Above photo was taken on a fishing pier that FWI helped build on Shady Lane Family Fishing Pond.

Flathead Lake:: FWI is engaged in the management of the Flathead drainage ensure a balance between native fish management and recreational fishing. FWI’s goal is to have Fish, Wildlife and Parks and The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe renegotiate the Flathead Fishery Co-Management Plan to select mutually agreeable goals and strategies with public participation.

Flathead Fishing Fair: Held at Snappy Sport Senter on a Saturday in early May from 9 am to noon. Along with the kids fishing derby for ages 12 and younger there will be a number of fun and educational activities for kids and adults.

Pine Grove Family Fishing Pond: Watch for Summer Opening in early April. Only kids age 12 and younger will be allowed to fish during kid’s fishing the first morning, the pond will open for family fishing after that.

Shady Lane Family Fishing Pond: Open year round for family fishing.

Note: There is a fishing regulation that requires all anglers age 15 and older to release all fish they catch from Family Fishing Ponds to leave harvest to the younger anglers. Daily trout limits for younger anglers vary by pond.


Flathead Lake and Lake Koocanusa: Click here for a report from MoFisch

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Flathead Wildlife, Inc., is a fish and wildlife sportsman group made up of men, women and youth from the Flathead area. We have been involved in conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat for over 60 years. We are affiliated with the Montana Wildlife Federation and work to bring our voice to the state level. The Federation is a state organization made up of local sportsmen’s and sportswomen’s groups from across Montana.

Join us on the second Thursday of each month September through May.

Click here to download this month’s meeting notice. Note: You must have a pdf reader installed on your computer to download the notice.