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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

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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.

  • Tellesch Fur Farm Draft Environmental Assessment
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for a draft environmental assessment (EA) for Wade Tellesch for a fur farm license to possess a breeding pair of bobcats for the purpose of raising and selling bobcats as pets.
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 9/19/2017 6:06:00 PM
  • Richard Spencer’s Russian Wife Talks Trump, Utopia: Full Interview
  • On August 27th, in the wake of the horror of Charlottesville, I sat down to Skype with Nina Kouprianova, the Russian wife of the de-facto alt-right leader Richard Spencer, in her home in Whitefish, Montana. My goal was to ascertain as clearly as possible .
  • Observer
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  • 9/19/2017 4:20:00 PM
  • Interior Secretary vows to increase fishing, hunting on federal lands
  • Zinke — a former Marine, author and congressman from Montana — tied the long-term health of habitat, fish and wildlife to recruiting “youths, veterans, minorities, and other communities that traditionally have low participation in outdoor recreation ...
  • San Francisco Chronicle
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  • 9/18/2017 12:08:00 PM
  • Montana: Hoot Owl Restrictions Lifted on Lower Madison River
  • (HELENA, Mont.)—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks lifted the hoot owl restrictions on the lower Madison River from Ennis Dam to the mouth effective Friday. With cooler water temperatures, this section has met criteria for reopening. In most cases ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 9/18/2017 8:02:00 AM
  • Undesirable fish cause concern
  • A quote in the 2017 Montana Fishing Guide sums it up: “Illegal introductions are made without proper biological analysis and public input, meaning that you the angler had no say in an ill-informed action by self-serving individuals.” Those fisheries ...
  • Lincoln Journal Star
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  • 9/17/2017 2:37:00 PM
  • Video: Bikefishing for Steelhead in WATER CYCLE
  • In this first chapter, RIVER, we follow Brian Ohlen, an avid fisherman and hunter from Montana. Brian also has a passion for cycling and he combined the two by loading his waders, tackle and rod onto a bike, to go in search of Steelhead along the rivers on
  • venturingangler.com
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  • 9/16/2017 11:38:00 AM
  • Fishing restrictions lifted on Madison River
  • (HELENA, Mont.)—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will lift the hoot owl restrictions on the lower Madison River from Ennis Dam to the mouth effective Friday. With cooler water temperatures, this section has met criteria for reopening. In most cases ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 9/15/2017 8:39:00 PM
  • Lake Frances Reopened to All Recreation
  • However, the recent change to wetter, cooler weather allowed Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to reopen the lake. For up-to-date information on all closures and restrictions related to drought and fire, visit fwp.mt.gov/news/restrictions/ or call the FWP .
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  • 9/15/2017 7:06:00 PM
  • Smith River Reopens to Fishing
  • 15 by FWP policy. Back on July 9 both the Smith and Sun rivers in central Montana were closed to daily fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight. The Sun River reopened Sept. 1.
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 9/15/2017 6:06:00 PM
  • Fly fishing foundation marks 10th anniversary with event
  • First off, Joey's is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Yes, Joey's has been around for 10 years and has become a positive force in northeast Wyoming and southern Montana. Joey's has introduced hundreds of area youngsters to fly fishing and to the wonders .
  • Billings Gazette
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  • 9/14/2017 6:07:00 PM
  • Watch: Water Cycle Chapter 1 – Bikefishing for Steelhead
  • In this first chapter, “River,” we follow Brian Ohlen, an avid fisherman and hunter from Montana. Brian also has a passion for cycling and he combined the two by loading his waders, tackle, and rod onto a bike, to go in search of Steelhead along the ...
  • singletracks.com
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  • 9/14/2017 9:55:00 AM
  • Montana: Lake Frances Closed to Aid in Fire Suppression
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is temporarily closing Lake Frances in Pondera County, effective immediately, so that lake water can safely be used to help fight nearby wildfires. This closure applies to all recreation, such as boating, swimming ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 9/14/2017 6:45:00 AM
  • Leeth to Lead Simm's Lake Community
  • Bozeman, Montana - Simms Fishing Products, the preeminent manufacturer of waders, outerwear, footwear and technical apparel hires Patterson Leeth of Minnesota to fill the Community Leader - Lake role. "Having spent the majority of my career working in the
