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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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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.

  • FWP Seeking Comment on Proposed Land Exchange Within Spotted Dog WMA
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is seeking comment on its proposal to exchange lands with Cross Canyon Ranch (CCR), a privately held property, within the Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The proposal would consolidate each entity’s ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 1/18/2018 6:44:00 PM
  • Kids' ice fishing clinic Saturday at Frenchtown Pond
  • There will be chili, hot dogs and door prizes for participants. Contact Youth in the Outdoors, Steve French, 406-244-2260 or 396-0864 or Vivica at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, 542-5500.
  • Missoulian
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  • 1/18/2018 6:32:00 PM
  • Upper Clark Fork Fishery Enhancement Prioritization Plan Out for Review
  • The State of Montana is seeking public input on a draft plan that priorities areas in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin for fish habitat protection and enhancement efforts that are funded by the Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP). The draft plan ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 1/18/2018 6:06:00 PM
  • Region 3 Seeks Applicants for Citizens' Advisory Committee
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking applicants to fill four volunteer positions on the Region 3 Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC). FWP is interested in selecting members from a pool of candidates who represent a variety of interests and ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 1/17/2018 6:56:00 PM
  • Recent Acquisition Adds Nearly 200 Acres to Fleecer WMA
  • With the help of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has purchased an adjacent parcel that adds nearly 200 acres to the Fleecer Mountain Wildlife Management Area south of Butte. In addition to the increased recreational ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 1/17/2018 6:56:00 PM
  • Denise, Wayne Schlegel win Hebgen ice fishing tourney
  • Their largest trout weighed 2.87 pounds. Kevin Coyle and Rick Brewster, of Montana, weighed in the largest fish of the day, a 2.93-pounder, to win the big fish award. The top 10 finishing teams receive an invitation to the NAIFC National/North American ...
  • Independent Record
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  • 1/17/2018 12:40:00 AM
  • Students get "Hooked On Fishing"
  • Special education students from C.R. Anderson Middle School got the chance to learn more about Montana’s aquatic wildlife through fishing at the Helena Valley Reservoir on Tuesday. 240 classrooms statewide take part in the Hooked on Fishing program ...
  • krtv.com
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  • 1/16/2018 9:40:00 PM
  • Walmart issues apology to MSU professor over fishing license
  • One of the worlds largest retailers is apologizing to a Montana State University professor following an incident involving his fishing license in 2016. In February of that year, Dr. Gilbride Kalonde went to the Bozeman Walmart to renew his fishing license.
  • KFBB NewsChannel 5
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  • 1/15/2018 4:31:00 PM
  • Tips for fishing the Skwala hatch
  • Here are five verbatim tips from Montana Outfitters that can help you catch more fish during the skwala hatch: “These five tips can be the difference between a bent rod and high fives, or grumbling the whole way home about that ‘overrated’ skwala hatch."
  • Ravalli Republic
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  • 1/13/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • Try an ice fishing tournament this winter
  • Short winter days and plunging temperatures mean ice fishing season in Montana, and to make wetting a line a little more interesting, tournaments across the state combine fun with a chance for cash and prizes. Montana’s ice fishing tournaments hit full ...
  • Independent Record
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  • 1/11/2018 3:27:00 AM
  • Plan in the works to restore fishing access at Stevi bridge
  • According to Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 2 Supervisor Randy Arnold, serious talks have been initiated with Myla Yahraus, the new owner of Fort Owen Ranch, that could lead to the re-opening of the historical fishing access on ranch
  • Bitterroot Star
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  • 1/10/2018 4:11:00 PM
  • VADC Ice Fishing Derby features big payouts, great raffle prizes
  • “North 40 representatives will be fishing in the tourney and recording the event to use as a YouTube video about ice fishing in Montana. I think this will be a great promotion opportunity for Valier and our area,” continued Curry. “When they’re ...
  • Cut Bank Pioneer Press
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  • 1/10/2018 3:21:00 PM
  • Fish, Montana State find winning formula as more connected, cohesive group
  • BOZEMAN — Think back to early November. To Montana State’s 78-73 exhibition victory over NAIA MSU-Northern at Worthington Arena. To coach Brian Fish’s utter resentment of the Bobcats’ performance that night. A win is a win, sure. But MSU was, in ...
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 1/9/2018 11:30:00 PM
  • Community pond grant money available
  • Groups or individuals interested in constructing or improving a community fishing pond have until Feb. 1 to apply for a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks for Community Pond Program grant. Applicants must provide at least 30 percent of the total project cost .
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 1/9/2018 4:43:00 PM
  • Fishing in Montana winters
  • SEELEY LAKE - During the summer people from all over travel to Montana to fish in our beautiful lakes, streams, and rivers. But fishing in Montana is a year-round event.and in the winter time, the most dedicated fishermen and women get their fix by ice ...
  • 8KPAX
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  • 1/8/2018 11:50:00 AM
  • Legislators, citizens updated on CWD, other FWP topics
  • As 2017 was winding down, area legislators and a citizens panel received an update from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 staff during the Citizens Advisory Council winter meeting about what’s happening in the agency. Leading topics in the December .
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 1/4/2018 12:19:00 AM
  • Ice Fishing Derby is on Jan. 13 at Lake Frances
  • Last year, first place for each species paid $1,035. This will be among the first Ice Fishing Derbies in Montana in 2018 so be sure to sign up and get 2018 started right! •Numerous gift certificates, tip ups, tackle, clothing and fishing gear of all kinds.
  • Cut Bank Pioneer Press
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  • 1/3/2018 3:06:00 PM
  • Bart Bonime Joins SIMMS
  • Bozeman, Montana - Simms Fishing Products, preeminent manufacturer of waders, outerwear, footwear, and technical apparel in fishing, announced the appointment of Bart Bonime to Vice President of Product Design & Merchandising. "I cannot be more excited to
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/3/2018 10:45:00 AM
  • Male mountain lion hunting to close in HD 130
  • The hunting of male mountain lions in northwestern Montana hunting district 130, which includes portions of Lake and Missoula counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. The closure notice came shortly after Fish ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 1/3/2018 5:43:00 AM
  • Ice settles in on favorite fishing lakes
  • Ice fishing got serious at the end of December, with anglers reporting well-frozen lakes and unwitting trout around western Montana. “I had drilled the first hole on Harper’s Lake and was starting to drill a second, when the pole bent, then snapped and ...
  • Independent Record
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  • 1/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

Montana Guides/Outfitters

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Montana Fishing Clubs

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