Fishing Restrictions Lifted on Smith and Sun Rivers


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted fishing restrictions on two central Montana rivers in the wake of recent cooler weather.

The rivers affected are:

  • Smith River—from the confluence of the North and South forks to Eden Bridge south of Great Falls;
  • Sun River—from Highway 287 Bridge to the mouth of Muddy Creek west of Great Falls.

FWP’s drought policy in late July had led to afternoon and evening closures on those rivers. However, water temperatures in the Sun and Smith rivers have moderated because of recent cooler day and nighttime air temperatures.

For details on all emergency angling restrictions and other drought updates, go to the FWP home page at Click “Drought & Fire Updates“.