(BOZEMAN, Mont.)—With nights getting longer and cooler, a couple of sections of rivers in
southwest Montana have met the criteria for lifting fishing restrictions.
Effective immediately, the following sections of rivers (previously under “hoot owl
restrictions”) are open to fishing daily:
Big Hole River from Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the Mouth of the
North Fork Big Hole River;
Lower Beaverhead River from Anderson Lane to confluence with Big Hole River;
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