region’s fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1148.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has lifted walk-in restrictions on all but two of its south-central Montana fishing access sites that were flooded earlier this year. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:56:52 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1148.html 2018-07-17T17:56:52Z Warmer water leads to higher mortality of walleye that are caught and released http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1147.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind anglers that as reservoir water temperatures increase, mortality associated with catch and release also increases. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:44:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1147.html 2018-07-16T18:44:00Z Reser Reservoir being drained, FWP busy trapping and transferring fish http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1146.html Reser Reservoir, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reservoir located approximately 18 miles northwest of Chinook, will be slowly drained throughout the summer due to structural damage at the dam. A small washout was observed this spring, and repair and maintenance to the dam is necessary to avoid a complete loss to the structure. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 22:18:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1146.html 2018-07-13T22:18:19Z