Montana Fishing License 2015-2016

Information and Where to Buy Your MT Fishing License

Interested in fishing in Montana? You'll need to buy the right set of licenses if you want to fish in 2015-2016. Here's the deal...

Where to Buy Your 2015-2016 Montana Fishing License

Note: the license year runs from March 1 through the end of February.

Getting your Montana fishing license for 2015-2016 online is one option. You must first have a Conservation license—which requires your SSN—before you purchase any other license. If you're not comfortable giving that information out online, you can also buy one in person.

A basic resident season fishing license/conservation license combo is $26. Residents older than 62 need only buy an $8 conservation license. See the full list of licenses for details.

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Interesting Facts About the Montana Fishing License 2015-2016

Check out the Montana fishing guide, which lets you find places to fish. You can select by cities, find mountain lakes, or just list all opportunities in a particular region. You'll then get lists of fish present, detailed interactive maps, and a detailed report about that body of water. Very impressive!

The general fishing season opens the third Saturday in May every year, though some rivers, lakes, and reservoirs are open year round.

The Montana fishing regulations guide is available online. (From this page, you can download the complete 5.5 MB PDF, or just the sections you want.) See Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks for more info about Montana fishing licenses for 2015-2016.

Why not take a look at barbless fishing?