Montana Fishing Reports, Fishing Times, Licenses, and Campgrounds

Fish Species in Montana

Largemouth Bass,  Rainbow Trout,  Bream/Bluegill,  Cutthroat Trout,  Smallmouth Bass,  Brown Trout,  Walleye,  Brook Trout,  Catfish,   and 49 more

Montana Fishing by Water Type

Lakes: 2,073   Rivers/Streams: 9,516   Reservoirs: 1,226   Others: 2,363   All: 15,178

Montana Fishing Reports

  "Tom Poole Lake is nearly 16 miles up Pipe Creek Road. It is not vehicle..." Tom Poole Lake

  "Terrific fishing by roadway. Dont know what was hatching, caught 7 trout..." Arrastra Creek

  "I fished near Armington junction and there is not many fish but the ones..." Big Otter Creek

  "My Husband and I fish West Rosebud every year and 90% of the time we leave..." West Rosebud Lake

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Montana Fishing Licenses

For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Montana Fish & Wildlife. Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the Fishing Spot is open to the public, and respect all signs indicating private property or restricting access.

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Fishing in the state of Montana, there are plenty of bodies of water to choose from. In fact, there are 15,178 bodies of water where fishing could be possible, such as Little Bitterroot Lake, Clark Canyon Reservoir and Holter Lake. Fish for Rock Bass, Brook Trout or Largemouth Bass or one of the other 24 fish found in this state; and if you need gear get your fly fishing gear, baitcasting setup, trolling equipment, or spincasting gear out and find your new honey hole.