Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park is an unique experience like no other in the world. Created as the United States’ first national park in 1872, Yellowstone National Park encompasses 2.2 million acres that spans over 3 states (Wyoming, Montana and Idaho). The national park contains over 2600 miles of streams. Simply put, Yellowstone National Park offers one of the largest concentrations of trout streams and lakes in the world; some areas are even restricted to fly fishing and catch and release only. Yellowstone is a massive area and is consistently listed on every anglers bucket list and places to fly fish before they die. The fly fishing opportunities are diverse and unlimited.
Anglers can target wild rainbow trout and brown trout surrounded by and immersed in the geysers and geo-thermally rich ecosystem of the Firehole, Madison and Gibbon Rivers; or spend the day sight casting dry flies and working leeches and subsurface flies to large brown trout and native cutthroat trout on Lewis Lake. Don’t forget about Yellowstone River and Lamar drainages of the northeast corner of the park. As we stated, the angling opportunities are endless.
The Yellowstone National Park fishing season opens on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and closes the first Saturday of November annually. The native Yellowstone Cutthroat trout that enjoy eating large busy dry flies and attractor patterns in the Yellowstone river and Lamar drainages of the northeastern corner of the park. The remote areas of the Fall River and Bechlar River areas offers some of the most remote and backcountry fly fishing opportunities in the lower 48 states. As we stated, the angling opportunities are endless. The Yellowstone National Park fishing season opens on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and closes the first Saturday of November annually. Yellowstone National Park Permitee. Equal Opportunity Provider.
Check out our Yellowstone National Park Fly Fishing Report.