Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks :: Fishing News (RSS) Most recent 25 news releases en en Sampling at Tongue River Reservoir shows sport-fish numbers trending upward Sampling efforts by Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 crews at Tongue River Reservoir this summer yielded good news for sport-fish populations and anglers. Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:49:00 GMT Marla Prell 2016-11-18T20:49:00Z FWP Seeking Comments For Pine Grove Pond Fas Proposed Acquisition Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP), Region 1, has written a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site Proposed West Acquisition for the purpose of accepting a donation of one long, narrow parcel of land totaling 5.17 acres between the existing parking areas of Pine Grove Pond FAS and the base of the hillside to the west. The purpose of the donation is to provide a buffer to future development of private land west of the FAS and as potential for future additional parking or other uses as needed. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:37:57 GMT 2016-10-25T14:37:57Z Latrines at Blacks Ford FAS to be Replaced The latrines at the popular Blacks Ford Fishing Access Site on the Madison River 23 miles west of Bozeman are scheduled for demolition and replacement the week of Oct. 24. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:34:21 GMT Andrea Jones 2016-10-20T19:34:21Z Fishing Closure on Upstream Reach of Big Hole to be Lifted Friday Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will lift the fishing closure on the Big Hole River from Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the confluence of the North Fork Big Hole River and Big Hole River effective Friday. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:36:10 GMT Andrea Jones 2016-09-29T16:36:10Z Bass Tournament at Hell Creek Cancelled, Rescheduled for October The Eastern Montana Bass Association tournament that was scheduled for Sept. 24-25, 2016 on Ft Peck Reservoir was changed due to heavy wind and rain on the date of the event. The rescheduled date for the tournament, based out of Hell Creek Marina, is Oct. 15-16, 2016. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:18:08 GMT Marc Kloker 2016-09-28T03:18:08Z Boat Ramp at Varney FAS to Close Temporarily Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is alerting the public to the temporary closure of the boat ramp at Varney Bridge Fishing Access Site south of Ennis on the Madison River for construction. The closure will go into effect Wednesday, Sept. 21 and remain in place until about Oct. 12 when it is estimated the project will be completed. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:43:52 GMT Andrea Jones 2016-09-20T20:43:52Z FWP Lifts Restrictions on Another Section of the Big Hole Effective immediately, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is lifting the fishing closure on the Big Hole River from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks’ Maiden Rock Fishing Access Site to Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:34:04 GMT Andrea Jones 2016-09-20T16:34:04Z Fishing Restrictions to be Lifted Sunday 9/11 on Jefferson River Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will lift the fishing restrictions on the Jefferson River effective Sunday. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:17:36 GMT Andrea Jones 2016-09-09T21:17:36Z Boat ramp replacement project slated for West Rosebud FAS Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is planning a boat ramp replacement project at West Rosebud Fishing Access Site near Forsyth. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:46:00 GMT Marla Prell 2016-09-08T20:46:00Z Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Madison, Gallatin, & E. Gallatin The Madison, Gallatin, and East Gallatin River are now fully open to fishing. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:48:28 GMT Andrea Jones 2016-09-06T17:48:28Z Westslope Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project Planned For Handkercheif Lake September 12-23, 2016 The South Fork Flathead westslope cutthroat trout conservation program will continue this fall with rotenone treatment of Handkerchief Lake. The purpose of this project is to remove nonnative trout and the threat they pose to westslope cutthroat trout in the South Fork Flathead drainage. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:11:14 GMT 2016-09-06T17:11:14Z FWP Hosts Public Meeting in Vida to Discuss Redwater Fish Passage Project Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host an open house at the Vida School to discuss the Redwater Fish Passage Enhancement Project on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 7-9 p.m. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:52:04 GMT Marc Kloker 2016-08-26T15:52:04Z Lower Ruby Fishing Restriction Lifted Effective immediately, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is lifting the hoot-owl fishing restrictions on the Ruby River from Duncan District Road to the confluence with the Beaverhead River. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:21:14 GMT Andrea Jones 2016-08-25T21:21:14Z Alert: Keep Pets Away from Decomposing Fish Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is urging the public to keep pets out of contact with fish carcasses along the banks of the Yellowstone River. While the parasite associated with this fish kill has not been shown to cause health problems in humans or pets, bacteria or other harmful materials associated with decomposing fish could sicken pets. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:12:57 GMT Andrea Jones 2016-08-24T16:12:57Z Public Invited to Comment on Fishing Regulation Adjustments Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking comment on proposed adjustments to the fishing regulations for 2017. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:58:53 GMT 2016-08-19T15:58:53Z Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Section of the Big Hole Effective immediately, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is lifting the hoot-owl fishing restrictions on the Big Hole River from the North Fork Big Hole River to Dickie Bridge. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:35:40 GMT Andrea Jones 2016-08-12T16:35:40Z Falling river levels may affect boat launching; be aware of fire restrictions With falling water levels in the Yellowstone River due to hot and dry conditions, boaters should use caution when launching. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 20:54:00 GMT 2016-08-08T20:54:00Z FWP adds fire restrictions to Yellowstone County properties Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will add to restrictions at its fishing access sites, wildlife management areas and state parks in Yellowstone County Friday. The “Stage II” restrictions will start at midnight Friday morning. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 19:08:08 GMT 2016-08-08T19:08:08Z Sections of Beaverhead and Yellowstone Fully Reopen to Fishing Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to the lifting of restrictions on sections of two rivers in southwest Montana given recent drops in water temperatures thanks to longer stretches of cooler nighttime air and some rain. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:29:32 GMT Andrea Jones 2016-08-08T18:29:32Z Another Section of Big Hole Under Full Closure to Fishing Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to the latest closure affecting fishing in southwest Montana involving the Big Hole River. Thu, 04 Aug 2016 21:16:48 GMT Andrea Jones 2016-08-04T21:16:48Z Anglers with Disabilities Brave the Weather and Catch Lake Trout at the 23rd Annual Fishing Without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake A total of 40 anglers with disabilities participated in the 23rd annual Fishing without Barriers Day on Flathead Lake on June 16. Anglers fished from boats out on the lake and fished off the shore at Saddle Horn Resort. The anglers caught a total of 26 lake trout ranging up to 29 inches in length. Anglers from 5 to 82 years of age hailed from the upper Flathead Valley, Kalispell, Polson, Ronan, Libby, and as far away as Anaconda and even one couple from Idaho. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:34:56 GMT 2016-08-02T20:34:56Z Conditions Force Full Closures on Two SW MT Rivers Consistent high water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to close two sections of the Big Hole River and the entire Jefferson River to all fishing. FWP is also implementing hoot owl restrictions on the Yellowstone River and reinstituting hoot owl restrictions on the Lower Beaverhead River as well as a section of the Big Hole. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:34:43 GMT Andrea Jones 2016-08-01T20:34:43Z Warm water prompts fishing restrictions on Yellowstone River Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will restrict fishing on parts of the Yellowstone River in south central Montana beginning 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, due to warm and rising water temperatures. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:27:41 GMT 2016-08-01T20:27:41Z Corrected - Public comment sought for ice fishing contests proposed for winter 2016-2017 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on ice fishing contests proposed for the 2016-2017 winter season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:34:00 GMT 2016-07-26T16:34:00Z Baker Lake reopens to shoreline fishing; trout ready for anglers A month and a half after a tornado hurled considerable debris into Baker Lake, the lake has been reopened to shoreline fishing. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:27:00 GMT 2016-07-25T22:27:00Z