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Fishing Montana

EZFishing brings you Montana's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Find any of the 10686 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.


Montana Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Montana.

Montana Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Montana?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.

Montana Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.

Links to Montana Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Montana's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Montana Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Montana.

  • Try Multiple Fly Rigs for Trout Fishing Success
  • The hopper-dropper rig is a wonderful option during the warmer months, when many streams have hatches of large insects. Montana fishing guides starting using it on hot days during the months of July and August, when mayfly hatches were minimal but trout ..
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  • 5/29/2017 3:28:00 PM
  • I See a Darkness
  • But with it went any fondness I felt for Richard. At the end of 2010, Richard left New York for Whitefish, Montana, where he would mount his own private war on immigration and a multicultural United States, through his writings on and
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  • 5/29/2017 2:27:00 AM
  • One by one, the anti-EMH arguments collapse
  • Remember the saying; “The fish rots from the head down”? A pro-Trump Republican assaulted a reporter in Montana, while running for Congress. There was a Fox News reporter standing three feet away. But during the next few hours, Fox News reported ...
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  • 5/28/2017 3:45:00 PM
  • Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission pans motorboat restrictions
  • State wildlife commissioners scrapped a set of motorboat restrictions Friday, ending, for now, a tense debate that dragged on for more than a year over what should be allowed on certain Montana streams. At a meeting Friday morning, the Montana Fish and ...
  • Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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  • 5/27/2017 10:20:00 AM
  • Fish and Wildlife Commission votes down Quiet Waters Initiative
  • Following months of public comment, hours of testimony Friday, accusations of conflicts of interest and rebuttals, and deciding against pushing the decision, the Montana Fish, and Wildlife Commission voted down a controversial petition to limit motorized .
  • Independent Record
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  • 5/27/2017 1:47:00 AM
  • Fish and Wildlife Commission Rejects ‘Quiet Waters’ Proposal
  • The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously rejected a proposal to prohibit personal watercraft, such as JetSkis and Wave Runners, on certain rivers, including part of the Flathead. After months of public debate among a divided sportsmen’s ...
  • FlatheadBeacon
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  • 5/26/2017 11:36:00 PM
  • Getting out: Boat, fish, hike or bike at Miner lakes
  • A restriction on gas-powered motors makes it a quiet place to angle. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' fishing permits and aquatic invasive species stamps are required to fish. Beyond the 15-site car campground a rough 2-mile dirt lane leads to the start .
  • Independent Record
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  • 5/26/2017 12:14:00 AM
  • Mark Ward: Fishing options abound for the coming three-day weekend
  • This Memorial Day weekend should offer some good fishing opportunities for families on lakes across Montana. There are many lakes, with campgrounds, where you can try your luck and maybe take the family on an overnight camping trip. The first lake that ...
  • Missoulian
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  • 5/25/2017 6:03:00 PM
  • Another great Koocanusa Fishing Derby in the books
  • Story and photo by Josie Nelson The 15th annual Koocanusa Fishing Derby, held May 20-21 at Koocanusa Resort and Marina, Libby, Montana, is in the books, with a total of 323 people and 120 boats hitting the water to test their skill. This year's winners ...
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  • 5/25/2017 4:36:00 AM
  • Fish and Wildlife Commission to decide on motorboat restrictions Friday
  • State wildlife commissioners are expected to decide Friday whether to further restrict the use of motorized watercraft on certain rivers and streams across Montana. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will take up a boating restriction proposal ...
  • Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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  • 5/25/2017 3:45:00 AM
  • The River Kings
  • The fact that fish are in the water was helpful. I started fishing with him when I would go out to Montana in the summers in the late 90s. During that period I used to stay with Jim and Linda in Livingston. We would mostly fish out of a drift boat with his
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  • 5/24/2017 2:26:00 PM
  • Best Camera Bags: Fly Fishing Photography Tips from Bryan Gregson
  • For example, when I travel from my house in Montana to South America for trout fishing and shooting culture and cityscapes, I need to prepare to walk the city and shoot easily while keeping my gear safe and compact. Then it’s off to floating in rafts ...
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  • 5/24/2017 7:17:00 AM
  • Montana Commission to Take up Quiet Waters Initiative
  • The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will take action on the Quiet Waters rule proposal in a meeting rescheduled for May 26 at 8:30 a.m. The Commission will hold a work session on May 25 at 4 p.m. at FWP Headquarters in Helena for an overview of the ..
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  • 5/24/2017 5:35:00 AM
  • Helena class offers casting tips for fly fishing beginners
  • (HELENA) The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks helped some aspiring anglers learn the first steps to fly fishing in Helena Tuesday. FWP’s Montana Wild Education Center hosted an introductory fly casting class at Spring Meadow Lake State Park.
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  • 5/24/2017 4:39:00 AM
  • Spring snow storm enhances Big Hole River fishing
  • Andrea Jones, with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Region 3, said that with the higher flows, there could be obstacles. She recommended scouting the river before heading out. “If there’s a sizeable river blockage, we’ll post about it.
  • The Montana Standard
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  • 5/24/2017 3:16:00 AM
  • Fishing in the Flathead
  • The third Saturday in May marks the opening day of stream fishing in Montana. Most of the larger rivers are open year-round but smaller tributaries are typically restricted during the winter months. Mark Deleray, regional fisheries manager for Montana Fish
  • FlatheadBeacon
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  • 5/23/2017 8:48:00 PM
  • Fish, Wildlife Commission to rule on Quiet Waters rule on Friday
  • The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will take action on the Quiet Waters rule proposal in a meeting rescheduled for Friday, May 26, at 8:30 a.m. The commission will hold a work session on Thursday, May 25, at 4 p.m. at FWP Headquarters in Helena for .
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 5/23/2017 7:48:00 PM
  • Montana: More Ramps Open to All Boaters on Canyon Ferry
  • Five boat ramps on Canyon Ferry Reservoir are now open to all boaters and four Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks decontamination stations are operating seven days a week. Yacht Basin, Kim's Marina, Goose Bay, Silos and Hellgate are open to all boats.
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  • 5/23/2017 8:21:00 AM
  • 15 Books Recommended by Mitch Albom
  • Populated with drunks, loggers, card sharks, and whores, and set in the small towns and surrounding trout streams and mountains of western Montana, the stories concern themselves with the complexities of fly fishing, logging, fighting forest fires ...
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  • 5/22/2017 10:40:00 PM
  • A Fishing Hole Spat Could Give Democrats a Shot at a Montana House Seat
  • With Thursday's special election approaching, the race for Montana's vacant House seat has gone national. The president's son Donald Trump Jr. flew to the small town of Hamilton to raise money for Republican businessman Greg Gianforte; Bernie Sanders made
  • Mother Jones
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  • 5/22/2017 6:23:00 PM
  • June’s Montana Hunting & Fishing News FREE Online for Ammoland Readers
  • USA-( Montana Hunting & Fishing News Magazine is offering an exclusive free look at their May 2017 issue online for readers. The Montana Hunting & Fishing News magazine is produced 11 times per year, with issues monthly from .
  • Ammo Land
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  • 5/20/2017 1:43:00 PM

Montana Guides/Outfitters

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Montana Fishing Clubs

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