BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana has re-opened a short stretch of the Yellowstone River to fishing, boating and other activities after officials reported not finding any more dead mountain whitefish there in the last week.
The roughly 4-mile section re-opened Friday is at the south end of the Paradise Valley.
It includes waters from the Carbella boat launch downstream to the Point of Rocks Fishing Access Site.
On Aug. 19, Montana wildlife officials closed a 183-mile stretch of the river and its tributaries to prevent the spread of a deadly parasite believed to have killed tens of thousands of whitefish.
All recreational activity remains prohibited along a 47-mile stretch of the Yellowstone from Point of Rocks to the U.S. Highway 89 bridge east of Livingston.