• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Fishing Licenses for Montana or Wyoming

The Afterbay and Bighorn River on a fall day

The blue waters of the Afterbay and Big Horn River beckon anglers from all over the country

NPS

Fishing Licenses
Since Bighorn Lake extends into both Wyoming and Montana. Anglers should obtain the appropriate license for the state in which they are fishing. Fishing regulations may vary between the two states. Keep in mind that these change from time to time so check the appropriate regulations for the state where you fish.

To see the fishing regulations for Wyoming click here...

To see the fishing regulations for Montana click here...

State fishing regulations apply everywhere in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. The state line is signed on both shores of the lake between Day Boards 47 and 49 (click here for Bighorn Lake map). There is no reciprocal agreement between Montana and Wyoming regarding fishing licenses.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Yellowtail Dam in Bighorn Canyon NRA

The arch-type Yellowtail Dam, named for Robert Yellowtail, rises 525 feet and generates enough power for 124,000 households, equivalent to about one-third of all the households in Montana. More...