• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Bighorn River Fishing Regulations

The Bighorn River near Three Mile Access
The Bighorn River near Three Mile Access

It is your responsibility to comply with the rules and regulations. A valid State of Montana fishing license is required for all types of fishing on state waters. Please reference the Montana Fishing Rules and Regulations publication or at this link: http://fwp.mt.gov/fishing/regulations/

The following list gives a quick overview of information that many anglers need to know. If you have other questions consult the Montana Fishing Rules and Regulations.

  • River is open entire year
  • Trout: 5 daily and in possession, only 1 over 18 inches
  • Sauger/Walleye: 5 daily, only 1 may be Sauger
    (Possession limit is 10, only 2 may be Sauger)
  • 1 line with 2 hooks per line, rod or line must be attended and in angler's immediate control

Did You Know?

Kane cemetery, photo by S. Morstad

Today the Kane/Ionia Cemetery, a railroad marker, and old bridge abutments are all that remain of Kane, Wyoming. Although you cannot see the buildings or even the pattern of the city streets, the stories of the community can still be heard. Kane is gone, but definitely not forgotten. More...