High-water temperatures and low stream flows prompt fishing closures in Yellowstone National Park

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Spawning cutthorat trout, Lamar Valley

NPS/Jay Fleming

News Release Day: July 23, 2021

Get in touch with: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

MAMMOTH Very hot SPRINGS, WY – Effective Saturday, July 24, Yellowstone National Park’s rivers and streams will close to fishing in the afternoon and night thanks to large-water temperatures and unprecedented lower stream flows. This closure will guard the park’s indigenous and wild trout fisheries.

What will be shut?

  • Fishing on rivers and streams will be prohibited from 2 p.m. to sunrise the next working day.
  • The closure will stay in impact till additional see.

What will be open?

  • Anglers can fish from sunrise to 2 p.m.
  • Yellowstone Lake and other lakes will keep on being open up to fishing from sunrise to sunset as specified in the Fishing Laws booklet.

Drinking water temperatures have exceeded 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) in current times, and flows on quite a few rivers are approaching historic lows. These conditions are extremely nerve-racking and can be lethal to fish. The prolonged forecast phone calls for continued warm and dry circumstances with a slight probability of isolated afternoon thunderstorms, which lead to continued minimal stream flows and substantial-h2o temperatures.

Anglers: Be sure to fish all through the coolest times of day and land fish promptly–do not play hooked trout to exhaustion. Carefully cope with fish in the h2o as much as achievable and enable them recover before release . Your cooperation will defend the park’s fisheries and could preclude the want to prohibit fishing at all occasions of the working day on some rivers and streams if circumstances worsen. 

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