Fishing restrictions lifted on southwest Montana rivers

Fishing restrictions lifted on southwest Montana rivers

Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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With water temperatures dropping, state officials have decided to lift nighttime fishing restrictions on a suite of southwestern Montana streams.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced in a news release on Monday that it was removing “hoot owl” restrictions on the following streams:

  • The entire Jefferson River
  • Gallatin River from Shed’s Bridge near Four Corners to the confluence with the Madison
  • East Gallatin River from the Spring Hill Road Bridge to its confluence with the Gallatin.

The restrictions, which ban fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight, remain in place on the following stream sections:

  • Big Hole River from Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site to the confluence with the Beaverhead
  • Madison River from Ennis Dam to confluence with the Jefferson River