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  • Sunday, July 12, 2015

    HOOT !!

    Additional Southwest Montana fishing restrictions effective Friday

     
     BOZEMAN - In addition to last week’s “hoot owl” closures on the Jefferson and Big Hole rivers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will also impose “hoot owl” restrictions on a number of southwest Montana rivers as a result of the continued high water temperatures.
    The restrictions beginning Friday will close the following rivers (on the stretches noted) to fishing daily from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions improve:
    •             Beaverhead River from Anderson Lane to the confluence with the Big Hole River;
    •             Ruby River from Duncan District Road to confluence with the Beaverhead River;
    •             Shields River from its mouth upstream to its confluence with Smith Creek;
    •             Lower Madison River from Ennis Dam to the Missouri River Headwaters;
    •             Lower Gallatin River from its confluence with the Madison River at Three Forks upstream to Sheds Bridge (Hwy 84) near Four Corners;
    •             East Gallatin River from its origin (at the confluence of Rocky Creek and Bear Creek) to its confluence with the West Gallatin River
    Remaining under restrictions:
    •             The entire length of the Big Hole River except for Dickey Bridge to Maiden Rock FAS;
    •             The entire length of the Jefferson River
    For up-to-date information on angling restrictions or closures, visit http://fwp.mt.gov/fishing/guide/waterClosure.html.