Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) http://fwp.mt.gov/news/rss/fishing/default.html Most recent 25 news releases en en Motorists Hauling Watercraft Must Stop at AIS Inspection Stations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0913.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials reminded private and commercial boaters today that state law requires all motorists hauling watercraft—from trailers with motorboats or inflatable rafts to canoes and kayaks perched atop cars and pick-up trucks—to stop at inspection stations. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:14:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0913.html 2015-05-20T19:14:00Z Paddlefish Harvest Ends: Fort Benton To Fort Peck Dam http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0912.html The 2015 paddlefish harvest season on the Upper Missouri River section from Fort Benton to Fort Peck Dam will close at 12 noon on Tuesday May 19th, 2015, state officials said Sunday. Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0912.html Steve Dalbey 2015-05-18T18:00:00Z Region 3 Open Houses Set to Discuss 2016-2019 Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0911.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hosting a number of public open house meetings statewide this month to discuss regulations for the 2016-2019 fishing seasons. In Region 3, meetings have been set for both Bozeman and Butte. Wed, 13 May 2015 14:56:53 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0911.html Andrea Jones 2015-05-13T14:56:53Z Flathead River Creel Survey Underway http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0910.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is conducting an angler use (creel) survey this year on the Flathead River from the confluence of the North and Middle forks (Blankenship Bridge) down to Flathead Lake. Fri, 08 May 2015 21:13:37 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0910.html 2015-05-08T21:13:37Z Angler Creel Survey Underway in the Lower Clark Fork http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0909.html Montana, Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and Avista will be conducting a creel survey this year on Noxon and Cabinet Gorge reservoirs, as well as the Bull River in the lower Clark Fork River drainage. Fishing pressure has increased dramatically on these reservoirs since the last time an angler survey was conducted in 1994. Fri, 08 May 2015 21:12:31 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0909.html 2015-05-08T21:12:31Z Open House on Fishing Regulations scheduled in Libby for Wednesday, May 13 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0908.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 1, will host a public open house on fishing regulations on Wednesday, May 13, from 6-8 p.m., in the Ponderosa Room at City Hall in Libby. At the meeting, FWP will provide information on the 2016 -2019 fishing regulations and gather ideas from the public. Every four years, FWP does a comprehensive review of Montana’s fishing regulations. This public scoping is part of this process. Fri, 08 May 2015 21:11:38 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0908.html 2015-05-08T21:11:38Z FWP Region 1 to Host Open Houses on Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0907.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 1, will host public open house to provide information on the 2016 -2019 fishing regulations and gather ideas from the public. Every four years, FWP does a comprehensive review of Montana’s fishing regulations. This public scoping is part of this process. The open houses are is scheduled as follows: Fri, 08 May 2015 21:09:18 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0907.html 2015-05-08T21:09:18Z Flathead Fishing Fair Coming Saturday May 2 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0906.html The Flathead Fishing Fair will be held Saturday, May 2 at Snappys Sport Senter from 9 am to noon. The event is sponsored by Snappys Sport Senter and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Fri, 08 May 2015 21:08:29 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0906.html 2015-05-08T21:08:29Z Future Fisheries Program Grant Deadline - June 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0905.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds landowners, watershed groups, and others that this summer's deadline to apply for Future Fisheries Improvement Program grants is June 1. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:19:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0905.html 2015-04-30T18:19:00Z Open Houses Set To Discuss 2016-19 Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0904.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host a number of public open house meetings statewide in May to discuss regulations for the 2016-2019 fishing seasons. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:16:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0904.html 2015-04-30T18:16:00Z 2015 Fishing Season Opens May 16 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4050.html Montana’s 2015 general fishing season opens Saturday, May 16. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:12:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_4050.html 2015-04-30T18:12:00Z Plentywood-Area Box Elder Creek Reservoir Sampling Done in April http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0903.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and community volunteers recently sampled Box Elder Creek Reservoir (Bolster Dam) on the outskirts of Plentywood as part of their continued commitment to the fisheries in the Plentywood area. The sampling identified many interesting findings, and a few concerns as well. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:43:20 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0903.html Marc Kloker 2015-04-29T21:43:20Z FWP looking for comments on new fishing regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0902.