Fishing restrictions lifted

Fishing closures and restrictions lifted on most Montana rivers

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Cooler weather has allowed the state of Montana to remove fishing restrictions on rivers in Montana.

Fishing restrictions prohibit fishing each day between 2 p.m. and midnight.

On the Madison River, hoot owl restrictions are in effect from the confluence with the Jefferson River to the Warm Springs Fishing Access Site.

On the Sun River, restrictions are in effect from the mouth of Muddy Creek to the Highway 287 Bridge.

Angling restrictions are implemented based on several considerations: stream flow, water temperatures, angling pressure and other angling restrictions in the area that may divert use to waterways where circumstances are increasing stress on the fishery.

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