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ALERT: Angling restrictions lifted on Jefferson, East Gallatin and Gallatin Rivers

Flood, Drought & Fire - Region 3

Mon Aug 28 13:10:14 MDT 2017

(Bozeman)—Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is alerting the public that the angling restrictions on the Jefferson, East Gallatin and Gallatin rivers; effective Tuesday August 29th at 2:00 pm due to improved stream temperatures.

The restriction being lifted Tuesday will open the following river sections to all-day fishing:

  • The entire Jefferson River
  • Gallatin River from Shed’s Bridge (Hwy 84) near Four Corners to the confluence with the Madison River at Three Forks
  • East Gallatin River from Spring Hill Road Bridge (Hwy 411) to the confluence with the Gallatin River

Regional Fisheries Manager Travis Horton says shorter days have brought down stream temperatures and closures are no longer necessary.

The angling restrictions remain on the Big Hole River from Notch Bottom FAS to the confluence with the Beaverhead River, and the Madison from Ennis Dam to the confluence with the Jefferson River.

“Despite high daytime air temperatures, the longer nights are preventing water temperatures from reaching critical levels.”

For up-to-date information on restrictions related to drought, visit http://fwp.mt.gov/news/restrictions/.