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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.

  • Rising waters prompt more Western MT fishing access site closures
  • MISSOULA – The quickly rising waters around Western Montana are prompting additional fishing access site closures. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports that due to extremely high water, flood conditions and associated public safety concerns many ...
  • KTVH
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  • 5/11/2018 10:38:00 PM
  • Rising waters prompt more Western MT fishing access site closure
  • MISSOULA - The quickly rising waters around Western Montana are prompting additional fishing access site closures. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports that due to extremely high water, flood conditions and associated public safety concerns many ...
  • 8KPAX
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  • 5/11/2018 3:40:00 PM
  • Lake Elmo boat ramp unavailable May 23
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will block off the parking lot and boat ramp early that morning. Barriers will come down and the ramp will reopen by 2 p.m. During the morning and early afternoon hours, the ramp will remain unavailable for launching or ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 5/10/2018 9:57:00 PM
  • Hunting & Fishing Courses at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
  • like husband and wife team Van and Krista Berube who were preparing for a fly-fishing trip to Montana. Fishing since she was a young adult, Krista finds fishing to be a fun and relaxing wildlife-dependent activity, but felt she never had the time to learn
  • usfwsnortheast.wordpress.com
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  • 5/10/2018 8:05:00 PM
  • Selway Bridge FAS Closed As Construction Project Begins
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has begun development of a new Fishing Access Site on the Beaverhead River adjacent to the Selway Bridge. Work at the site is anticipated to be complete by June 1, 2018. Montana’s Fish and Wildlife Commission recently ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 5/10/2018 5:36:00 PM
  • Renowned microbe hunter Stanley Falkow dies at 84
  • Outside the lab, he enjoyed fly-fishing in the Bitterroot River near his second home in Hamilton, Montana, tying flies and, later in life, piloting small aircraft. During his career, Falkow identified the mechanisms by which antibiotic resistance spreads.
  • med.stanford.edu
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  • 5/10/2018 4:08:00 PM
  • High water impacting many Western MT fishing access sites
  • MISSOULA - State wildlife officials have closed the gates or created temporary barriers at many fishing access sites because of high water and flood conditions around west-central Montana. The FASs remain open to walk-in access, but users are urged to ...
  • MSN
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  • 5/10/2018 10:44:00 AM
  • Instructors honored at FWP Region 7 Hunter, Bowhunter Education workshop
  • Hunter and Bowhunter Education volunteer instructors in Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 were honored Saturday for their service during the annual spring instructor workshop at Sleep Inn in Miles City. The instructors heard education program updates
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 5/9/2018 8:35:00 PM
  • High water impacting many Western MT fishing access sites
  • MISSOULA - State wildlife officials have closed the gates or created temporary barriers at many fishing access sites because of high water and flood conditions around west-central Montana. The FASs remain open to walk-in access, but users are urged to ...
  • 8KPAX
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  • 5/9/2018 3:14:00 PM
  • FWP WHIP Council to Meet in Helena
  • The Advisory Council that oversees the Montana Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program will be meeting for the first time at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Headquarters, 1420 East 6 th Avenue in Helena, at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 18. The Wildlife Habitat ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 5/8/2018 9:54:00 PM
  • Fish-kill project comment period extended again
  • As promised last month, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has again extended the comment period for a plan to build a fish barrier on French Creek, near Wise River, to kill the fish in 40 miles of stream above that barrier and to restock the streams with ..
  • The Montana Standard
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  • 5/8/2018 1:15:00 AM
  • Be bear aware when recreating outdoors
  • Grizzly bears are out and about. In the last two weeks, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured four grizzly bears in western Montana that were causing conflicts. Grizzlies can be found throughout western Montana, not just the Rocky Mountain Front ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 5/7/2018 7:52:00 PM
  • Winter-kill light on Missoula-area fishing lakes
  • An extra-tough winter not withstanding, area fish made it through the long ice cover in good condition. New surveys by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fisheries biologists found little mortality in several popular lakes northeast of Missoula. Browns ...
  • Missoulian
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  • 5/6/2018 10:17:00 PM
  • How Storms, Missteps and an Ailing Grid Left Puerto Rico in the Dark
  • On the mainland, much of the coverage of the recovery has focused on the struggles of the island’s beleaguered power authority and its politically disastrous hiring of Whitefish Energy Holdings, a tiny and inexperienced Montana contractor linked to the ...
  • WRAL
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  • 5/6/2018 8:53:00 PM
  • Game and Fish steps up effort to remove walleye from reservoir
  • The department recently enlisted the help of Montana State University grad student Daniel Kaus. Kaus’ study showed electrofishing was ineffective in reducing walleye populations. He contends a combination of must-kill regulations for anglers and ...
  • Gillette News-Record
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  • 5/5/2018 12:07:00 PM
  • Region 2 fisheries surveys indicate low winter mortality
  • Although winter conditions were severe this year with a longer period of ice cover on lakes and heavy snow accumulation in western Montana, Fish, Wildlife & Parks fisheries surveys in Region 2 indicate fish mortality was low. According to Region 2 ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 5/4/2018 6:22:00 PM
  • Male Grizzly Bear Captured Near McGregor Lake
  • Kalispell, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) captured a subadult male grizzly bear on April 28 near McGregor Lake and released the animal in a remote location in the Kootenai National Forest. The bear, approximately 3 years old and weighing 246 ...
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 5/2/2018 5:55:00 PM
  • War on walleye: Game and Fish turn up heat on unwanted fish
  • The department recently enlisted the help of Montana State University grad student Daniel Kaus. Kaus' study showed electrofishing was ineffective in reducing walleye populations. He contends a combination of must-kill regulations for anglers and ...
  • Associated Press
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  • 5/2/2018 6:52:00 AM
  • War on walleye: Game and Fish turn up heat on unwanted fish
  • The department recently enlisted the help of Montana State University grad student Daniel Kaus. Kaus’ study showed electrofishing was ineffective in reducing walleye populations. He contends a combination of must-kill regulations for anglers and ...
  • The Republic
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  • 5/2/2018 6:03:00 AM
  • Montana fishing report: Ice has melted off Fort Peck Reservoir
  • The big news this week is the ice has finally melted off of Fort Peck Reservoir. Anglers were able to fish in the Tough Guy Tournament last weekend and the Crooked Creek Walleye Classic is this weekend. Trout are cruising the shorelines at many ...
  • Independent Record
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  • 5/2/2018 1:20:00 AM
  • Boating Safety Course in Kalispell on May 5
  • The class is Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1 Headquarters, 490 N. Meridian, Kalispell. The cost for the course is $10. For more information, contact Kyle Boyce at (406) 240-7110.
  • fwp.mt.gov
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  • 5/1/2018 11:35:00 PM

Montana Guides/Outfitters

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Montana Fishing Clubs

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