Live bait fishing regulations vary across the state
Last updated 5/25/2021 at 9:24am
From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
HELENA – With fishing season in full swing across Montana, anglers need to keep in mind some important regulations pertaining to live bait. Regulations differ across fishing districts; anglers should make sure to understand the regulations for the area and waterbody they are fishing.
For all districts —Western, Central and Eastern — the following regulations apply:
• Live animals such as meal worms, red worms, night crawlers, leeches, maggots, crayfish, reptiles, amphibians and insects may be used as bait on all waters not restricted to arti...