Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will lift “hoot owl” fishing restrictions on Thursday, Sept. 1 on the Upper Clark Fork River and Silver Bow Creek.
These “hoot owl” restrictions prohibit fishing during the hottest hours of the day (2 p.m. until midnight) and have been in place on the Clark Fork from its headwaters to Flint Creek and on Silver Bow Creek since late July to reduce the impact on drought-stressed fish. .
The lifting of these restrictions means that all west-central Montana rivers and streams will be free from drought-related angling restrictions. For up-to-date information on restrictions related to drought in other parts of the state, visit fwp.mt.gov/news/restrictions/.
(via Montana FWP)