Fishing in Montana

Montana offers hundreds of fishable waters. Purchase your fishing license today, and start planning your next fishing trip with you family and friends.

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Top Fishing Spots in Montana

Bighorn Canyon National Park
The Bighorn River offers excellent trout fishing and Bighorn Lake allows anglers the opportunity to catch a diverse variety of fish.
Canyon Ferry Reservoir
It offers a variety of recreational opportunities including boating, fishing for trout and walleye. Boat access is available at all of the campsites.
Flathead Lake
Located about 10 miles from Kalispell, Montana. Lake trout, lake whitefish, rainbow trout, westslope cutthroat trout are common species.
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Common Catches in Montana

Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout
The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.
King Salmon
King Salmon
The King Salmon is an extremely important food and commercial fish, and due to its large size and game nature, an important sport fish.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.
Arctic Grayling
Arctic Grayling
As its name implies, the Arctic graying is primarily an inhabitant of northern waters.
Brown Trout
Brown Trout
The brown trout is one of the world’s most widely distributed and highly esteemed freshwater fish.
Sockeye Salmon
Sockeye Salmon
The sockeye salmon is the most commercially valuable of all the Pacific salmons.

Types of Fishing in Montana

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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