Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Analysis Reveals Origin of Illegally Introduced Walleyes in Upper Thompson Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1252.html Kalispell, MT — An analysis of two walleyes found last year in Upper Thompson Lake confirmed the non-native fish were illegally introduced on separate occasions from the Lower Clark Fork reservoir system. Tue, 24 Mar 2020 22:11:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1252.html 2020-03-24T22:11:47Z FWP Proposes Acquiring 40 Acres Along Thompson River for Fishing Access Site http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1251.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing the purchase of 40 acres on the Thompson River to be managed as an undeveloped, walk-in Fishing Access Site approximately five miles east of Thompson Falls in Sanders County. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 22:47:41 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1251.html 2020-03-16T22:47:41Z Know the phases of cold water immersion http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1250.html With ice coming off Montana’s lakes and rivers it’s important to remember that cold water can be deadly. If you are recreating on or around water this spring, remember to wear a life jacket and always tell someone where you are going and when you plan on returning. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1250.html 2020-03-12T17:14:00Z Boat Ramp at Logan State Park to Temporarily Close http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1249.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is expanding the boat ramp at Logan State Park and the ramp will be closed for 45 days during development. Mon, 09 Mar 2020 17:46:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1249.html 2020-03-09T17:46:49Z FWP to Begin Stocking Trout in Willow Creek Reservoir http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1248.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks soon will begin stocking catchable rainbow trout in Willow Creek Reservoir west of Augusta on the Rocky Mountain Front. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:54:10 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1248.html Bruce Auchly 2020-02-25T22:54:10Z FWP seeking comments on proposed temporary FAS closures http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1247.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on proposals that would temporarily close two fishing access sites for road construction. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 19:12:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1247.html 2020-02-25T19:12:14Z FWP reminder: Use caution when recreating on the ice http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1246.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages ice anglers and others recreating on ice to use caution. Ice conditions are variable across the state. Wed, 29 Jan 2020 17:24:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1246.html 2020-01-29T17:24:00Z FWP Reminder: Use caution when recreating on the ice http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1245.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages ice anglers and others recreating on ice to use caution. Ice conditions are variable across the state. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:52:49 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1245.html 2020-01-28T22:52:49Z New Walleye and Perch Regulations Now in Effect on Holter Reservoir http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1244.html Anglers are reminded of a regulation change that began Jan. 1 for walleye and perch fishing at Holter Reservoir south of Great Falls. Thu, 09 Jan 2020 18:03:56 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1244.html Bruce Auchly 2020-01-09T18:03:56Z Bull Trout Harvest Closure in Effect on Lake Koocanusa http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1243.html Kalispell, MT — The harvesting of bull trout on Lake Koocanusa will be closed in an effort to improve the diminished population of the threatened species. Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:10:47 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1243.html 2020-01-07T18:10:47Z Community pond grant money available http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1242.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, 23 Dec 2019 19:56:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1242.html 2019-12-23T19:56:00Z Recycle Christmas trees at Spotted Eagle to improve fish habitat http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1241.html The Miles City chapter of Walleyes Unlimited and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks have set up a Christmas tree drop-off location at Spotted Eagle Lake. Drop off your used Christmas tree and do your part to improve the local fishery. Fri, 20 Dec 2019 15:12:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1241.html 2019-12-20T15:12:00Z FWP seeks public comment on open water fishing contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1240.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on open water fishing contests proposed for the 2020 season. Thu, 19 Dec 2019 23:41:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1240.html 2019-12-19T23:41:00Z FWP seeks public comment on open water fishing contests http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1239.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on open water fishing contests proposed for the 2020 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Wed, 18 Dec 2019 23:48:26 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1239.html 2019-12-18T23:48:26Z Ice Fishing Season is Beginning, Anglers Encouraged to Practice Safety http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1238.html It’s that time of year when ice anglers will be heading out to Montana's waters for the ice fishing season. Fri, 13 Dec 2019 18:12:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1238.html 2019-12-13T18:12:00Z Buffalo Mirage fishing access site reopens to all traffic http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1237.html The Buffalo Mirage fishing access site at Park City reopened to all traffic Friday after the access road and bridge were rebuilt. Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:47:33 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1237.html 2019-12-13T17:47:33Z Indian Fort fishing access site reopens to all traffic http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1236.html The Indian Fort fishing access site on north side of the Yellowstone River at Reed Point is open to all traffic again after construction to rebuild the access road. Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:07:54 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1236.html 2019-11-20T22:07:54Z Fish sampling at renovated Baker Lake shows positive results http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1235.html Two days of fish sampling by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in late September demonstrated a healthy start to the fish population in the recently renovated Baker Lake. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:11:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1235.html Marla Prell 2019-11-18T21:11:00Z FWP proposes regulation change for Holter yellow perch and walleye http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1234.html At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Fish and Wildlife Commission tentatively approved a regulation change for yellow perch and walleye on Holter Reservoir. This proposed change is based on criteria outlined in the 2010 – 2019 reservoir fisheries management plan. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 22:16:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1234.html 2019-11-12T22:16:29Z Wild catfish transfer boosts angler opportunity at Gartside Reservoir http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1233.html Catfish have rarely been transferred to ponds throughout Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7, despite their success in other ponds programs across the country. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:43:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1233.html Marla Prell 2019-11-08T15:43:00Z Erosion limits access to Rosebud Isle fishing access site to walk-in traffic http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1232.html Rosebud Isle fishing access site at Fishtail is restricted to walk-in traffic only after the West Rosebud River left its bank and washed out the roadway. Tue, 05 Nov 2019 22:12:58 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1232.html 2019-11-05T22:12:58Z FWP accepting comment for commercial bait seining waters http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1231.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is collecting comments for public waters approved for commercial bait seining. Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1231.html 2019-11-04T22:04:00Z FWP to hold open houses for draft management plan http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1288.html Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hosting four open houses in central and southwestern Montana to discuss the draft Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan. This plan guides fisheries management for Canyon Ferry, Hauser and Holter reservoirs, and Missouri River sections from Toston to Canyon Ferry and from Hauser Dam to upper Holter Reservoir. Mon, 28 Oct 2019 21:35:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1288.html 2019-10-28T21:35:19Z Construction to restrict traffic at two fishing access sites http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1230.html Traffic into the Buffalo Mirage and Indian Fort fishing access sites along the Yellowstone River west of Billings will be restricted starting Oct. 28, 2019, while construction crews rebuild entrance roads. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 19:39:24 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1230.html 2019-10-21T19:39:24Z Illegally Introduced Walleyes Discovered in Upper Thompson Lake http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1229.html Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists found two walleyes in Upper Thompson Lake last week during a routine fisheries survey. This is the first documented detection of the predacious non-native fish in Lincoln County and is an illegal introduction. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 21:43:14 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_1229.html 2019-10-15T21:43:14Z