Montana’s 2016 general fishing season opens Saturday, May 21 in the Western Fishing District, but elsewhere in the state the traditional spring fishing opener has changed a bit this year.
In Montana’s Central and Eastern Fishing District most rivers and streams are open year around unless otherwise noted in the district-specific exceptions to the standard regulations.
In the Western Fishing District, general fishing season is from May 21 until Nov. 30, unless otherwise noted in the regulations.
So like any other time of year, if you’re out fishing be sure to know the regulations.
To prepare for the 2016 fishing season, pick up the state fishing regulations at FWP offices, license providers, or FWP’s 2016 Fishing Regulations web page atfwp.mt.gov.
(This article is a news release from the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks)