It is surely the dream of every angler to get the opportunity to fish in Montana and Wyoming. These 2 states include thousands of acres of mountains, rivers, lakes and streams straddling the Continental Divide. Montana is the home of the Federation of Fly Fishers and the Bighorn Lake stretches across the boundaries of the 2 states. Information abounds about paid excursions to big game, guided fishing trips but here we offer some websites that give you the information you will need if you want to take on the planning by yourself.

The Montana Stream Access Law is unique to the US and this excellent website https://fwp.mt.gov/fish/fishing-access also provides you with a mobile app that you can download.  The state is home to over 70,0000 miles of rivers and streams and over 1,000 lakes. Since 1981, the Bighorn River has been the open-access source to one of the finest trout streams in the that is home to cold, clear water year round. The flyfishing in Bighorn offers great opportunities to catch one of the 13 species including Rainbow Trout. For more information about the Madison, Yellowstone, Bighorn, Gallatin, and Blackfoot Rivers go to https://fwp.mt.gov/montana-outdoors for all the necessary information, including maps, license requirements, and species – both native and non-native.

The state of Wyoming has 14 state parks that allow fishing and you can find out everything you need to know at https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/things-to-do/fishing. It is home to the Wind River Mountain Range, within which is the Bridger Wilderness on its west side. Within that Wilderness are some of the best “fishing holes” for catching Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brook, Brown, Gold and Lake Trout. Eight Regions of the state – Cody, Sheridan, Jackson, Pindale, Lander, Casper. Green River and Laramie are mapped out at https://wgfd.wyo.gov/regional-offices) to make it easier to home in the various opportunities and requirements geographically. Are you interested in Fishing Challenges? Wyoming offers the Cutt-Slam, XStream Angler, Youth Fish Challenge, and Master Angler. For the list of the over-f150 public access areas in the state go to https://wgfd.wyo.gov/public-access/public-access-areas.

Remember to pack the necessary gear and supplies, including your license, rod, reel, bat, lures and polarized sunglasses and we wish you TIGHT LINES so you will


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