Flathead river motor restrictions
The Flathead river is home to native Westslope Cutthroat Trout which are protected under the Species of Special Concern Act. Montana FWP needs to further protect these native fish by restricting the use of motors above Old Steel Bridge from april 1st to September 30. The trout have many non native predators to contend with already. Removing the pollution caused by jet skis and jet boats would further help the small population of trout. On the busy days of summer hundreds of people are enjoying the river exposing them to the dangers of jet ski and jet boat traffic.