Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is more than just a fly fishing mecca,
it is 3+million acres of spectacular scenery and wildlife. But fishing
is the highlight. And we fish it alot!
In the early season, we will fish the Firehole,
Madison, and Gibbon. The Firehole and the Madison are world famous,
but the Gibbon routinely provides our best fishing. A meandering
meadow stream that pauses to snake through the trees in long riffle/pool
combos, the Gibbon holds rainbow, grayling, and some incredible
browns. With its varying personalities, anglers can fish technical
meadow pools just a few yards from the angler fishing the riffles
and pools in the trees.
the Lamar Valley waters start to clear after the spring thaw, usually
in the second week of July, hang on to your hats. You will experience
the finest cutthroat fishery in the world. Soda Butte Creek is in
the Northeast corner of the Park, and usually clears first. It is
hard to believe that there could be so many eager cutts in so little
water. Slough Creek clears next, and usually provides the largest
fish. We pulled more 20+ inch cutts from Slough than all other water
combined last year. The Lamar River river clears last, and combines
the quantity of Soda Butte with the quality of Slough.
We also fish the Upper Yellowstone some, although
the drive is a bit long. And we fish the Upper Gardiner for brookies
and bows, and the Lower Gardiner for bows and browns. Lava Creek
is the ultimate small stream fishing for little brookies, and there
are several lakes that require a short hike before reaching incredible
fishing. Our guides all have a few secrets spots in the Park, also.
Yellowstone Park | Yellowstone River | Merrell Lake | Tom Miner Creek | Spring Creeks | Ramshorn Lake | Other Water