The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved removing the angling creel limits for one-half mile of Elkhorn Creek on the Beartooth Wildlife Management Area through Aug. 15.
This action permits unlimited harvest of hybrid westslope cutthroat trout and rainbow trout until Aug. 15 in the half mile stretch between the confluence of the east and west forks of Elkhorn Creek downstream to a concrete fish barrier.
The effort is part of a westslope cutthroat trout restoration project to remove hybrid fish.
Upstream reaches of Elkhorn Creek hold very slightly hybridized westslope cutthroat trout. This temporary regulation change allows anglers to remove as many fish as possible this summer prior to the electro fishing removals.
Questions regarding this regulation should be directed to FWP fisheries biologist David Moser at 791-7775.