Yellowstone lifts fishing closure on rivers and streams

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Drop fishing on the Madison River at sunrise

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

Information Release Day: August 20, 2021

Speak to: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

Yellowstone Countrywide Park responded to high h2o temperatures and unparalleled minimal stream flows in rivers and streams by instituting a fishing closure all through the afternoon and evening (immediately after 2 pm) as of July 24, 2021. Ailments at the time ended up nerve-racking and even deadly for trout.

Park researchers have monitored move and temperature data considering that the closure. Temperatures of Yellowstone’s rivers and streams have cooled, and flows have improved. Water temperatures are now very well down below thermal thresholds for trout and flows are returning to extensive-time period averages.  

Considering that disorders have enhanced, the fishing closure on park rivers and streams has been lifted as of Aug. 20, and anglers can resume fishing all day (sunrise to sunset) as specified in the Fishing Rules booklet.

Anglers: Do not play hooked trout to exhaustion. Gently handle and release them rapidly after they have revived. Your cooperation will protect the park fisheries and might preclude the require to prohibit fishing yet again this year must conditions worsen in rivers and creeks.

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