Montana Fishing Licenses
To legally fish in Montana you must hold a valid fishing license. You need to first purchase the $10 conservation license followed by your fishing 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 $35 for both conservation and fishing license, $60 for 4 days (2 sets of 2 day licenses plus conservation), $66 for 10 days and $96 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 $29 for a season fishing license ($8 for the conservation license plus $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.