We have received 2020 Yellowstone Park fishing licenses and regulations. All Montana entrances to the Park open Monday, June 1st. This will make it easier to get to the Firehole River rather than going via the south entrance. The Firehole, being the usual early season Park hot spot, is likely to be well attended. But well placed BWO & caddis life cycle patterns, soft hackles (partridge & olive, partridge & amber) will bring action. Look for that action to improve if showers threaten.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on April 9 amended its previous ( April 4th) decision to temporarily suspend sales of some nonresident licenses, tags, and permits to also allow nonresident sales under specific situations, including with respect to fishing:
- Allow people who moved to Idaho to establish residency less than 6 months ago, or who have not gotten an Idaho driver’s license as required within 90 days of Idaho residency, to still purchase a nonresident license under these conditions:
1. Person produces an Idaho driver’s license, or Idaho Identification Card, issued by the Idaho Transportation Department, or a person produces two documents issued by a third party showing name and Idaho residence address, such as rent, mortgage receipts or utility bills.
2. Person signs a declaration demonstrating bona fide intent to become an Idaho resident.
People who are eligible to buy license and tags under these criteria must contact a Fish and Game regional office or headquarters via phone to arrange for the purchase of eligible nonresident items. This action cannot be performed by license vendors.