Hoot-Owl restriction in effect on Jefferson
August 12, 2020
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...