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Fish Your Custer Gallatin National Forest

Arctic Grayling at Hyalite Reservoir      Universally accessible fishing platform at the Deer Creek Trailhead on the Gallatin River      

The 3.1 million acre Custer Gallatin National Forest offers an incredible variety of fishing opportunities for all types of anglers.  We offer thousands of miles of fishable streams and rivers and is also home to hundreds of high mountain lakes and reservoirs. This vast diversity of aquatic habitats allows for an incredible array of recreational fishing opportunities. Whether you like to fly-fish a small tributary stream, try your hand at the fish in a rugged high-alpine lake, or ice-fish a reservoir accessible by vehicle, the Custer Gallatin offers many different angling experiences.

For fisheries management information, visit the CGNF Watershed Program 

Plan Your Fishing Trip

Golden Trout      Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

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Help Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species!

Your National Forests provide outstanding recreational fishing opportunities, but Aquatic Invasive Species can permanently disrupt and degrade aquatic ecosystems and diminish the abundance and diversity of fish available to anglers.  Therefore, its essential that we all do our part to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species by Cleaning, Draining, and Drying all fishing gear and watercraft.