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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?
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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.

  • To grow, fly-fishing industry looks to women
  • Jess McGlothlin, a female instructor and photographer from Bozeman, Montana, said the sport was attractive for different reasons. "Many women I teach to fish are in it less for the fishing itself, and more for the excuse to be outside," she said.
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 12/11/2017 2:32:00 PM
  • Montana investigators trace origin of illegal fish
  • KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife investigators have used a kind of biological fingerprinting to unravel the origin of a pair of walleye illegally introduced in a northwestern Montana lake. The Flathead Beacon reports that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks .
  • Washington Times
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  • 12/11/2017 4:51:00 AM
  • To grow, fly-fishing indusry looks to women
  • Jess McGlothlin, a female instructor and photographer from Bozeman, Montana, said the sport was attractive for different reasons. "Many women I teach to fish are in it less for the fishing itself, and more for the excuse to be outside," she said.
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 12/11/2017 1:23:00 AM
  • Fish Detectives Pursue Illegal Walleye Case
  • Fish detectives in Northwest Montana have used a biochemical sleuthing technique to determine the origin of a pair of walleye illegally introduced in Swan Lake, leading them closer to identifying the culprits. The information gleaned by Montana Fish ...
  • FlatheadBeacon
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  • 12/8/2017 11:03:00 PM
  • Fish respond to winter's cold in different ways
  • But if you are a fish, then what? Ah fish, the forgotten animals. Fish of Montana don’t go anywhere exotic in winter and don’t hibernate. Their behavior, however, may change with the seasonal changes in their habitat and food supply. We tend to focus ...
  • Independent Record
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  • 12/8/2017 7:06:00 PM
  • FWP approves new Bitterroot River fishing regulations
  • HAMILTON — After clarifying what constitutes a “float,” the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted new regulations for the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, a world-renowned cutthroat trout fishery. The regulations divide the river into four ...
  • Independent Record
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  • 12/8/2017 1:21:00 PM
  • Montana: East Bridge Fishing Access Restricted to Walk-in Until March, 2018
  • BILLINGS - The East Bridge fishing access site on the Yellowstone River in Lockwood has been restricted to walk-in traffic only starting Dec. 4 to accommodate construction on the Lockwood municipal water intake. Construction equipment and activity within .
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  • 12/8/2017 10:41:00 AM
  • Trout Spey Rod Review 2017
  • We just got back from a Trout Spey trip to the Bighorn River in Montana, and had a chance to cast and fish a few different Trout Spey Rods. We had a great time fishing with some different tactics, and a synopsis of the trip can be found in this blog post.
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  • 12/6/2017 9:34:00 PM
  • FWP schedules Joliet public meeting on CWD
  • BILLINGS - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold a public meeting in Joliet Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, to talk about chronic wasting disease, or CWD, and a special deer hunt this winter. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Joliet Community Center
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  • 12/6/2017 9:32:00 PM
  • Video: Fly Fishing the Salmonfly Hatch in Montana
  • Summer salmonflies in Montana are one of the biggest “events” in fly fishing. From Montana Wild: “More fishing from our favorite hatch! When the salmonflies pop it means summer is about to kick off. Watch as we sneak in a few days on the water and ...
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  • 12/6/2017 12:59:00 PM
  • Region 6 Havre-Area Check Station Results for the 2017 Season
  • The final results are in at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre check station for the 2017 hunting season. The check station was open for eight weeks; from Oct. 7 (the open of general antelope) through Nov. 26 (the end of the deer/elk general season).
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  • 12/6/2017 2:21:00 AM
  • General Big Game Season Ends in Region 6, Elk Shoulder Season Starts Soon
  • For the second year, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 has a shoulder season that allows antlerless elk hunting from Dec. 15-Dec. 31, with a specific B-license. Elk licenses (general elk or B-licenses) valid during the archery and general seasons .
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  • 12/6/2017 1:46:00 AM
  • Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting to Highlight Moose Research
  • (KALISPELL, Mont.) – Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff will present highlights from a multi-year statewide moose research project at a public meeting this week. Members of the public are invited to attend the Region One Citizen Advisory ..
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  • 12/5/2017 6:31:00 PM
  • New CWD positive tests could change scope of special hunt
  • BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks testing has identified two more cases of chronic wasting disease in Carbon County deer. The discovery means that the scope of a planned special hunt, which will go before the Fish and Wildlife Commission next ...
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  • 12/4/2017 6:15:00 PM
  • FWP proposes special CWD mule deer hunt
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing a special two-month mule deer hunt in south central Montana near where two bucks – which later tested positive for chronic wasting disease, or CWD – were killed earlier this fall. The Montana Fish and ...
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  • 11/30/2017 11:12:00 PM
  • Montana agency plans special deer hunt to test for disease
  • BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department is seeking 1,000 special deer licenses to issue to hunters in an attempt to test 300 deer for chronic wasting disease. The Billings Gazette reports the Fish and Wildlife Commission will ...
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  • 11/30/2017 6:53:00 PM
  • Land considered for Yellowstone River fishing access site
  • Anglers and Yellowstone River boaters may be crossing their fingers as Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks begins the process to acquire land between Reedpoint and Columbus for a new fishing access site. The item is one of several on a crowded Fish and Wildlife
  • Independent Record
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  • 11/30/2017 3:02:00 AM
  • White-tailed buck poached, left to waste near Terry
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks received a report of a white-tailed buck found the morning of November 18 on private ground west of Terry. It is believed the buck was shot the previous evening. The head was cut off and the meat was left to waste.
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  • 11/29/2017 9:05:00 PM

Montana Guides/Outfitters

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Montana Fishing Clubs

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