Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Entire Clark Fork River and Other Waters
By angelamontana

Posted: August 24, 2015

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will lift fishing restrictions Saturday, Aug. 22 on the upper Clark Fork River and Flint and Silver Bow Creeks.

These rivers and streams have been under “hoot owl” restrictions that prohibit fishing from 2 p.m. until midnight since July 3 to reduce the impact on drought-stressed fish.

The lifting of these restrictions means that the entire Clark Fork River is now free from “hoot owl” restrictions.  The lower Clark Fork, Blackfoot main stem and Bitterroot were removed from restrictions earlier this week.

Conditions still require “hoot owl” restrictions to remain in place on the Blackfoot tributaries including Morrell, Gold, Belmont, Cottonwood, Copper and Monture Creeks; the North Fork of the Blackfoot River below North Fork Falls; and Landers Fork.

For up-to-date information on restrictions related to drought, visit

(Report via FWP)

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