Fishing At Bighorn Lake
AKA: Bighorn River Lake
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, sauger, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish and yellow perch at Bighorn Lake in Wyoming.
Steep cliff walls surround the better part of Bighorn Lake, a 5,500-acre lake in the northwest part of the state, at Kane. Twisting and turning along the Bighorn River bed, the lake boasts nearly 40 miles of shoreline in Wyoming. This expansive fishery is home to both warm-water and cold-water fish species, giving anglers plenty of choices. Bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, trout, sunfish and perch all thrive here in good numbers, and generally grow to healthy sizes. Horseshoe Bend Marina, located at the north end of the primary lake, offers typical marina services, supplies and rentals. There are plenty of places to fish from the bank, particularly on the western shores. Ice fishing in winter is a tradition here.
Primary fish species residing in Bighorn Lake
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Bighorn Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES (paddle boats)
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Cottonwood Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Alt US Highway 14, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Horseshoe Bend Campgrounds - 406 666-2412
Lovell Camper Park - 307 548-6551
Bighorn Lake WY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Horseshoe Bend Campgrounds
Off County Rd 37
Lovell, WY 82431
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Bighorn Lake in WY
General Fishing Info
Fishing for walleye, trout and perch in northwest WY.