The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

High temperatures lead to Hoot Owl restrictions


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The Jefferson River is one of many statewide with restricted fishing hours due to high water temperatures.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has announced fishing restrictions on additional sections of the Big Hole River, the lower Ruby, lower Beaverhead, Jefferson, and lower Gallatin Rivers that went into effect Friday, July 1 at 2 p.m. as a result of high water temperatures.

The restrictions beginning last week will close the following rivers to fishing daily from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions improve:

• The Big Hole from the the Mouth of the North Fork Big Hole River to Dickie Bridge

• The Big Hole from Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site to the Mouth

• The Beaverhead from Anderson...

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