A little ice and a negative number on the thermometer never stopped an avid fisherman! On these "strictly seasonal" areas, fishermen will open holes in the ice and use hooks and spears to catch their dinner. Ice fishing locations in Bozeman are limited but they are still popular in town and around the region.
All nonresidents 15 years and older are required to obtain a fishing license. A licensed adult must accompany anyone under 15 years old. Those living in Montana for 6 months or longer are considered residents and may apply for resident licenses.
ice-fishing In Bozeman
Bozeman Beach/ Glen Lake
A man-made lake with a 300-foot beachfront in the East Gallatin Recreation Area. The recreation area has picnic shelters and a fishing dock.
Driving Directions: from downtown Bozeman, head north on 7th Ave, turn right onto E. Griffin Drive, left onto Manley Rd.More
Black's Ford Fishing Access Site is a day use only site. A boat launch, toilets, and access for camp trailers is available. Open all season.More
Ice usually forms in late November, and ice fishing begins around Christmas time. Trout take is limited to 5 a day, and arctic graylings must be released. More