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 9/14/2017 6:45:00 AM
  • Poaching Probe, Hurricane Irma Closures, Deer Openers: State Outdoors News
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is temporarily closing Lake Frances in Pondera County, effective immediately, so lake water can safely be used to help fight nearby wildfires. The closure applies to all recreation, such as boating, swimming, wading and ...
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 9/13/2017 7:31:00 PM
  • Helena-area fishing report
  • Due to staffing conflicts, Montana Untamed's fishing report has ended for this year. The report will resume again next April. Until then, here is the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' report for Helena-area reservoirs. Canyon Ferry — Rainbow trout are ...
  • Independent Record
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  • 9/13/2017 6:12:00 PM
  • Montana proposes limits on upper Bitterroot River fishing guides
  • FISHING -- Growing fishing pressure and congestion on Western Montana's Bitterroot River has prompted the state to propose limits on outfitters in the river's upper reaches. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking comment on proposed administrative ...
  • The Spokesman-Review
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  • 9/13/2017 2:06:00 PM
  • Epic Montana Fly Fishing Adventure “Journey On”
  • “In the summer of 2015, filmmakers Aimee Savard and Chase Bartee packed up their belongings, moved into their 1985 Volkswagen Westfalia, and left their home in Massachusetts. The goal? To make their way to Montana, and spend as much time as humanly ...
  • frankenfly.com
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  • 9/13/2017 2:01:00 PM
  • Snapshots: Portions of Big Hole still open to fishing
  • Only portions of the Big Hole River are closed to fishing at this time, according to the Montana Department of Fish, Widlife and Parks. The remainder of the river is open to fishing. Montana Tech announces it will host the traveling exhibit, Montana’s ...
  • The Montana Standard
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  • 9/12/2017 9:23:00 PM
  • Fire Suppression Forces Closure of Lake Frances
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) has closed Lake Frances by Valier in Pondera County for public safety while crews use the lake water to fight several fires on the Rocky Mountain Front. The wildfires burning in the area are the Scalp Fire ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 9/12/2017 8:14:00 PM
  • FWP will present duck identification class in Billings
  • BILLINGS - Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks will present a duck identification workshop, tailored to waterfowl hunters, Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Billings. The free class will begin at 6:30 p.m. at FWP's Region 5 headquarters, 2300 Lake Elmo Dr. in Billings .
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 9/12/2017 6:45:00 PM
  • LAKE FRANCES CLOSED TO ALL RECREATION TO AID IN FIRE SUPPRESSION
  • (HELENA, Mont.)—Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is temporarily closing Lake Frances in Pondera County, effective immediately, so that lake water can safely be used to help fight nearby wildfires. This closure applies to all recreation, such as ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 9/12/2017 6:45:00 PM
  • FWP proposes changes to dog training rules, public hearings scheduled
  • To minimize the impacts of dog training operations on nesting upland gamebirds and waterfowl, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing new requirements for trainers. Currently, statute requires written permission by the FWP director to train dogs ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 9/11/2017 11:46:00 PM
  • Fire Suppression Forces Another Closure of Seeley Lake Waters
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) closed all of Seeley Lake waters again for public safety while crews use the lake water to fight the Rice Ridge Fire. The closure applies to all recreation, such as boating, swimming, wading and fishing, so that ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 9/11/2017 9:30:00 PM
  • Best fishing story in 15 years
  • Now send them off to Livingston, Montana on a three-day odyssey to fish the mighty Yellowstone for trout. BTW, the dictionary defines odyssey as “a long journey full of adventures.” So here we go: They rented a pontoon drift boat and Kirsten used the ...
  • Napa Valley Register
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  • 9/11/2017 8:15:00 PM
  • Fall trout-fishing trips in scenic Montana are designed to lure anglers
  • For an angler, there may be nothing better than trout fishing in the fall. Frontiers Travel is offering six-day fishing excursions at Big Hole Lodge, nestled in the Wise River Valley of southwest Montana. Participants will have an opportunity to fish in ..
  • onenewspage.com
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  • 9/11/2017 1:47:00 PM

Montana Guides/Outfitters

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Montana Fishing Clubs

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