Recent warm weather has increased water temperatures and decreased flows on a number of Montana rivers triggering Hoot-owl restrictions. It seems the days of complete closures are over. Here is the most recent update for those wondering which rivers are under restrictions. Remember, you can still fish these rivers in the early part of the day. We propose that you carry a thermometer and take water temperatures every hour. Also FIGHT FISH QUICKLY, and if you notice fish struggling to recover after the fight, it’s a good sign that it’s time to head to the bar for a cold one.
You probably shouldn’t trust my copy & paste skills, and check out the official report here.