Free Fishing Mother’s Day Weekend is May 13-14!
By Montana law, each year on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day weekends any person (resident or nonresident) may fish within the state without a fishing license. You do need to keep a few things keep in mind. Folks do need to follow the seasons, restrictions and bag limits listed in the 2023 Fishing Regulations. There are also two fish that are excepted which are the paddlefish and the bull trout. Both of these fish require the purchase of a Conservation, Fishing, and AIS Prevention License. Fishing for paddlefish also requires a paddlefish tag. A catch card is required for bull trout. You can find the 2023 Montana Fishing Regulations using the link above or at a local sporting goods store.
Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) provides legal tips to help Montanans better understand their rights and find free resources. MLSA is not affiliated with Fish Wildlife & Parks (FWP). We encourage you to read the FWP Fishing Regulations if you have any questions about fishing in Montana. You can also contact an FWP Regional Office. Follow Montana Legal Services Association on social media for more legal tips.