Montana Fishing License

Buy A Montana Fishing License Online Today.

There is no fee for youth 15 and younger to fish in Montana.

A valid fishing license is required for all types of fishing on state waters.

To fish in Montana, most anglers need two licenses: a Conservation License and a Fishing License.

The Angler AIS Prevention Pass (AISPP) is required for all individuals who fish in Montana. This program was initiated by the 2017 Montana Legislature to help fund the fight against aquatic invasive species in Montana. The Angler AISPP is $2 for residents and $7.50 for nonresidents and is required with your purchase of a fishing license.

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.

   – The Conservation License enables one to fish from March 1 through the end of February of the following year.

– Resident is defined as you must have physically been living in Montana for at least 180 consecutive days (six months) immediately before purchasing any resident license and file income tax returns as a resident.

FREE FISHING ON FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND (Each Year).

PRICES DISCLOSURE: We do our best to stay current, but prices can change without notice to us. The prices below may or may not be the exact current prices for the license(s) listed.

How much does a Montana fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Montana can range from about $7.00 for a Resident Paddlefish license to just over $100.00 for a Nonresident Annual fishing license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

Montana Resident Fishing License Prices

Montana Resident 2-Day Fishing License | Ages 12 – 17: The $4.00 Conservation License, $2.00 AIS Prevention Pass and $5.00 (2-Day) Fishing License ALL Required (Included in price shown)

$11.00  BUY NOW

Montana Resident Annual Fishing License | Ages 12 – 17: The $4.00 Conservation License, $2.00 AIS Prevention Pass and $10.50 (Annual) Fishing License ALL Required (Included in price shown)

$16.50  BUY NOW

Montana Resident 2-Day Fishing License | Ages 18 – 61: The $8.00 Conservation License, $2.00 AIS Prevention Pass and $5.00 (2-Day) Fishing License ALL Required (Included in price shown)

$15.00  BUY NOW

Montana Resident Annual Fishing License | Ages 18 – 61: The $8.00 Conservation License, $2.00 AIS Prevention Pass and $21.00 (Annual) Fishing License ALL Required (Included in price shown)

$31.00  BUY NOW

Montana Resident 2-Day Fishing License | Ages 62 – and Older: The $4.00 Conservation License, $2.00 AIS Prevention Pass and $5.00 (2-Day) Fishing License ALL Required (Included in price shown)

$11.00  BUY NOW

Montana Resident Annual Fishing License | Ages 62 – and Older: The $4.00 Conservation License, $2.00 AIS Prevention Pass and $10.50 (Annual) Fishing License ALL Required (Included in price shown)

$16.50  BUY NOW

Montana Resident 2-Day Fishing License | Disabled: The $4.00 Conservation License , $2.00 AIS Prevention Pass and $5.00 (2-Day) Fishing License ALL Required (Included in price shown)

$11.00  BUY NOW

Montana Resident Annual Fishing License | Disabled: The $4.00 Conservation License, $2.00 AIS Prevention Pass and $10.50 (Annual) Fishing License ALL Required (Included in price shown)

$16.50  BUY NOW

Montana Resident Paddlefish Fishing License: 

$6.50  BUY NOW

Montana Resident Bull Trout Catch Card: Residents MUST possess if catching Bull Trout. The are free of charge and are available at the FWP Region One office in
Kalispell and at the US Forest Service Spotted Bear Ranger Station.

FREE  GET NOW

How much does a Montana nonresident fishing license cost online?

Montana Nonresident Fishing License Prices

Montana Nonresident 2-Day Fishing License | Ages 12 and Older: The $10.00 Conservation License, $7.50 AIS Prevention Pass and $25.00 (2-Day) Fishing License ALL Required (Included in price shown)

$42.50  BUY NOW

Montana Nonresident 10-Day Fishing License | Ages 12 and Older: The $10.00 Conservation License, $7.50 AIS Prevention Pass and $56.00 (10-Day) Fishing License ALL Required (Included in price shown) 

$73.50  BUY NOW

Montana Nonresident Annual Fishing License | Ages 12 and Older: The $10.00 Conservation License, $7.50 AIS Prevention Pass and $86.00 (Annual) Fishing License ALL Required (Included in price shown)

$103.50  BUY NOW

Montana Nonresident Paddlefish Fishing License: 

$15.00  BUY NOW

Montana Nonresident Bull Trout Catch Card: Residents MUST possess if catching Bull Trout. The are free of charge and are available at the FWP Region One office in
Kalispell and at the US Forest Service Spotted Bear Ranger Station.

FREE  GET NOW

Where can I buy a Montana fishing license?

Montana FWP Contact Us Page

By phone at (406) 444-2535

Authorized Vendor List

Here are some of the best places to fish in Montana.

According to Montana regulations, possession of your license on you smartphone is acceptable while partaking in the activity of fishing in Montana. 

All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website.