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Region 6 camping landscape

About FWP > Regions FWP Region 6 (Northeast Montana)

Stretching from the shortgrass prairie south of the Canadian border to the fertile cropland along the Milk and Missouri rivers, Region 6 offers recreational opportunities as limitless as the eastern Montana horizon.

Antelope and mule deer inhabit the open and rougher terrain. White-tailed deer abound along rivers and streams, and world-class elk and bighorn sheep herds inhabit the Missouri River Breaks along sprawling Fort Peck Reservoir. The productive Prairie Pothole region produces thousands of ducks and geese. Pheasants are found in agricultural areas, and native sharp-tailed and sage grouse are plentiful in grassy and prairie habitat.

Anglers target walleye, northern pike, Chinook salmon, lake trout and smallmouth bass in Fort Peck Reservoir, and the Missouri River both above and below the lake offers great fishing for a variety of native and introduced species. Smaller reservoirs, such as Nelson near Malta and Fresno and Beaver Creek near Havre, provide more good fishing.

Hunters and anglers rarely experience crowding in this least populous region of the state, but the communities along Montana's Hi-Line offer plenty of accommodations and amenities for visitors and residents alike.


Kids to Fish


Fort Peck Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan 2012–2022

The Fort Peck Fisheries Management Plan will guide the Department's management activities on the reservoir for the next 10 years. Included in this plan are prescriptions for managing the major game species, including walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, sauger, lake trout and Chinook salmon. The prescriptions for each species include goals for stocking, goals for population size, goals for angler catch rates, and research needs. The plan also discusses the management approach for fishing tournaments, water quality and zooplankton monitoring, and dealing with aquatic invasive species.

What's happening in Region 6

Outdoor news and events in northeast Montana

Fishing in Northeast Montana

Bearpaw FAS

Access for angling, boating, rafting, and other recreation opportunities.

Fishing Access Sites 
Fort Peck dam and lake

Northeast Montana is home to many reservoirs and rivers

Region 6 waterbodies 
Anglers on lake

Region 6 has numerous ponds with fishing opportunities

Download Pond Guide 

Contact Us

Region 6 Headquarters

1 Airport Rd
Glasgow, MT 59230

Phone: 406-228-3700
Fax: 406-228-8161


Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Havre Area Resource Office

2165 Hwy 2 East
Havre, MT 59501

Phone: 406-265-6177
Fax: 406-265-6123

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Region 6 Headquarters