Montana Fishing License

Find here information and links you will need for purchasing your Montana Fishing License prior to participating in a fishing adventure or trip with Adventure Missoula. Anyone age 12 or older will need a license BEFORE heading out on your trip. It is easy to do it electronically and you can print a copy to have on hand at your hotel or from home before leaving! Last case scenario, have it on your phone to show a ranger if needed. Many of our trips meet you at our river site or we schedule a pick up. The fishing shop doesn’t have the ability to process fishing licenses nor do we want to spend precious time doing that pre-trip.

If you want to find a physical location in Missoula or other Montana city find a Game Fish and Parks registered approved vendor here.

Options include: two-day fishing licenses, 10-day fishing licenses and seasonal fishing licenses.

In most cases, anglers are required to purchase both a conservation license as well as a fishing license, combining both fees.

It is mandatory to have a copy of this license on your person. You are responsible for printing and carrying your license at all times when hunting, fishing, or recreating on state lands. If you are stopped by authorities and cannot provide sufficient licensure, you may be penalized with fines. So ensure that you are properly licensed before heading out to fish.

Purchase a license here: Montana Fishing License 

Age 0-11: No license required.


Age 12-15, Don’t pay the AIS fee: 2 Day $9

Age 16 to 17: $11

Age 18-61: 2 Day $15  or $31 Season

Non Residents:

Age 12-15, Don’t pay the AIS fee: 2 Day $35

Age 16 + $42.50, 10 Day $73.50, $103.50 Season

Tight Lines to you! 

Fishing Regulations Link