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FWP predicts good fishing in coming months

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

With all the high water we've had so far this year, Fish, Wildlife and Park's Bob Gibson says fishing in the next few months will be phenomenal. When the water levels drop, the rivers will be filled with fish.

Most of FWP's fishing access sites along the Yellowstone River have "walk-in only" signs posted. On Father's Day weekend, FWP opened three access sites to traffic:

  • Holmgren, west of Columbus
  • Duck Creek, west of Billings
  • Buffalo Mirage at Park City.

All other access sites along the Yellowstone remain open to walk-in only use. Gibson says with the waters running high and fast in the rivers, lakes are the best places to catch some fish right now. But after the water goes down, says he has some high hopes for the fishing season. 

"If you're a fish there's no such thing as too much water," Bob says. "So all of this real high water that we're having now in the rivers is flooding up into the brush and the trees and the shallow areas and the side channels, and that makes a really good place to rear small fish. So we think as the water starts to recede and you're able to fish again that the fishing is going to be really really good."

Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind everyone that the Yellowstone and most of the rivers in South Central Montana are still near flood stage, and everyone should use extreme caution while recreating on the water.

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