Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will reopen the two remaining closed stretches of the Big Hole River this Thursday, October 3. Details here:

The Upper Big Hole from the Headwaters to the North Fork of the Big Hole - closed since August 9 - will reopen along with the Lower Big Hole from Notch Bottom FAS to the mouth - closed since August 20. The entire Big Hole will be open to fishing as of 12:01 p.m. Thursday.

Closures were imposed on the Big Hole River when they reached low flow triggers established by the Big Hole River Drought Management Plan. The Drought Management Plan was the result of collaboration between landowners, recreationists and FWP as a means to protect the fishery during dry years.