Montana offers a diversity of quality angling opportunities throughout the state. There are waters to please different types of angling interests, from cold water to warm water, and fly fishing to bait casting. There are places to harvest fish and places to pursue the trophy of a lifetime.
Many of these characteristics can be attributed to the quality of the fisheries habitat in Montana. Still, there are numerous challenges facing Montana’s fisheries including climate change, habitat alteration, and dewatering of streams.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is tasked with managing the state’s fishery resources and addressing these challenges. This Statewide Fisheries Management Program and Guide provides the framework and directions for accomplishing this task.
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