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking Montana anglers what they would like to see in state fishing regulations for the next four years and to comment on the department’s proposals. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:38:44 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0902.html 2015-04-29T16:38:44Z FWP Seeks Ideas From Anglers For 2016-19 Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0901.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking public comment on changes to Montana's fishing regulations. Every four years, fishing regulations undergo a comprehensive review. Anglers are encouraged to offer changes to improve the 2016-2019 fishing regulations. Suggested changes will be proposed to the Fish & Wildlife Commission in July 2015. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:33:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0901.html 2015-04-28T19:33:00Z FWP Region 6 to Host Fishing Regulation Open Houses http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0900.html Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 6, will host three public open house meetings to provide information on the 2016 -2019 fishing regulations. The meetings will be held in Havre, Plentywood, and Glasgow. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:15:09 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0900.html Marc Kloker 2015-04-27T23:15:09Z Upper Missouri River Paddlefish Season Opens May 1 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0899.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. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:13:25 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0899.html Marc Kloker 2015-04-27T23:13:25Z FWP Seeks Ideas From Anglers For 2016-19 Fishing Regulations http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0898.html Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments from anglers and others on ideas that could result in future changes and improvements to Montana's fishing regulations. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:04:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0898.html 2015-04-17T21:04:00Z FWP lifts fish-consumption advisory http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0897.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has lifted its consumption advisory for fish caught on the Yellowstone River near where an oil pipeline broke west of Glendive. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:21:08 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0897.html 2015-04-13T15:21:08Z Get Ready To Fish Small Streams On May 16 http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0896.html As always, most of Montana's small streams will open for fishing on the third Saturday of May, which is May 16 this year. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:05:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0896.html 2015-04-10T20:05:00Z Celebration This Saturday, April 11 at Pine Grove Pond Family Fishing Area http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0895.html Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Flathead Land Trust will host a celebration of the recent additions and enhancements to Pine Grove Pond family fishing area on the opening day of fishing for Pine Grove Family Fishing Pond. Free hot dogs and lemonade will be provided by Flathead Land Trust and prizes will be given by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:10:19 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0895.html 2015-04-09T15:10:19Z Annual Fort Peck Reservoir Walleye Spawning Operation Gearing Up, Volunteers Welcome http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0894.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. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:22:07 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0894.html Marc Kloker 2015-04-03T15:22:07Z No Changes Planned for Paddlefish Season http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0893.html MILES CITY — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has no plans to change its paddlefish season as a result of January’s oil spill in the Yellowstone River west of Glendive. On Jan. 17, 2015, a 12-inch-diameter Bridger Pipeline broke beneath the Yellowstone River six miles upstream from Glendive, dumping some 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the water. Efforts to clean up the spill and account for damage from the oil were thwarted until last week because ice covered the river. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:05:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0893.html Bob Gibson 2015-03-25T15:05:00Z Future Fisheries Projects Approved http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0891.html More than $450,000 in funding was approved recently by the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission for 18 projects to improve Montana fisheries. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:00:00 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0891.html 2015-03-20T15:00:00Z Commission Approves FAS Seasonal Closure http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0890.html The Fish and Wildlife Commission March 12 approved a seasonal closure for a fishing access site on the Missouri River near Great Falls to address problems with non-sporting activities. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:26:57 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0890.html Bruce Auchly 2015-03-18T22:26:57Z Comment Period Opens for Big Hole Closure Rule http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0889.html Montana's Fish & Wildlife Commission is seeking comment on a proposed closure of a section of the Big Hole River for public safety reasons associated with the reconstruction of Silver Bridge near Divide, Montana. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:31:21 GMT http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/fishing/nr_0889.html Andrea Jones 2015-03-18T21:31:21Z