Fishing Licenses for Montana or Wyoming
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?
Prior to the completion of Yellowtail Dam, the Bighorn River was a muddy, warm water prairie stream. The dam transformed the river into a cold, clear tailwater ideally suited to rainbow and brown trout, and aquatic insects. The Bighorn River now draws visitors and anglers from around the globe. More...