Bighorn River Fishing

Bighorn River is known for its large rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout – and for its solitude. In the spring and fall it’s a particularly great location for dry-fly fishing. While most of the Bighorn River is owned by the township of Thermopolis, several of its access points are privately owned. You can wade into the water from the public access points and walk downstream or upstream to fish; however, you must stay below the high-water mark. Though much of the lands along the river are privately owned, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has designated several public fishing access points and easements. These will allow you to get to the Bighorn River to take advantage of the excellent fishing it has to offer.

Bighorn River Fish:

Bighorn River boat ramps:

The following boat ramps provide access to Bighorn River.

Bighorn River, Upper. Boat Ramp
Thermopolis West, WY