Fishing Restrictions Issued on Several Rivers Due to Low Flows

HELENA, Mont. (NMB) – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has announced angling restrictions on several rivers due to warming water temperatures and low flows.

The restrictions mean fishing is closed from 2 PM to midnight on the following rivers until further notice:

  • Beaverhead River from the mouth to Laknar Lake Bridge
  • Smith River from the confluence of the North and South Forks to the Eden Bridge near Great Falls
  • Sun River from the mouth of Muddy Creek to the Highway 287 bridge
  • The entire Jefferson River
  • The Lower Big Hole River from the confluence with the Beaverhead River to Notch Bottom FAS

In addition, the following rivers have full fishing closures:

  • The Shields River from the mouth to Rock Creek
  • The Upper Big Hole River from Saginaw Bridge to the North Fork Big Hole River

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