Below is a list of current restrictions and closures to Montana waterbodies. Many factors such as drought and fire may lead to a waterbody being closed for fishing on a temporary basis. For a statewide view of closures, view the Fishing Closures map.

Restrictions & Closures

 Belmont Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/30/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Tributary to the Blackfoot River. (7/29/2015)
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 Big Hole River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 08/04/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Hoot owl restrictions in place for the following river sections of the Big Hole River: Maiden Rock FAS to the mouth. (8/4/2015)
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Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 08/04/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
River sections of the Big Hole River: Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to North Fork Big Hole River. (8/4/2015)
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 Bitterroot River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/03/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Bitterroot River from its origin at the confluence of the East and West Forks of the Bitterroot River to its mouth. (7/2/2015)
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 Blackfoot River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/03/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Blackfoot River from its headwaters to its confluence with the Clark Fork River. (7/2/2015)
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 Clark Fork River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/03/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Clark Fork River from its origin at the confluence of Warm Springs and Silver Bow Creeks to the confluence with the Flathead River. (7/2/2015)
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 Copper Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/30/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Tributary to Landers Fork. (7/29/2015)
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 Cottonwood Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/30/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Tributary to the Blackfoot River. (7/29/2015)
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 East Gallatin River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/10/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire East Gallatin River from its origin at the confluence of Rocky and Sourdough Creeks to its confluence with the West Gallatin River. (7/9/2015)
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 Flint Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/03/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
From the Highway 1 Bridge near milepost 53 to the mouth. (7/2/2015)
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 Gallatin River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/10/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Lower Gallatin River from Sheds Bridge (Hwy 84) near Four Corners, MT, downstream to its confluence with the Madison River at Three Forks. (7/9/2015)
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 Gold Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/30/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Tributary of the Blackfoot River. (7/29/2015)
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 Jefferson River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 08/04//2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire Jefferson River. (8/4/2015)
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 Landers Fork
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/30/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Tributary to the Blackfoot River. (7/29/2015)
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 Madison River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/10/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Lower Madison River from Ennis Dam to the Missouri River Headwaters. (7/9/2015)
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 Monture Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/30/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Tributary to Blackfoot River. (7/29/2015)
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 Morrell Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/30/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Tributary to Clearwater River. (7/29/2015)
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 North Fork Blackfoot River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/30/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
North Fork Falls to the confluence with the Blackfoot River. (7/29/2015)
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 Ruby River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/10/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Portions of the Ruby River from Duncan District Road to its confluence with the Beaverhead River. (7/9/2015)
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 Shields River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/10/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Most of the Shields River from its confluence with Smith Creek downstream to its confluence with the Yellowstone River. (7/9/2015)
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 Silver Bow Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/03/2015
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
From Blacktail Creek to the mouth where it joins with Warm Springs Creek. (7/2/2015)
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Reopened Waterbodies

 Beaverhead River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction Lifted starting 07/30/2015
Closure Lifted
Entire Beaverhead River (7/30/2015)
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