Upper Big Hole River closed to fishing

2013-08-13T13:27:00Z 2013-08-13T21:54:06Z Upper Big Hole River closed to fishing The Billings Gazette
August 13, 2013 1:27 pm

Low stream flows and continued high water temperatures have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials to close the upper Big Hole River from the headwaters (south of Jackson) to the mouth of the North Fork Big Hole (approximately 14 miles downstream from the Wisdom Bridge) to all fishing effective immediately until conditions improve.

Flows on the Upper Big Hole in the area have dropped below 20 cubic feet per second — the full angling closure threshold in the Big Hole Drought Management Plan. This closure will remain in effect until Sept. 15 or when flows improve to at least 40 cfs for seven consecutive days with water temperatures less than 70 degrees for three consecutive days, as well.

For details on all emergency angling restrictions and other drought updates, go to the FWP home page at fwp.mt.gov and select Drought & Fire under the Hot Topics heading, or check the FWP online fishing guide.

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