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Yellowstone Lake State Park

Yellowstone Lake has an abundant population of crappies, walleye and other gamefish. Fishing opportunities also exist for bass, bluegill, channel catfish, muskies and northern pike. The lake (including the Yellowstone River from the lake upstream to County Highway F) is open to fishing with the following regulations.

  • Walleye, sauger and their hybrids between 15 inches and 18 inches, channel and flathead catfish between 15 inches and 24 inches and largemouth and smallmouth bass between 12 inches and 15 inches may be kept with a daily combined bag limit of two fish in total. Muskellunge must be at least 50 inches and have a daily bag limit of one.
  • All fishing regulations

Anglers of any age may check out basic fishing equipment free of charge at the park office. This equipment was donated by the Tackle Loaner Program. Call the park office to find out what equipment is available.