Fishing is free for everyone over Father's Day weekend, June 14-15.
Anglers must follow all of Montana's other fishing regulations.
Each year more than 230,000 residents and 160,000 nonresidents purchase a Montana fishing license. Anglers spend about $240 million annually in Montana for things like transportation, food and guide fees. For every dollar spent by FWP's fisheries program, anglers spend an additional $11 benefitting local communities and the state's economy.
Montana's most popular waters include the Madison, Bighorn, Missouri, Bitterroot and Gallatin rivers; and Canyon Ferry, Flathead, Georgetown, Hauser and Fort Peck lakes.