Montana Fishing Access 4+

All-in-one fishing guide

Mountainworks Software

Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 6 Ratings
    • $4.99



Our goal with Montana Fishing Access is simple: to give you an easy-to-use, all-in-one, no-connection-needed, guide to fishing in Montana.

Our goal with Montana Fishing Access is simple: to give you an easy-to-use, all-in-one, no-connection-needed, guide to fishing in Montana. Period.

We designed our app to be intuitive.—We want you to spend your time fishing, not learning how to use our app.

We designed our app to work offline.—We know that you’ll be out on the water when you’re fishing (well duh!). In Montana, that often means you won’t have cellular service, much less WiFi. So almost every aspect of Montana Fishing Access works regardless if the nearest cell tower is 3 counties away (and our counties are big!). The base map you need comes with the app and your current GPS location is always available. Just download Montana Fishing and go fishing; we’ve taken care of the rest. (The one item that requires a connection is the live USGS stream flow data, so if you know you won’t have cell or WiFi connectivity, tap on the gages before you go to see how water levels are looking.)

We understand the critical information you need.—The single biggest issues for Montana fishermen—OK, separate from know where that secret fishing hole is!—is knowing where fishing accesses are located and what regulations apply. We are laser focused on providing you the most up to date information available. Montana Fishing Access allows you to use the GPS on your phone or mobile device to see exactly where you are relative to the stream, lake, or river’s put-in or take-out. And of course we provide mapping information for those times when your question is the simplest of all: “Where the heck am I?!”

We don’t want to nickel & dime you or complicate your life.—Don’t you hate it when apps ask you to buy something else? Didn’t we just buy the app for goodness sakes?! And we surely don’t want to complicate matters by making you decide which of dozens of possible maps you need to buy. That is a nice option for a cartographer, but for most of us it’s just plain confusing. All those options leave us wondering which map do I buy?; What’s the difference between them?; Am I going to waste money when I realize I purchased a map I didn’t really want? When you buy Montana Fishing Access, we include what you need for this year’s fishing in Montana—no separate purchases required or requested.

What’s New

Version 6.01

Updated for iOS 15.2+.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Greg in Tyler ,

Flow chart

Why every time you view a flow report you have to open the app again instead of being able to use a back button. It's a real hassle.

Developer Response ,

HI Greg, There's a back button at the very top left of the screen that takes you back to the Montana Fishing app (after opening a browser app to open the gauging station link). Please write us at so we can send a screenshot and you can avoid the hassle. Thanks!

Free Rider007 ,

Not easy to use, not recommended

I bought this app for a recent trip to Missoula and Livingston and found it hard to use, so much so that I gave up. For reasons I don’t understand, it divides Montana into sectors which you have to select, then drill down, after which you are presented with dozens of icons and you have to click on each to know what they say. Maybe I just didn’t get it, but that’s a failure of usability design.

Ti2Grr_RN ,

Not able to see information on a site

Update! Worked with Katie and she worked at updating the app, but it wasn’t until after I reset my phone and reloaded the app and it began working again as it should.
Thanks Katie,

Developer Response ,

Happy to work with you to resolve the issue! Enjoy fishing this Spring!

App Privacy

The developer, Mountainworks Software, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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