As October begins, fishing fades into the background as sportsmen anticipate the start of rifle season. But for those still wanting to wet a line, the cooler weather has meant cooler water and increasing access to rivers that closed due to the summer heat. While some anglers understand the need to close rivers, it appears that legislators don’t. So they may challenge Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ decisions during the 2017 Legislature.
On Friday, FWP reopened most of the Big Hole River, the only stream in the state still under restrictions. However, the lower section from the Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site to the Jefferson River at Twin Bridges remains closed, according to criteria outlined in the Big Hole Watershed Drought Management Plan.Read More