Every four years, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks completes a comprehensive review of the state’s fishing regulations and submits recommendations for changes to the rulebook to the Fish and Wildlife Commission. The last substantial review and recommendation cycle took place last year, which means the next major review cycle will be completed in 2019, with any new rules going into effect in the 2020 fishing regulations.
After an extensive study, the Department of Environmental Quality determined the Ruby Valley’s lower Beaverhead and upper Jefferson rivers do not meet water quality standards for temperature.
“We went out and looked at the streams and determined they have high temperatures,” said Paul Driscoll, DEQ public information officer. “Now all the data we’ve collected will go out to any interested parties so everyone can address it together.”
This summer, if you’re fishing around Madison Valley, be sure to remember your camera because you just might wind up winning a local photo contest. Fischer Realty in Ennis is partnering with the Madison River Foundation to sponsor a summer fishing photo contest, said Sara Johnson, managing broker for Fischer Realty’s Ennis office. “It was […]
Fly-fishing conditions around Madison County couldn’t be better. The rivers are all flowing high and clearing up after a later-than-usual spring runoff, the daytime temperatures have been moderate and the bugs are coming off steadily everyday, said Dan Delekta at the Beartooth Flyfishing Lodge and Fly Shop south of Cameron. “It’s the perfect storm,” Delekta […]