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

Staff Report 

Fishing restrictions lifted on Jefferson


September 14, 2016

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will lift the fishing restrictions on the Jefferson River effective last Sunday.

The entire length of the Jefferson River has been closed has been since Aug. 1 given extremely low flows. However, flows have improved and criteria for reopening the river under its drought management plan will be met before reopening Sunday.

Meanwhile, the three following sections of the Big Hole River remain closed to all fishing until further notice:

· Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Maiden Rock FAS to Notch Bottom FAS;

· Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the confluence of the North Fork Big Hole River and Big Hole River;

· Notch Bottom FAS to confluence with the Beaverhead River.

And the Yellowstone River remains under emergency closure due to the fish kill from Point of Rocks FAS south of Emigrant to Highway 89 Bridge FAS east of Livingston.

As a reminder, please “CLEAN.DRAIN.DRY.” equipment to prevent spreading aquatic invasive species and other harmful organisms.


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