Catching the biggest pygmy whitefish won’t earn an angler any space on a sporting-goods store trophy wall.
Grizzly bears and bull trout will lose much of what they gained from decades of protection in the Flathead National Forest if a new management plan gets OK’d, wildlife advocates argued in federal court on Wednesday.
More than 800 whitefish, along with almost 20 trout, have been found dead along the Madison River, most of them below Ennis Dam, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
A group formed in 1995 by guides and anglers to advocate for the Bighorn River fishery is transitioning to a science-based watershed group.
The upper Clark Fork River cleanup enters a new phase this spring with remediation of a section between Warm Springs and Galen known as Phase 3.
The decision against the Rock Creek Mine near Noxon is the latest in series of legal setbacks for a project first proposed more than two decades ago.
Two summers ago, a gillnetting crew working to catch invasive lake trout on Yellowstone Lake pulled up its nets and found a small, hand-sized fish that sent shock waves through the fisheries biologists working to save threatened cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park.
Check out this week's recommendations for fishing around Montana and Wyoming.
Bruce Farling is one of 13 inductees in the 2020 class of the Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame. Lee Newspapers is highlighting inductees each week in the Montana Untamed section.
Cooler weather on Monday slowed angler activity across Big Sky country this week. With fall around the corner, get your hopper fishing in while the conditions are still good.
Deposits of heavy metals called slickens rest along the riverbanks of the Upper Clark Fork, left there from a catastrophic 1908 flood that tore through the mine tailings of Butte and Anaconda and poisoned the watershed for most of the past century
As summertime temperatures heat up and the chance to cool down in the water arrives, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is reminding people that building dams in creeks and streams can harm fish. This is especially true for bull trout, which swim up small creeks in late summer to spawn.
“Rattlesnake Creek is one of our prime westslope cutthroat and bull trout spawning tributaries for the Clark Fork in this section."
Wildlife officials plan to poison the fish in a southwestern Montana creek and two lakes and then restock the water bodies with a native species of trout.
In the beginning, glaciers moved across the face of the earth and carved out a basin high against the rim of the Continental Divide, and it was called Grace Lake.