Montana Fishing Licenses
To legally fish in Montana you must hold a valid fishing license. You need to first purchase the required $10 conservation license followed by your fishing license and $15 aquatic invasive species pass ($2 for residents) followed by the appropriate duration license. Non Resident Licenses are sold in 2 day blocks for $25, 10 day blocks for $56 or $86 for the season. So if you are fishing for one or two days the cost is $50 non resident for the required conservation license, AIS pass and 2 day fishing license, $75 total for 4 days (2 sets of 2 day licenses plus conservation and AIS), $81 for 10 days and $111 total for a season. Non Resident children age 1-11 are not required to hold a license when fishing with a licensed adult. Montana Residents can expect to pay $31 in total for a season fishing license ($8 for the conservation license, $2 for AIS pass and $21 for the season fishing license). Licenses can be purchased online at the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Online Licensing Site. Licenses can also be purchased upon arrival at local fly shops. Our guides generally stop at a shop on the first morning of fishing to pick up flies for the day so adding a license only adds about 10 more minutes.
Yellowstone National Park Fishing Licenses
Yellowstone National Park fishing licenses are not available online but must be purchased either at a YNP visitor center or one of the many fly shops near the park. A 3 day YNP license is $18, 10 day $25, and Season $40.