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

 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)
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Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/23/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Notch Bottom FAS to confluence with the Beaverhead River (7/22/2016)
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Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/23/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to North Fork Big Hole River Mouth (7/22/2016)
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 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)
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 Blackfoot River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire Length (7/28/2016)
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 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)
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 Copper Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire Length (7/28/2016)
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 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)
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 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)
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 Jefferson River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/01/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire river. (6/30/2016)
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 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)
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 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)
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 Monture Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire Length (7/28/2016)
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 Morrell Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire Length (7/28/2016)
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 North Fork Blackfoot River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire Length (7/28/2016)
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 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)
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 Shields River
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Shields River from Daisy Dam Road Bridge to the confluence with the Yellowstone River. (7/28/2016)
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 Silver Bow Creek
Hoot Owl Fishing Restriction starting 07/29/2016
Mandatory Drought Closure - 2 PM to Midnight
Entire Length (7/28/2016)
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 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)
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 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)
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Reopened Waterbodies

No current reopenings were found in the database.