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Hoot Owl Restrictions Lifted on Big Hole River Section I

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has lifted the Hoot Owl fishing restrictions on Big Hole River Section I: Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the mouth of the North Fork Big Hole River, effective yesterday, August 14, 2017. This reach has met the criteria to lift Hoot Owl restrictions based on cooler daily peak water temperatures, as set by the Big Hole River Drought Management Plan. Hoot Owl restrictions limit fishing during the hottest part of the day, 2pm-midnight, to protect the fishery.  (more…)

Hoot Owl Fishing Restrictions In Effect 7/19/17 – Sections I and V

Flows are still pretty high throughout the Big Hole River, but in some sections, peak daily temperatures are exceeding 73 degrees, creating dangerous conditions for the fishery.  Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced the addition of Hoot Owl Fishing Restrictions to Big Hole River Sections  I and V beginning tomorrow, Wednesday 7/19/2017, in accordance with the Big Hole River Drought Management Plan.   (more…)