07-21-2011, 05:47 PM
Re: Montana bull trout
There's not a lot of oppurtunity here.. it's pretty limited still
Hungry Horse Reservoir, Lake Koocanusa and part of the South Fork Flathead River are open for a
regulated and experimental bull trout angling season. When fishing for bull trout each angler must
have in possession a valid Bull Trout Catch Card for the specific water he/she is fishing. Anglers
may select only one of the following areas: A) Lake Koocanusa, or B) Hungry Horse Reservoir and
South Fork Flathead River. Swan Lake is open to angling for bull trout without a special permit. All
other waters are closed to intentional angling for bull trout year around.
Catch Cards are free of charge and are available at the FWP Region One office in Kalispell.
Applications for a catch card are available at the FWP Region One office or online at fwp.mt.gov.
Completed applications must be presented at the regional headquarters or mailed to FWP Bull
Trout Permit, 490 North Meridian, Kalispell MT 59901.