First Fish on the cursed rod


It’s only mid July and more rivers are falling victim to the lack of water making its way down from the mountains. In addition to the western district rivers already under Hoot-Owl fishing restrictions the F.W.P has released a list of several Central District rivers going under Hoot-Owl effective today. The list is as follows…

  • Beaverhead River from Anderson Lane to the confluence with the Big Hole River
  • Ruby River from Duncan District Road to confluence with the Beaverhead River
  • Shields River from its mouth upstream to its confluence with Smith Creek
  • Lower Madison River from Ennis Dam to the Missouri River Headwaters
  • Lower Gallatin River from its confluence with the Madison River at Three Forks upstream to Sheds Bridge (Hwy 84) near Four Corners
  • East Gallatin River from its origin (at the confluence of Rocky Creek and Bear Creek) to its confluence with the West Gallatin River

Friendly reminder that just because your favorite stream isn’t listed doesn’t mean its okay to fish. Be responsible and make sure the water is cool enough to be fishing. Scroll down a bit to the
“Hot & Wet Edition” for a few recommendations to help avoid killing fish. For the most up to date list of river closures you can always check out the F.W.P website HERE.

~Cheers, Chewy

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