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Voluntary Fishing Restriction Lifted On Lower Bitterroot River

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Cooler weather has reduced water temperatures on the lower Bitterroot River and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Fisheries Manager Pat Saffel has lifted the request for anglers to limit their fishing to only the morning hours.  The request was lifted on Monday, Aug. 25, 2003.

High water temperatures put stress on wild trout and other fish and under the agency's Drought Fishing Closure Policy, the Bitterroot River downstream from Tucker Crossing had been under a voluntary morning-only fishing restriction since July 30.  Because water temperatures have improved, the request is no longer necessary.