• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Fishing the Bighorn

Fisherman enjoy the Bighorn River on a warm summer day

Fisherman enjoy the Bighorn River on a warm summer day

NPS

Whether you choose to fish from a boat or the shoreline, the waters of Bighorn Lake and the Bighorn River truly offer an incredible opportunity to catch numerous species of fish while being surrounded by some of the most beautiful outdoor scenery in the northwest United States.

Walleye, brown and rainbow trout, yellow perch, carp, catfish, ling and crappie are among the fish sought by those plying the waters of Bighorn Lake.

Trout are the sought after prize of those fishing the renowned waters of the Bighorn River. Keep in mind though, the river is quite diverse. 38 different species of fish have been caught on its waters.

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Did You Know?

View of Abercrombie from Horseshoe Bend boat ramp

There are over 350 Abandoned Mineral land sites recorded in Bighorn Canyon, and even more are being discovered. These sites are the result of a mining boom, caused by the search for uranium in the production of nuclear weapons during the Cold War. Even with research the names of the companies responsible for the test sites have not been found. More...