Big Hole River 165 cfs
Beaverhead 385 cfs
I have had calls and mail asking if there was a chance the river would be open by Labor Day weekend. If they stand by that 200 cfs for 10 day deal there is no chance. There are a lot of questions concerning if they were a bit premature in closing the river. The trigger for closing is 140 cfs for 3 days. It did drop to 140 but for only half a day. It has since been over 160 cfs with water temps in the high 50’s. At the time of the closing I did not disagree with it but now I think they should reopen it. With this cold water there is absolutely no stress on the fish. I also think that 200 cfs for 10 day deal is total bull shit. Reopen it when conditions warrant and not by some stat sheet the bureacrats and BHWC mandate. When there is no stress on the fish why should there be on these people.
Comment and contact Dept. of Fish Wildlife, Parks and BHWC with your opinion.