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

Warm Water, Low Flows Prompt Fishing Restrictions on Several Rivers


Angling restriction on several rivers go into effect today due to warming water temperatures and low flows.

The restrictions include what are commonly known as “hoot owl” closures, which means fishing is closed from 2 p.m. to midnight, and some full fishing closures. The closures and restrictions will stay in effect until conditions improve.

The closures and hoot owl restrictions include:

• Beaverhead River hoot owl restrictions from the mouth to Laknar Lane Bridge;

• Smith River hoot owl restrictions from the confluence of the North and South Fork of the Smith River to Eden Bridge...

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