Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public to angling restrictions on the Big Hole and Jefferson Rivers effective Friday, July 3 as a result of high water temperatures. Restrictions on other southwest Montana rivers are likely in the near future.
From 8 am Wednesday, July 30 to midnight on Thursday, July 31, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will close the Big Hole River to launching and floating from Greenwood Bottoms Fishing Access Site to 1,000 ft. below Silver Bridge.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will now be imposing a full closure to fishing on the Big Hole River from Melrose Bridge to Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site (southeast of Glen) effective Tuesday, August 20, until conditions improve. Here's a full look at current closures and restrictions…
Low stream flows and continued high water temperatures have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials to close another section of the Big Hole River. A new Upper Big Hole fishing closure went in effect on Sunday, August 11. Details here:
Consistent high water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials to close portions of two southwest Montana rivers to fishing beginning Monday, July 22 until conditions improve: