Our guides are some of the lucky few in the area that are permitted to guide these magical waters in Yellowstone National Park.
There are a seemingly infinite number of lakes and streams to fish in Yellowstone. The Firehole, Gibbon, and Madison Rivers offer easy access wade fishing for browns, rainbows, and grayling. The Lewis River system and Lewis Lake offer the opportunity for Mackinaw and Trophy Brown Trout while fishing from our comfortable drift boats. Beyond those waters are dozens of other streams ready to be explored by you and your guide.
Most of the fishing in Yellowstone is very family friendly, and a great way to get off the beaten path. A way to see the parts of the park that 99% of the visitors never get to see.
Fishing Seasons of Yellowstone:
June: Yellowstone National Park opens for fishing at the end of May. We typically start guiding on the Firehole River which is warmed by the many geysers in the valley, including Old Faithful. Later in May, the famous Salmon fly Hatch works its way up the Madison, Gibbon, and Firehole Rivers. Our guides will be there to put you onto fish while you are surrounded by some of the most surreal scenery in the world.
July: We call the Lewis Lake and Lewis River system “20 inch heaven”. That’s because 20 inch fish seem to be the norm here. All July long, day in and day out we catch (and release) large brown and lake trout in this unbelievable watershed.
August & September: Despite the good fishing to be had in many Yellowstone waters at this time of year, we focus our guiding further south in the Jackson Hole area. This is because late summer is “prime time” on the Snake River and not to be missed.
October: This is why Yellowstone Park is known as one of the top fishing destinations in the world. It’s a bit of an effort to get to the “honey holes”, but for those up to the adventure you will be rewarded with sight casting to 18 – 28 inch Brown Trout.