West Yellowstone Fly Fishing
Discover the thrill of Yellowstone fly-fishing.
The park's fishing season runs from the Saturday in May associated with Memorial Day to the first Sunday in November each year.
The park has thirteen native fish species including
cutthroat trout, mountain whitefish and arctic grayling, as well as many non-native fish. More than 2,400 miles of streams flow through Yellowstone, providing some of the best fly-fishing in the world.
An angler’s paradise, Yellowstone offers lakes, rivers, and streams jumping with a wide range of fish species. The Gallatin River is renowned as one of Montana's most magnificent rainbow, Yellowstone cutthroat, and brown trout streams. It’s a favorite destination of paddlers, anglers, and families.
Fantastic float and deep-water trout fishing is available a short drive from West Yellowstone. Hebgen Lake is located just nine miles northwest and offers something for everyone. Bring your inner tube, belly boat, canoe, kayak, inflatables, or sail, power, or fishing boat out to the lake and enjoy a day on the water. Several marinas offer docks, as well as convenient boating (including rentals) and fishing supplies.
Fishing permits are available at all ranger stations, visitor centers, and Yellowstone General Stores, which are conveniently located near prime Yellowstone fishing areas and offer full lines of fishing tackle, groceries, and more.
For assistance with planning your West Yellowstone fly-fishing trip, please contact your hotel's activity director.