Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Fishing restrictions lifted on Madison River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1090.html (HELENA, Mont.)—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will lift the hoot owl restrictions on the lower Madison River from Ennis Dam to the mouth effective Friday. With cooler water temperatures, this section has met criteria for reopening. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:58:22 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1090.html 2017-09-15T18:58:22Z Smith River Reopens to Fishing http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1089.html Fishing restrictions on the Smith River were lifted at 12:01 a.m., Sept. 15, according to Fish, Wildlife and Parks policy. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:01:35 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1089.html Bruce Auchly 2017-09-15T17:01:35Z Canyon Ferry and Tiber AIS inspections stations reduce hours http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1088.html Labor Day weekend marked the end of the height of boating season in Montana, and in response, decontamination stations at Tiber and Canyon Ferry Reservoirs are moving to fall hours, so it is important to note that the inspection station hours vary by site. For inspection station hours go to http://musselresponse.mt.gov/Decontamination-Stations. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:33:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1088.html 2017-09-13T21:33:31Z With low flows, another section of Big Hole River to close to all fishing http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1087.html (HELENA, Mont.)—The Big Hole River from Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the mouth of the North Fork of the Big Hole River (Section I) will close entirely to fishing effective Friday, Sept.8. Fishing will be prohibited all day every day (this section had previously been under hoot owl restrictions). Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:46:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1087.html 2017-09-07T22:46:00Z Sun River to Reopen to Fishing http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1086.html Fishing restrictions on the Sun River were lifted at 2 p.m., Sept. 1, state fisheries officials have announced. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:30:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1086.html Bruce Auchly 2017-09-07T15:30:48Z Seeley Lake Waters Reopened to all Recreation http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1085.html Seeley Lake waters are open again to boating and other recreation, effective at noon on September 6, 2017. The lake has been under a temporary emergency closure while aircraft used most of the lake to draw water to fight the Rice Ridge Fire. Wed, 06 Sep 2017 21:01:48 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1085.html 2017-09-06T21:01:48Z Section of Lower Big Hole Hits Trigger For Full Fishing Closure http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1084.html (HELENA, Mont.)—An 18-mile stretch of the Big Hole River will close entirely to fishing effective Thursday. Fishing will be prohibited all day every day from the Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site to the river’s confluence with the Beaverhead River (this section had previously been under hoot owl restrictions). Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:35:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1084.html 2017-09-06T19:35:14Z FWP tightens fire restrictions in Sweet Grass County http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1083.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ ban campfires and restrictions on smoking and other activities at its properties in Sweet Grass County will get stricter starting Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, because of wildfire danger. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:39:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1083.html 2017-08-29T19:39:44Z FWP monitoring efforts turn up few additional fish, no restrictions or closures planned http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1082.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ biologists doubled their monitoring efforts Friday, using two boats to look for dead or dying fish between Livingston and Springdale. Fri, 25 Aug 2017 22:47:23 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1082.html 2017-08-25T22:47:23Z FWP monitoring recent fish deaths in Yellowstone River http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1081.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is closely monitoring recent discoveries of dead fish along the upper Yellowstone River. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:16:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1081.html 2017-08-23T23:16:18Z 2017-2018 ice fishing contests proposed http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1079.html Each year, groups and organizations around Montana celebrate a treasured winter tradition with local ice fishing contests. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:36:04 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1079.html 2017-08-21T23:36:04Z FWP seeking public comment on a variety of proposals http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1080.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is taking public comment on several items, including brucellosis, forest management, setting hunting seasons, proposed changes in fishing regulations, and proposed ice fishing contests. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:33:40 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1080.html 2017-08-21T23:33:40Z FWP “Kids to Fish” Program Allows Youths to Borrow Gear & Tackle for Free http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1078.html A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 program that allows children and their families to check out free fishing rods and tackle is in full swing again this year. