Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Montana’s Tallest Fish Ladder Resumes Operations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1124.html Kalispell, MT — In a gradual journey up the lower Clark Fork River, trout are once again ascending the tallest fish ladder in Montana. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:26:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1124.html 2018-04-25T19:26:33Z Fishing regulation changes proposed for Red Rocks Lake National Wildlife Refuge http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1123.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on proposed fishing regulation changes for Red Rocks Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Comments will be accepted through Wednesday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:30:11 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1123.html 2018-04-24T17:30:11Z Some boat ramps on lower Yellowstone River unusable for now http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1122.html Due to high flows and ice jams during spring runoff on the lower Yellowstone River, a few boat ramps on will be unusable for an extended period of time. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:36:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1122.html Marla Prell 2018-04-23T21:36:00Z Flushing Flow Planned for the Beaverhead River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1121.html Along with partners from the East Bench Joint Board and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will conduct a flushing flow out of Clark Canyon Reservoir beginning Thursday, April 19 to help move potentially damaging sediment deposited in the Beaverhead River by Clark Canyon Creek. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:21:42 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1121.html Andrea Jones 2018-04-17T15:21:42Z Public Comments Sought on Proposed Big Spring Creek FAS Developments http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1120.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment that proposes parking and access developments at Machler and Carroll Trail Fishing Access Sites on Big Spring Creek near Lewistown. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:36:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1120.html Bruce Auchly 2018-04-16T16:36:47Z FWP Anticipates that Area Ponds May Have Some Winterkill in Region 6 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1119.html It has been a winter for the books in Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6. After the summer of 2017 that was plagued by record drought conditions, the 2017-2018 winter will go down as the 2nd snowiest winter on record in Havre (92.5”) and the 3rd snowiest on record in Glasgow (63.2”) as of April 9. In addition, the month of February was the coldest on record since 1979, according to the National Weather Service. As we are finally moving into spring, many folks are wondering how a winter like this may affect small pond fish populations. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:14:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1119.html Marc Kloker 2018-04-13T22:14:12Z FWP Proposes Madison River Recreation Plan http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1118.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing a recreation management plan and administrative rules for the Madison River. The proposal is set to be presented at the next meeting of the Fish and Wildlife Commission as a first step in addressing increasing concerns about crowding and social conflict on the river. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:56:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1118.html Andrea Jones 2018-04-10T15:56:29Z FWP takes another look at Tiber access options http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1117.html Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks is looking at other options for boating access to Tiber Reservoir that will allow for adequate access while ensuring watercraft won’t leave the reservoir without going through decontamination. Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:27:27 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1117.html 2018-03-29T20:27:27Z Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Lottery Tag Applications Due March 29 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1116.html Paddlefish anglers planning to harvest a fish in the Upper Missouri River (From Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton) will need to apply for an Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Tag. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1116.html 2018-03-21T18:58:00Z Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Lottery Tag Applications Due March 29 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1115.html Paddlefish anglers planning to harvest a fish in the Upper Missouri River (From Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton) will need to apply for an Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Tag. Applications for this drawing can be made by mail, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by stopping by any regional or area FWP offices. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:25:28 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1115.html Marc Kloker 2018-03-16T21:25:28Z FWP Looking to Develop New Fishing Access Site in Dillon http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1114.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing the development of a new Fishing Access Site on the Beaverhead River adjacent to the Selway Bridge. For some time, this property on the north side of Dillon has been used by the public to access the river without formal roads or a true boat ramp causing damage to the resource. Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:55:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1114.html Andrea Jones 2018-03-12T16:55:36Z Summer on the Lake: FWP Seeking Hosts for Fishing Access Sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1113.html Kalispell, MT — Would you like to spend your summer living on the lake? Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:27:54 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1113.html 2018-03-07T23:27:54Z York's Islands FAS Closed Due to Flooding http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1112.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has closed the York’s Islands Fishing Access Site on the Missouri River southeast of Townsend with ice gorging on the river leading to extensive site flooding. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:19:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1112.html Andrea Jones 2018-02-22T17:19:25Z Approved 2018 open water fishing contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1111.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has approved the open water fishing contests for the 2018 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:22:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1111.html 2018-02-16T22:22:36Z Ice angler surprised to pull Tiger Muskie out of Tongue River Reservoir http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1110.html A Wyoming man who was ice fishing at Tongue River Reservoir on a January weekend was surprised to find what appeared to be a very nice Tiger Muskie at the end of his line. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:54:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1110.html 2018-02-13T22:54:00Z Stevensville Bridge Access Open Again http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1109.html Public access to the Bitterroot River at Stevensville Bridge is in place once again for floaters and others. The popular access site is located primarily on private property and was closed by the previous landowner early last summer. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:09:02 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1109.html 2018-02-13T00:09:02Z FWP Hosting Ice Fishing Course in Kalispell for Women http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1108.html (KALISPELL, Mont.) – Women of all ages and abilities have an opportunity to enjoy a day of ice fishing and learn a few tips from the pros at an upcoming course in Kalispell. Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:07:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1108.html 2018-02-08T18:07:40Z FWP Hosting Open House on AIS Program in Havre on Feb. 7 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1107.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host an open house in Havre on Wednesday, Feb. 7, to present updates regarding the aquatic invasive species (AIS) program in central and eastern Montana. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Best Western Great Northern Inn conference room, located at 1345 1st St. in Havre. Thu, 01 Feb 2018 21:01:59 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1107.html Marc Kloker 2018-02-01T21:01:59Z 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