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Sections of the Lower Beaverhead and Yellowstone fully reopen to fishing
By angelamontana


(Bozeman, Mont.)—Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to the lifting of restrictions on sections of two rivers in southwest Montana given recent drops in water temperatures thanks to longer stretches of cooler nighttime air and some rain.

Effective immediately, hoot-owl restrictions have been lifted on the following sections of river:

  • Beaverhead River from Anderson Lane to the confluence with the Big Hole River
  • Yellowstone River from Carter’s Bridge FAS to Highway 563 Bridge (Old Stage Road Bridge) just north of Springdale

Meanwhile in Region 3, the following stretches of river remain closed to all fishing until further notice:

  • Big Hole River from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Maiden Rock FAS to Notch Bottom FAS
  • Big Hole River from Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the confluence of the North Fork Big Hole River and Big Hole River
  • Big Hole River from Notch Bottom FAS to confluence with the Beaverhead River
  • The entire length of the Jefferson River

The following sections of rivers are closed to fishing daily 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions improve:

  • Big Hole River from the North Fork Big Hole River to Dickie Bridge
  • East Gallatin River from Spring Hill Road Bridge (Hwy411) to the confluence with the Gallatin River
  • Gallatin River from Sheds Bridge (Hwy 84) near Four Corners to the confluence with the Madison River at Three Forks
  • Madison River from Ennis Dam to the confluence with the Jefferson River
  • Ruby River from Duncan District Road to the confluence with the Beaverhead River
  • Shields River from Daisy Dean Bridge Road to the confluence with the Yellowstone River

For up-to-date information on restrictions related to drought, visithttp://fwp.mt.gov/news/restrictions/.

(Report via Montana FWP)