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Anglers Be Aware
Friday, November 14, 2003
Fishing
This news release was archived on Sunday, December 14, 2003

General fishing season on Most of Montana’s smaller rivers and streams in the western and central fishing districts closes Nov. 30.

 In the eastern fishing district, the season on rivers and streams extends year round. Fishing is also open year round on all of the state’s lakes and reservoirs.

 Emergency regulations are sometimes in effect to protect a fishery, for example when low water flows combined with winter freezing present a threat. Signs are posted on waters with emergency fishing regulations in effect.

To check in advance for emergency regulations call 406-444-2449 or go to the FWP website under Fishing, click on Regulations and then on Emergency Fishing Closures. Emergency regulations in effect at this time are:

Closed :

  • Beaverhead River, upper section from Clark Canyon Dam to the Selway Bridge in Dillon closed until the third Saturday in May.
  • Red Rock River from Lima Dam to Clark Canyon Reservoir closed until the third Saturday in May.
  • Bean Lake closed until March. 31, 2004.

Emergency Limits Set:

  • Clark Canyon Reservoir: combined trout: two daily and in possession from Aug. 22, 2003 through May 14, 2004; burbot (ling): two daily and in possession from Aug. 22, 2003 through May 14, 2004.