Fishing Access

Fishing Access

Fishing is allowed on the Bison Range with a valid CSKT Conservation License, a CSKT Fishing License, and a Bison Range Day/Annual pass. Visitors looking to fish must follow all CSKT Bison Range rules and regulations while on the range.

Additional Rules:

  • Fishing is strictly catch and release ONLY
  • Fishing is only allowed during Bison Range open hours stated on our website
  • The use of tripods, cameras (other than phone cameras), and other photography equipment is prohibited on the Fishing Access Trail that connected to Prairie Drive
  • Harassing wildlife is ILLEGAL. You must be 25 yards from animals (100 yards from predators such as bears or mountain lions)

If you see anyone in violating Bison Range rules and regulations, please report them to the Tribal Fish & Game immediately: (406) 675-2700 ext 7241

For more information about fishing on the Flathead Indian Reservation, please contact the Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation, and Conservation at (406) 675-2700 or (406) 883-2888

“Hello everyone! We will be closing parts of our entry road for road repairs, starting on Monday, 05/06/24. The road from the Y intersection to the Visitor Center will be temporarily closed and we will be re-routing visitors through the Day Use area. Please be sure to follow all signs and directions from Bison Range staff. During this time, we recommend keeping an eye on our Facebook or emailing us at for any questions.”