The Bighorn River is one of the best tail-waters in the world and is a top blue ribbon trout stream. The headwaters start below Yellowtail Dam in Fort Smith, MT.
The first 13 miles are the most well known and most fished, with 6,000 trout per mile. The trout in the upper section average 13-18 inches with a chance of a two foot trout at every cast. With a great mix between Rainbows and Browns throughout the Bighorn River. The Bighorn is truly a fly fisherman’s paradise with an abundance of nice and long trout runs. The best fishing starts in early March and continues to fish great throughout the season all the way into November.
Although the Bighorn is one of the few Montana rivers that you can fish year round. There are a lot of options when coming to the Bighorn area for my clients as where to stay. Let me know what you are looking for and we will make it happen. If you have never been to the Bighorn River it is a must-see place on the Montana map.