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Fish 2023-24 Fishing Regulations Scoping

The department is moving to a biennial process for the fishing regulations starting this year. The biggest change the public will see is that fishing regulations booklets will be printed only on odd-numbered years, with the next booklet ready by March 1, 2023, and valid through Feb. 28, 2025. The regulations review process for the 2025-2026 booklet will being in early 2024.


Submit your ideas

You can submit ideas for regulation changes below or email them to fwpfishcomments@mt.gov  Fishing regulations changes will also be discussed at public meetings and Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) meetings that are scheduled around the state. See schedule of public meetings

Deadline: All ideas must be submitted by May 27, 2022

Questions? Email us at fwpfsh@mt.gov or call 406-444-2449

Public Meetings

Fishing regulations changes will also be discussed at public meetings and Citizen Advisory Council (CAC) meetings that are scheduled around the state. More dates and details will be posted as they become available.

 

Statewide

Region 1

  • May 10 – Thompson Falls, FWP office, 5427 MT 200, 4-7 p.m.

  • May 17 - CAC meeting at the Lone Pine Visitor Center, 5 p.m.

  • May 19 – Libby, City Hall – Ponderosa Room, 952 E. Spruce, 4-7 p.m.

Region 2 

  • May 25 – Missoula, FWP Office, 3201 Spurgin Road, 6 p.m.

Region 3 – To be announced

Region 4

  • May 12 – Great Falls, CAC meeting at FWP office, 4600 Giant Springs Road,
    6-8 p.m.

  • May 17 – Lewistown, Lewistown Public Library, 7- 8:30 p.m.

  • May 24 – Great Falls, FWP office, 4600 Giant Springs Road, 7-8:30 p.m.

Region 5 

  • May 25 - Billings, FWP Office, 2300 Lake Elmo Drive, 6 p.m.

Region 6

  • May 31 – CAC meeting, details to be announced

Region 7

  • May 19 – Dawson Community College, 7 p.m.