Fishing and Boating in Montana

Montana fishing and boating trips often consist of days spent casting on blue ribbon rivers for rainbow trout or floating on crystal clear mountain lakes. Use these fishing and Montana boating resources, learn MT fishing laws and find the best places to go boating with your family and friends.


Montana Fishing

Get started fishing in Montana today. The state offers 2-day, 10-day, annual or seasonal fishing licenses. Get your fishing license today.

Get a Montana Fishing License

Buying a fishing license is the first & most important step for any angler. Get more information.

Montana Boating

You can go boating in Montana in one of the state’s favorite spots for residents such as Missouri, Madison and Gallatin rivers.

Register A Boat In Montana

Registering your boat is easier than you think. Get information about how to register your boat.

Fishing and Boating Events in Montana


Annual Watershed Festival

Bozeman Fish Station was established on August 5, 1892 (National Fish Hatchery 1892-1966; Fish Cultural Development Center 1966-1982; Fish Technology Center 1983-Present). The 125th Anniversary celebration is on June 10, 2017...

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Wild Bill Lake Kids Fishing Day

Free Kids Fishing Day! Introduce your youngsters to an activity that will hook them for life. Saturday, June 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Kids up to age 12 and their parents fish free! • Outdoor educational activ...

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Sail boat in the ocean

How To Find Boating Classes Near you

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Mom and son fishing together

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Redbreast catch in South Carolina

Pee Dee Redbreast, South Carolina's Favorite Sun (fish)

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