High temps prompt additional fishing restrictions on several Montana rivers
July 28, 2021
Several angling restrictions on rivers in southwest, north-central and south-central Montana went into effect last week due to warming temperatures and low flows.
The restrictions include what are commonly known as "hoot owl" restrictions, which means fishing is closed from 2 p.m. to midnight each day. Some waters are under full fishing closures, which prohibit fishing at all times of day. These closures and restrictions will stay in effect until conditions improve.
The following were closures that went into effect last week:
• A full fishing closure for portions of the Shields River from...