Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Some fishing access sites, areas impacted by high water http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1179.html Barricades have been installed at the entrances to two fishing access sites and a state park in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:59:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1179.html 2019-03-21T20:59:00Z Ice jam, flooding close Rosebud Isle FAS http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1178.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed the Rosebud Isle fishing access site near Fishtail Friday after an ice jam and flooding created hazardous conditions. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:38:05 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1178.html 2019-02-22T22:38:05Z FWP to hold meeting to discuss non-native status of walleye http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4054.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a meeting on Feb. 28 to discuss the non-native status of walleye in Montana. The meeting will be held at the Montana Association of Counties building, 2715 Skyway Drive in Helena at 6 p.m. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:25:12 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4054.html 2019-02-21T22:25:12Z Anglers catching limited tiger muskie in Region 7 reminded of statewide regs http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1177.html A couple of tiger muskies were reported caught recently in Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7, one at Gartside Dam near Sidney and one at Tongue River Reservoir. These are the only waters in the region that have tiger muskies, so it’s a rare and exciting opportunity. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:20:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1177.html Marla Prell 2019-02-21T15:20:00Z Printing costs for Montana Fishing Regulations updated http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1176.html The 2019 Montana Fishing Regulations were printed and distributed with incorrect information on the costs for printing and distribution. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:43:34 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1176.html 2019-02-19T20:43:34Z Comment Sought on Leasing Land for Tiber Reservoir AIS Inspection Station http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1175.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks seeks public comment on a proposal to lease a half acre of private ranch land along State Highway 2 about half a mile south of the town of Lothair on Willow Creek Road to establish a seasonal aquatic invasive species (AIS) inspection station. Tue, 05 Feb 2019 15:39:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1175.html Bruce Auchly 2019-02-05T15:39:57Z Approved 2019 open water fishing contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1174.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has approved the open water fishing contests for the 2019 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Fri, 01 Feb 2019 21:34:54 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1174.html 2019-02-01T21:34:54Z Anglers advised to use caution, check ice safety http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1173.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks would like to caution people who are ice fishing or recreating on water bodies that ice conditions are quite variable across the state. Wed, 30 Jan 2019 21:27:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1173.html Marla Prell 2019-01-30T21:27:00Z 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