Yellowstone River Fishing
Yellowstone River, United States
Land the Big One or Lie TryingYellowstone is the original spreading ground of tall tales, and nothing inspires exaggerated boasts like fishing. Wading into chest-deep water and tossing a fly out over a raging river in an effort to land a cutthroat trout is a quintessential park experience. Cutthroat and arctic grayling are native, while the park’s rivers and lakes are home to non-native species like brook, brown, rainbow and lake trout. Permits are required, and rangers are a great source of information regarding which locations are open for fishing. Slough Creek is regarded as one of the world’s premiere fly fishing destinations; Yellowstone Fishing Guides and Yellowstone Wilderness Outfitters arrange trips to Slough as well as the Snake and Lamar Rivers.