- Beartooth Lake is a pristine mountain lake with great fishing
- The best fishing season at Beartooth Lake is summer
- Try shore fishing to catch some rainbow, lake or cutthroat trout
- Launch a wakeless boat to get out on the lake in the sun
Overview of Location
Beartooth Lake is located in northwestern Wyoming, close to the junction of Highways 212 and 296. Easy access to the shore makes it a popular lake for fisherman and a scenic and convenient stop for all travelers. The boat launch makes it simple to put your boat into the pristine mountain waters and cast your line in for the fishing experience of a lifetime.
Type of waterway
Boat and shore fishing at Beartooth Lake are both permitted, but you should obey the “wakeless boating” regulations. Of course, there are legal methods of fishing here as at any lake or stream in Wyoming. You should check with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (307-527-7125) for any fishing regulations before you begin fishing.
The best time for fishing Beartooth Lake is in the summer at dawn and dusk. Depending on the snow pack, you can access the lake easily from July to September.
Most common fish species
Catches at this lake consist of rainbow, lake and brook trout, as well as the Yellowstone cutthroat and Artic grayling.
Access and Popular Fishing Areas
To get to Beartooth Lake from Cody, Wyoming, you simply take State Highway 120 for about 16 miles to Highway 296. Turn right on State Highway 212. Beartooth Lake is about 8 miles down the road.
The shoreline is a great place to fish, but you can also launch your boat at the boat ramp. The easy shore access makes it an ideal place to throw in a line.