Fly Fishing on the Gallatin, Yellowstone, and Madison Rivers near Yellowstone National Park

Beginner Fly Fishing Lessons

800-799-4465

Don't Forget Your Fishing License


A fishing license allows a person to fish for and possess any fish or aquatic invertebrate authorized by the state's fishing regulations. It is nontransferable and nonrefundable. The license enables one to fish from March 1 through the end of February of the following year.

A Conservation License is needed before you can buy any fishing or hunting license that Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) issues. Conservation license applicants are required to provide their social security number in addition to the information usually requested. A valid driver's license or a valid photo ID is required to purchase a license.

These are the ways you can purchase a fishing license:
• Buy a Montana
Fishing License Online.
• Get your Montana conservation and fishing licenses in person at one of the local providers listed below.
• Call Bozeman Fish Wildlife and Parks office for more info: 406-994-4042

Fishing License Fees

MONTANA RESIDENT

11 & under- No License Required

12-17 - Conservation License Only ($8) + Fishing License ($10.50 for season)

18-61 - Conservation License ($8) + Fishing License ($5 for 2 consecutive days or $21 for season)

62 and over - Conservation License Only ($8) + Fishing License ($10.50 for season)
NON - RESIDENT

11 & under- No License required if accompanied by Adult with license

12 and over - Conservation License ($10) + MT Fishing License ($25 for 2 consecutive days, $56 for 10 consecutive days or $86 for season).

Local Spots to Buy your Fishing License

Big Sky
Big Sky Conoco
90 Lone Mtn Trail, P O Box 160640
(406) 995-4275
 
East Slope Outdoors
Po Box 160249, 47855 Gallatin Rd
(406) 995-4369
 
Gallatin Riverguides
47430 Gallatin Rd Po Box 160212
(406) 995-2290
 
Lone Mountain Ranch
750 Lone Mtn Ranch, Po Box 160069
(406) 995-4644
 
Wild Trout Outfitters
47520 Gallatin Rd Box 160003
(406) 995-2975
Gallatin Gateway
Gateway Market Inc
76250 Gallatin Rd
Box 100
(406) 763-4463

West Yellowstone
Arricks Fly Shop
37 Canyon St P O Box 1290
(406) 646-7290
 
Blue Ribbon Flies
309 Canyon St Po Box 1037
(406) 646-9365
 
Bud Lilly's Trout Shop
39 Madison Ave Po Box 530
(406) 646-7801
 
Corner Conoco Stop
136 Canyon St, Po Box 648
(406) 646-7632
 
Eagles Store
3 Canyon St. Po Box 280
(406) 646-9300
 
Jacklin's Fly Shop
105 Yellowstone Ave Box 310
(406) 646-7336
 
Kirkwood Resort And Marina
11505 Hebgen Lake Rd
(406) 646-7200
 
Madison Arm Resort
5475 Madison Arm Rd Po Box 1410
(406) 646-9328
 
Madison River Outfitters
117 Canyon St Po Box 398
(406) 646-9644

 
Bozeman
Bob Ward And Sons
3011 Max Ave
(406) 586-4381
 
Fins And Feathers
81801 Gallatin Rd
(406) 586-2188
 
Fish Wildlife And Parks - Region 3
1400 South 19Th
(406) 994-4042
 
Greater Yellowstone Flyfishers
29 Pioneer Way
(406) 585-5321
 
Montana Troutfitters
1716 W Main St Unit 4
(406) 587-4707
 
The Bozeman Angler
23 E Main St
(406) 587-9111
 
The Powder Horn
Po Box 6069 35 E Main
(406) 587-7373
 
The Rivers Edge
2012 N 7Th St
(406) 586-5373
 
Wal-Mart Store #2084
1500 N 7Th Ave
(406) 585-8788
 
Wholesale Sports
2214 N Tschache Ln
(406) 586-0100
 
Yellowstone Gateway Sports Inc.
21 Forkhorn Trail
(406) 586-2076