Bozeman, MT — A fishing closure that includes a 46-mile section of the upper Big Hole River will be lifted due to an increase in stream flows.
The full angling closure, which went into effect on Aug. 31, will be lifted at midnight on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 25. The closure extended from Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadow Road to the North Fork of the Big Hole River.
A qualifying condition for lifting the closure was met recently when water flows exceeded 40 cubic feet per second (CFS) for seven consecutive days.
These closures are in accordance with the Big Hole Watershed Committee Drought Plan, which calls for angling restrictions when water temperatures exceed 73 degrees for three or more consecutive days, or when flows drop below 20 CFS.
Restrictions of this nature are enacted to protect fish species like Arctic grayling, rainbow trout and brown trout, which all become more susceptible to disease and mortality when conditions like low flows and high temperatures combine with additional stressors.
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