Trout


There is plenty of water to fish here for a variety of different fish.  Anglers target cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and brown trout in the area rivers and streams.  Many anglers pursue brook trout in the smaller lakes around town.

The hometown river for this area is the Yellowstone River.  The shore access is good, the fishing is solid.  Anglers come here to target a variety of fish.  The upper half of the river provides good fishing for cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, brown trout and whitefish.  The lower half of the river (below Billings) fishes a little differently.  This part of the river is primarily a warm water fishery which consists of walleye, catfish and sturgeon.

If you’re willing to do a little driving, you’re not far from some awesome trout rivers and streams.  Take a look at our the other area waters that you may end up fishing on a trip here.


Learn More About Trout Fishing


Our trout fishing section has information on the best live baits, lures, flies, where to catch them and how to catch them.  It also covers all of the popular species of trout as well.  Visit our trout page to learn more.