Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) Most recent 25 news releases en en 2017-2018 ice fishing contests proposed 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 2017-08-21T23:36:04Z FWP seeking public comment on a variety of proposals 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 2017-08-21T23:33:40Z FWP “Kids to Fish” Program Allows Youths to Borrow Gear & Tackle for Free 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 Marc Kloker 2017-07-26T21:02:36Z Several SW Montana Rivers To See Restrictions Wednesday (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 2017-07-18T15:37:17Z Jensen Reservoir in Blaine County will no longer be open for public fishing 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 Marc Kloker 2017-07-14T02:53:29Z Warm Flows Prompt "Hoot-Owl" Fishing On Smith And Sun Rivers 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 2017-07-07T15:04:39Z Fort Peck Reservoir Walleye Spawn Egg-take Effort a Success, Stocking Fair 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 2017-07-06T14:09:00Z Don’t forget to get your AIS prevention pass for anglers 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 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 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 2017-06-16T14:40:15Z Free fishing for Father’s Day weekend June 17-18 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 2017-06-14T18:34:00Z Cops and Bobbers Kids Fishing Event Coming up June 21 at Pine Grove Pond 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 2017-06-13T15:35:00Z Free fishing for Father's Day weekend June 17-18 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 2017-06-12T22:16:08Z Fort Peck Reservoir Angler Creel Survey Underway Through September 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 Marc Kloker 2017-06-09T15:11:21Z Troy Kids Fishing Day Coming up on June 17 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 2017-06-06T15:44:34Z Portion of road to Black Bridge Fishing Access Site closed to vehicle traffic 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 2017-06-06T14:03:00Z Lewistown Kids Fishing Day June 17 Lewistown’s annual kids fishing day will take place June 17 this year at the Frog Ponds. Wed, 31 May 2017 19:26:21 GMT Bruce Auchly 2017-05-31T19:26:21Z Great Falls Annual Kids Fishing Day Central Montana’s 24th annual fishing day for youngsters will take place 9 a.m. to noon, June 10, at Wadsworth Pond on the west side of Great Falls. Wed, 31 May 2017 19:24:16 GMT Bruce Auchly 2017-05-31T19:24:16Z Don’t forget your AIS prevention pass A new program initiated by the 2017 Montana Legislature and recently signed into law by Gov. Steve Bullock is helping fund the fight against aquatic invasive species in Montana. Wed, 24 May 2017 14:42:00 GMT 2017-05-24T14:42:00Z Yellowstone River Paddlefish Season Summary Montana’s 2017 paddlefish season closed at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20 on the Yellowstone River and the Missouri River downstream of Fort Peck Dam. Mon, 22 May 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-05-22T22:51:00Z Paddlefish season to close Saturday at 2 p.m. Montana’s 2017 paddlefish season will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 on the Yellowstone River and the Missouri River downstream of Fort Peck Dam. Fri, 19 May 2017 16:19:00 GMT 2017-05-19T16:19:00Z New AIS prevention pass available to anglers A program initiated by bill from the 2017 Montana Legislature will provide significant funding for the state’s fight against aquatic invasive species. Thu, 18 May 2017 20:49:00 GMT 2017-05-18T20:49:00Z FWP Seeks Review of Proposal to Remove Non-Native Trout in Bitterroot's Overwhich Creek and Tribs Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) seeks public review of its proposal to remove non-native and hybridized cutthroat trout in the upper portion of Overwhich Creek and its tributaries in the southwest Bitterroot Valley, above Painted Rocks Dam. Fri, 12 May 2017 19:21:20 GMT 2017-05-12T19:21:20Z Surge in Yellowstone may coincide with paddlefish opener A surge of water is heading downstream, just in time for the opening of paddlefish season on the Yellowstone River Monday. Thu, 11 May 2017 20:04:00 GMT 2017-05-11T20:04:00Z Recycled Christmas trees improve Spotted Eagle fish habitat Thanks to some local recycling and volunteer efforts, Spotted Eagle Lake’s habitat just got a little more inviting for resident fish. Thu, 04 May 2017 16:37:00 GMT 2017-05-04T16:37:00Z FWP Seeks Comment on Proposed New Fishing Access on Clark Fork Near Gold Creek Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public review and comment on its proposal to acquire approximately six acres along the Clark Fork River near Gold Creek for a new Fishing Access Site (FAS). Mon, 01 May 2017 18:10:05 GMT 2017-05-01T18:10:05Z