Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en AIS inspection stations open this week - Clean. Drain. Dry http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0989.html Keeping aquatic invasive species out of Montana waters will be the focus this summer of inspecting, outreach and education efforts by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Wed, 25 May 2016 15:25:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0989.html 2016-05-25T15:25:00Z Don't Forget: Keep Them Wet! http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0990.html FWP Highlights Catch and Release Fishing Techniques With general stream fishing season underway on May 21, anglers are reminded to practice proper catch and release techniques for released fish. Thu, 19 May 2016 15:58:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0990.html 2016-05-19T15:58:00Z Fort Peck Reservoir Walleye Spawn Egg-take Effort a Success http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0988.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks annual walleye spawn egg-take on Fort Peck Reservoir was completed in April. With the help of FWP personnel and the many volunteers, the egg collection goals were exceeded. The egg-take effort began in late March, and was completed by the 21st of April. Mon, 16 May 2016 15:17:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0988.html Marc Kloker 2016-05-16T15:17:33Z Free fishing for all on Father's Day weekend - June 18-19 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0987.html Here's the perfect gift for Dad and Grandpa: free fishing for all over Father's Day weekend, June 18-19. Wed, 04 May 2016 14:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0987.html 2016-05-04T14:24:00Z Upper Missouri River paddlefish season opened May 1, mandatory reporting for harvest http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0986.html This year’s Montana paddlefish seasons kicked off May 1 with the opening of the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam. Wed, 04 May 2016 14:22:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0986.html 2016-05-04T14:22:00Z 2016 Fishing season opens May 21 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0985.html Montana’s 2016 general fishing season opens Saturday, May 21 in the Western Fishing District, but elsewhere in the state the traditional spring fishing opener has changed a bit this year. Wed, 04 May 2016 14:21:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0985.html 2016-05-04T14:21:00Z Harvest Reporting Now Mandatory for Paddlefish Anglers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0984.html Before hitting the river, paddlefish anglers should be aware of a new requirement this year. Anglers harvesting a paddlefish anywhere in Montana are now required to report their harvest within 48 hours. Anglers not reporting a harvested paddlefish will not be eligible to purchase a paddlefish tag the following year. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:34:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0984.html 2016-04-27T20:34:00Z Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Season Opens May 1, Mandatory Reporting for Harvest http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0983.html This year’s Montana paddlefish seasons will again kick off on May 1 with the opening of the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton downstream to Fort Peck Dam. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:58:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0983.html Marc Kloker 2016-04-27T16:58:14Z Flathead Fishing Fair Coming Saturday April 30 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0982.html The Flathead Fishing Fair will be held Saturday, April 30 at Snappys Sport Senter from 9 am to noon. The event is sponsored by Snappys Sport Senter and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:31:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0982.html 2016-04-25T21:31:14Z Get Your 2016 License On Your Smart Phone http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0981.html This year tech-savvy hunters and anglers can get a legal copy of their hunting and/or fishing license on their smart phone. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0981.html 2016-04-18T20:53:00Z Annual Fort Peck Reservoir Walleye Spawning Operation Gearing Up, Volunteers Welcome http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0978.html Warmer temperatures and melted ice mean the annual walleye spawning operation on Fort Peck Reservoir is beginning early this year and will soon be in full swing. Volunteers are always welcome, and needed, for the success of this operation. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:07:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0978.html Marc Kloker 2016-04-04T15:07:04Z March 31 Deadline For Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Lottery Tag http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0980.html Paddlefish anglers planning to fish in the Upper Missouri River (From Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton) will need to apply for an Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Tag. Applicants may apply by mail, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by stopping by any regional or area FWP offices. Applications must be received no later than March 31. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:53:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0980.html 2016-03-29T17:53:00Z Deadline March 31 To Take Online Survey On FWP Fishing Guide http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0979.html The opportunity to take a survey concerning Montana FWP’s online fish information and the development of a new fish and fishing information project is coming to an end. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:50:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0979.html 2016-03-29T17:50:00Z FWP Seeking Assistance With Fish Information Web Portal http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0977.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking anglers, and those interested in accessing fish information, for their assistance in developing a new fisheries information site. FWP seeks to gather input from the public to determine what information is most valuable, usable, and understandable. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:07:06 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0977.html Marc Kloker 2016-03-23T16:07:06Z Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Lottery Tag Applications Due March 31 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0976.html Paddlefish anglers planning to harvest a fish in the Upper Missouri River (from Fort Peck Dam to Fort Benton) 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 by March 31, 2016. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 23:04:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0976.html Marc Kloker 2016-03-18T23:04:10Z Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Lottery Tag Application Deadline March 31 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0975.html Paddlefish anglers planning to 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 are available to apply by mail, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by stopping by any regional or area FWP offices. Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2016. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:08:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0975.html 2016-03-10T21:08:00Z FWP Looking For Input In Improving Online Fish Information http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0974.html Montana FWP is asking anglers and those interested in accessing fish information online for help in developing a new product on the department’s website. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 20:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0974.html 2016-03-10T20:46:00Z Comments Sought on Wolf Creek FAS Improvements http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0973.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks seeks public comment on a proposal to improve the Fishing Access Site at Wolf Creek Bridge on the Missouri River. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 23:28:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0973.html Bruce Auchly 2016-03-01T23:28:00Z Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Lottery Tag Application Deadline March 31 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0972.html Paddlefish anglers planning to 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 are available to apply by mail, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by stopping by any regional or area FWP offices. Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2016. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 15:38:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0972.html 2016-02-26T15:38:00Z Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Lottery Tag Application Deadline March 31 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0971.html Paddlefish anglers planning to 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 are available to apply by mail, online at fwp.mt.gov, or by stopping by any regional or area FWP offices. Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2016. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:22:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0971.html 2016-02-25T21:22:00Z Proposed Rule Amendments And Adoption Pertaining To Aquatic Invasive Species http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0970.html Preventing the transport and infestation of aquatic invasive species continues to be a priority for FWP. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0970.html 2016-02-25T21:20:00Z Proposed Update To Commercial Bait Fish Seining Rule http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0969.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing an update to commercial seining rules to reflect current procedures and law, while providing consistency between recent regulation changes and administrative rules. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:18:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0969.html 2016-02-25T21:18:00Z Correction to 2016 Fishing Regs before Commission in March http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0968.html A correction to the 2016 Montana fishing regulations will be up for public comment at the March 10 Fish and Wildlife Commission. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:37:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0968.html Bruce Auchly 2016-02-23T19:37:04Z Public Hearings Set for Beaverhead Big Hole Proposed Amendments http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0967.html Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on proposed amendments to the Big Hole and Beaverhead Rules. Two public hearings will be held in southwest Montana in March. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:34:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0967.html Andrea Jones 2016-02-22T17:34:21Z Analysis Shows that Walleye Found in Swan Lake were not Born There http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0966.html Microchemistry analysis of the inner ear bones (otoliths) of two walleye that were caught in Swan Lake showed that the walleye were not born in the lake. The walleye were caught during FWP gill net sampling operations in October. FWP Region One Fisheries Manager Mark Deleray says that the fish apparently were transported and released in the lake as part of an illegal fish introduction. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:43:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0966.html 2016-02-17T17:43:14Z