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#11789673 - 08/21/16 10:04 PM Montana Closing Yellowstone River
Scaramouche Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 18
Loc: Colleyville TX, USA
Friday, the State of Montana closed the Yellowstone and tributaries from the Park down through Livingston. Closed means all recreation including boating and fishing on all the rivers. Attributed to parasites the fish kill started in Whitefish and infected trout species as well. The closure is indefinite.

#11789708 - 08/21/16 10:47 PM Re: Montana Closing Yellowstone River [Re: Scaramouche]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 36565
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Wow! Hate to read news like this! taz

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#11789780 - 08/22/16 05:22 AM Re: Montana Closing Yellowstone River [Re: Scaramouche]
tw1st3d5 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/30/15
Posts: 8
Loc: Georgetown, TX
I believe they just recently announced that the efforts to restore the Yellowstone Cutthroat population was on a positive trend. Hopefully this doesn't destroy the river frown My wife and I were planning a trip up there next year. May have to rethink our destination.

#11789963 - 08/22/16 08:01 AM Re: Montana Closing Yellowstone River [Re: Scaramouche]
mikey6345 Offline

Registered: 09/29/14
Posts: 204
Loc: Dallas
I just got back from up there fishing the Madison and was there when this was announced. Apparently there are dead whitefish littering the Yellowstone. Our guides said all of those trips that are booked with guides on the Yellowstone are probably gonna divert over to the Madison so they weren't thrilled about the pressure about to come down on their fishing waters.

A lot of other rivers up there are closed right now or have afternoon closures to fishing due to the heat and the stress that puts on the trout.

#11789992 - 08/22/16 08:15 AM Re: Montana Closing Yellowstone River [Re: Scaramouche]
Meadowlark Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 2861
Loc: East Texas
The article I read mentioned that the closure does not include the Park....only from the north boundary of the Park upstream.

Wow, that is a popular stretch of fishing water.

#11792070 - 08/23/16 07:29 AM Re: Montana Closing Yellowstone River [Re: Scaramouche]
MassAction Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/22/16
Posts: 11
They figured out the reason behind the fish kill, it's a tiny parasitic protozoan that's leading to kidney failure. Great article about it in The Atlantic.


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