As the summer heat settles in, sections of the Big Hole River are reaching conservation triggers identified in the Big Hole River Drought Management Plan.
Big Hole River Sections 1 and 5 are now under “Prepare for Conservation” status. Flows are dropping rapidly in these sections and water temperatures are rising, so now is the time to do whatever we can for the fishery. That means not only conserving water where possible, but also observing hoot owl restrictions and safe fishing practices.
Hoot Owl restrictions, which restrict fishing after 2:00 PM, are in place on Big Hole River Sections 1, 2, 4, and 5. Here is a list of some voluntary angling practices that can help protect the fishery during periods of extreme heat (scroll to page 2).
For more information or to view current river conditions, click here: https://bhwc.org/river-conditions