Due to the recent hot temperatures, the Yellowstone has now been issued a “Hoot Owl” restriction, meaning anglers are prohibited from fishing between 2:00 PM and midnight each day. The portion of the Yellowstone that is on restriction starts in Laurel at the HWY 212 bridge all the way to the Yellowstone Park Boundary in Gardiner. Our shop hours have now changed to 6:00 AM-5:00 PM every day. We encourage everyone to get out early to take advantage of cooler water temps. You can get still get in a full day of fishing by starting early and fishing until 2:00, then eating your lunch as your guide “rows out” to the take-out. We’ll be in touch with everyone to re-adjust start times but please feel free to give us a call anytime to discuss the details. 1-406-222-7130.
Here are some other river fishing restrictions that went into effect today 7/20/2021:
Hoot-owl restrictions for the entire reach of the Madison River from the mouth to the boundary with Yellowstone National Park.
Hoot-owl restrictions for portions of the Beaverhead River from the mouth to State Highway 91 South.
Hoot-owl restrictions for portions of the Missouri River from Town of Cascade Boat Ramp to Holter Dam.
Hoot-owl restrictions for portions of the Stillwater River from the confluence with Yellowstone River to Absaroka FAS.
A full-fishing closure for portions of the Big Hole River from the confluence with the Beaverhead River to Tony Schoonen (Notch Bottom) Fishing Access Site (FAS).
A full-fishing closure for portions of the Gallatin River from the mouth to Highway 84 Crossing.
A full-fishing closure for the entire Jefferson River.
For a full list please see FWP website: https://fwp.mt.gov/news/current-closures-restrictions