Ice Fishing

The Hyalite Reservoir provides an excellent location for ice fishing through the winter months. There is a daily limit of 5 for trout and grayling are catch-and-release only. A valid fishing license is required. The Montana Fishing Regulations can be found by contacting Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Region 3 in Bozeman (406) 994-4042 or at

New to ice fishing? The Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Ice Fishing Primer is a good source of information for beginners.

Since the Reservoir provides a majority of the drinking water for the Gallatin Valley, motorized vehicle use is prohibited on the ice. This includes vehicles, snowmobiles, ATV’s, motorcycles, etc. Power augers are allowed for drilling holes.