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:02:36 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1078.html Marc Kloker 2017-07-26T21:02:36Z Several SW Montana Rivers To See Restrictions Wednesday http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1076.html (BOZEMAN, Mont.)—High water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to implement “hoot owl” restrictions on several rivers in Southwest Montana starting Wednesday. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:37:17 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1076.html 2017-07-18T15:37:17Z Jensen Reservoir in Blaine County will no longer be open for public fishing http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1075.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is notifying the public that a change of landowners on a property north of Zurich in Blaine County has affected a FWP-stocked fishing reservoir. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 02:53:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1075.html Marc Kloker 2017-07-14T02:53:29Z Warm Flows Prompt "Hoot-Owl" Fishing On Smith And Sun Rivers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1077.html Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has advised anglers on two central Montana rivers that all fishing will close daily from 2 p.m. to midnight, starting Sunday, July 9 until conditions improve. Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:04:39 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1077.html 2017-07-07T15:04:39Z Fort Peck Reservoir Walleye Spawn Egg-take Effort a Success, Stocking Fair http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1074.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks annual walleye spawn egg-take on Fort Peck Reservoir was completed at the end of April. In addition, stocking efforts were completed in June. Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:09:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1074.html 2017-07-06T14:09:00Z Don’t forget to get your AIS prevention pass for anglers http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1073.html As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Montana anglers are reminded that they need to purchase a new Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Pass. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1073.html Marla Prell 2017-06-28T20:33:00Z Anglers with Disabilities Land Lots of Lake Trout at 24th Annual Jerry Howard Fishing Without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1072.html A total of 84 anglers with disabilities participated in the 24th annual Jerry Howard Fishing Without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake on June 15. Anglers went out on 15 fishing boats provided by the Montana Charterboat Association and a few private craft. Charterboat captains provided their fishing boats free of charge so that anglers could enjoy a “Cadillac” experience. Anglers from 6 to 80 years of age hailed from the upper Flathead Valley, Missoula, Kalispell, Polson, Ronan, Libby, and other areas around northwest Montana. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:40:15 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1072.html 2017-06-16T14:40:15Z Free fishing for Father’s Day weekend June 17-18 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1071.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, 14 Jun 2017 18:34:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1071.html 2017-06-14T18:34:00Z Cops and Bobbers Kids Fishing Event Coming up June 21 at Pine Grove Pond http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1070.html FWP Game Wardens, Flathead County Sherriff’s Office, and the Montana Highway Patrol are hosting the 3rd Annual “Cops and Bobbers” kids fishing day event on Wednesday, June 21 at Pine Grove Pond just northeast of Kalispell. The event gets underway at 3 p.m. and all kids and families are invited to attend. There will also be a barbeque. Loaner rods and bait will be available for anglers. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:35:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1070.html 2017-06-13T15:35:00Z Free fishing for Father's Day weekend June 17-18 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1069.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. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 22:16:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1069.html 2017-06-12T22:16:08Z Fort Peck Reservoir Angler Creel Survey Underway Through September http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1068.html Anglers on Fort Peck Reservoir this summer may be asked a few questions about their fishing experience when they come off the water. Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:11:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1068.html Marc Kloker 2017-06-09T15:11:21Z Troy Kids Fishing Day Coming up on June 17 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1067.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the US Forest Service, and the US Army Corps of Engineers are sponsoring the annual Troy Kids’ Fishing Day on June 17, 2017 from 9 am to noon. The event will take place at the Troy Community Pond at Roosevelt Park, and is open to kids of all ages. Prizes and great fun will be available for all participating kids. Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:44:34 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1067.html 2017-06-06T15:44:34Z Portion of road to Black Bridge Fishing Access Site closed to vehicle traffic http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1066.html As of Monday afternoon, a portion of the access road to Black Bridge Fishing Access Site near Glendive is closed to vehicle traffic due to safety concerns. Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:03:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1066.html 2017-06-06T14:03:00Z