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Fishing in Montana: Online Resources and Mobile Apps to Enhance the Experience

By    |   Thursday, 24 Mar 2016 02:35 PM

The state of Montana offers a wealth of multimedia online resources, including websites, podcasts, videos, and maps that can truly make your fishing experience in the state an unforgettable one.

Whether you’re new to fishing in Montana or a regular, these resources and apps can help turn you into a pro.

1. Montana Fishing Guide

This interactive portal, developed by the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks agency, allows users to search for fishing spots within the state. Visitors can search near a city, by region, or by specific name as well as download a full list of the state’s bodies of water.

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2. Montana FWP Outdoor Reports

For any angler who loves fishing in Montana and also enjoys podcasts, this weekly series about the state’s vast outdoor resources is a must listen. Download episodes free at iTunes.

3. Montana FWP YouTube

This official YouTube channel has a bountiful variety of fishing and outdoor related video content, including outdoor reports, feature length documentaries, and instructional videos that cover all the info a sportsperson in the state needs to know.

4. Species of Montana

An official field guide for the state, this document is invaluable for fishing in Montana. Species of Montana can help you identify the state’s 85 breeding fish species — not to mention birds, reptiles, amphibians, and other wildlife.

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5. iFish Montana


iFish Montana is a free mobile app for both iOS and Android platforms hosts live fishing reports from anglers right in the field.

Beyond this unprecedented real-time access, users can also get the scoop on more than 3,300 lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, learn more about the best times to cast their lines, and benefit from expertise on catching Montana’s most popular game fish.

6. Fishing Spots

A free mobile iOS app developed by Weathersphere, this program lets you find the closest fishing spots next time you’re fishing in Montana, and tells you exactly which species you can expect to find (not to mention the best method of capture).

7. Fishing Scout

Curious to see what other anglers are actually capturing at your location? This third-party mobile app brings together a community of more than 100,000 users who regularly post images of their latest catch and where it came from. You can also use this app to keep record of your own captures.

Third Stack also offers a "gold" upgrade to Fishing Scout that opens up more interactive features, but it comes with monthly membership fees that are charged through iTunes.

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Montana offers a wealth of multimedia online resources, including websites, podcasts, videos, and maps that can truly make your fishing experience in the state unforgettable. Whether you’re new to fishing in Montana or a regular, these resources and apps can help turn you into a pro.
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