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

Hoot-Owl restriction in effect on Jefferson

 

August 12, 2020

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Pictured is the Gallatin River near Logan.

Several rivers in southwest Montana will close to fishing during the afternoon each day due to a seasonal rise in water temperatures.

"Hoot-owl" restrictions prohibit fishing during the hottest times of the day. A hoot-owl restriction prohibiting fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight each day went into effect on Aug. 6 for the following waterbodies:

• The lower Gallatin River from the Highway 84 bridge near Four Corners to the Missouri River.

• The lower Ruby River from Duncan District Road to the Beaverhead River.

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



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