Washington Fly Fishing Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
364 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Things are starting to get pretty bad out there.

The Jefferson is now closed completely as is the lower Big Hole below Notch and above the North Fork.
The Yellowstone is now on "Hoot Owl" (closed 2:00pm to midnight) restrictions below Carters. I don't ever remember it being restricted that high.
All of the Blackfoot is on hoot owl as are many other streams. It's likely the Big Hole will close completely unless we start getting some rain.

Here is the list:

http://fwp.mt.gov/fishing/guide/waterClosure.html

Restrictions & Closures
Beaverhead River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 08/02/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Beaverhead River from Anderson Lane to the Confluence with the Big Hole River. (8/1/2016)
View Water Body Report

Big Hole River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/25/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Big Hole River from Maiden Rock FAS to Notch Bottom FAS. (7/25/2016)
View Water Body Report

Mandatory 24 Hour Drought Closure effective 8/1/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - [24 hour]
Big Hole River from Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to North Fork Big Hole River Mouth. (8/1/2016)
View Water Body Report

Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 08/02/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
North Fork Big Hole River to Dickie Bridge, river miles 98.1 to 71.7. (8/1/2016)
View Water Body Report

Mandatory 24 Hour Drought Closure effective 8/1/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - [24 hour]
Big Hole River from Notch Bottom FAS to Confluence with the Beaverhead River. (8/1/2016)
View Water Body Report

Bitterroot River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Bitterroot River from Tucker Crossing FAS near Victor to the confluence with the Clark Fork River. (7/28/2016)
View Water Body Report

Blackfoot River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire Length (7/28/2016)
View Water Body Report

Boulder River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/30/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Boulder River from Natural Bridge to the confluence of the Yellowstone River. (7/29/2016)
View Water Body Report

Clark Fork River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Clark Fork River from the mouth of Warm Springs Creek near Warm Springs to Rock Creek. (7/28/2016)
View Water Body Report

Copper Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire Length (7/28/2016)
View Water Body Report

East Gallatin River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/08/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
East Gallatin River from Spring Hill Road Bridge (Hwy411) to the confluence with the Gallatin River. (7/7/2016)
View Water Body Report

Gallatin River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/01/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
From the confluence with the Madison River at Three Forks to Sheds Bridge (Hwy 84) near Four Corners, MT (6/30/2016)
View Water Body Report

Jefferson River
Mandatory 24 Hour Drought Closure effective 8/1/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - [24 hour]
Entire Jefferson River. (8/1/2016)
View Water Body Report

Madison River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 06/30/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Madison River from Ennis Dam to the mouth (6/29/2016)
View Water Body Report

Mill Willow Bypass
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Downstream portion of Silver Bow Creek Closure (7/28/2016)
View Water Body Report

Monture Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire Length (7/28/2016)
View Water Body Report

Morrell Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire Length (7/28/2016)
View Water Body Report

North Fork Blackfoot River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire Length (7/28/2016)
View Water Body Report

Ruby River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/25/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Ruby River from Duncan District Road to the confluence with the Beaverhead River. (7/25/2016)
View Water Body Report

Shields River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Shields River from Daisy Dean Road Bridge to the confluence with the Yellowstone River. (7/28/2016)
View Water Body Report

Silver Bow Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire Length (7/28/2016)
View Water Body Report

Smith River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/25/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Smith River from the confluence of the North and South forks of the Smith River to Eden Bridge. (7/24/2016)
View Water Body Report

Stillwater River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/30/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Stillwater River from the Cliff Swallow FAS downstream to the Yellowstone River (7/29/2016)
View Water Body Report

Sun River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/25/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Sun River from the Highway 287 Bridge to the mouth of Muddy Creek. (7/24/2016)
View Water Body Report

Yellowstone River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 08/02/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Yellowstone River from Carter's Bridge to the confluence of the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River and the Yellowstone River. (8/1/2016)
View Water Body Report
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
364 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Oh yeah and then there was this yesterday in the Bitterroot valley near Hamilton.
According to the news tonight 14 homes had been destroyed along with the loss of one life though I haven't seen any other reports of loss of life.
It certainly blew up in a hurry.

 

·
Long Lost Member
Joined
·
20,209 Posts
Thanks for sharing this. Hoping for the best with the fires. I hope the anglers give the fish a break too.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Blackbugger
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top